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#5326 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2015 - 05:12 PM

Wish I were close enough and young enough to tackle some of those things for you Daniel!


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Wish I were close enough and young enough to tackle some of those things for you Daniel!

 

I know you would if you could, but the thing is Kenny, there is ALWAYS more to do, so even if you lived & worked here 24/7, there would always be things that could be tended to.  That's how it is on farms, but then you already know that.

  But as of 15 minutes ago, there's nothing at all I'm gonna do work wise till Monday morning!   :thumbs:


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:08 PM

Just wanting to ease your load some, Daniel! I know there is always something needing fixed, spent enough time out in Western Kansas to figure that out. If I could, I be there and do something so you didn't have to do it!


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Posted March 29, 2015 - 04:14 PM

My day so far has been a complete success by meeting my goal of "doing nothing"!  My neck, arms, and hands are thanking me for taking it easy too.  I woke up, ate breakfast, then went to watch some TV.....fell asleep.  Slept a couple hours, then Teresa & I went out to eat a late lunch.  Strolled through Peddler's Mall, then came on home.  Sometimes one just needs to relax when they can.  I'm sure I'll find plenty work waiting for me tomorrow.


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Posted March 29, 2015 - 04:25 PM

It's good to hear you getting rest!  Just recline back and enjoy! Maybe find something else boring to watch!


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Posted March 29, 2015 - 04:54 PM

Yes it is good to take a day and just do nothing and just enjoy it and not feel guilty.  Good for you Daniel! :thumbs:


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 02:55 PM

Got the Massey 2745 out to check the fields for wet areas, and the gauge read she was getting hot.  Not losing water, but was afraid I was heading that way.  Drove it home right away & really thought she was on the hot side.  Pulled both new thermostats & they did match the old perfectly.  Put the old ones back in & got the same reading.  Then I remembered my ohm meter has a temp probe.  Held it tight against the thermostat housing(block side of thermostat) with insulated gloves and temp never got over 190F, so either a faulty gauge or sender unit.  All that extra work for nuttin!  :wallbanging:   Bro-in-law Fred has a infared temp gun, so I'm gonna borrow it to test when we're running her tomorrow spreading poo.  Got all the tractors serviced & hooked up ready to go.

 I also got 90 stalls bedded with sawdust today.


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 07:00 PM

The old burned Massey 175 needed to be moved to allow more room to bring in the manure tanks, so after feeding silage, I got the Cat loader & chains, then lifted & moved the carcass up closer to my house.  Then I got my cordless impact & began taking it apart.  Got the old Freeman loader, hood, fuel tank, and back tires off.  The entire trans & diff will end up under the older MF 175 my cousin brought to me.  This rear needs a pto shaft seal & a set of new brake discs, but otherwise was unhurt by the fire.  Of course I'll replace the front trans seal also, but shoot....might be forever before I get to that.  For now I just want to break it down, then put the saved components inside. Other than mowing & other light stuff, this is the first evening I've done real work since my hospital stay.  My energy level usually is depleted by 5 to 6pm.  I'll take this as a good sign.  :thumbs:


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 10:02 PM

You got a lot done and got off early too. Way to go, maybe things will start to improve a little for you. :thumbs:


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Posted March 31, 2015 - 03:23 PM

Hailing poo today.  Got 45 loads out.  1st load, the Massey 2745 that I did NOT put the new water pump on....fuel line stopped up.  Found what looked like a chunk of rubber in the fuel water trap inlet.  Got right back to work & been running remainder of day problem free.  Good weather again tomorrow, so we should get it half emptied, then rain comes in.  At least now there's no danger of rain running the poo over the pit wall.  My hurting neck is tired of holding my fat head upright.  :rolling:

 

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Good deal on getting to poo level down, I know you don't want it to over flow for sure.


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Posted March 31, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Good deal on getting to poo level down, I know you don't want it to over flow for sure.

 

Yep, EPA gets a bit testy when that happens!  


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Posted March 31, 2015 - 03:51 PM

Yep, EPA gets a bit testy when that happens!  

 

And so does the neighbors below you !! :(


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Posted March 31, 2015 - 05:47 PM

  My hurting neck is tired of holding my fat head upright.  :rolling:

 

 

Is that whats causing all your neck problems. Maybe thats whats wrong with mine too. [LOL] I do know that when I used to have to be sitting in the tractor and  watching what was happening behind sure used to make my neck hurt. So if you've hauled out 45 loads that means you've looked behind you a whole lots of times. I installed mirrors to try and keep me from looking back so often.It might be to your benefit to do something like that. I know I like to see whats happening behind and nothing beats looking back, but lots of times a quick look in the mirror was enough and helped , keep my neck from getting really sore. 


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Posted March 31, 2015 - 06:15 PM

Glad some of the poo got spread out! Been doing that here with horse manure. Hope the grass likes it.


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