Tuesday January 17, 2023 Guerneville CA.
I fed my chickens and let them out for the day.
I’d forgotten to remove the battery charger from the dozer, earlier, when I was over to feed my brother’s chickens, so I jumped on his machine and rode on over to disconnect the charger and bring it home.
Big stick in the creek
I looked up the creek from there and could see this other big redwood limb that also needed to be removed before it causes trouble. But the water was a bit deep so I decided to wait for the water to go down a bit and will try to get it out before it rains again.
Loose metal under the old bridge
I went under the bridge to have a look and see what could be done about it. Too much water right now, so I’ll have to wait and hope the water goes down a bit before the next rain storm, to get it fixed.
New Generator delivery
While I was sitting there taking a break I heard the big truck next door at my brother’s place which meant the new generator we ordered was being delivered, so I got up to go take delivery of it. This one is larger than our older ones and also has electric start, which will hopefully save our backs as starting the older ones has been real hard on our backs.
Once the guy got it off the truck, I signed for it and took it over to my place with a hand cart.
Unboxing the generator
I got the box open and had a look at the parts for it. I was surprised to find it had extra tools in it that came with a more expensive generator than we had ordered. It appears they shipped us the model that came with more stuff and also could be run on propane as well as gas. The model we ordered cost around 800 bucks and this one was the same size but cost 1,000 bucks. Since my brother ordered it and wasn’t around, I assume they just upgraded us for some reason at the same price. I’ll have to check with my brother on that later.
Assembling wheels and ordering needed plugs
I put the wheels on and realized this one had different connection sockets than our old ones, so I went online to see what adapters I might need to get this one hooked up to our house and still be able to use an old generator for backup. That took most of the rest of the afternoon to figure that out as I had to do some learning about the different types and amp sizes of electrical plugs to get the right stuff. I will check out what I need again tonight, to be sure I get the right stuff and get the stuff ordered up.