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Sinking Feeling

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I was all fired up to pick up where I left off on Saturday with the plowing of trails, but my plan changed quickly when I discovered a flat tire on the Grizzly. Actually, the fact that it was flat was no surprise. I’ve been nursing that tire for quite a while because it has had a slow leak.

The difference now is that it is not as slow a leak anymore. When I added air there was a very audible hissing. I had never been able to actually hear the leaking air before yesterday. Time for some Slime.

Actually, the time for Slime was way back when I first realized it needed air every time I wanted to use the ATV. Maybe I was thinking this would be one of those problems that would go away if I ignored it long enough.

It wasn’t one of those problems.

I rearranged my goals for the day and turned my attention to moving hay bales from the shed into the barn. When I slid the barn door open I discovered the iron rail that is supposed to be a catch for the two doors had dropped out of reach.


Or maybe the ground has heaved up around it. It’s confusing.

I don’t know what the difference is from last year, when the ground and the rail both heaved up to the point we were rarely able to use the big doors.

All I know for sure is, the ground sure moves a lot around here.











Written by johnwhays

January 16, 2017 at 7:00 am

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  1. I feel for you. Seems like every time I start a task I have to fix, inflate, or even worse buy something.

    Jim Parker

    January 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    • It’s one of the universal mysteries. Complications seem to be integral to every task. Got my Slime on way home from work today and am ready to patch!


      January 16, 2017 at 7:59 pm

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