Spent over half a day in Doc’s office. His solutions to just some of my problems: Tyleol-3, some mechanical braces for my lower limbs, and more. As for the Tylenol-3’s they’s knocking down most of my pains but noodling my brain in the process. Plus, he’s prescribed some medication supposedly memory helpful for patients suffering dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. Just a couple of my more recent blessings or the more lovable traits my most recent improved personality features.
On the farm front, I introduced Sneak to his first midwifing a calf into the world. That was a grand down and dirty job the cow having settled into some mixed mud’n’crap. And dandelion seed ever settles on us-en’s we’s rich enough fertilizer to grow whole new crops.
It’s only taken us parts of three days to break down the Shultz Oliver left rear driver. Extracting the inner tube found two holes. That Korean made inner tube only something like a year old. Have I ever mentioned I dislike Korean inner tubes.
5-20-2013 one step ahead……
Last night’s tractor tire completion took a back seat when I lost the valve stem cable retriever. (Nuts) Unable o find it, I lost it good, had to go to the shop and make a new one. When I had finished making it I was worn out. The way I saw it, it was quitting time, and we still had more to do. Fillip had feeding chores to do up and down the road including hauling home more hay. Me, I still had to conduct a calf funeral. It was close to leaning on dark-thirty, even later by time we had supper at dark-thirty. While we worked at finishing up the Shultz tractor tire adventure we also had to grind.
The grinding went easy enough, until while we had a working air compressor I wanted to air up the Leland’s tires. Was going to start with the right driver. In starting to remove that tires vale cap the inner-tube stem broke off in my fingers at the rim. (wonderful, just freaking wonderful) now we’ve got an original 1972 flat tire on a 1972 tractor in the middle of the driveway, to take apart and fix with a new inner-tube.
Now I’m beginning to get air chuck tire shy. Some a gun! We’ve still got another driver just outside the shop to break down and fix. Don’t know what we’d do without Fillip’s help around here? I don’t have the strength and dexterity I had even only ten years ago! And, now what else can one of us manage to screw up?
The phones have been busier than all get out around here. Got some shirt tail relatives I’m suspecting are trying to unload their thieving less desirables upon us here. Havin’ enough honest problems of our own I don’t feel like nor see myself capable of taken care of one or more these undesirables dumped upon us. I’m afraid I’ve got to turn myself into a real hard case over these matters.
5-21-2013 A Wee Storm
At about 7:45 PM The sky’s already darkened a couple claps of thunder barked their presence rather close by. Fillip stepped outside at just that moment to lightning bolts hit a utility pole both east and west of us. A strong just of wind brought down a heavt tree just across the road from us bringing down with a live power line wire.
Hearing some zapping sparks Fillip called 911 to report a live wire. Police and Fire Fighters were here within moments. The zapping live wire, it was an electric bug zapper hanging in the neighbor’s yard. No ticket was issued for a false report. A good laugh for all concerned it was an all-around admittedly this was one of the better accidental false alarms.
A few minutes more here come Sparky. The Loopster’s hubby. Humph! He made me get dressed and move the 1850 Ollie wit rotary-mower out of the front yard, from where I had only parked t a couple hours earlier. (lol) With farm machinery out of his way he cut off that tree downed live wire. Upon his leaving he made me promise to tell the facts as they were, he was merely looking after Herr Clink’s welfare. Now, that’s no joke. My Frieda was greatly relieved her oxygen maker and Cpap machines were working again.
While I soundly slept for the rest of the night crews were out to cut up the tree some and restored the neighbor’s electricity.
Hmmm, now I’m wondering just how long Sparky’s been worried about my wife’s welfare?
In another vain, while we’d also had a couple tornado sights within 10 and 15 miles of us, thankfully, we’ve had neither the hurt or killing damage suffered just so many miles SSW of us.