Last night, because of some new regulation, we lost the networks from our satellite T V.
Something about the local market, blah blah. Of course, there is no local market here, and the main reason we got the satellite in the first place was so I could watch the Tonight Show as I have most nights for almost all of my life.
So the only option is that the satellite company will, for free, come out and install a regular antennae in which to attempt to receive the 2 channels that come from Eureka. Since we live a mile up a narrow hollow, I pretty much am sure this will be pointless.
Global warming seems to have pushed out regular winter weather to the north, and soon the vineyards will be popping up here, as this winter has been so easy and sweet so far. Of course, we aren't even into the worst part yet, but so far it's been wonderful.
I mowed the whole lawn at the ranch on Thursday, a feat I have rarely attempted. I had mowed my side within the past 2 weeks, but this weather has just been a boon for the lawn. By the last few swaths I was hurtin, but it's all done. With this weather I'll bet I'll have to mow again within 2 weeks.
The boiler works delivered my sheet of expanded steel and I dove right in and cut 2 pieces for the milk stands I am working on.
Builders note; a plunge cut is infinitely better than a regular skill saw cut pass.
To do list:
Clean out little tank room
Get tractor started.
Move big Ford
Start doing something with the Grade B barn roof.
On the tractor front, I went to The Farm Shop and picked up the shut off cable. It was nice to find out that when I asked about how to replace it, the owner called over another mechanic to ask, because he wasn't sure. The mechanic kinda rolled his eyes and sympathised with me that it was a real pain to replace, so if I struggle, I am in good company.
I could really use that tractor now. It's gonna get fixed here pretty soon.
Ted has almost all the sheet rock in the new bedroom completed, so I should get the dry wall and taping done, and then primer. Then we need to decide on paint color, and how to do the ceiling, which we are at a loss with.
I'm hoping to be in there by Christmas.