Sunday July 23, 2023 Guerneville CA.
My new watch doesn’t seem to be working right as the touch screen doesn’t work.
I took it over to my neighbor’s to see if she could get it to work, just to be sure. She couldn’t get it to work either so I guess I’ll be needing to get it replaced.
Then she says, could you look at my van as I’m trying to get a new latch on the water heater door, but having some trouble getting it on. I looked at it and tried to get it on but was fighting it and not having any success, so I drilled the hole out a little to hopefully make it work.
We did get the new latch on but now the spring on it, was in the way of the door closing, so that wasn’t right.
Just as I was about to try it again wrong, I saw the puzzle solution, and now the new latch installed much easier and now worked like it should.
My old pitchfork that I put a limb from a tree on as a handle many years ago needed some repairs. The wood was a bit rotten where the fork goes into the handle and the fork wouldn’t stay in the handle which made it a bit hard to use. I thought of making another new handle but that’s a lot of work.
I cleaned up the fork a bit and was surprised to find this stamped on it. It looks like a hand forged piece and has been around for a bit. I don’t remember where I found the fork without a handle a long time ago. It says KU AUSTRIA .
I decided to use some epoxy putty on it but first I needed to find the putty in all my stuff. At first I couldn’t find it as I thought it was in the van somewhere. I found it in the house on my work bench and it was getting a bit old, but should still work.
All you do is cut a piece off the epoxy roll and kneed it with your fingers and apply it. It’s putty so it stays where you put it. Oh, by the way, that knife was hand forged by my friend Marty, who gave it to me.
A nap was in order after that.
This particular apple tree always has sweet crispy apple even when they are the size of marbles. It’s a Gravenstein apple.