October 07, 2013


Took the truck out for a drive... for the first time in what feels like forever. Probably HoY! We had some temperature issues on the way home from HoY and had to replace thermostat, sensor & gauge but it looks like that has sorted the issue and it's likely not anything more sinister with the engine itself (whew). After not driving the truck for so long it always takes a little bit of getting accustomed to, also keeping an eye out for cops as it goes to the mechanic tomorrow for it's Pre-COF check and then they take it for the COF (so yes, currently not road legal, but needed to check it was actually going to get to the mechanic without overheating).

Also took a drive up Horokiwi to show Jamie the new grazing, and seeing as I was passenger I got a chance to have a bit more of a look at the road. It's going to be a slow journey up the hill in the truck and an even slower one down the hill so that I don't run out of brakes. Most of the overhead branches look to have been 'pruned' by the local forrestry trucks, but there is one very thick overhead branch just before the grazing that is giving me the shits a little bit... may have to take a chainsaw with me when I take the horses up next weekend.

Wish me luck for the COF. I hate COF time.