Ken used another couple of vacation days and we headed back up there Tuesday morning. It was raining when we left but had cleared up by the time we got to the tractor dealer. The back tire was put on the wheel backwards so we took the tire up to the tire place and waited while they fixed it and then brought the tire back. We took the tire ourselves because Bob works there alone and it would have taken an extra day for him to go and get the tire fixed.
He had to put the wheel back on, attach the backhoe, do some other stuff to get the tractor ready and we were told it would be ready for pick up on Wednesday at noon.
After lunch we made it up to our land and didn't get right to work, but went for a walk on our land and crossed on over to our neighbors land to take a look at their house in the woods. Sean and Dale said we could walk along the trails on their land anytime we wanted to.
Less than a mile away we came across their house. I like it a lot! A perfect house for in in the woods.
We drove down into town and ate supper and came back up to our land when it got dark and spent the night in the truck again. It was a pretty warm night so it was a lot better than a few days ago. We did have some pretty heavy rain and lots of wind and a few bolts of lighting and thunder but we managed to get some sleep. We felt good that with all that wind that the back truss was still standing as strong as ever in the morning!!
Wednesday morning arrived and it was still raining but about 10:00 it cleared up and turned into a beautiful sunny warm day in the 70's.
About that same time we got a call from Bob saying our tractor was ready for us so we went to pick it up.
I drove the truck back and since our land is just a few miles away Ken drove the tractor back. There are traffic warning signs for tractors along the road so Ken felt right at home driving his. : )
Here is Ken driving his new toy up the driveway.
Though we got the rest of the trusses up we only got the front one in place with the sheathing on. They rest of them are braced, tied and secure and will be finished the next time we go up.
Ken did have some fun playing around on his tractor too. : )
We got home last night about 8:00 and once again it felt wonderful taking a shower and sleeping in a bed!! Oh the simple things in life we often take for granted.
My walk took me around the lake this morning. It was cloudy and 54 degrees with a feeling of rain in the air.
I left the main path around the lake again and took the detour through the woods.
I walked here through the shopping center near my house. Not many people about early in the morning.
********************Spending the day at home just puttering around getting a little of this and that done, mostly a little. : ) Just enjoying the day.
Hope you find your bit of happiness today.
The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness,
no one wants suffering.
And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude,
rather than from external factors.
If your own mental attitude is correct,
even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere,
you feel happy.
~ Dalai Lama