Friday April 15, 2015 Santa Rosa CA.
Something a bit different today
Today I decided to do something a little different. Steve suggested we check out the little lake near his place at Fountain Grove in Santa Rosa.
Wally’s to restock
But first I needed to go to Wally’s and restock my skin lotions for my skin burns which I did on the way to Steve’s house.
The O2 sensor for the car
When I got to Steve’s house, I pulled my car into one of the garages there as we were going to replace the cars O2 sensor as Steve had the tools to do the job right.
Of course all the bolts holding the shield onto the exhaust system where the O2 sensor was mounted where all corroded and frozen so I couldn’t get the shields off and out of the way to get a socket on the old sensor. We studied the problem and determined we’d have to unbolt the exhaust manifolds from the engine to drop it to get the special socket Steve had to do the job. Once we did that, the socket went right on and things went well and I got the job done.
Gee, my hands are burned worse than I thought
I washed up and in the process got my hands real hot in the sink and discovered my hands are fairly burned from the hot water burn I’m trying to recover from and they now hurt more. Darn. More healing to do. Unfortunately the healing process for the burns is going real slow, but things are slowly improving.
Steve takes me to a Lake nearby
Fountain Grove Lake is only about ten minutes from Steve’s house so we drove on over there and put the boats in at the ramp which is free and is run by the City of Santa Rosa.
The lake isn’t real big, but it has different parts to it which make it seem bigger.
I couldn’t stay long as I needed to get over to the Bodega Bay area to pick up some meat at the Salmon Creek Ranch by four PM, so we had to cut it short and head on in to the boat ramp there in the trees.
Salmon Creek Ranch for meat
I got out and walked over to the ranch houses looking for the daughter as I heard she would be there somewhere. I found her with some of the big dog pups. They were real cute, and I forgot to get some pics.
We went to the meat room and I bought a couple hundred dollars of meat which is all frozen.
Where’s all the kids
Of course we shot the bull a lot during the process. I put the meat in the car and then asked where are the new kids? I heard they had 21 of them so far.
Bodega Bay from the ridge top
Eventually I left and decided to take the main road that went to the ranch in the other direction that went out on this ridge that overlooks Bodega Bay and this was my view from up there looking down on the bay.
The road eventually came down to the town of Bodega.
My brother has more work for me
I drove on home and put the meat away and was taking it easy when my brother Tom came by to inform me he had gotten a new pressure tank, so I could finish hooking up the new pump when I get a chance. You see those strawberries cost me. :O)
Of course I threw some of the meat on the grill and am just about to enjoy some of it with the big pot of black beans I’ve been cooking in the crook pot all day. Yummmm.
That was my day.