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#4591 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2014 - 02:56 PM

You guys act like I almost died recently or something!   :rolling:  Geez, I'm the image of fitness.....groan, creak, moan, ouch!  :smilewink:

  Not my idea of a day off, but needed it fixed, especially since Monday I get my jugular vein molested.  Not that bad a repair, but I sure wish I had a powered bead breaker.  Chain looped around the rim, then a hi-lift jack under chain to push the bead back while using a tire slide hammer to get the bead broken.  No fluid in this tractor's rears either, so lots easier.

  Been outside with my nephew, member "baumbaum" the last hour shooting the breeze.  He came down a few days ago to fetch his Ma & Pa for Christmas in Elkhart IN and brought them back today.


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 03:00 PM

How long does it take to clean all that milking stuff up?
And how do you keep it clean? With the bad end facing all that equipment I would not want a cow with a bad gas problem lol.
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Posted December 27, 2014 - 03:03 PM

How long does it take to clean all that milking stuff up?
And how do you keep it clean? With the bad end facing all that equipment I would not want a cow with a bad gas problem lol.

 

Except on Josh's days off, he comes in after I finish milking & cleans up.  I do keep things sprayed down as I milk, and go over all the equipment with water blast when I finish./  Then he comes in & sprays down the floors.  Not bad really.  When he's off, it takes about 15 or 20 minutes to clean up & get the pipeline washer going.


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 03:07 PM

Man, that looks like a lot of work!  Take the rest of the day off.


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 05:20 PM

I believe you DID almost die!! LOL! Glad you had it easy on breaking the tire down.
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 05:01 AM

Haven't been on for a few days, so I'm a little behind on posting. Good to hear you are active and feeling well, Daniel. Hope your surgery goes well on Monday.
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 09:25 AM

Haven't been on for a few days, so I'm a little behind on posting. Good to hear you are active and feeling well, Daniel. Hope your surgery goes well on Monday.

 

Feeling decent, but sure have a lot of pain down my right arm & shoulder.  Started after they took my arthritis meds away.  Makes even simple things painful & difficult.  But I'm still capable....just slower....much slower.  All I've done is milked this morning & I feel like I've worked all day.  I've been off my blood thinner since Thursday evening in prep for the blood filter removal from my artery tomorrow morning.  It likely is messing with me with all this med switcharoo going on.  Sure be glad to awake after surgery tomorrow to find myself still among the living.  I gotta say, them going into my jugular vein makes me very nervous.  I'm sure it will be fine, but I'll feel better when I'm on my way home sipping on a hot mocha from Micky D's!

 

Had to edit.  It's my right arm & shoulder, not the left.  And being right handed, that fact makes it worse.


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 09:41 AM

This cold weather makes it harder to do things, for sure!  That extra curricular activity you did yesterday might have a little influence on today's activities!


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Working in the winter has always made daily chores difficult for sure, then challenging add-ons from life itself keeps things, well, ' interesting ' for a better lack of words.

 

There will always be peaks and valleys Daniel, sometime the hike between the peaks can be a hard go but the view from the next peak is amazing.


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Don't get me wrong, I am SO thankful just to be alive, much less able to work, even slow.  It's just this is the first ever in my life to be afflicted with any major health event.  So it's a HUGE adjustment.  One day at a time!


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:19 AM

I think you are doing great.


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Putting up with constant pain is definitely miserable. I know it's probably just wishful thinking but, I hope they can find some way to treat the arthritis for you. You have sure been through a lot! Very little of your daily chores would ever qualify for the "easy list"!!
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 07:44 PM

Working in the winter has always made daily chores difficult for sure, then challenging add-ons from life itself keeps things, well, ' interesting ' for a better lack of words.

There will always be peaks and valleys Daniel, sometime the hike between the peaks can be a hard go but the view from the next peak is amazing.

Nicely Said!
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Posted December 29, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Don't get me wrong, I am SO thankful just to be alive, much less able to work, even slow.  It's just this is the first ever in my life to be afflicted with any major health event.  So it's a HUGE adjustment.  One day at a time!


I know what you mean, life threatening events can change everything and how look at things. Hang in there and you will be just fine Daniel.
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Posted December 29, 2014 - 05:03 AM

Heading to outpatient surgery.  Talk to you guys later in the day.


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