This blog is too long to publish as one post so I have to publish it in two parts. Here is part one.
Arrived at cabin around noon, unloaded jeep and moved into the cabin.
Here is the new power supply for the XM radio in place.
I decided to take the top off the jeep.
I was going to take off the top hardware but found that I had left all my tools at home.
and my cordless drill”.
The chuck on the drill fit’s the hex head screws that I have the back to the fridge held on with.
so I used my small 12V air compressor to blow the stuff out of the flame tube. The fridge now works.
I replaced the back cover and goofed off rest of day.
After breakfast I drove the jeep up hill to drag a tree out of the woods to cut up later.
After that I swept down a bunch of cob webs that had accumulated around the windows and screens and some from the rafters as well
Around 10:00 I took a walk.
I started up the road to the bear spring; turned off at the old hooter
Went down that trail to gully that I am going to call Nutmeg creek. There was some water in gully.
I thought about climbing the gully until I took a good look at all the debris in the way
so I walked back to the spring road turned left and began climbing the road to the crossing.
When I got to the Nutmeg Creek crossing I turned right climbed the very steep hill
until I arrive at the place where lots of California Nutmeg trees grow; hence the name Nutmeg Creek.
There is water seeping from the ground here.
I walked around there for a while looking for more springs. After a while I headed back to the cabin.
Got back at 2:30.
I noticed that there was no water coming from the overflow of the cabin spring. I went up the hill to check it out. As it turned out the overflow pipe had come apart at a fitting when I pulled on it to move the pipe so it would water a plumb tree.
After that was fixed and water was running from the overflow pipe in to the water feature.
I just hung out the rest of the day, enjoying a book and the breeze on my front porch.
It was a little foggy when I woke up this morning so after breakfast I took the jeep and the chainsaw up the hill to cut up the tree that I had pulled out on Tuesday.
I cut up most of it on the hill side but that is real hard on an already hurting back so I loaded what I had cut into the back of the jeep along with a piece about six feet long to be cut up down on the flat by the cabin.
Once at the cabin I stacked the wood from the jeep on the nice big stack that Joanne, Darlene and Dave gathered from the hill side.
Sat around and read for a while then, I took a walk up to the gate to unlock it for Bob. I stopped at both benches for a rest along the way.
Tried this macro shot of thistle and flies.
Bob showed up around 8:00.
We sat around and visited until around 10:00, then wandered off to our beds.
End of episode one.