I hope everyone had a really nice Christmas. I felt very lucky this year – I have a job, I’m relatively healthy and I got to spend the holiday with my family and friends. It was perfect.
It’s funny how priorities change as we get older
On a not-so-wonderful note - last year my snowblower died. When I took it in to get it fixed, I was told that it would basically cost as much to get it fixed as it would to buy a brand new one. I opted not to get it fixed. Instead I went for a cheaper solution – I decided to get a blade for my tractor, which not only saved me a lot of money, but it also gives me more use out my tractor than just brush-hogging. It is working out great for clearing out my driveway - once I figured out a good pattern. Plus I’m practically able to make a five-lane highway out to the chicken coop – no shoveling or lifting involved! There was a bit of a learning curve to get the blade at the right height where I wasn’t tearing up all the gravel in the driveway, but still removing as much snow as possible – but I think I have it figured out.
In theory, I had the perfect plan.
In reality, something always goes wrong for me.
The power-steering hose broke, so until I fix it, I have to hope that we don’t have any significant snowfall. I was hoping it would have warmed up a bit this weekend – I don’t have a garage, so I have to wait for the weather to cooperate before I can work on it. My fingers are crossed that I will get the tractor fixed before the next big snowfall – I really don’t want to have to shovel if I can help it…