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#7846 Craig. OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 03:57 AM

I used to love watching the tire guy come to the strip pits and change tires on the big equipment. They made it look so easy and didn't break a sweat.


They sure did!!
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 05:41 AM

When I got all new tire on the HSM Rainmaker, I saw something similar although it wasn't on that scale.

 

It was a team oh Mexicans working at the dealership and the only power equipment they used was the Jack and impact driver.

 

Once they got the tires off it was tire irons and a sledgehammer.  I was impressed at how fast they could change tires on the rims.


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 08:50 PM

My paycheck today for a 2 week period was $200 more than a 4 week paycheck when I dairy farmed! 7 1/2 hrs OT today, then tilled my garden, took a 5 mile RTV ride, went to the Amish grocery, and gave the foo foo dog a good trim. A very good day!
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Posted May 07, 2016 - 11:29 PM

That's great news Daniel
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Posted May 07, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Hey, brudda, lemme hold a dolla.
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Posted May 08, 2016 - 03:26 AM

Glad the paycheck is helping! No pics of the foo foo dog?


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 07:12 AM

This will be my highest paycheck for the season for sure.  Many make more in 80 hours than I did in 135 hours, but I'm happy with it!

  As far as pics of the dog, I'd rather give her a couple days of regrowth before posting a pics of a butcher hair cut!  :smilewink:   No blood loss, not even a knick, but I'm no dog groomer for sure.  But it saved $40 to $50! 

  Been a while since getting to church, so this morning we'll get there, then visit our Mom's at the cemeteries.  We both lost our Moms within 13 months.


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 07:16 AM

Oh heck, here's Cinnamon after my lame trim.  But there was a 2+ gallon pile of what was almost like lamb's wool.  She looks so much better, plus cooler.

 

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 07:44 AM

She looks happier!


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 09:05 AM

She probably feels much better and cooler.  I don't think she looks so bad, maybe not dog show standards but I've seen much much worse.


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 09:35 AM

LOL Hardly recognize her, nice job!
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Posted May 08, 2016 - 10:13 AM

She looks happier!

I don't know, Kenny. I think she looks ready to run at the first site of that guy with the shears.  :D


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Posted May 08, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Give her a day to get used to it and she'll be looking for a blanky!


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 05:10 PM

Due to constant rain, I am off work tomorrow.  At least one other guy is off also.  I'll likely work Thursday, but not sure.  We have most all repair work caught up, and I have the shop in good order, so I understand my being off.  I needed to get some things done anyway, so in the morning I can get my fasting blood drawn, sign some papers at the ASCS office, and if the checkbook looks good, pay off the farm.

  When I left work, it was coming a flood with some small hail.  Just as I got home, larger hail started falling, but got my truck under roof in time.  Some hail was 1&1/2"!  I lost a window down in the old shop's door, but the house only got two screens pulled loose from their frames.  A plastic bucket got obliterated, but the worst was Teresa's flowers, strawberries, and our grapes...likely destroyed for this year.

 

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 Our neighbors who run an orchard business likely have been handed a devastating loss.  I feel so bad for them as they have had a rough time making a living due to mother nature the last several years.


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 05:45 PM

Oh my word! Wow, glad u got in just in time. Guess I should call Mom and see how they faired.

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