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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

MIG Machine Down, Kathy’s Having Another Surgery and Century Temperatures Again.

Our Location today is at Wildwood Golf and RV Park, McGregor, Ontario.

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Back to near Summer-like temperatures this morning it was quite comfortable driving in to Work. Since I’d barely any time to start building the Frames for Aluminium Projects Three and Four yesterday I was truly hoping to get them both completed so I could start building the Bodies today.

With the First Frame squared and tacked in place I was just starting to weld when the Contact Tip burned up. Most of the time that is caused by a hesitation from the Wire Feed and then the Wire welds itself to the Tip. After removing the burnt Tip I looked in our Supply Box only to find Tips not meant for that MIG Welding Machine but there were plenty that wouldn’t work.

After informing the Supervisor I just kept working away at setting up the Second Frame then collecting the other supplies that would be needed. With one of the Large Breaks being down I busied myself scavenging most of the pieces to structurally build the Mechanics of the Frames. I also gave a list to the Supervisor of components that will be needed to set up the Hydraulics.
I mentioned weeks ago how Hot my area was being so close to the Laser Cutters compared to the rest of the shop. Walking outside after the end of my shift felt like going into the Air Conditioning. When I got Home the first thing I did was to check The Weather Network to find that the Humidex was at 104 F (40 C) which would have made my Area Thirty Degrees warmer.
Kathy had a Doctor’s Appointment with a Nose Specialist. Since our return from the Southwest this past Spring she has had continual Sinus Infections. Our Family Doctor recognized that as unusual and referred Kathy to see this Specialist. He ran a number of test as well as a visual look and determined the only way to correct the situation is through Surgery. We are not sure of the date just yet but should know tomorrow.

Having been at the Specialist for nearly Two Hours Kathy stopped at McDonald’s where she had a Salad for her lunch. She then stopped at Michael’s where she picked up a couple bottles of RIT Dye so we can attempt to make my Pink Coveralls Blue again.

Kathy then had to drive all the way to the Pharma Choice in Amherstburg to get a few prescriptions filled. She had barely gotten Home before I did. Kathy can’t take the Heat like I do so we had to turn on the Air Conditioner to cool things down. We’ll be shutting it off before going to bed.
For supper we had grilled Hamburgers that really hit the spot. With more appointments tomorrow Kathy will pick me up after work so I’ll be with her. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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  1. Good luck with the nose surgery, Kathy. I'm sure you will be able to breathe much better!!!

  2. I hope the date isn't too far off for Kathy's surgery, get 'er done! :)
    With you working it is like me when Bill is away. A few things need to be done on our own, which is a good thing too.

  3. If the humidex was 104 here, you bet I'd have the a/c going long before you got home! LOL...I'm thinking the surgery will cure her problem, hopefully won't take too long to schedule!

  4. I am like Kathy. I just can't take the heat. But I can't put the A/C down lower than 79. With Leonard's blood thinners he is always cold. 97 outside and he's sitting inside with his warm robe on plus sometimes a throw over him. I could not take the heat that you work in Rick.