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Posted November 08, 2014 - 11:41 AM

That is great news Daniel. Please try to get your mind off the farm so you can concentrate on your health. Sounds like Our Good LORD is toting your burdens for you, now you can rest and get better..


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 12:20 PM

Wow, what a great memory!  Tell Larry we all give him a :thumbs:   That is so cool!


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 12:41 PM

It's great to see family friends neighbors ect pull together to help out each other. We don't see that so much with the way people think today.
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Posted November 08, 2014 - 05:07 PM

Larry is a great guy, and in case you are not aware of it... you are a great guy for him to help!!!

Edited by Bill56, November 08, 2014 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted November 15, 2014 - 05:12 PM

Well, it seems I'm going back to work with a bang....recuperative time is over.  The Cat pay loader is down.  The starter relay fried right through it's terminal end cap and will have to have the starter pulled to access.  And what a pain it is to get this starter out!  Josh needed help with things today, so I've spent the last hour or so working.  The old Hough pay loader wouldn't start a couple weeks ago for Dad, but I never had time to check it out.  I got the little rear steer loader fired up, not without issue, but it's running.  Got the silage fed with it, and morning feeding preloaded.  Then I checked out the Hough loader.  There was an obstruction in the fuel line, but it finally broke free and I got her fired.  I shut it off, as there was gas on the ground, and better to leave it overnight to dissipate.  I have no desire to set this 3 year old shed on fire especially since it has 3 of my best tractors also parked in it.

  So for tomorrow I'll get the Hough out & try to tune her up a bit before taking down to the silage pit.  It has no block heater, so I need to measure a freeze plug so I can get one.

  I figure tomorrow will tire me quite a bit, but I'll get through.  Josh is getting sick now, and Dad is feeling rough.  He's not coming to feed tomorrow morning, so I know he feels bad, real bad.  I'll go take his meds after morning milking & check on him in person.

  I guess "life on the farm" is as normal as it's gonna get.  :(   At least it might snow tomorrow evening.  Cold without snow is just cold, at least snow is somewhat pretty.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Just don't push it too hard! I know things need fixing, but so do you!


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 05:45 PM

I'm tired tonight, and figure I'll be wasted by tomorrow evening.  Gotta get back at it, but yes, I'll watch out for myself.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 05:45 PM

I hate to hear your being thrown right back into the frying pan. Try to go as easy as you can and take lots of breaks tomorrow.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:45 PM

I will send you a cup of double strong coffee. You just pour it on the ground and it does the work for you.

 

 

 

Hang in there buddy.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 10:49 PM

They don't make starter relays / solenoids like they used to . The insulation on the terminals melts too easy and the material on the connections becomes resistive thru corrosion . Maintaining standby generators IS a real PITA at times .

You already have the ability to think about your friends hundreds of miles away Dan . Don't let the close up stuff get to you .
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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Please stay warm and safe Daniel. Don't push yourself, you don't want to end up back in the hospital again.
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 09:34 AM

I got the milking done, and without getting cold.  Temp wise I felt fine.  Arthritis was awful this morning. I hurt so much, it wasn't till I got my first group of cows in the parlor before I realized I forgot to make coffee this morning!  But I made it through milking, and we took Dad his meds.  He's feeling decent this morning.  I've had coffee and breakfast, so I'm on break till around noon.  Gotta get the old IH pay loader ready for work.

  Sure wish I could make a living right away without milking cows.  If I could, I'd ship the cows for sale tomorrow.  But for now, no option exists.  


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Arthur is not very friendly at this time of year! Glad you stayed warm, but you were inside with a bunch of warm girls!


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Glad you made it okay through the milking chores, Daniel. Good to here your Dad was feeling some better too. Hang in there!
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 03:56 PM

Got almost a 2 hour nap before lunch, then been working ever since.  A friend & his stepson came and got 3 sheets of roofing on the new shop before they had to go.  I helped some, but had to go work on the old IH payloader.  Points were needing cleaning & adjusted.  She runs good now, but I need to pick up a freeze plug block heater for it tomorrow.  Gonna hit 14F Tuesday & Wednesday morning.  Then found the loader was low on hydraulic oil, so put some in it and brake fluid was low too.  Gotta pick up several things tomorrow when I go to the Dr checkup.

If I had a dollar for every time I had to climb up something today, I'd have a fist full of cash.  Yes, tired too, but still gotta milk the cows.  I should sleep real good tonight.  Likely get started a bit later tonight milking than usual.....I need a rest first.


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