I realize I can't push against the natural forces of the universe...but in this case that bit of information doesn't really help.
Neck rest orders continue to back up. The PVC I ordered came in...the wrong stuff. And when they told me they re-ordered what I'd asked for it turns out their computer didn't place the order because it checked inventory, found the wrong stuff, thought it was the right stuff...and so it didn't order. And its been 4 days since I was told my new foam cutter would be here in 2...still not here.
But...covers have been sewed and embroidered, and brackets cut, finished and painted. And the great new medical quality foam is sitting here ready to be cut. Now I just need base material and a foam cutter and I'm back in business.
I did get one neck rest mailed out yesterday and one special order for Jim Artis, soon to depart on his "Ride for the Republic" adventure on his newly designed and built quad, Fargo. It's quite the amazing hpv - hopefully some pictures will follow as soon as his set-up is complete and he's ready to begin his journey. I'm hoping our neck rest will comfort at least one small part of him as he rides.
Travis and I took advantage of yesterday's spectacular weather to do our post office and errand run in style. He ran alongside and helped going up hill into the village, then grabbed a ride in the trailer all the way home, sitting with his head out the sun roof taking in the sights, ears flapping in the breeze and encouraging me to pedal faster.
Since I couldn't make neck rest bases I spent the afternoon hanging about 35' of gutter from the roof of the old stables, and then ran the downspout into a rain barrel I've made from a surplus 50 gallon plastic syrup drum. I've wanted to catch water for a long time so we can use it to water our vegetable garden. The barrel's about 30" off the ground and I've installed a spigot near the bottom that's connected to a hose. The beautiful weather held until last night, then the rain started. It rained and drizzled all night. And today when Penni went out to pick some greens for breakfast, she returned saying the rain barrel was full! I thought for sure she was wrong, but she wasn't. In just a few short hours off a relatively short run of roof we collected more than 50 gallons of water. Amazing.