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Thursday, January 5, 2012
too little too soon...
Poured the threshold for the north wing this morning. Jam was having a little trouble mixing the concrete. Fought with her till I got the section finished (9bags). Opened up the motor housing and found that the shaft key was missing and the pulley was no longer firmly attached to the shaft. Stuck a big screw in there and now they are one again....oughta make the next pour go a lot easier.
Just as I finished the pour, some folks stopped by asking how to get to the swimming hole. I gave them simple directions but didn't draw a map - mistake. Removed some fittings under the front end of my truck to make way for a new part. While I was waiting for UPS to show up with it...one of the swimming hole seekers came walking up. They got their truck stuck 4 miles from TFL and 2 miles in the wrong direction from where they wanted to go (and about a mile further south from the spot where I was able to pull out the last folks that got stuck). I drove him back down but there was no way for me to pull them out. Ended up driving them to the Ghost Town to spend the night - Beechie will have to come yank them out tomorrow. At least I got a nice view of Panther Mountain that I hadn't seen.
So....the part I was waiting for was a front hitch for my truck. I have a winch that I got over 2 years ago and thought it was about time to mount it. Still waiting on the winch mount receiver. If they had only waited about a week - I probably could have pulled them out. I hada feelin....46,68,28,0,B