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#211 HowardsMF155 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Sorry to hear about your sleepless night.  If I've lain there in the bed for an hour and can't get to sleep I'll get up and do something else for an hour rather than lying there.  Then I'll try going back to bed, usually that will do the trick.

 

As for Heath, as one father to another, man I'm sorry!  I remember when my first was about 6 months old, he began overloading his diaper.  Can't begin to describe how much fun it was to go to lift him out of his car seat and find a nice brown soup all the way up his back.



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Posted January 23, 2013 - 08:43 PM

Usually I get up but my back was bothering me. I watched movies on my phone for a while but mostly I listened to snoring.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 12:20 AM

Long day for the hat today.

 

 

Last night we all got some much needed sleep. So we all woke up in a much better mood.

 

After my morning routine my hat crawled onto my head and I went out into the sunny, albeit windy and a mite chilly, outdoors.

 

I still had not gotten the BlackBeastie (friends Bonneville) to mess up on me yet so I started out to see if it would fail.

 

At lunch time I swung through the drive-thru at KFC and got lunch. While I was sitting there a pole in an empty lot caught my attention. I wasn't sure why.

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Then it moved and I saw it.

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I was hoping to get closer but he flew off before my lunch came out the window.

 

 

After about 90 miles down back roads and all over ( I was kind of enjoying it) I pulled in a Harris Teeter parking lot, because the boss had ordered me to bring home hamburger buns.

 

Before going in I let the car sit and idle for a while. About 30 minutes I guess while I played on my phone – I wasn't paying for the gas. I got to thinking that she told me it messed up after she put gas in it. Since the first thing I did when I got it home on the trailer was to put 5 gallons of gas in it because it was on empty and I didn't know if it would get to the gas station or not. Then I put $30 in it. It made me think that I may have masked the problem, or at least diluted it.

 

A quick run to the parts house to grab a fuel filter and some injector cleaner and I went home.

 

When I pulled off the filter this is what I found.

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It was sandy. If it misbehaves again I will have to drop the tank.

 

So I sat out in my shop for a while taking apart some stuff when my phone ran.

 

My buddy – Buddy – who owns the BlackBeastie called and said he had a pine tree down in his dog pen and asked if he could borrow my chainsaw. Since Buddy is not to be trusted with power equpiment I wold him that I would come down.

 

I loaded up my chainsaw, gas can, and halogen lights ( it was getting dark) and went on down.

 

What he had was a mess. A 50 foot tall pine had come down into his monster pecan tree and then fell over on the dog pen. Fortunately the dog was unharmed. The more I looked at it the less I liked it. The way it is hung it would be dangerous in the daylight and downright death defying in the dark.

 

We made arrangements for alternative lodgings for the dog and plans to come back tomorrow morning.

 

Now I am at home eatting barbecued rabbit sammiches and watching The Empire Strikes Back.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 05:38 AM

Yuck! If that's coming through the fuel pump then the screen in the tank must be gone. Not good!



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:24 AM

My idea exactly Kenny. I am positive that the tank will have to be dropped at some point, but I am hoping it runs till spring. My wounded joints don't like working out in the cold.


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:30 AM

Lets hope it's near empty when that time comes!



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:22 AM

But did you taste it to see exactly what it is?   :bigrofl:   Looks like the source of the problem is solved!



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 10:18 AM

But did you taste it to see exactly what it is?   :bigrofl:   Looks like the source of the problem is solved!

I know it burned when I tossed a match on the puddle.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Since it appears that my day has ended before it started good.

 

This morning my alarm went off at 630. I hit snooze and never heard it again. Woke up at 730 ( which is when I was supposed to pick up my helper) and got a running start.

 

Quickly dressed while Steph made a pot of coffee. Then hat and all went out the door to get in her truck.

 

I thought it was raining lightly until I hit the wipers and realized it was frozen. So I called my helper and told him no go on today then called Buddy. He said the other guy was there already and said he had cut trees in the snow before. I told him I wasn’t that stupid and not to start my chainsaw. (I left it in his shed). No matter how cool and macho it sounds it is a stupid idea.

 

 

 

So I am sitting with a pot of coffee.

 

Did take some better pics of the plow.

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 11:29 AM

You do have a big chunk of the point gone. Brinly wants $93 for the share



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 11:31 AM

That be a 10" plow Willie.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 01:21 PM

Umm, we cut wood in the snow all the time. It'll be fine.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 01:37 PM

Umm, we cut wood in the snow all the time. It'll be fine.

Cutting a tree in the snow is one thing. Cutting one that is dangling from another tree in a very dangerous position is another. SInce the pecan will have to be climbed to go up on a ladder and then the branches holding the pine up cut there is really no safe way to to it on a sheet of ice.

 

 

And I got the worlds coolest pen in the mail yesterday with the new bulb for my Sure-fire flashlight. \

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 03:08 PM

that is a cool looking pen, it sucks about you having the freezing rain down there from looking at the weather up here i guess its gonna be in the 40'san rain on mon&tues then back to the low 30's on wed. so ill probly have some of that nasty weather next.



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 06:20 AM

I just read through this whole thread. This is some entertaining stuff Will thanks for sharing.






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