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Title: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: Nate Surveyor on February 03, 2007, 12:28:56 PM
Slept in. Did not get moving 'til 7:30. Read to the kids. Have a cold or flu or somthin.

Got moving, and milled one pine log on the mill. Left part of it unmilled, came inside to warm up. Guy comming at 10:00 to get his ash log milled. It is about a 16" one. He heeds a fireplace mantle. He is late. 10:40 he shows. It is a Peterson 9" mill.

I finish the pine log, while he watches. (I felt he needed to see what possibilities we had).

Then load his ash log.

Well, I messed it up a little, as it was my first log to double cut. This means using a circle saw to cut from both sides, to make a beam 4" x 16". He wound up with some 4" x 9" beams.
OK, I have to adjust the slots in the log bunkers. O well. He is real happy. He is a survey client. He has more ash logs. We can do another.
Gotta go keep a survey commitment. Meet client at 1:00. I was late by 22 minutes. I called his wife and let her know.

I did the little survey job and was done at 6:00 last night. Driving the 4-wheeler furiously. I'll have to have it done by 1:00 Monday. I can do it.

Hit an owl on the way home. Stunned it. I thought we killed it. But, we brought it home, and have it in a cage, in the house, to heal from it's injuries. Looks like a broken, or sprained right wing. Dunno. It appears to be a young one. Probably hatched last spring. Kids all have colds, or the flu. Wife too.

Milked cow. She was glad to see me. Even if I was late milking.

It is colder than a 454 chevy engine in Nebraska, at 4:00 am, without any gas.

Happy Weekend to all!

Nate
Title: Re: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: Dan_Shade on February 03, 2007, 01:14:12 PM
ugh, sounds fun.  might want to do some research on the DNR laws in your state, you need s special liscense to rehabilitate some birds of prey, not sure where the owl fits in. Don't want to see you get in any "trouble", and you know how those ecowackos can be with their swollen heads and sense of self importance...

:)

I hope you can save the owl, they're cool creatures.
Title: Re: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: brdmkr on February 03, 2007, 02:33:59 PM
Nate,

Sounds like you've been busy when you might ought to be resting.  I hope you get to feeling better.  Dan is right about the hawk and the law.  Of course most conservation officers are reasonable about such things.  Hopefully, he'll have a full recovery. 

Take care.
Title: Re: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: Corley5 on February 03, 2007, 06:08:19 PM
You really should take that bird to a licensed rehab place.  It'd be best for the bird and you  ;) ;D
Title: Re: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: Nate Surveyor on February 03, 2007, 08:09:55 PM
Game warden is comming bet 6 and 7 tomorrow, and taking it to a bird rehab center.

Nothing like nyquil! 8)

Nate
Title: Re: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: Ed_K on February 03, 2007, 08:52:05 PM
 Sat here last night nice and warm reading logging threads  :) . Got a call from the town road boss, "you can come in and plow some snow" :o . Plowed from 9pm to 4am this morning. Now I feel tired and I got your cold Nate  :( .
Title: Re: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: JimBuis on February 03, 2007, 11:28:11 PM
Celebrated my 50th birthday with good friends over good food. 8) ;D :)  Had a wonderful time.  A teenage girl in the group tried out a new idiom on me that she just learned in her English class, "Over the hill". ;D  Yeah that's me.  Since I've crested the peak in that hill and am on my way down the other side, it is all downhill so I can coast.  Man I just love it. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Jim
Title: Re: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: Mr Mom on February 04, 2007, 02:56:07 AM
     I cant remember??




     Thanks Alot Mr Mom
Title: Re: What'd you do yesterday?
Post by: asy on February 04, 2007, 04:36:40 PM
How's the owl Nate?

asy :D