This summer we had a guest at our cabin. John used to teach with Wayne at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. He's an avid pilot and motorcyclist. This year he came north on his bike.
John's a retired Fire Captain. His station was responsible for providing the US National Weather Service with updates including measuring the amount of rain. When equipment became obsolete, they gave it to him.
|Painting the outside of the massive rain gauge.|
The bronze gauge was in excellent condition, but silver paint on the outside was peeling. Wayne sanded it and added a new coat.
Next was a mount for the cabin deck. We can get some nasty winds. Our other good friend John took on the task. He tried every plumbing and builders supply store in town. John never gives up. He went to the auto wreckers and found what he needed, but the pipe was crushed.
|Dropping the US rain gauge into its new Coastal BC home.|
He removed the dents, mounted it on a plywood base, and painted it yellow (Wayne loves colour). We picked it up ready to install down to the drilled screw holes. John's a good man!
Thank you John and John! Now Wayne's all set to keep his monthly rain records going for many years to come. -- Margy