Had a HOA meeting Wednesday so got to meet all the neighbors. Think it's gonna be really good up there.
We're slowly figuring out what we need to do to move ahead on developing the property, which right now seems like an overwhelming and overly expensive proposition, especially with the explosion in building prices but also that Kalispell has had a huge influx of outsiders buying in (yep I've quoted Jimmy Buffett more than once about Pale invaders and tan crusaders and promising the locals we don't want to change anything about the community) It'll be like eating an elephant and we have a long time to go before we need to actually build. Just laying the ground work and nibbling around the edges.
No rental cars available in town so we needed to drive the 600 miles, pulling up to the property about 9PM Tues, when it was still light. Just enjoyed the peace and quiet at the edge of the property and placed our address plaque so any trades that need to visit know where to start. Leaving for the hotel about 10PM I couldn't resist driving through the brush to where we think we're gonna place the barn. It was still light so no problem I thought, since we had driven out the path when we were last there.
The weeds and grasses have grown since then, and as the sun was setting the visibility of my terrain was not quite good enough.
Tree stump vs Exhaust system, which do you think is gonna win that contest?
Had to drive around town for 36 hours, out to meet the neighbors, for a meeting and tour of the property with the Architect and a 600 mile drive home with a very leaky exhaust system. Funny how other drivers will stay out of your way when you're a real bubba since no shops in town had time to replace the Cats.
Rockauto to the rescue soon.
However. Justy vs exhaust system? Justy 7 nuts, exhaust system 1 nut. Round one goes to the Exhaust system. one of the studs into the exhaust manifold bent in the stump contest, so the nut ended up stripping the treads as I was attempting to remove it. Haven't figured out how to remove that yet, but I think the drivers side exhaust manifold is gonna end up coming off.
Good thing I've got spare cars as I've got some trips to go on between now and when the Cats get here. It is just confirming my need to get lifts in the barn, cause rolling around on the garage floor is getting tougher as I'm getting older.