With summer traffic now in full force through our little town it was time to do a little repair work on the automatic front gates and get them functioning once again. One of the hinges had seized over the winter and welding on a new one had been long on my to-do list. I pulled out the welder and tools tonight and in a couple hours had things repair and functioning perfectly once more. When the gates are left open we get a lot of traffic down the driveway, with the largest portion being people who are merely curious and just looking. Closed gates discourage the lookie-loos and the 'by-appointment' sign encourages the more serious to make an appointment.