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#6226 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2015 - 08:48 PM

How did the Dr appointment go? Did you have a good time at the birthday party?


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Posted August 06, 2015 - 09:27 PM

How did the Dr appointment go? Did you have a good time at the birthday party?

 

Dr said I am doing great.  He also said it would take 12 to 18 months for me to settle out where I'll stay as far as nerve damage regeneration.  He said I'd likely take the full 18 months being I was not that long from my embolisms when surgery was needed.  He said considering what my body has been through that I was doing fantastic.  The snaps I hear/feel in my neck are normal at this point and should slowly go away.  The tough time getting to sleep he recommended me speaking to my family Dr about sleeping aids.  He said melatonin won't get the job done...but it does help some.  I see my family Dr next week for INR check.

  We had a good time celebrating Kaylin's Birthday.  She had to be the 1st to leave, as she has to be at work at 5am.

  I'm bushed and heading to bed very soon.  I sure hope I fall asleep fast.


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 04:02 AM

Glad to hear the good report from the Dr. Hope you sleep well!


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 05:36 AM

 

Dr said I am doing great.  He also said it would take 12 to 18 months for me to settle out where I'll stay as far as nerve damage regeneration.

Some times when a person starts feeling better we tend to forget that some of these surgeries that they are doing now would not have be possible years ago . Just follow the Dr. advise ( ok the best you can lol )  so you don't have a setback


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 08:32 PM

Been a very long day on a road trip.  Due to selling the heifers, my CPA advised me that if there was a piece of equipment I could use, to go ahead & buy it so I'd not pay so much in taxes at year's end.  I've been wanting a Kubota RTV900 for some time now, but couldn't afford.  Now I couldn't afford not to.  My Honda 4 wheeler is very difficult to drive through rough & steep ground on our farm since my neck surgery.  When I hit sharp holes or sometimes even small ones, it pulls the heck out of my shoulder & neck muscles.  The Kubota has power steering, so no problem at all.  I found one 175 miles away at a bargain compared to anything near me.  Only 717 hours on this one & never seen mud as it was owned by a campground to just tour the grounds.  Most at about the same price as what I bought today are beat up quite a bit & have 2,000 or more hours on them and 4 years older.  This one is a 2012 model.  So this one came home with us today.

 

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The power dump bed will make fence work so much easier as it will hold all my stuff without sliding off like it always does no matter how I strap things to the 4 wheeler racks, plus the racks won't hold much.  Much of my fence line is where you can't take a 4WD truck period.  

The drive to fetch this Bota gave me a nasty surprise.....bad leg cramps in my leg where I had the DVT's back in November.  This was the longest drive I've been on since my blood clots, and it was painful to where I had to stop often to walk & stretch my legs.  

  Gas was higher in Indiana, so I thought I could make it back to Ky to fill up, but my last tank of gas seemed to evaporate on I64 and I was out in nowhere land & worried I would run out.  Finally I found a gas station as I approached empty and it was $2.79 a gallon!  I gladly paid it, but I sure didn't fill both tanks.  I put plenty to make the rest of the way into Ky where I filled up at $2.22.

  Glad to be home, but wiped out.  Gonna build a new wagon tongue in the morning, then put a new starter on Teresa's Dad's Kubota G4200 later in the day.

  Oh, and on way to get the RTV, I stopped & paid the guy for the scissor man lift.  Have to get that home next week.


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 08:43 PM

That ought to be handy around the farm. Soon you will be using it everywhere.
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Posted August 07, 2015 - 08:43 PM

More pics of Kubota Please :camera:


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 08:54 PM

More pics of Kubota Please :camera:


I'll get more later. I was too tired when I got home to think of pics. It's not a sport ride at all, as it's built for work. Hydrostatic 3 speed transmission, with top speed of only 25+ mph. I don't need speed at all these days. Bout time to hit the hay....well, past time really.
You can still see the ad with pics HERE.

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

I'll get more later. I was too tired when I got home to think of pics. It's not a sport ride at all, as it's built for work. Hydrostatic 3 speed transmission, with top speed of only 25+ mph. I don't need speed at all these days. Bout time to hit the hay....well, past time really.
You can still see the ad with pics HERE.


That is really sharp! I can easily see the benefits over ATV.
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Posted August 08, 2015 - 01:53 AM

   Only $2.79 a gallon? Count your lucky stars Daniel, we're paying $1.10 a litre, and that's before harvest--- it'll go up by the end of the month just because it can.    :mad2:  :mad2:  :mad2:    :wallbanging:   :firejumper:


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 04:08 AM

Nice score on that, Daniel! Pics show it to be in great condition. Glad you got the lift too!


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 06:07 AM

Only $2.79 a gallon? Count your lucky stars Daniel, we're paying $1.10 a litre, and that's before harvest--- it'll go up by the end of the month just because it can. :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :wallbanging: :firejumper:

Oh I know. It's just that I knew it was cheaper in Ky. Plus this station was a good 20 cents higher than other Indiana stations. They know they are the first gas station for many miles, so they hike the prices.
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Posted August 08, 2015 - 06:35 AM

Cool ride Daniel and excellent tool too.
$2.22???? We are feeling lucky its down to $2.79. Almost $3 a few weeks back
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Posted August 08, 2015 - 07:31 AM

Nice SXS.  My wife's grandmother bought one of those 2 years ago.  Hydraulic PTO front and rear, power dump bed.  They got a real nice snow plow that is hydraulic lift and angle.  Thing pulls like a mule.  Great for farm work. 

 

We used theirs to skid trees up out of the woods, and load the bed up with wood(some homemade side boards) up over the cab and the power dump bed was amazing!

 

You will really like that machine. 


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 10:34 AM

I can see where that Bota will be quite handy around the farm.  I think you will really enjoy it and it will make a lot of jobs easier.


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