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Posted March 22, 2014 - 06:28 PM

Hope you get to feeling better UW.



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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Hope you get to feeling better UW.

Thanks. So does my septic tank.

 

 

And IN other news Stephanie found the pin for the tow dolly that disappeared last week. It was under the front seat of the BlueOx. how it got there she has no idea.


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:09 PM

East bound and down....

 

 

 

 

Feeling much better but really tired.

 

I got about 9 hours of sleep before the phone rang. Then I headed to the kitchen.

 

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After I was fueled up I sat and watched it rain for a while. Around noon it let up a bit and then got the truck ready to go pick up WVBuzzmasters purchase. I will let him elaborate on it if he wants to.

 

The little trailer was hidden behind the BlueOx so I had to put the Ox in 4wd and pull the neighbors broken Escort around the house. I almost got stuck at one point. I was barely on the gas at all but as soon as I took my foot off the pedal it dug in and idled around the yard.

 

Then I backed Christine up as close to the little trailer as I could and used a strap to pull it up on the driveway. I almost got stuck just doing that.

 

Once I was free from the mud and hooked up to the truck I headed off to Monroe.

 

About 3 miles in it hit me that I had very little to eat in the past two days. I stopped and grabbed a couple of ginger ales – no reason to take a chance on a relapse of the trots by putting food in my system until I got back home.

 

All was smooth sailing until some people decided to play bumper cars on 485 around Pineville. One I cleared that I made it in no time.

 

With the load on the trailer I headed home.

 

By the time I got home I was ready to eat my thermos. I grabbed some leftover chicken out of the fridge. Even after eating supper so far so good.


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 11:39 PM

I like to eat out as well as the next guy, but there's nothing like home cooked food when your system's out of whack. Lots of times what we think is "the flu" is really a touch of food poisoning. Glad you're feeling better.

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Yup, I bought another one all right, one more for the collection... Of Springfields. So now I am up to one more than before.... Hmmm, what does that make it.... Oh crap, fourteen Lol.

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 09:12 AM

Glad to hear your feeling better Willie. No fun being sick.



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Glad to hear your feeling better Willie. No fun being sick.

I tried taking apple cider vinegar for my arthritis. After a week of it my hands were feeling better but my stomach rebelled. I guess I will just have sore hands.


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Nice sunny day.

 

 

 

After about 4 hours of fitful sleep last night Stephs alarm started going off. She kept hitting snooze. I nearly hit her. Finally she left for her internship and I figured I would get another hour of sleep before Heath woke up. Nope. He woke up about 15 minutes later.

 

 

So while he was getting woke up...

 

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then he got a fresh diaper and a change of clothes. After he was dressed he got a cup of juice and a banana while I tried to pry my eyes open.

 

After we watched two episodes of Top Shop, while Heath drove a race car on my chest, I got a call about a car in Charlotte.

 

The guy had a 2001 Mustang. He liked my price so Heath and I got up and got ready. When I got my wallet I found that Steph had taken money out for gas so now I needed gas money. I rounded up the change we have scrounged out of cars and put it in the Ox along with Heath and my thermos.

 

After unhooking the neighbors Furd Eggskort from the dolly we were off.

 

A stop by the Coinstar machine yielded $64. That got us $40 in gas, a lunchable for Heath, and a biscuit for me.

 

An uneventful drive up I85 and we were there.

 

The little PorterCable compressor came out and aired up 2 tires on the Rustang and we were hooked up and gone.

 

I had a called a buddy about the car before I even went to get it and he was interested. He was.

 

Just as we almost got to his shop Heath fell asleep. I was very careful to not wake him up while unloading it.

 

I made a $200 profit and only had to haul it about 9 miles. Not a bad deal.

 

 

We got home shortly after Steph did. Heath got a good romp around the yard. I am having a snak of the roast pork I missed out on when I was sick.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 06:10 PM

It was a hurry up and accomplish nothing kind of day.

 

 

 

I am not sure what time Heath woke me up today, but Steph was already gone and she had got him out of his crib and put the baby gate up so he couldn't get out of his room.

 

So when he started fussing...

 

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Then we spent some time playing cars and watching Top Shot. At around 12 we loaded up and started to go to Iron Station to get some scrap.

 

I unhooked the tow dolly from the Ox and backed around to the little trailer that still had WVBuzzmaster's tractor on it. The Springfield got pushed off into the yard and I headed out.

