Posted by: thebylog | August 28, 2004

My, my. This morning I was finishing loading up a truck when I heard a scary clattering/rumbling that I quickly surmised was coming from the pellet mill area. Yikes. I gathered up the courage to run up the stairs and see what was wrong [By the way, the Booth Brothers are singing a real nice song called “Under God,” but dude, here’s part of the lyric: (referring to the U.S.A.) “dependent on his goodness / indebted to his care / maybe more than any people / anytime or anywhere.” Now, is that not ethnocentric? We’re pretty special huh? Sure more than, say, the poor people in Sri Lanka or Saudi Arabia… I heard something on Air America radio, they said “…and God bless the whole world!”] and between plugging my ears, watching a bolt fall from above in front of me, and realizing something was majorly wrong with the grinder, I called dad, who was just crawling back into bed on this Saturday morning, and told him worriedly that something was very wrong and he should come over.

Something was very wrong. Without going into details, stuff that held the big 200 hp motor in alignment with the grinder shaft had come loose, and it vibrated hugely which caused other stuff to come apart and bolts to be sheared off, and all was not pretty.

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  1. Was it anybody’s fault?

    Hey, what is the youth group doing?

    Tom

  2. Was it anybody’s fault?

    Hey, what is the youth group doing?

    Tom

  3. Oooooh! Scary! Did it cause alot of damage? How quickly could you get it repaired?

    Merry

  4. No blame, really, to be assigned; no incredibly expensive damage either. I just hope it’s not a sign of problems intrinsic to this particular setup. If anything, we should have replaced some things in the grinder sooner because it was vibrating pretty good. They’re hoping to have it up and running again…about now.

    Youth group’s sorta interesting right now. Almost always have a dude preoccupied with his girl, which is a switch for us, because for years there were very few mainstays in the youth group that were dating.

  5. No blame, really, to be assigned; no incredibly expensive damage either. I just hope it’s not a sign of problems intrinsic to this particular setup. If anything, we should have replaced some things in the grinder sooner because it was vibrating pretty good. They’re hoping to have it up and running again…about now.

    Youth group’s sorta interesting right now. Almost always have a dude preoccupied with his girl, which is a switch for us, because for years there were very few mainstays in the youth group that were dating.

  6. i liked it better that way. i’m officially tired of sappy couples.

  7. i liked it better that way. i’m officially tired of sappy couples.

  8. Sappy couples are better than no couples.

    Ag

  9. Sappy couples are better than no couples.

    Ag

  10. Ha ha! Good for you Anon.

    By, I meant with stuff like beaches and bonfires and stuff.

    Tom

  11. care to explain that comment Ag?


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