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Posted September 24, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Yesterday I got the driveshaft back in the "Big Dipper" loader I use for sawdusting the stalls.  Then welded the replacement bracket to the axle tube, as the original broke & was worn almost through from a loose bolt.  Put the fender pan under the seat to button up that repair.  This morning I filled all the 90 stalls with sawdust.  Forgot already how much faster it is with this larger bucket.  4 to 5 stalls per bucket compared to 1 1/2 stalls per bucket with my Massey 1655D's loader.  Now if this larger loader would just do it as economically as the Massey!  Did some other small jobs, then did the feeding.  The took Teresa out for some Chinese.  Needed a breather.  Stopped after & picked up some red pumpkins we saw on the way there.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 09:41 PM

Glad to hear you got it back together and didn't make Dad put it back in. Teresa needed to be taken out for all the food work she did last weekend.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 10:15 PM

I would kill for a loader no matter how big the bucket.


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 06:36 AM

Glad the loader is fixed! I'm with Brian, Teresa deserved being taken out. That was some great chili!


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 09:15 AM

Daniel, how are the heart palpatations doing? Totally subsided?


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Daniel, how are the heart palpatations doing? Totally subsided?

 

Not totally gone, and last night the ticker flopped & flipped quite a bit.  But MUCH better than before for sure!  I go back to the doc in 2 months.  He almost put me on a higher dose, and may still have to.


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 10:47 AM

Just bush hogged the calf field and had to finish in the rain.  Got it done, but pretty wet & cold.  Nice dry clothes feel goooood! 


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Not totally gone, and last night the ticker flopped & flipped quite a bit.  But MUCH better than before for sure!  I go back to the doc in 2 months.  He almost put me on a higher dose, and may still have to.

 

Shouldn't you go back sooner?  Seems that 2 months is a long time if you are still having problems.  


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Shouldn't you go back sooner?  Seems that 2 months is a long time if you are still having problems.  

 

Just intermittent, and it didn't last long.  If it hangs around long, I'll go in sooner.  Nothing to make me feel light headed or anything now like before.


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 11:11 AM

Daniel do notice anything like a small adrenaline rush before your heart takes off on you?



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Posted September 25, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Daniel do notice anything like a small adrenaline rush before your heart takes off on you?

 

Never noticed anything like that.  



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Posted September 25, 2013 - 10:27 PM

I finally got mine under control. Took a while to figure the one thing that was happening just before the symptoms set in. It's hard to do because you have to be paying attention all the time. If you can key in on something it will really help the doctors.


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Dan my ex brother in law had to wear a heart monitor for a few weeks before they caught his heart misbehaving. Bad thing was he couldn't get it wet so no monitor for you till the cold weather sets in


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 11:32 PM

 

 

wear a heart monitor

Good suggestion and I've worn them. While they did catch the palpitations the monitor did not in my case anyway show what was triggering them. Both sides of my heart pumps at the same time when this is going on and no blood is moving.

Holy Cow, I just figured out where the brain damage came from. :smilewink:  


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Posted September 26, 2013 - 09:13 AM

Worn the "Holter" I think it's called twice.  They have caught all kinds of bad beats, and all are not the type considered malignant.

  

This morning's milking was a nightmare.  After the first 3 groups, cows started coming in out of their usual places.  One came in last, which she will kick there, so I placed a kicker (hip lock device) on her.  She sloooowly dropped to the parlor floor.  Took the kicker off, but she can't stand up till cows up front are released, so I keep milking those.  Then due to the one down pushing against the next one's back legs....she goes down as well!  Then finally get that mess done with, and have a wild kicker up front....usually she's mid-pack.  Have to let her out & put her back in the holding pen.  Another jams forward, knocking milkers off forward cows.  Couldn't wait to get out of the parlor!  

  Have an overnight meeting tonight, so glad to get 24hrs off, but I'll likely pay for it when I get back.


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