Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
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travelswithkuma reports that the utility trailer is repaired. This will make a huge difference in getting work done on the property in Mehama, because it holds about ten times as much as the little hand-trailer. Some time ago (about fifteen months ago, as I recall), we started a project to rebuild the trailer, whose timbers were rotted out. The metal framework was sound, but the boards needed replacing. The original idea was to go buy some pressure-treated boards and just put them into place, but the lumberyard didn't have enough boards of the right size, and the pressure-treated stuff is expensive, so instead we bought untreated boards and wood treatment goop. Poor Lisa! She had to coat all of those boards (multiple times) with smelly wood treatment.

In retrospect, economizing on this element was not a great idea. It takes a lot of time and effort to coat those boards, and they started warping and expanding anyway. However, I'm happy to see that the utility trailer is back online (a few odd side boards notwithstanding; we'll replace them as time permits) in time for my next trip up north. I foresee many loads of junk to be hauled; organics to the on-property "coal seam" and maybe some other things to the landfill or scrap metal recycling yard.
Tags: kuma bear, lisa, mehama

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