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#8146 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 05:52 PM

$513.88 later and Dad's AC is back up to snuff.  Main issue was the condenser fan not running full speed.  I replaced that fan just 2 years ago.  Some things last longer these days, while others last no time.....like these fan motors.  He went through everything, so I don't know all he did.  I'll know tomorrow when I pay the bill & get the breakdown.


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Posted July 26, 2016 - 08:09 PM

Been mowing all evening.  Still more to do around old manure pit & silage pits, but will finish it all tomorrow if rain doesn't come.   It's been so hot that I have let mowing go the last few days.  Usually by now everything has stopped growing due to dry weather.  While hot, we've gotten rains often enough that everything keeps growing like crazy.  Good for the field crops though!

 My niece has mowed Dad's yard the last couple times, but it left huge windrows, so a few days ago I drove my John Deere 430 out there and mowed it without a chute and got things looking better.  

  Tomorrow is Dr appointment time for my blood thinner check, and Teresa's appointment to see if she may have to have thoracic surgery for an enlarged thyroid gland.  Sure hope & pray surgery won't be needed, but if needed, she'll certainly get it done.


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Posted July 26, 2016 - 08:31 PM

Agreed, if no surgery is needed, that's the best.


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 09:46 AM

PRAYING for good results for Teresa!!


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 03:59 PM

Both mine & Teresa's Dr appointments today.  All my numbers are great, so no issues except for the aches & pains of getting older, plus all the shots of pain I'm having lately in my calf that had the clots.  That will follow me to the grave.  Teresa's numbers are good, but our Dr wants to send her on to a thoracic surgeon & have him make the call for either keeping an eye on her thyroid, or if she needs surgery now.  Her barium x-ray swallow test showed little to no obstruction.  Our Dr will be making her an appointment with the surgeon and contacting us.

  Rain came just before we got home, so no mowing today.  I picked up 2 good used tires for my trailer, and got 4 new tires put on the Mountaineer.  New shocks coming for the trailer too.  I should be picking up a new addition to the GT stable a week from this Saturday, and my trailer needed some attention.


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 04:47 PM

Good to hear nothing major going on at the moment, Daniel! I hope Teresa can bypass surgery, but if it must go, so be it. I know all about the getting older thing!


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 06:46 PM

Rain didn't last long, so got the mowin machines out.  Got everything mowed, even though a bit damp.  Not home yard today, just barnyard areas, so a perfect cut isn't required.  Good thing I did too, as rain is heading in again, and may rain a lot.  Much of this grass was already12" tall, so sure glad I got it knocked down.


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 07:05 PM

Take care of Theresa. 


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 07:17 PM

Take care of Theresa. 

Will do my friend....will do !!


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Posted July 27, 2016 - 11:21 PM

Good to hear mostly good from the Docs
Hope her meeting has a positive outcome and no need for the knife.
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Posted July 28, 2016 - 05:45 AM

Glad to hear numbers all good for u 2.

Dont leave us in the dark, whats the new addition to the GT line up? or did I miss that thread?
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Posted July 28, 2016 - 06:19 AM

Glad to hear numbers all good for u 2.

Dont leave us in the dark, whats the new addition to the GT line up? or did I miss that thread?

Snapper 1855 not running, rough shape. Happy birthday Craig!
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Posted July 28, 2016 - 06:39 AM

Snapper 1855 not running, rough shape. Happy birthday Craig!

That sounds like a nice addition.

Happy Birthday Craig!


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Posted July 28, 2016 - 03:29 PM

Thanks guys

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Posted July 29, 2016 - 07:23 PM

Filling in for one of the guys at work tomorrow till noon.  I am finding that work outside of the truck is harder on me, as I'm lifting lots more, plus on my feet most of the day.  The last few days my feet have been burning & aching like crazy, plus in the tender truck I had AC most of the day where now it's been so hot & humid.  Today I spent my lunch hour in the shop in front of my fan with my boots off rubbing my feet a lot of the time.  Today was a little of everything, loading customers, unloading supplies from trucks, repaired a few fence chargers, swept floors, and general yard cleanup.  Boss asked me to check out the forklift first thing in the morning as it had a tick while running.  Still love my job even though it's more difficult.  Everything is more difficult since the clots & neck surgery, and I expect it will never get any better.  At least I have a bit more free time now, even though I don't feel like doing much except rest after work.  Part of it is age, then the health stuff, but I am happy to be alive!


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