I hope you are all continuing to stay cool. Here in this part of Ohio, we have set some records for heat...Wednesday was the hottest that date has been since the previous record was set in 1930. Makes for long days for people working outside.
Jim just sent me two pictures to share with you. He called them "many parts and pieces". Two gentlemen came from Germany last week to tear into, diagnose, update and fix the problems we have encountered with the cooling system for the hydraulic oil. I am not sure if they are mechanics or engineers. They have been working at our dealer, Lowe and Young's shop. When we stopped up to check on it, this is what it looked like.
I absolutely can not fathom how they can ever get it put back together again. If I were doing it (which we all know is not even a
remote possibility) I would end up with some extra pieces..or would realize
when it was all finished that I had left out something very important. I guess
this is why they are considered good enough to come all this way to work on it.
We will likely need this machine this coming week. Beyond my comprehension that it
will be ready to roll that soon.
Thank goodness we have had a couple of nice rains the last couple of days. That heat has really been hard on the crops and they were very much in need of a good drink. I read that in the Cleveland area they are 4 inches
ahead of normal July rainfall. We didn't get many of the showers they did. They always talk about "Lake Effect Snow" in the winter..maybe this is the same theory at work? Probably not (hey, I never said I worked at the Weather Channel, did I?)
I got a very nice email this week from a family in Michigan who have read the website and blog and were hoping that nothing was wrong, since I have not posted for a while. Thank you for your concern! It was great to find out that they bought our old Field Queen (which we often, affectionately, called the Field Bitch) after us and could tell us that it is still running at a farm up near Mackinaw Island. That made us smile. It has been fun over the years getting nice feed back from people about these ramblings of mine.