Monday December 25, 2023 Guerneville CA.
I had a nice visit and dinner over at Barry’s place. Lots of good eats. We had a good time.
I wanted to change blades on my Skiddy, the track steer. A commenter suggested I name the new machine, thus Skiddy.
I fueled and greased Skiddy and took off for the hills to do a bit of work, a, I mean played with my new Christmas toy.
But first I went to the top and fixed this turn around pad that the forest fire guys had messed up and left big piles of dirt on. I just had to level out the piles of dirt they left on it so now one could turn around as this was the end of the road.
I then went back and fixed the ditch that was developing on the road below, so now that’s fixed.
On the way back down the hill going back to my place just before dark, I was traveling along when a big redwood limb about three inches in diameter came into Skiddy’s cab when I ran over it and broke the mirror. Better the mirror than me. I have a backup camera so haven’t got into using the mirror yet, but I’ll get a new one soon.
Having sticks come into the cab is one of the more dangerous things that can happen to a tractor operator in the forest. Old timers used to tell tales of finding an operator pinned to his seat. Not a good thought.