This past couple of months have not been nice. I'm trying to adjust to my life after a heart attack but its hard with everything turning to crap that I touch. I've been ballooning a lot and then going and doing some other jobs I had going on every day, keeping my mind busy and trying not to think a lot about my little buddy passing away. I've been putting in around 12 -16 hours a day since that dog passed away. The day she passed I was up at 4:30 Monday morning ballooning and went and helped an uncle out some, my dog got sick around 7:00 Monday night and passed away at 11:00 Monday night, I started digging a grave that night and building her a coffin and had her buried by 5:00 Tuesday morning, I took a shower and headed out to go ballooning and then worked the rest of the day keeping busy, after being up 42 hours straight I finally went to bed. I guess my heart is doing pretty good.
I started to trim some trees Saturday and my chain saw broke so I thought what the heck I have this pole saw I can cut that tree down with,the first cut I striped the gears out of the head on that saw, went to the lawn mower place to see about getting more gears and as my luck goes they don't make them any more, went and bought a whole new head for that saw, took twice as long but I got that tree down. I now have 4 chain saws I have to tear apart and see why they won't run. I have an idea its this damn new gas messing them up. I know a lot of balloonist that don't fly much that has to put their inflater fans in the shop from this new gas setting for a short while.
I told the wife its about time for me to head to the ranch, I need to get away for awhile and regroup, my mind always gets a lot clearer out there. It feels like 100 pounds has lifted off my back when I pull up out there and see the wide open country with the mountains off in the distance, its as close to a god that I believe in, as I can get in this world. I need to get my solar panels up and get more battery's for out there and I'll be set.