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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:48 PM

might check youtube. sometimes you can find bootleg copies on there...



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 08:44 AM

Couldn't find that dairy episode of Dirty Jobs on Youtube.  Oh well, I'll come across it.  Today on the farm will be an easier day.  3 hours milking/feeding this morning, and 3 hours tonight doing the same.  Between the milkings I'm finally making it to my cardiologist to see about all my heart palpitations I've been having the last few months.  


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Scroll down to 81-27

 

 

http://en.wikipedia....y_Jobs_episodes

 

 

dirty jobs.jpg


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:38 PM

Just got back from heart doc a few minutes ago.  He's got me wired up with this "holter" heart recorder.  He couldn't tell me too much until he sees what this thing tells him.  I take the recorder back Monday, and next appointment is next Friday.  He doesn't think there's any heart disease involved though.  He had the EKG the hospital took a few months back, and gave me a new EKG today.  Gonna relax till milking time....I hope!


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 04:47 PM

Well now we will know if your wife still makes your heart skip a beat. Hope the tests are good.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 09:46 PM

Well now we will know if your wife still makes your heart skip a beat. Hope the tests are good.

Oh, she still can!   :thumbs:


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Got to take the heart monitor off an hour ago, and not too soon. Hated the cords tugging on me.  Man did it smart pulling the sticky things off!  They should have shaved a larger area!  Just got off the phone with Dad.  He's doing good, but yancy to get home Monday.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Forgot to post.  When Josh went to scrape the lots & alleys yesterday, he found a cow dead in a stall.  Not hung up in any way, just laying there like resting.  Young 1st calf heifer too, and seemed fit as a fiddle.  This happens now & then without any visible reason.  Likely just dropped dead of heart attack.   Been working on my Jeep some, now time to go milk.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 05:21 PM

My Dad had the holter monitor on.  They found out after it was all done that he needed a pace maker.  Added in the pace maker and he was doing a lot better with it.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Sorry about the cow, Daniel. You just never know what you'll find when you're dealing with livestock. Heart attacks happen with highly productive stock--- seems they put everything they have into producing milk, sometimes to their own detriment.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 11:51 AM

I appreciate my glass of milk greatly after reading this thread!
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 01:15 PM

My Dad had the holter monitor on.  They found out after it was all done that he needed a pace maker.  Added in the pace maker and he was doing a lot better with it.

 

 

I sure hope I never need a pace maker.  I couldn't weld, so things would REALLY fall apart around here!


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 01:16 PM

Went & got some parts for my Jeep, so soon as the shop heater breaks the chill, I'm in the shop all the rest of the afternoon at least.  Putting emergency brake shoes in, then replacing the crank position sensor.  Hoping that stops the stalling.  We shall see.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 02:15 PM

I sure hope I never need a pace maker. I couldn't weld, so things would REALLY fall apart around here!


That's the down fall to those things. The list of stuff you can't do is quite long. Can't weld can't run any power equipment that requires it to be at arms lenght. Dad shocked himself on a coil off a cub and we had to take him to the er.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:47 PM

Put the crank position sensor on, and not nearly as difficult as it was made out to be.   BUT, she fired right up, I drove it out of the garage, then parked & shut off next to my house.  Restarted & she promptly died right out.  Tried again and she died again.  So I took back down to the shop & installed the camshaft position sensor (located in the distributor).  She hasn't died yet, and I drove to town, shut it off, restarted & all is still fine.  It did however buck 3 times on the way to town, but just a millisecond buck with no other problems.  Ran perfect all the way home.  I am still putting some Seafoam additive in the gas & oil, checking all grounds, and other little things, but hoping all is ok now.  $118 spent total so far, so if it is fixed, I did it cheaply.  


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