Monday, September 28, 2009
the reluctant guest...
Benita came in for breakfast this morning with a shadow - a beat up burro that has been by here once before back in the early spring. I call him Gordon now. The pour guy was being bothered by a pack of flies buzzing around his head and "ass". I tried my best to get close enough to give him a good dose of fly spray - only managed to get a couple of squirts in before he backed off. If only he knew how the fly torment would end if he would only let me squirt him down good. Gordon hung around till about 2PM then wandered off due south of the Field Lab.
Shot down to Archie's for an oil change. I always enjoy hanging out there and chatting with the crew at his auto repair shop. As luck would have it - I stopped in between customers so was in and out in about 20 minutes.
Came back home and decided it was time to fire up the sprayer. http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200392034_200392034
It worked just like it was supposed to. Managed to spray one full truss before it started getting really hot out in the sun. Took a break for a nap after cleaning the tool with paint thinner - a MUST when using oil based paints. Shut my eyes for only an hour and woke up to 15 - 20mph winds. No more spraying for the day as it already takes about a quart of primer to do one truss in calm conditions. 81,104,59,0