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A warmer Farm Report
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 12-22-2004 at 00:58:25       [Reply]  [No Email]

Weather warmed over 30* today making every little outdoor task easier to handle. Had to thaw out the same fountain again this morning. Looking in, elements and oversized light bulb where working. Got the water flowing with the old Clink’s hair dryer fastened to a 1˝” piece of pvc water piping trick, shoving the mass down into the pipe chase pushing the all the way to the bottom to work its way back up. Bloody nuisance but as long as it works. Best part, I’m glad it wasn’t my hair drier. That was just one of the bright points of the day. Working on that fountain I found camera dead when I tried to take pictures. Was going to show ya’s my nosey help, the pipe thawing contraption, the fountain’s works and how it was rigged. Oh well.

Shop time was a pleasant gloves off affair today, all my little digits working in the pink rather than the snow white frost bitten fingers even in gloves the last couple of days.

Worked on both shopped trailers, loosening or losing nuts and bolts on both. Got a modified pair of shocks absorbers mounted upon the pickup box trailer. All the nuts and bolts cut or burned off that required this action, and cleared away the last of the stuck-on ice and snow, and clinging vegetable matter. Tomorrow/today it’s ready for fitting treated plywood flooring. So there were a couple more pluses for the day. Negatively at lunch, looking in on the boards my dam mouse falls apart. Find what I could of the part, putting it back together it has lost some functions. A real pain in the a$$.

Did my chores and watched Keith’s patients tying up some more steers. Do believe he managed three more tonight without a hit. Coming in the house I walked into a heat wave. Washed up, changed clothes (took them off). Well really like to sit around in my underwear so’s I can take the cold when I’m outdoors. I can remember the time I had to make concessions with/for my daughters wearing sportier shorts around the house including Winters along with the Summers when the were being courted. Glad them (off-springs) fashion dictate days (my modified behavior ways) are over.

Comfortably seated with my feet up I read my E-mail, answered a fun I-mail, read one board getting in a single lick. Supper’s offering I was out of here eating. Being same-o’, same-o’ this wasn’t delivery, keeping my mouth shut. Doesn’t pay to barb the cook two days running in a row. She’s bound to catch up one of these days! Belly hiding my supper, feeling bloated, full, and contented I guess I drifted off. Waking up at 2:00AM I am writing this. Ain’t nothing like an accomplished day, a warm home, a good supper, and a little snooze.

KellyGa    Posted 12-22-2004 at 06:28:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
30 eh? A heat wave for sure! Guess you had a full day and a nap and that made you wake in the middle of the night. I hate when that happens, I fall asleep early in the winter, if its cold and dark, I am sleeping, lol.

Alias    Posted 12-22-2004 at 05:46:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
By golly Fern, I do believe your association with a certain southerner has improved your writing technique. Your chronology and description of events makes for most interesting reading. Or, maybe those prozac pills are kicking in. Whatever, thanks again.....gfp

seahag    Posted 12-22-2004 at 03:29:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern I really look forward to your days highlight..

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