As usual I take little breaks from blogging due to the goings-on in life. This past intermission was made of several little distractions.
First May, is always a busy month. I usually get roped into producing a video/slideshow for our churches graduating seniors. This year was no different. My son had preschool graduation this year also. To top it all off I decided to go to my first Pig Pickin. I must say for those of you who haven't gone it was fun. It blew my mind that one person could own so many fans. All I could think was these are fans I will never have the chance to find. I met a lot of great people. I watched guys work on fans in the workshop. I even brought home a few fans all from the free pile. This ties directly into another story, but first the fans. I got a Northwind 450, Westinghouse Power-Aire pedestal, and two little 8” Zero fans. All free!!!!
My friend Russell had actually pulled this Power-Aire from the free pile and started working on it. I said, I can’t believe that came from that pile and he said you want it? I said sure and threw it in the back of the Honda. I brought it home and drug my new fans to the cave. One night my kids went to spend some time with their grandparents so I decided to take a look at the ped. I started cleaning and dismantling it. I got the bright idea to cut some wires out of the switch housing. What tool do I use instead of wire cutters???? A pocket knife…. That was real sharp… I cut my middle finger to the bone! Mind you this was ten at night on Sunday before Memorial Day. We rushed to the ER and 4 hours later I got 4 stitches and a nice bill. Stupid!!!
Then about three days later my wife has a hysterectomy. So that gave us four days in the hospital. Another nice bill, but we’ll survive. It has been two weeks since her surgery and you can’t really tell anything changed except she can’t drive or lift anything.
Well that’s my story and I’m stickin to it. I have some things to share, but that will come a little later. More on pig pickin and other things.