Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A Long but Rewarding Day
I pretty much had to hit the ground running this morning. First off was a trip North to my insurance office to sign papers that my son was not going to be driving any of the vehicles I had insured through their office. I am still not very happy about exactly how that company found out about my son even getting his drivers license anyway. I can totally understand the company having a stake in my license and/or ticket and driving info but even though we have the same last name and mailing address they should not have access to another adult's private information. If my son had any desire to drive the vehicles I have insured through them I would have added him to the insurance myself.
I guess I just feel it's wrong that the State gives these companies so much information that they can pick out that there is a new driver at my specific address. What happens if my mother has to move in with me? Does she get added automatically as well? For all these people knew my son could have been my brother or nephew or something.
After getting the vehicle insurance all figured out I also got my agent looking into some liability insurance for my bee keeping operation. I have had a few inquiries about providing some pollination services and am getting to the size now that if things go well this Winter liability insurance is something I seriously need.
Just more government expense to add to the over head.
After that was done it was finally time for a little bit of tractor love. I have pushed back some tractor purchases a couple of times this Summer due to truck repairs but I had just enough extra cash left over to pick up a new cross bar so that I can pull the trailer with the tractor now and pick up a used post hole drill I found advertised.
The drill was located about 60 miles South and West. It was an older style one with the PTO shaft and a 9" auger included. The price was $350.00 which is a bit more than some used ones I have seen and a little over half what a new one would of cost me but as I said it is an older model with the very heavy duty gear box I was looking for. Several locals have told me flat out to not buy the cheap new ones like you can get from tractor supply as the gear boxes burn out fast. So all told I am pretty happy with it and have already taken all the parts off and re-oiled and greased everything then hung it up in the barn. Hopefully by next week I will be using it but we will see.
Plenty of projects still in line before I get to new fencing.
Arriving back home I was greeted to my son announcing he had passed the GED test and was above the 90 percentile in everything but math which was a 73. He got a 99 in social studies so at least I know my History degrees and teaching certificate finally paid off in some small way. The first and more than likely only time in my life I might add. So besides being home schooled he now has an officially recognized piece of paper from the state as well. Take that Bitches. All our bases are covered now so he can continue on with his plans without obstructions or hurdles/questions.
We went out for pizza to celebrate and then I went and put the post hole drill in the barn and came inside to write this. Now is time to catch up on news and blogs a bit before bed.
I did see where Helicopter Ben announced no tapering or reduction in QE just as I have been predicting. I made a mint off some silver shorts and REIT stocks today, it maybe time to sell once again and turn some more of this FIAT madness into preps.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!