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Posted January 25, 2014 - 10:13 AM

I'm hungry now darn!  I ate some chocolate doughnuts and milk for breakfast.  Really need some eggs, potatoes sausage and toast..


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 10:32 AM

And like Willie, nothing like a good cup of coffee in the morning!  My doc said it appears caffeine isn't the cause of my palpitations & leans to stress being the major contributor, sooooo......

  After my doc visit, we went to the salvage grocery store & found the "mother load" of my favorite coffee!  

 

 

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So what are you going to drink next week?


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 10:35 AM

So what are you going to drink next week?

 

This is my day of rest & relaxation....don't make me think that far ahead!  :rolling:


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 02:05 PM

Daniel, you've of a lot of poo!

 

As hard as the wind has been coming out of the southwest all night, I'm afraid some of these brown drifts I have in my yard may have some of this poo in them.  :biting_nails:


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 07:18 PM

Decided to go on to Munfordville, eat Chinese (and get Mom & Dad take-out boxes), then go to our favorite Amish grocery.  They have the best bakery ever!  Before the grocery I went to fill up the Jeep, but ran into a BAD problem.  As it got full, gas started pouring from the top of the tank.  Drove slow & easy the rest of the trip to get to Dad's to visit & drop off the Chinese.  Once I got home, I put the rear wheels of the Jeep on blocks, then went to siphon the fuel from the tank.  I already knew I must have slipped the fuel pump unit's seal out of place when I installed it.  Well, NOBODY can siphon fuel from your Jeep Cherokee tank, that's for sure!  Has a little turned down poppet valve inside the tank.  NO WAY even a tiny hose can make it through.  BUT the tank was out of my parts Jeep, so I could see the vent hose was open enough for a small hose.  A 3/8" fuel line slips in ever so tight, so I got 11 gallons siphoned out tonight, then called it a day.  I need to borrow another 5 gallon can to go with my 3 gallon I've yet to fill, then the tank will be almost empty.  No sweat fixing it, but I did sweat a bit when that fuel ran everywhere at the gas station!  Just glad it wasn't Fall with people burning leaves in the ditches!  

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Wow that could have made a hot time in the old town.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Down to the shop in a few minutes to see what I did wrong installing the fuel pump.  I'm betting the seal either got pushed through on the far side, or split.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Fuel leak issue is fixed, and as I suspected, the side hard to see of the pump seal was pushed into the tank.  This time I removed the fill & vent hoses so I could pull the tank out in the open.  All in the right places, and while I had the Jeep raised, I adjusted my emergency brake cables.  Door hinge rollers popped & squeaked, so they got some moly grease as well.   :thumbs:


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Like I said it's always when you fill up the tank...

Glad all is safe and well. My dad's old jeep cj actually had the tank rust through

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 11:53 AM

My tank is poly, so no rusting on this one.   :thumbs:


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:39 PM

I wanted to say thanks to you I had to make a special trip to cracker Barrell last night for eggs potatoes ham bacon sausage sausage gravy fried apples and biscuits.

It was awesome
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Posted January 26, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Evening milking finished, so time to rest up for a couple BUSY days.  Tomorrow we a have feed/supply delivery coming to unload, and if my steel is ready to pick up, I'll make a run to pick that up.  Calf feed to grind, and several other little things before the 2 days of below zero F weather returns.  Tuesday I take Dad for blood work immediately after morning milking, 100 mile round trip, then immediately when I get home, I have 4 cows that need taken to market.  Only one NEEDS to go, but 3 others have played out, so I'll make it a load.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Glad you got the Jeep fixed and didn't loose a lot of gas. Also glad you had a good day off to rest up for the next few days. Do you take the cows to a market or the auction and go you stay to see them sell if it's the auction?



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 08:43 AM

Auction style.  I never stay to watch....always have things to do, plus they bring what they bring anyway.

  Today has been wild. Temps dropped 30 degrees in 3 hours, windy!  Southern States calls & says they'll be here soon....like in an hour, and that was 40 minutes ago.  Then my parlor drain stops up, so I have to rod that out.  Then have to start 3 different pieces of equipment to prepare for the supplies coming.  Now wolfing down oatmeal for breakfast, no time for a sit down good breakfast.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 11:12 AM

Wow, busy morning & wind is making it feel lots colder than the 14F.  Wind chill below zero.  Recapping my morning, I got the cows in from the field, fed silage, milked the cows, ground a load of feed & unloaded into the feeder for the calves, then moved the Cat loader up to the barn to unload supplies from the truck when it arrives, started the MF175 & moved it to gain access to where we'll put the mineral, then got the old Hough wheel loader started so I could move the big poo piles before the below zero weather hits.  Got the one pile pushed into the pit.  The other I may leave, as it's not in the way.  Then the truck came.  Unloaded 20- 125lb molasses supplement tubs, 20 bags of mineral, 10 bags of sodium bicarb, and 90 bags of compressed sawdust.  All I did myself except for unloading the truck, Josh helped me do that.  

  After lunch will be easier.  Modern Welding hasn't finished my steel order, so I pretty much have all my work caught up so all I have to do is feed silage this afternoon.  I really didn't mind being so busy this morning, as it's so cold out, one must keep busy.  My feet are COLD!  Gonna dig up my thick winter socks.  2 pair regular socks aren't cutting it today!


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