 

I had a check I had to cash and at a stop sign about 3 miles from the house I grabbed my phone and looked up Wells Fargo Bank. The closest one was way back in Dallas. So I called the guy and told him it would be tomorrow. I was supposed to get a truck in Dallas and I couldn't see any sense in going to Dallas to Iron Station then back to the house and back to Dallas again at 11 mpg in the BlueOx.

 

So we turned around and I put Heath in bed. I gave him a sippy cup of juice and a piece of cheese and I never heard another word from him.

 

At 4 I woke him up and I swapped the trailer back for the tow dolly and we headed down to cash the check. Then we drove over to BoJangle's and got some seasoned fries and mac and cheese and had a picnic in the truck. I called the guy with the truck several times and never could reach him so after about 30 minutes we came home.

 

Back at home we played cars and watched more Top Shot.

 

Steph's class got canceled due to snow. It is funny, here it was about 50 – 20 miles north it was snowing.

 

So all I accomplished today was cashing a check.


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 06:09 PM

Nice sunshiny day.

 

This morning I woke up and ….

 

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then Heath and I played on line while Steph cleaned the house. I pulled up pictures of animals and he was calling them different names. Bears are cats. Leopards are dogs. Rabbits are kittycats. And Rhinoceros are mommy. His words not mine.

 

 

After he went down for a nap Steph and I went out and got WVBuzzmasters super secret Springfield moved out of the middle of the yard and covered with a tarp.

 

Then we hooked the little trailer up to Christine and I headed out.

 

One of my regulars had some scrap metal and I drove out to Iron Station to get it. It was 2 pallet jacks, a floor jack, and a good sized hunk of aluminum sheet.

 

After I paid him I headed off to Lowe's to check prices on an angle grinder. Just as I was pulling into the parking lot the same guy texted me that he had some other stuff for sale. I told him I would come back up and take a look.

 

After looking at what Lowe's had to offer (not much) I left with out purchasing anything and headed back to his house.

 

I bought a couple of things. Everything works.

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A large fan - will be nice this summer.

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Dock lights

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Scroll saw

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Hammer drill

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Small air compressor

I also got a nice sized box of assorted bolts and hardware.

 

So I handed him another pile of cash and I left for home.

 

Once I got there I found that Steph had been a busy girl. She had mostly cleaned off the big trailer ( I have to take it tomorrow morning to get a load of junk. ) Then she hopped on the Hemorrhoid and cut down a section of briars in the field. It isn't exactly how I would have done it but it seemed to be effective.

 

She also gathered up a pile of scrap metal down there.

 

Then we finished cleaning off the trailer. There was some big stuff she couldn't pick up.

 

More rotted lumber went in the burn barrel. All the Stuff I bought got put away. The BlueOx got hooked up to the big trailer. More stuff got cleaned up and moves around.

 

Then I went over to Grahams to see what needed to be done to fix his shower. He broke the shower head pipe off in the elbow. I think I can get it out if I am careful. If that doesn't work we will have to cut a hole in the wall and fix it.

 

Dinner is baked chicken and macaroni salad.

 


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 07:16 AM

That's a Metabo Hammer drill.  Not a bad piece.  We bought a bunch of Metabo 4" grinders and they outlasted a lot of the other brands.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 08:32 AM

Yeah they make pretty good stuff. Although I haven't used a hammer drill for anything in ages so it may collect some dust for a while. .


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 09:03 AM

I picked up a hammer drill couple years ago @ a garage sail. had a price tag of 50, I said I wasn't paying that much for a drill, so I offered 10 and she took it. A year later I opened it up only then to find out what it was. It was brand new never used. felt bad about that.

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Posted March 27, 2014 - 09:31 AM

Yeah they make pretty good stuff. Although I haven't used a hammer drill for anything in ages so it may collect some dust for a while. .

 

I have a hilti drill from probably the last 70s early 80s that my grandfather bought.  Metal case, metal housing on the drill.   It sits in the corner of the garage on a shelf, and has probably only drilled 50 holes since new, but the darn thing is so useful when you need it! 

 

Similar to that one.

 

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Posted March 27, 2014 - 10:23 AM

I could use everything except the hammer drill. I used my hammer drill again last weekend to fasten the roll up door threshold to the concrete. Nice Score!






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