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Posted December 02, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Glad you aren't tiring as easily. Too bad they can't do something about Arthur!

I think we need to take arthur out and beat him with hammers.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 06:35 PM

Glad you aren't tiring as easily. Too bad they can't do something about Arthur!

 

Pain pills is all Dr will offer for Arthur, so doing without.  Not much sense being without pain if I'm too loopy to amount to anything.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:15 PM

Good to hear your stamina is returning and things are getting done with the lease amount of stress.


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Posted December 04, 2014 - 05:54 PM

Exhausted!  After milking this morning, had to run to town to renew a vehicle registration, pick up brakes & brake hardware for the rear of my truck, then go to Southern States & pick up some feed & 2 bags of wormer pellets.  They were busy, so loaded my 1,000lbs of feed sacks myself.  Then unloaded them & stacked when I got home.  Then I built a roller assembly to bolt under a heavy duty slide in truck toolbox my brother got where he works.  It was built to slide into a pocket in a boom lift truck's utility bed.  Gonna make a good toolbox for the new shop. Caster wheels on all 4 corners.

 Then I worked 3 hours on the truck, mostly just getting the brake hub off.  Turned out the emergency brake engagement arm was stuck tight, not letting the emergency brake completely disengage.  I'll finish it up tomorrow.  

  Then had 3 different delivery trucks drop off packages while working on the truck.  One was a Christmas gift, one was my water pump kit for the Massey 1130, the other clothing items Teresa ordered.  After this, I fed a special load of silage for one large group of heifers that I mixed in the wormer pellets.  Then I fed the other heifers & cows silage. Just got back from the calf barn giving another round of penicillin.  The calves are definitely getting better!   :thumbs:

  Sleep should be instantaneous when my head hits the pillow, or maybe even my recliner!


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Posted December 04, 2014 - 06:24 PM

That's a full day!


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Posted December 04, 2014 - 08:53 PM

sounds like your days are returning to normal.  Just keep an eye on any signs of a problem.


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Posted December 04, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Well, I was right....passed out in my recliner...just woke up.  Going on to bed SOON!  I pushed myself a bit much today, but I'm fine.

  Tomorrow will be busy as well, but hopefully I'll pace myself a bit better.   


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 05:35 AM

You certainly had a busy day yesterday! Glad to hear the calves are getting better. Hope all goes well for you today, Daniel.
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Posted December 05, 2014 - 08:28 AM

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better and calves too!!!

 

Speaking of worming, I need to worm my dog, getting skinny and eating like a horse!


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 09:48 AM

Milked this morning, then went out to check on Dad.  He's still weak as can be....walking poorly.  Got him an appointment with his urologist Wednesday.  Far as looking at him, he looks good, just he hasn't much strength.  Worries me.

  I'm going down to the shop to finish my truck brakes....hopefully.  If it goes well, I may get at least started on the Massey water pump.  Gotta milk tonight & all chores tomorrow, so I don't wanna push myself too hard today.


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Truck brakes must be continued till tomorrow.  I will finish installing the shoes & hardware, but I decided to put on new brake drums. One chipped while removing, and the other one, while tapping loose with a hammer....the welded on balance weight just fell off!   Had quite a bit of wear at the shoe contact area too, so best to replace.  I kinda think good brakes are important! :smilewink:   New drums will be at my parts place in the morning.   Not too bad a price either....$60.10 each.


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 03:03 PM

If'n your gonna 'giddy-up go', you also need the 'Whoa!'.


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 05:32 PM

If'n your gonna 'giddy-up go', you also need the 'Whoa!'.

I feel the same also.


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 06:18 PM

 Yep, good brakes makes for much safer whoa-ing!  These drums were the originals, and this truck stopped many a mighty heavy load, so time to retire the sad pieces of metal.

  Did a goof....broke my water pump seal for the Massey.  Massey dealer has a single one in stock, so they wrote my name on it, and hope to find time to go get it tomorrow before they close at noon.  

  No rest around here at all lately.  Monday is my pulmonologist Dr appointment, Tuesday I need to haul off some cull cows and go look at buying a load of replacements, Wednesday I need to go to my feed company's customer appreciation day for BIG discounts on pour over wormer & more. Dad also has an appointment Wednesday afternoon, but my bro-in-law may be able to take him.  Not sure about Thursday & Friday yet. 


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 06:25 PM

Daniel, It's always been busy around there! Just as long as you are holding up good, that's the main thing. The stress of it all got you big time.


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