man, lately i feel like its been all catch up with my blog and the world. last week was spent cleaning the house and working on the yard. fixing trailers, dirt bikes and the like. the weekend was a whirlwind and blew by like Katrina leaving me sitting on the couch with a blank stare and drool syruping down my cheek. Monday was a crazy day at work and got home exhausted. it was one of those days where i got home, sat on the couch and watched an entire lame movie. a really long lame movie. its all i had energy for....
today i came to work late, i needed to stay at the house to show a real estate editor around. she wanted to take pictures of our house and write a page long expose on our "newly built green home". she was nice and very excited about all the "green" shit around. "solar panels", "generator", "its own water source", etc. were all great buzz words she planned on using in her article. she took my name and cheeses as well. so i wont be telling you about where the article is listed on here. if you are that curious I'll tell you when it comes out and you can search around for it on-line...
other than that, this is my first break today. the dump bed on kw1 was inoperable this morning when i did make it to work and there were some fairly unhappy people because of that.
"i thought you fucking fixed it last week."
"i bet i get into that truck and it works for me..."
sure as shit has a foul odor, i hopped in and fired it up and lifted the bed. i instantly could hear a problem in the system though... it was pumping air into the hydraulic tank somehow... i crawled underneath and removed the pumps shuttle valve assemblies and tore them down and rebuilt them. reinstalled them and it tested good, filled the reservoir back up and sent the driver on his way. why doesn't everyone understand how to do do this stuff???
other than that before i go home tonight I'm putting the new tires on the dirt bike and helping a buddy re-adjust the valves on his early eighties Toyota pick up. i should be putting the shock boots on the forks of my bike as well and while i got them apart i should be changing the fork oil and adjusting their pressures, we will see how much i get done on that.
cheeses car need to have the head light replaced, (again) and a new oxygen sensor installed. fucking check engine light has been coming off and on for months...
*mutters something to self about fucking Subaru's*
also need to putting the rest of the plants into the soil and removing the temporary green house i built for winter. we have eight different varieties of heirloom tomatoes that i need to find space in the garden for, and a cantaloupe and another squash that still need planting. we have cucumbers to plant and i want to have another watermelon this year, last years was fucking awesome. did i mention the fucking real estate people are coming back this Saturday!?!? so all the while trying to keep the house in show room condition and the kids room from exploding into the rest of the house with out stifling their creativity.
we need to cut down several more large trees and do the thing with all that again before summer sets in and the bugs are out in force. you will hear me bitching about that shit later in the year!!! (lucky you eh?)
my truck needs an oil change and i still have a porcelain coated header to put on it.(that's been sitting in a box for two years now!) tires need to be rotated badly and so do cheeses. the rear breaks started squallering this morning and I'm planning on going camping this weekend as well.
i need some time to get out of my head, house and day to day dealings. i want to hit jumps at forty miles an hour while barely in control... pound some beers and do it again! damn, I'm itching for it. perhaps at some point in there i can service the girlfriend too!! did i mention it is supposed to rain tonight?!?
anybody wanna help out this week, come on down!!! i make a wicked steak and usually have lots of alcohol around to nurse...