I finished packing the morning's chopping at 10:37. Got cleaned up & we all went to dinner. Dad had me drive his Crown Vic, and it drives so smooth it's a wonder I didn't get a speeding ticket. Too curvy where we went to use cruise control. Mom, Dad, Teresa & I had a great dinner, then we drove down some roads we've never driven in a long time. Got home, lounged around a bit, tried going outside to putter around with GT's, but too danged hot to be enjoyable. So Teresa & I headed to the Amish salvage grocery & got some grub for the cubbards. Came home, lounged a bit more, then I went out, as it finally cooled down (reads "less hot") & did some puttering on my Massey"2055". Reinstalled the rear pto belts I had slipped off the pulleys some time ago to stop needless wear when not using the pto. May be selling it, so getting things all ready just in case. Now I sit here at the computer before watching a little TV. Been a nice day!
BTW....Dad installed a west coast style mirror on the right side of the tractor cab he chops with. His neck has been his main problem, turning to see all that's going on with the chopper. He was feeling like his chopping days were over this year, but now he can see everything he needs to with the mirror. Also has an oversize convex round mirror on the normal mirror too for a wide angle view also. He is thrilled with how much easier it makes it to chop. The chopper is also working flawlessly now, which makes his life in the cab much easier also.
Monday the heat is turning on, so I have to get our jury rigged cooling fan in the passenger window of the GMC Topkick we haul the silage in with. Just a radiator cooling fan we have rigged to slip over the window opening to blow out, sucking air into the driver window. Night & day difference in being able to stand being in that truck. I installed one years back when we 1st got this Cat 910 payloader too. Even with the fan, temps in the cab even with windows & door open (from engine heat) can run 125+ easily when temps hit 95 or higher. Gotta have plenty of fluids on hand!