Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Waiting for the word GO.

I know it seems like nothings going on over here on my end, but believe me I have been going like a wildman over here. Yesterday, I finally got my stuff over to the county office, after drawing more pictures and all that for most of the day. Finally. Now, I don't know what, wait and see what I can and can't do on my own personal paid for piece of land, I guess. Kinda feel like a grade three student trying to get permission to go to the bathroom. I can understand why they need to do things like this though, I for one had all kinds of strange plans up my sleave, but having to go through the permit process kind of brings you back to reality a bit. lol. I honestly can't believe how long it took me to plot my peice of land on paper though. I did have a few other things hold me back however, such as work and what not.

Now I have been busy with other important things pertaining to my little project. #1, still hiding from work as much as possible. #2 Trying to get some front wheel bearings and seals for my old quad. It's been riding around in the back of my pickup on three wheels for quite some time now. The goodies should be in maybe Thursday. I went to a bearing place for my parts. Two bearings and four seals all for the price of just one bearing at the local Kawasaki dealer. They don't need my money very badly I guess.
#3 The old backhoe really needs some tlc, for she will be pretty busy for awhile in the near future. The beast.

She needs a couple new pins and bushings in the bottom of the boom.

It was an interesting day. I got all greasey and dirty and I loved it. Anything is better than measuring and drawing all day long. I got the boom off the tractor, and pins in hand. Tomorrow I'll see what I can do to beat John Deeres price for pins and bushings. Maybe I can get some built, and save a hundred bucks or so. Maybe I can build my own. We'll see. So thats whats going on in my life at the moment. Still being frugal, still being Candian and still being a hermit and still trying to keep everything as simple as possible, which is sometimes easier said than done.


  1. Hey Mark! Yeah, find out what you're allowed to do on your own land...don't get me started! lol
    How long before you get the "go ahead"? Did they give you a timeframe?
    Have a good one,

  2. Cath
    I think I should know in 40 days at the latest, but it could be alot sooner than that also, I am hoping anyway. I can't really see there being a big line up such as there probably was a year ago. When I was asked my estimated project start date, I told her ASAP, so I hope they're on it.
    Thanks for the visit Cath.

  3. That is great news Mark, hope you don't have to wait the full 40 days. It must feel great to have everything started...

  4. I'm behind ya 100%, my friend. Good luck!

  5. It is great news Jeanie, it feels really good just to be doing different things. I got alot of catching up to do.

  6. Thanks alot Jim, and I might need all the luck I can get.