Well stated as always Big Dog. And i agree whole heartedly! I know i am guilty of saying i got this problem and walking off at Docfest. Taking care of hosting duties. That is why i really dont like working on my tractors at Docfest, cause i dont get to learn and partake. One of these years, i hope to have no problems with my tractors at docfest time
Now at CI Fest and Cubtug, it was all me, getting dirty, putting that new head gasket on, plugs, points, etc a couple years ago and up to my elbows with Ralph in transmission in #2 at the tug. Under close supervision. That is why i like going to other fests as well, so i can do the work. But its for one of my tractors that i have no intention on selling. I actually think i could redo a carb now after sitting with rick a couple of times. But i would want someone behind me.
Pets, are an important part of my life. But i wouldnt think of bringing them with me to someone elses home. Even at Docfest my 11 month old was chained, as he is a little ramboxious yet, and could have bumped a child over, or got in the way of a tractor. I didnt want anything to happen to anyone or the dog. That could have caused all kinds of hurt feelings on both sides. Its just better to avoid the situation up front.