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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:21 PM

Ground a load of calf feed today, and a little piddly stuff, but mostly took it easy.  Been a good day.  When I take it easy, these meds make me feel kinda loopy, but not when I stay busy.  Was good having an easy enough day.  Tomorrow morning church, then my Mom's side family reunion.  Another laid back day, but will be tiring.


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:46 PM

Oh, and tv, internet, and land phone all working again.
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Posted June 07, 2015 - 08:47 AM

WooHoo.....seat time on Hogzilla!  Teresa found the local nursery almost bare, but picked up 3 Bell pepper plants, and 4 watermelon sets.  I usually use watermelon seeds, but this gives us a bit of a jump so we won't be trying to eat watermelon in frosty weather.  So I tilled a spot with room for a few more plants she'll pick up if she can find them.  Loved to be tilling, even if just a little bit.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 12:08 PM

That looks like fun!! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and got to play a bit.
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Posted June 07, 2015 - 12:31 PM

Good to see you up and about doing stuff you like to do.  :thumbs:


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 01:00 PM

Judging from that grin, you were having a blast! Glad you got the seat time!


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Good to see you out in the sunshine. 


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 03:33 PM

I did enjoy tilling immensely!  But afterward I attempted to swap out the guts to a frost proof ground hydrant that Dad had broken the top casting with the loader.  Got a spare older hydrant apart, then after all that work heating parts to come loose clean & safe, I find that Dad had also bent the bad hydrant down in the ground, then pushed it back up straight, leaving an awful kink bend to where I can't repair it.  That wore me out, so showered to get ready for the reunion.  Had a great time, but tired.  Hot out, so no tinkering now.


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Posted June 08, 2015 - 02:03 AM

You're getting along great, Daniel!! Thank you for sharing the tiller photos.
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Posted June 08, 2015 - 06:11 AM

I see you got some storms headed in there today stay dry and have fun

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Posted June 08, 2015 - 06:44 AM

Not feeling as well starting late yesterday. My balance has been off and hurt at the top of my shoulders.  My daughter Kaylin came by yesterday so I could add some R134A to her car's AC and while I was stooped down I lost my balance & rolled like a ball on the shop floor.  Walking is best when I'm close to walls so I can check myself when needed.  My neck though feels just fine.  If a good day's rest doesn't help, then I'm getting back to my Dr's office.  Not sure if my surgeon has left for Honduras yet or not.  Let it rain, as I don't feel like or want to do anything today at this point anyway.


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Posted June 08, 2015 - 07:23 AM

I left Hogzilla parked outside all night!!!  Had to get her in before rains arrive, so got that done.  Then walked with Teresa to feed the last remaining 3 young calves in the barn.  Did feel good to walk, but with rain coming, guess that will be the walk of the day.  Got all doors closed and back inside now.  I think Saturday's feed grinding is what has me hurting.  I put the grinder on a different tractor so the grinder's pto shaft had to extend further to reach the tractor's pto shaft.  It took me several minutes, and ultimately a pry bar to get that shaft to extend, and I was flat worn out from it.    Likely I did a little damage, so fuss at me....I've earned it!

 I've never liked moly grease for this very reason...dries up faster & shafts won't slide.   Soon as I'm healed I'm taking at least a whole day with a half bucket of diesel & a parts brush, pulling all pto shafts apart & washing off the thick dry grease & lubing with a lighter plain grease so they slide easier.  I'll attach a rag to the end of #9 wire to wash out the female drive shaft halves.  I have 2 or 3 implements needing this badly.

  Still not raining, so may go for another walk! 


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Posted June 08, 2015 - 08:52 AM

Teresa helped me get Kaylin's push mower to the shop and lifted on top of a pair of saw horses. May put her carb back together and running later today. Have a funeral visitation to attend this evening.
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Posted June 08, 2015 - 12:03 PM

Lifted a push mower up on sawhorses? Even with Teresa's help that's over your poundage limit--- I'll rag on you for that, Daniel. Baaad boy!!!


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Posted June 08, 2015 - 07:34 PM

Yes, I've been a bad boy, but please be easy with the paddle....it'll hurt!   Paid my respects at the funeral home, which is never easy to do.  Got home & ate a nice supper, then vacuumed out the remaining Sudex seed from the seed drill.  Then checked all the fuses to see why the AC quit in one of the Massey 2745's.  All fuses looked ok.  Then I finally identified which actually fed the AC blower fan.  I pulled what looked to be a good fuse, but the end cap fell off where it was soldered.  Put in a 20 amp breaker instead of a fuse & back in business.  We'll start cutting excess pasture for hay tomorrow after I park the seeder back out at Dad's.  I will try cutting what I can, as some is steep ground and I'd rather not have Dad on those hills anymore.  Preventing that will be harder than cutting it all myself!

  Josh gets home late tomorrow, so Wednesday help will arrive.  Likely will still be more yet to cut.


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