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Posted February 09, 2014 - 10:44 AM

He will never learn if you do it for him.  He is going to make mistakes just as you and I have done but hopefully he will learn from it.  Plus if he learns how to handle some of these problems that make it easier on you just as you made it easier on your Dad.  Speaking of Dad how is he doing? 


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:15 AM

 Speaking of Dad how is he doing? 

 

Fair is how I'd describe it.  He's not gaining strength, but not losing any ground either.  His short term memory has regressed again, but his urinary tract infection is back, and the docs say that will mess with his memory.  It's been a tough time, and more of the same to come it would seem.  It's sure not helping the rest of us feel good mentally either.  We're just doing the best we can as we go.  His next Dr appointment is on the 18th, I have 2 cysts taken off my eyelid 2 days later, then the next day I have a heart doc follow-up.  Busy that week.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Glad Josh got that fixed. Just one more thing you don't have to deal with.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:27 AM

I know it is easier and faster to just do it yoruself, but he would never learn that way. Glad he got it handled.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Well the good news is he isn't losing, the not so good news is he isn't gaining ground either.  Hopefully in time he will be able to turn that corner.  I does sound like you have a busy week ahead, plus the normal things. 

 

Good luck with the cyst's.  I'm a big baby when it comes to any thing or anyone messing with my eyes.



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:32 AM

I know it is easier and faster to just do it yoruself, but he would never learn that way. Glad he got it handled.

 

 

Yes, almost always faster doing things myself, but myself is stretched a bit far these days, so more MUST be delegated Josh's way.  He'll do fine once he gains more confidence doing things he normally doesn't.  Heck, Josh is 33 years old, so it's past time anyway, but not his fault...it's mine.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:35 AM

 Good luck with the cyst's.  I'm a big baby when it comes to any thing or anyone messing with my eyes.

 

I'm looking forward to it actually.  May not be fun, but this one cyst is aggravating me.  I've had my eyeballs dug into for steel a couple times, hot rust off a muffler dug out once, and welder flash a couple times.  I'm not worried about this at all, besides, it's not actually my eye this time.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Been down in the shop a little while today.  Loaded my 1655's loader bucket with things I am moving to store elsewhere.  Need all the room down here we can get, so stuff has to go.  Not that much stuff really, but it clutters up the place & has no need to be here anyway.  A work shop should be just that....for repairs, not to store things you may or may not need in years, or at least months.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:49 AM

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Gonna go set my milkers up for evening milking, and maybe load my silage now as well.  Josh & Teri are giving Case his Birthday bash at Mr Gatti's Pizza this afternoon, so I need to get a head start on chores so things won't be late for the cows.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:18 PM

MR Gattis is still in business. I haven't seen one in 20 years.



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Posted February 10, 2014 - 04:24 PM

MR Gattis is still in business. I haven't seen one in 20 years.

 

This one is HUGE!  The old one was torn down a few years ago.  This one has more floor space than a basketball court, out of bounds areas included.  Has at least 2 rooms for birthday parties, then a very large video game/pinball area, besides the large eat-in area.  This one is 25 miles north of me, and there is a normal size Mr Gatti's 20 miles south of me.  Alive & well up here, as well as Famous Recipe Fried Chicken joints.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 04:31 PM

Very busy here today.  Hauled several buckets of stuff in my 1655's FEl bucket up top the old milk parlor to store out of the way.  Reorganized the steel on the racks once I got the "stuff" out of the way.  Then used the FEL to place a few molasses lick tubs for the heifers.  Next I fed out several rolls of hay, getting the MF362 stuck in deep mud when the ice broke through.  Managed to get it out without a pull though.  Then hooked the 362 to the grinder & ground a load of feed for the junior heifers.  But when finished, the 362 wouldn't back the grinder back up into the shed due to ice.  So got the Cat loader & scraped off most of the ice & shook out a layer of gravel.  Grinder back in now.  Fed silage to heifers & cows, then loaded up morning silage.  Calling it a day.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 07:24 PM

Yep, a busy one, you got a lot done today regardless of the weather.

What brand/type is your grinder, tub type for ensilage ?


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Yep, a busy one, you got a lot done today regardless of the weather.

What brand/type is your grinder, tub type for ensilage ?

New Holland grain grinder.  The pic I pulled off the net, but same as ours.

 

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This is the same as our silage mixer wagon, but ours doesn't have the fenders.

 

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