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#3931 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted September 12, 2014 - 07:17 AM

Daniel

hang in there...we are all pullin for ya.

I can't say it much better that that!



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Posted September 12, 2014 - 07:44 AM

I'm beginning to get on my own nerves.  I need to stop talking about things & just take care of them.  It's natural to vent, but I've done enough.  

Going to chop the last few loads of silage in a little while, then start putting the plastic cover on.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 08:41 AM

It's good to unload and get it off your chest. We are here for you.

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Posted September 12, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Stress sure is pulling me down.  Been no break from it for a long time now.  Not sure if it will ever end.  GT's don't even help much anymore, as I don't have time for them.  You guys however DO help....thanks!

 

 

I feel your pain. I have so much crap go wrong with vehicles, house, etc lately, like you, GT's don't even help me. I know it would probably help, but I have no gumption to even try to make it to plow day now after a set back last night...probably more money to get Tahoe going.

 

Just have to take every day as is and move on I guess, keep "chipping away at the wood pile"


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 09:08 AM

Talking and venting helps makes me feel better.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 10:31 AM

You should have heard me venting while working on the Jeep last night.......or maybe it's better you didn't!  :rolling:


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 10:33 AM

My parlor supply & service guy returned a call to my text about the vacuum pump.  He's gonna bring me a temp pump, then look to see what happened to the other.  He said he'd make things right, and I think he will.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 01:00 PM

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT------------- Silage 2014 is DONE!   We still have to cover it this afternoon, but the chopper is parked.  Had to run in to post!


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 01:09 PM

WOO HOO !!! You survived another Silage season. :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

 

Congrats Daniel.. :thumbs:


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 01:10 PM

Congrats! Now if the cover doesn't become a kite, you'll be finished!


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 03:00 PM

Congrats! Now if the cover doesn't become a kite, you'll be finished!

 

Breezy, but non issue.  Need many more tires tossed on, but can be done later.  The main thing left is we were about 30' short of plastic, so gotta buy another whole 100' roll at $185.  Oh well, we'll have extra this way.  I used more than I thought off the one roll using it as a moisture barrier under the shop floor concrete.  Tossing those tires wore me out, but time for a cup of coffee before milking, so I'll make it.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 03:05 PM

I just got my analysis back on our silage.  Feed man took a sample when we first started chopping.  Great test, and at 9.7% protein, it's the highest protein test we've ever had!  Should save us on protein supplements.


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Working on the Jeep this morning.  Got the new harmonic balancer & all the rest of the parts back on & ready to go.  Thinking I'd go ahead & replace the throttle position sensor, ignition coil, and air temp sensor to try to get rid of the dying/stalling when cold, I put go to put them on.  The TPI looks different, but bolts up & fits my plug.  I take it down the road, and there's no passing gear, plus it's idling a bit high, even after a period of idling for things to recalibrate.  I gave up & put the old TPI back on & passing gear returns.  Then she died on me.  So I go to put the new ignition coil on.  Bolt holes too small, but is the correct coil otherwise.  I drill out the holes, more or less slight reaming, and no fire.  Junk brand new coil also!  :wallbanging:  :mad2:   Put old coil back on & she fires right up.

  I need to put a fuel pressure gauge on it, as I suspect the new pump I put on last fall is going south.  When I put it in, this dying issue went away, but has returned now.  I wish I could just go buy another vehicle.


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 03:09 PM

Glad you finished chopping and silage tested good. That's great news!!
Good luck with your Jeep repairs. I know what ya mean about wishing for a different vehicle... Would be nice to do that instead of fixing, fixing, fixing!

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 03:15 PM

Forgot to mention, while working on the Jeep with it halfway into the shop door.  You know how every time I do something, seems some stupid bad luck cloud looms over??  Well, Teresa was there & when the air compressor kicked on, she said "there's sparks falling from the wires out here".  Sure enough hot sparks are landing on top of the jeep.  One of the power wires was burnt in-two, and was arcing, dropping shards of hot melted wire.  No damage to the Jeep, but just another thing to fix before I get done fixing what I am working on.  Just patched the connection.


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