Missing Entries 
There were some problems with rangenet the last couple days and our website was basically deleted. The last backup that there was, was from Feb. Hence, the newest entry being from Feb. But, we're heading back to Montana in a week to get in the RV and maybe do some more traveling. We'll see how things work out.

-Miranda

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More Problems at Work 
So we got the engine put back in the yarder. I worked up the last trees they brought up from that set and as I was backing up to clean more of the road off, I looked behind me and my machine was smoking. Turns out my fan belt was busted. There was something wrong with my heating hose too, so I had to run to town to get those two things. The road we're working on and the county road off the highway we drive on were pure ice. So, we had put on tire chains that morning to get up our road. I got to take those off then when I got back put them on... all by myself. Fortunately, it didn't take me too long to do, but it was so slick right inside the gate that my using the pickup for support while walking on the ice made the pickup slide about a foot.

-Miranda

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Problems at Work 
Well, we had some mechanical problems on Friday. At about 3 the carraige stopped working. Pat couldn't figure out what was wrong with it so we had to load it up in the pickup and take it home. He fixed that on Saterday though, so we were back up and running on Monday. He actually does have another carraige in case something does go wrong with the one he's using.
Well, today at about 10:30, something with the yarder's upper engine broke. Some housing and something to do with the transmission... Anyway, we had to use the delimber to take the upper engine off after they unhooked everything. I then passed it around so Pat could pick it up with the loader and put it in the pickup. He took that to town while Tom, Brandon and I stayed up there so Tom could work on some other issues and so Dennis could keep clipping trees. Basically I stood around and did nothing until 4:30. Fun fun. But I got paid for it.
Anyway, no work for me tomorrow. Unless I have to do some errand running for Pat. Like picking up a transmission from one of his old machines. We'll see.

-Miranda

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Birthday 
So this is a bit late, but I kept forgetting to get the pictures from my camera onto the computer.
I got the day off for my birthday so I got to sleep in. Also, the neighbors horses were down by the fence so I went to see them. I brought some carrots too. It was raining so I didn't stay out long.

-Miranda


The neighbors horses. The one tended to drop the carrots I gave him.

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Warm Day 
It was 50 degrees up at the job today! I was getting the rest of the mud off the tracks now that it was warm enough (long story) and I easily should have been working in my t-shirt. Crazy. Our temps have been basically the same as Minnesota.. up until now I guess.
-Miranda

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