Today is my Mom's 90th Birthday, so yesterday I contacted family to get a showing together for a meal out with her & Dad. I think there were 24 total who came. Gave the waitress fits figuring out the tabs for everyone, but we worked through it.
Back home & just a few minutes away from chore time. Yesterday when the milk hauler turned on our milk tank wash system, blue flame shot out of the control box. One of the water valve electric solenoids shorted internally & burned a hole through itself, Of course it was an old unit, so the electromagnet was corroded to the valve body. Nothing can just be simple around here! After a lot of prying & tapping, I got it off, but it bent the valve's metal part that goes into the electromagnet. I straightened it best I could, slipped another solenoid over it, and it still worked! What would have been a 10 minute repair took over an hour. Oh well, it's done.
Yesterday I also shored up a sagging roof in our chicken barn turned shop/calf barn. One post we took out years ago & fashioned a truss support that didn't make the grade over the years. I got a temporary support under it till I can do it right. The other support pole had split at the base & the concrete pillar it sat on had broken off part of it's top. I got the post back up on the remaining top of the short pillar, held on by sitting on a 6" piece of I-beam. I have to build a wire cage for reinforcement, then get some concrete mix to pour a new base around & up the pillar.
Tomorrow Teresa & I may drive to Bowling Green just to get away for the day. Harbor Freight is calling me. Not been to one of their stores for over 2 years. Not much money to spend, but will be fun just the same.