This task turned out to be more difficult than anybody imagined. The canopy had been off the tractor for a long time, stored away where the fresh, new paint wouldn't get scratched. For some reason, the bolt-holes absolutely would not line up. In fact, the slideshow/video I made of it doesn't show the final success because I wasn't there to watch.
You see, one of Cliff's helpers, my grandson's buddy, had his baby, Kinsey, along:
When she started getting sleepy (the baby, not the girl friend), I took over and sang her to sleep; then I brought her into the house and of course, stayed inside while she slept on the couch.
Cliff is still asleep as I do this entry, so I can't ask him for details; but from what I heard last night, getting that canopy bolted up involved torches and drilling and some damage to paint in certain places (also some graphic language). Another one of my grandson's friends showed up after I came inside, so there were plenty of helpers.
I had the easy job: Watching a sweet baby and cooking hamburgers for all the helpers when they were finished with the impossible job they had to do.
Try to ignore my grandson's T-shirt. Redneck young men will be redneck young men. I asked what the shirt was about. It seems Arick and his girl friend went to some female full-contact game... football?... (shuddering) and that's where they bought the shirt. I was going to remove the photos that actually showed the words, but then I decided against that.
As of right now, the slideshow has a soundtrack. However, Youtube might remove it before long due to copyright laws. "Joy to the World" isn't really how the guys were feeling anyhow, so it's no biggie.