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#3571 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 02:18 PM

  can I interest you in a Chevy? :poke: :deadhorse: :dancingbanana:

 

 

Nope!  :smilewink:


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 02:23 PM

 Great news about passing the test.  :thumbs:  :thumbs:   Persistence pays off.

 

Thanks, and the persistence with the Jeep will eventually pay off as well.  Sooner or later I'll get it right.  My cousin has been the manager at a major car dealer all his life.  He told me to keep on till I get it right.  He said he only drives older vehicles and it pays.  He speaks of the newer car issues and says older ones have less problems.  Plus he said I can never buy a newer car cheaper than I can fix my older one....which he is right.  I've replaced nearly every sensor/pickup on the engine, plus the coil.  It's either a bad wire/connection, or the computer itself.


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 04:26 PM

Thanks, and the persistence with the Jeep will eventually pay off as well.  Sooner or later I'll get it right.  My cousin has been the manager at a major car dealer all his life.  He told me to keep on till I get it right.  He said he only drives older vehicles and it pays.  He speaks of the newer car issues and says older ones have less problems.  Plus he said I can never buy a newer car cheaper than I can fix my older one....which he is right.  I've replaced nearly every sensor/pickup on the engine, plus the coil.  It's either a bad wire/connection, or the computer itself.

 

Must be a Windows computer that needs to be rebooted! :bigrofl:


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 04:28 PM

Must be a Windows computer that needs to be rebooted! :bigrofl:

 

Oh don't I wish it were that simple!  Maybe if I add more RAM?????  :smilewink:


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 06:41 PM

LOL

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 12:50 PM

Milked this am, then moved calves in the barn weaning 6.  Then did some work on the new garage.  Then an old friend stopped by& I made time to talk for a while.  Then got a call that the new sawdust will arrive today.  Larry left, then I took a whole 5 minutes to down a hot dog, corn, and cole slaw, then right back out the door.  It was supposed to be first part of next week for the load of sawdust, and the area we'll put it is full of stuff still.  Go to crank the MF2745 hooked to the discbine.  Battery is near dead.  New battery, plus has a master cutoff battery switch & still dead!  So get my 40 amp charger/200 amp starter and got her moved.  Then to the little "Big Dipper" loader.  I knew it would have a low battery, but the start booster kicked her right over.  Loaded the 10 bags of mineral off a pallet into my truck.  Ready for the sawdust now.   Came in to chill & have a cup of coffee.  Hope the dust gets here sooner rather than later, but I had to move things just in case he got here fast.  Another crazy day.  

  Mastitis on the milk filter, so got another case of mastitis.  I think it's #5357, but not sure.  We'll find the culprit.  

I need a vacation, but sure as heck won't be getting one.


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Posted July 31, 2014 - 02:10 PM

Getting ready to lift, drill, and bolt the header I-beam over the 16' doorway of the new garage when I saw the load of sawdust coming.  He had a walking floor, and man did that trailer have a LOAD of sawdust in there!  It's gonna take me an hour to get it pushed in the barn, as the way things lay, he couldn't back into the barn, so he had to push it out on the concrete pad.    He said it measured at the mill to hold 95 cubic yards.  $675 a load, and the kiln chips from the place we get the compressed chips wants $1400 a semi load.  This IS dustier, but I can live with it.  Josh can't (asthma), so I'll have to bed the stalls here on out.


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Posted July 31, 2014 - 05:00 PM

Getting ready to lift, drill, and bolt the header I-beam over the 16' doorway of the new garage when I saw the load of sawdust coming.  He had a walking floor, and man did that trailer have a LOAD of sawdust in there!  It's gonna take me an hour to get it pushed in the barn, as the way things lay, he couldn't back into the barn, so he had to push it out on the concrete pad.    He said it measured at the mill to hold 95 cubic yards.  $675 a load, and the kiln chips from the place we get the compressed chips wants $1400 a semi load.  This IS dustier, but I can live with it.  Josh can't (asthma), so I'll have to bed the stalls here on out.


Glad you found a cheaper alternative. BTW, the asthma, can he handle a respirator? We used to use one when bedding if the load was dusty or musty. Felt like Darth Vader but I was able to breathe afterwards.
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Posted July 31, 2014 - 05:46 PM

Oh don't I wish it were that simple!  Maybe if I add more RAM?????  :smilewink:

Well the Jeep is a Chrysler product.....


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Posted July 31, 2014 - 06:04 PM

Well the Jeep is a Chrysler product.....

So you're saying Dodge RAM would work?


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Posted August 01, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Been working on the new shop.  Got the I-beam bolted in over the 16' door.  Gonna continue installing the truss wall plates this afternoon. 

  The concrete groovers are grooving!  


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Posted August 01, 2014 - 03:09 PM

All the truss header plates are installed, so next week we'll be lifting the trusses into place.  Concrete groovers got finished before 3 this afternoon.  They did a super nice job.  Now to milk & hopefully get to rest tonight.


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Posted August 01, 2014 - 08:37 PM

Sounds like you've had a good day working on the shop. Before long you'll be fixing stuff in that new shop. Way to go Daniel !! :thumbs:


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Posted August 02, 2014 - 05:04 AM

Sounds like the the shop is moving along well. I am sure it will make the maintainance a little easier in the new shop. Isn't it amazing how those walking floors work. That would be quite the pile of shavings.


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Posted August 02, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Glad to hear you'll have a new place to do your mending and creating Daniel!


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