Well the trip to Lowe's was successful yesterday. I had to settle for a bolt that was the same thread I needed and then grind the head off of it. There weren't any set screws in the size I had to have. I ground the head off and cut a slot for a flat screwdriver. Gladly it worked and I was able to remember where all those parts went to put it back together. That drill press is one of the tools in my shop that I can't do without for very long.
They say there is a snow storm moving in to E. Tennessee this afternoon, could be up to a foot. If so, that's a big deal for us. We really haven't had a big snow around here in about ten years. That last big snow hit on Christmas eve around the year 2000. It wasn't just snow, but also an ice storm. I was working at that time for the electric utility in the Knoxville area. We worked for eight days repairing all the damage to the seven county electric grid we served. We had to work up to twenty hour shifts and then were off a maximum of eight hours. Then right back to it.
Cold, wet, miserable, and dangerous working conditions. I pray those guys get by without much damage this time and stay safe. Makes me thankful I can walk out to my workshop and spend my workday there, without having to get in my truck and get out in it.
I did go out this morning for a few groceries in case it lasts a while. I wasn't alone, bread and milk were flying off the shelves. A forecast like this is a grocer's dream.
Started trying to learn "Midnight on the Water" on the psaltery. I heard Jay Ungar play it on a CD I was listening too yesterday in the car, "Song of the Hills". Great tune!