(Chuck) The last week we have been busy hauling iron to the local scrap yard. I had some older obsolete farm equipment that I finally decided needed a better home. The scrap prices are very high now ($240 per ton) and it is a good time to take advantage of it. Jan and I hauled two old discs, two elevators, a old corn sheller, a plow and many other mixed loads to Pollock Salvage Yard in Vail. It was a worthwhile effort and the building sites are a little cleaner now.
One of today’s projects was to install new cooling fans in the refrigerator. Several months ago they had been making a lot of noise, then quit altogether. I had been putting this off for a while. It turned out to be a simple job to disconnect wires, LP gas and the water line to the ice maker. I made a support on the floor and Jan and I slid the refrigerator inside and I installed the new fans. We put everything back in place and it is cooling now.
We are sitting here going through another rain storm. So far there has been no lightning and some wind. The bad part is we are getting some hail, which we hope will not get worse. Storms like this are a common part of living in the Great Plains, some are worse than others.
(Jan) I’ve enjoyed this week of ‘recycling iron’. It’s been kind of a kick getting the tractor out, hooking up equipment and working together as a team. Other activities have included having son Brent and grandkids Katie, Michael and Ann here for a visit. Sister Linda & B-I-L Richard were in Iowa a week ago so we spent time visiting mom at the Swan House and gathering at brother Glen & S-I-L Mary Ann’s house. This week-end we got to meet our new great nephew Ryker Jeffery and went down to see Brent and Donna and grandkids in Ames.
Peonies and roses. Chuck with son Brent and Jan with mom at the Swan House.