Well, it’s been another (somewhat ) quiet week up here on the mountain, my little slice of heaven.
Warm temperatures and rain have been causing trouble in town. Every river is over its banks and flooding has become a real problem. The local market’s north entrance is closed due to flooding, as is most of the parking lot.
The market was built in the 50’s, and shortly after was caught in a flood that had about five feet of standing water on a floor that hadn’t quite set yet. The floor buckled and was never replaced. As a result, one does not let go of their shopping cart while shopping or it will quite possibly roll away.
Wednesday, I got my UTV back from the shop with a newly rebuilt motor in it. And not a moment too soon, since the road up to the cabin is starting to become difficult to traverse with a snowmobile due to the way snow melts off up there. Large patches of dirt are not the smartest thing to run across with a snowmobile.
I unloaded the UTV and drove it two miles up the mountain and into my driveway before the new motor seized up.
It seems the rebuild shop didn’t bother to tighten the oil drain plug and it worked its way out, dumping all three quarts of oil on the road, about a mile from home.
The shop that installed the motor is now trying to figure out how to get an 800 lb machine with tracks off a mountain that is almost impossible to drive on with anything but another tracked machine.
This leaves me hiking about 3/4 of a mile from my truck to my snowmobile since parts of the road in between are covered with ice still, making driving the truck up to the snowmobile impossible. Of course, this makes it difficult to haul in supplies. Hopefully, something will be figured out soon or there will be a lot of walking in my future. Walking uphill for two miles isn’t exactly something a person with my disability should be doing.
Well, that’s all the news for the week. Bye for now.