It's up to 40*F today! I'm working in the milk parlor tearing out the herringbone milking stalls, and pipelines. Tomorrow will be temps like today, but rainy (starting tonight freezing rain and sleet till 9am tomorrow, then plain rain), but I'll more than likely be in there again tomorrow as well. That is if I feel up to it. My left shoulder started killing me a while ago, but stopping for lunch relieved it some, and I took pain meds. I bought a new tool the other day to aid in tearing all this stuff out, and it's amazing! I cut everything into small pieces that only weigh maybe 20 pounds. I was going to have to use cutoff wheels to chop things up, but I'd have easily spent $50 on the wheels, and risked busting a wheel and sending shrapnel everywhere. This was a much easier, safer, and smart way of handling things.
$99 at Harbor Freight, and it's so easy to use and slices through metal like butter. Blades are super easy to load too.
James from work brought 5 rolls of hay for his cattle before the nasty weather hits. He also told me that boss Clint told him that if I wanted to work just a day or 2 a week, whatever I felt up to, that he'd be tickled to have me back. I know I can't handle all that I was doing before, but once life (and my body) settles a bit, I may consider a couple days a week doing lighter duty stuff. I miss interacting with the customers and my co-workers. Most of the guys have stated very clear that they miss me too. That makes me feel good.
Right now I'm enjoying taking it easier, so I don't wanna push myself too hard on the parlor. Pain since quitting at work has dropped off significantly as far as the throbbing aching shoulders, but the stinging in my neck has actually worsened quite a bit. Not sure why, but I think it's the osteoarthritis, being the best thing for it is being active, and I'm not nearly as active as before.
Oh well, about time I get back out to take advantage of this heat wave!