Rain yesterday. Today no rain. Then 5 days in a row for rain. I just really hope that this year isn't a wet one like last year. The farmer in me is coming out; I complain when there is too much rain, and complain when there is too little. Oh well. Still a tiny bit of snow left on the ground and the ground is really soft from the frost heaving out of the ground, so I've got a little time to wait until I get out and get started for the year. I took today to run errands and to go ahead and start working on the bad spots on the dump bed of the new truck. The front corners had rotted so I cut out the bad spots and welded in new pieces of steel. I'm getting pretty good at welding and I'm surprised I was able to do these two sections pretty nicely. Luckily I got done right before the sun set and gave the new steel a shot of primer before it.............starts raining tomorrow. I really would like to get the bed sandblasted and painted, but I need to watch what I'm spending money on, so I'm going to clean up the worst sections, use a rust converter on those sections, patch a couple of minor spots, prime over the rust converter, and brush on a coat or two of black tractor/equipment enamel. That will get me by until I can properly sandblast and paint the bed. Unfortunately I cut my metal wrong and had a gap. Luckily I was able to take a sliver of metal and weld it in there and it looks uniform and solid now. The angle cut in the end piece is to let water out of the bracket behind it. The original piece had a tiny angle cut in the corner and it was plugged up by debris, so I'm assuming that's why it rotted out.