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Posted June 17, 2016 - 07:43 AM

What's your blood pressure?
Friend of mine has that happen when his stress and bp is up.
Heat can be a stress factor.

Anyways, on the sweating.
You're just more practiced than everyone else.

BP is always in good range normally, but likely spiked the day my eye did this. I got way hot that day. In field at the moment topdressing corn.
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Posted June 17, 2016 - 08:09 PM

Got off at 5pm and shot home yet again to make hay.  Raked half the field, then rolled 25 bales.  Had to quit as sun got low and hay started getting damp & stopped up the pickup.  Likely have another 40 rolls to go.

  Work was one tender load 40+ miles away, then patched a loader problem, changed a steer tire on the forklift, ran to the hydraulic shop to have an brake air line made, then installed it, unloaded some pallets, and put away some tools.  Not nearly hot like it has been.  Fairly easy day.  10 hours at work, then 3 1/2 hours in the hay field.  Off work tomorrow, so hay should get all wrapped up with a total of around 100 round bales. 


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Posted June 17, 2016 - 09:08 PM

I feel you on the sweating. It pours off me. I have to carry a rag in my pocket and wipe my head off about 500 times a day.
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Posted June 18, 2016 - 04:56 AM

Sounds like you are just as busy as ever Daniel. Look after that eye! It looks nasty but can't be as painful as it looks. I managed to flash my eyes while welding last weekend. Was grinding and welding and forgot which I was doing. The ear protectors and safety goggles felt like a AD helmet I guess. Not too bad. I was only on low power welding a cracked snowblower housing and I had my glasses + the safety goggles which protected from the UV a bit. One eye was a bit scratchy for a couple days so I got off lucky. It was a good reminder to look after my eyes though. 


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 05:26 AM

Hope the hay rolls well today! May be warm there again. Our 'feel like' temp yesterday was 116°.


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Hay is all raked now, after putting in a few new rake teeth and a new frame bolt which I found broken this morning.  Going to start rolling in a bit.  I sure hope it goes smoothly, as I'm not feeling up to a struggle.  Before next year I need to go through all the hay equipment top to bottom, but finding the time!   I'm as busy or busier than when I had the dairy, BUT with not nearly the stress!  Stress kills, and before it kills you it takes all the fun out of life.  I am enjoying life more these days.


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Good luck with rolling it!


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 01:28 PM

Was about 45 seconds from finished when I busted an intercooler rubber hose!  Shut her down & called Teresa to come fetch me with the Kubota.  I'll go down later with plain water and a couple hose clamps & put a squeeze patch over the burst hole so I can limp it up to the shop.  I'll roll that last bit of hay too if the patch is holding decent.  But basically the hay is done except for hauling it in, and instead of using the bale wagon, I'll just use the tractor loader & rear hay fork to haul then in 2 at a time.  It'll take longer, but I can do 10 an evening & soon have it all in.  No time restraint doing it either.


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 01:41 PM

Glad you got that much done before something broke! I can bring Alice over and help!


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 04:41 PM

Today is the first day in a long time that I did NO work at all.  Had dinner with Dad and some of my siblings at noon, then back home and I actually took a 2 hour nap!  I knew I was awfully tired, and the fact I drifted off to sleep during daylight hours confirms it.  


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 05:17 PM

Congrats on treating yourself to a relaxing day, Daniel. Sometimes you have to let your body catch up with you.


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 05:37 PM

Glad you finally got a day off!


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 07:28 PM

 

I actually took a 2 hour nap!                        during daylight hours

 

Beauty sleep is beauty sleep no matter what time it is!    :D           Rick


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 08:05 PM

Beauty sleep is beauty sleep no matter what time it is!    :D           Rick

 

Well then...it didn't work!   :rolling:


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Posted June 20, 2016 - 06:40 AM

Well then...it didn't work!   :rolling:

I think it's for the 'inner beauty', Daniel! Doesn't work here either.


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