Tuesday may 20th - Cooled down some. Parts for headers came so we finished them up and got everything running. Loaded up one combine that is heading to Texas along with the grain cart. Eric and Clark are doing that run. Eric wants to check the wheat cause some farmers are saying it will be ready Friday or Saturday.
Wednesday May 21st - Worked on odds and ends till noon and then pretty much sat around and twiddled our thumbs till Eric and Clark got back. We then loaded the rest of the equipment. Eric says the wheat might be ready Sat. Most likely it will be Monday cause they are calling for rain. We are now leaving Friday morning.
Thursday May 22nd - Helped Dwayne’s crew when we could. Really didn’t do much at all. Looked like a bad storm to the north tonight, strong winds here were we are at. Randall and I got to drive the two semi rigs (Pete w/60in sleeper, combine, and 28 ft hopper bottom) in to the truck stop in town. We wanted them out of the lot in case it rains and everything goes to mud.
I can tell Eric and Dwayne (along with all the rest of us) are getting antsy to start cutting. We are leaving at about six in the morning.
Friday May 23rd - Left at six in the morning for Texas. I drove this rig
160 miles to the great big town of Crowell, Texas, pop. 1149. Unloaded all the equipment and went out and cut a little wheat to test the moisture. It was 18% so we will start cutting Monday. Explored a old elevator, climbed to the top of it, was about 80-100 ft. tall. It was about 97 degrees today. Very HOT.