We started off Saturday morning with an early call from Sears At-Home service. It was expected, since they were supposed to come fix the brakes on the tractor. What I wasn’t expecting was him to tell me he couldn’t get up the road because a tree was down. Its June – weather is clear/sunny, no wind. Trees are just randomly falling now… hmmm
Anyway, went down the road with the chainsaw and after some bit of work, got enough of it cleared so he could get up the road. The Sears guy (and some other folks who were coming up to cut a neighbors grass), helped by pulling branches out of the road as I cut stuff up.
I can’t say the same of the handful of neighbors that were either coming up or down the road while it was blocked – they just wanted to know when I’d have it clear but otherwise didn’t really offer to help – hmpf… not impressed.
Normally I wouldn’t tromp thru the park (“regional wilderness”) harvesting firewood, but if I’m clearing it off the road, its payment for services rendered 🙂
As for the tractor, no dice on the repair. The stupid automatic/hydrostatic transmission isn’t playing nice with the brakes and now it doesn’t work too well in reverse. So, Sears ordered $1200 more in parts and made an appt to come back in a couple weeks. Sure am glad that we decided to pay a couple hundred $ for that ‘extended protection plan’. Its really paying for itself now.