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#5101 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 02:18 PM

Had to use the 9/16 hose due to the wall thickness of the pipe, but got it rigged. I will pick up a length of new rigid copper & some "shark bite" fittings to make the true fix easy. Hope to be able to wait a week or 2 at least. I guess I had to squeeze in & out of that small entry door under the house at least 8 times. I will feel it tomorrow.....heck, I feel it now! Since my clots, strenuous stuff gets to me quicker. But they have water, and that was my goal for the day. I have a Doc appointment tomorrow, so I can pick up what I'll need, plus wiring supplies for the new shop.


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Posted February 22, 2015 - 02:30 PM

When I was a teen my dad owned an alarm company. Since I was the youngest - and thinnest - employee I got the job of going under ever house. I was 6'3" and 145 pounds. There wasn't much I couldn't squeeze into and out of to install wiring. Now I am 280 pounds. I fit as well as I used to. And rocks are harder. Floor joist are more unforgiving. Mud is muddier. I generally try to avoid it all together. I have Heath and Jared to stick in those situations now.


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Posted February 22, 2015 - 02:31 PM

Glad you got it tempted together! I hate water leaks under a house! And cold weather just makes it worse under there!


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 12:59 AM

When I was a teen my dad owned an alarm company. Since I was the youngest - and thinnest - employee I got the job of going under ever house. I was 6'3" and 145 pounds. There wasn't much I couldn't squeeze into and out of to install wiring. Now I am 280 pounds. I fit as well as I used to. And rocks are harder. Floor joist are more unforgiving. Mud is muddier. I generally try to avoid it all together. I have Heath and Jared to stick in those situations now.

           I know what you mean Willie,I was the small one in our family; the one who got to crawl under the trailer to check the plumbing, the furnace pipes, fish the puppy out of the septic tank hole when he fell in, feed the furnace fuel line up through the floor, crawl up the back end of the combine to clean out and repair the straw walkers etc. etc. Then the boys got to be old/big enough to take over. That worked until they got to be around twelve or thirteen--- then I was the small one again. Sometimes you just can't win, lol.


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 08:26 AM

Today started bad. Frozen melt had areas of the lot so slick cows were going down everywhere. Had to spread sand for traction. Behind on milking, but cows ok. I just don't know how long I can keep up this pace. Issues with parent's health on both sides and my own....burning out it seems. Maybe I'll rebound.
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Posted February 23, 2015 - 08:36 AM

Sounds like this really rough patch of weather is making life even harder. Hang on, spring is coming (I swear it always does!)


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 08:42 AM

Warmer weather would help a lot. Hope things turn around soon!


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 01:50 PM

Spring is coming....hopefully sooner than later.


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 01:56 PM

If you can get thru this week, I think the weather is going to get better. Hang in there my Friend.
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Posted February 23, 2015 - 02:00 PM

I saw geese flying north  the other day so I would think that would indicate spring is on it's way but with our forecast this week I don't think you can prove that it's on it's way. :boo_hoo:


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 04:04 PM

Been a long day.  Had Dr appointment that went fine.  Blood thinner #'s are great.  Then went to Lowes for wiring supplies.  Went without a list.....you know how that went.  But I didn't forget too much, so I'll pick more up later.  I have enough to keep BaumBaum busy this weekend.  While out I get a call from SUDIA, our dairy organization where I served as Director for 7 years & bowed out because election night I was in the hospital with my lung clots.  Well, I forgot that I am still director until the newly elected are seated, which is tomorrow.  So a fast changing of plans, because I'll be at the meeting in the morning.  I have to milk first, then hit the road to Bowling Green, which luckily is pretty close.  I have a  finance committee meeting first thing at 11am my time. Never a dull moment.  But many of these people I won't get many opportunities to see again, so it will be nice to see them one more time.


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 04:12 PM

I hope the roads are decent for the trip!


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 05:33 PM

I hope the roads are decent for the trip!

 

Roads are fine, now the traffic is what remains to be seen.  I65 can be a beast.


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 06:38 PM

WooHoo....Fred (Meangreen) and his wife Denise just dropped off a whole dish of "Oreo Lasagna".  Chocolate/creamy and infused/sprinkled with Oreo bits.  I think this is my reward for opening the road from snow and got Fred through.  I like this!

 

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 07:14 PM

Now that looks plumb yummy! I'd say you got good payment there! I want the recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!


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