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#6496 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2015 - 07:47 PM

Those waste oil furnances are great. The strip mine I worked at in 03 to 04 had one in the shop. We generated tons of waste oil daily. More than that heater could burn running 24/7 in the winter.

Only trouble we had was when contaminated oil was sucked up. Antifreeze was a killer unless you settled out the water first
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Posted September 21, 2015 - 01:53 PM

Errand day in town.  Insurance on the Bota RTV, added more insurance to the shop, and dropped the insurance way down on the milk parlor, just enough to replace with a pole barn if something ever happened.  Paid feed bill, picked up Dad's & Teresa's prescriptions, dropped a form at the tax lady's office, picked up a length of cpvc, got lunch & headed home.

  Moved the Perkins diesel to the old freestall building, and doing smaller chores.

 Oh, and bad news on the bull calf Teresa's Dad gave us.  Pneumonia got worse, then he got some sort of spasm and couldn't straighten his neck.  Head drawn stiff over his back.  It died last night.  Had high hopes for the little fella.  I gave it all the meds that could have saved him, but wasn't meant to be.

  Right now I'm doing the Wild Willie thing by having a cup of afternoon coffee.


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Posted September 21, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Sorry to hear about the Calf.  He would have made a good addition to your heard.


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Posted September 21, 2015 - 06:42 PM

Never easy to lose an animal. Sorry for your bad luck.
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Posted September 21, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Sorry to hear the calf didn't make it! Sounds like you were busy!


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Posted September 21, 2015 - 07:30 PM

Tomorrow I get the pleasure of helping my former bro in law get rid of his couch and bed. His apartment building has bedbugs and we have to wrap and seal in plastic. I'm hauling it straight to the landfill. First when I get to his building I'm spraying my clothes with bug spray. Then when I get home I'll pull in next to the milk parlor where I already placed a change of clothes. I'll toss what I was wearing into the clothes dryer to kill anything that might be on them, taking a hosedown shower, then put on the clothes I left down there before coming to my house. I'll spray inside my truck and not get in it till I spray it again the next day. I'm not taking any chances!
Dad and he are close, so dad volunteered me. I'd likely have helped him anyway. He's handicapped and very little money. His apartment complex is taking care of treatment of his apartment other than disposing of large items.
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Posted September 22, 2015 - 07:48 AM

Sorry about the calf.

We lost 12 baby chicks to a raccoon yesterday.

I shot a raccoon this morning :thumbs:


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 09:55 AM

Them bedbugs r horrible! Feal 4 u there!
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Posted September 22, 2015 - 11:11 AM

His apartment building has bedbugs

 

I'm already itching... yuck!!

 

Sounds like you've got a good plan of attack. Be safe.


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 12:31 PM

Taped my pants legs shut before entering building, then sprayed myself all over with bug killer, the good stuff you can't get just anywhere.  Didn't take long to get the stuff wrapped & loaded, then when I got outside, I sprayed myself down again.  Sprayed in the truck just before getting in, then hit the trail to the landfill.  Came straight home & stripped down in the parlor, and put everything including my leather boots in the clothes dryer, then gave myself a hose shower.  Glad I turned the water heater back on to clean some parts the other day....even gladder I forgot to turn it back off!  Put a fresh change of clothes on, then took the boots out of the dryer, as they kept hanging the dryer drum up.  Gave the boots a heavy spray and left them in the parlor while the clothes & towel finish drying to kill anything that might be there.  I seriously doubt I brought anything with me, but I don't care....it all gets treated as such.I sprayed the truck when I got home, and resprayed when I got cleaned up.  I'll spray it again tomorrow to be double sure!

  Now to eat a can of chipolte chicken chili!  :thumbs:


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Bed bugs are not one of my favorite creatures. Nice of you to lend a helping hand to those in need.  :thumbs:


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Chili was soooo  good!  I forgot to mention just how intense I was to ensure no bugs or eggs could survive.  I even sprayed my cell phone and all in & out of my wallet.  I don't see ANY way anything could have survived all I've done.  


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 02:12 PM

You want 500more gallons of oil for your heater? Just come and get it LOL. I need to call the waste oil company soon.


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 02:49 PM

Just finished mowing.  So dry the grass turned to dust.  Now for my 2nd shower of the day.


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Posted September 23, 2015 - 10:24 AM

LOVE this Kubota RTV!!!  Been cleaning up the fence row trees I cut down a week or 2 ago.  Used chain to pull the bigger ones, and filling the bed high with smaller stuff.  Drag next to a gully wash, unchain & roll big ones in, then back up to the gully, pull the hydraulic lever & dump & go.  Now I'm getting ready to finish bleach rinsing the north side of my house due to the green algae growth.  After it sits an hour or so, I'll pressure wash it off.


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