Thursday, Friday November 1, 2, 2018 Guerneville CA.
Kayaking Steelhead Beach to Guerneville
I drove on down to Rays house and loaded all my stuff in his truck as he wanted to kayak down the river from Steelhead Beach to Guerneville. His wife came with us to take the truck back to Guerneville where she left it near the Guerneville beach and she walked on home a couple miles or so.
Down the river
Some shallow spots to get over
Worn out and not feeling well
Once I got home I was worn out and not feeling real good so I went to bed rather early and had a bad nights sleep. I think I was beating the flu, at least I hope I was.
The next day and not feeling well
It took me quite some time to get it going when I got up and still wasn’t feeling very well, but I finally got it going to do some work I wanted to do.
Working on the mulch pen
There’s too much dirt in the chicken’s mulch pen and some of the gates are getting stuck and won’t open and I don’t like all the mud the chickens make of it.
So the plan is to dig out some of the dirt and then put a bunch of woodchips in there so there shouldn’t be any mud. I took my time and loaded the wheelbarrow with dirt and moved it to a place that needed some in the yard.
Fixing the gas oven
I just got started when my brother Tom comes by and says his girl friend needs some help with her gas stove as there’s something wrong with the pilot so I had a look. It appeared the pilot flame was too small to keep the safety switch open and the stove wouldn’t stay lit. It appeared the gas pilot flame was leaking out another spot so the flame was too small to provide enough heat to keep the pilot safety switch going. I thought it might have some cracked threads so Tom worked on getting the pilot out while I supervised.
Just plugged up
Once he had the part out and disassembled I could see the part was just plugged up with corrosion. I cleaned the rust out of the part and took it home to blow it out and Tom put the part back in and it worked so everyone was happy.
After a break I went back to work on moving the dirt.
Since I wasn’t feeling too good I took my time and actually moved quite a bit of dirt.
That was my day.