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#2656 Craig. OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Wow, sounds like an eventful trip. Glad you got back in one piece.

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Posted January 29, 2015 - 08:01 PM

Someone had a bad day.

 

This morning we were awakened to the sound of tinkling glass. Steph made a mad dash for the kitchen and found Heath emptying the glass cabinet. He had not broken anything. I staggered in to the kitchen about 3 minutes later and found my coffee pot balanced between the two sinks full of water. The coffee filter had been emptied - into the sink - and there was a large tumbler where the pot belongs. 4 coffee cups were on top of the pot. I swear we are going to have to start chaining that kid down at night.

 

 

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As I was sitting here trying to drink a cup of coffee fire trucks started flying past. I found the police scanner website and they were saying something about sending hazmat because it was leaking. I wondered what it was so I got dressed to go see. As I was walking out to the truck a septic tank truck came past at a high rate of speed which I thought was odd,

 

When I got down to the really bad curve (where the gal rolled a car not too long ago)  I found several fire trucks and ambulances and this

 

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A pooper truck going too fast lost control and rolled. It was leaking poop in the creek.

 

The driver was not injured. I left to get out of the way. No police were there to direct traffic.

 

I came back and the phone started to ring. The neighbors saw me head out and wanted to know what happened.

 

When heath went down for a nap I went out and got started working. Steph left for class.

 

I started to take a transmission apart and found that I did not have the right tool to get it apart. I tossed it on the ground and decided it would go to the scrap yard instead of the smelter. I got a couple of other things ready to go and came in when my hands were hurting too bad.

 

 A hot shower felt wonderful.

 

Today is Steph's birthday and I have purposely not said anything to her about it. As far as she knows I forgot it. When Heath woke up from his nap we went and got her present. If it wasn't here she couldn't find it like she always does.

 

Heath and I had bean burritos and potato chips for dinner.


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 08:21 PM

:happy_birthday:  :happy_birthday:  :happy_birthday: Happy Birthday STEPH :happy_birthday:  :happy_birthday: :happy_birthday:  



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Posted January 29, 2015 - 08:25 PM

:happy_birthday:  :happy_birthday:  :happy_birthday: Happy Birthday STEPH :happy_birthday:  :happy_birthday: :happy_birthday:  

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Posted January 29, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Yeppers...Happy Birthday Steph!  :happybday:



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Posted January 29, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Happy Birthday Steph, hope you had a GREAT day !! :happybday:



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Posted January 29, 2015 - 11:24 PM

She said she walked into class and everyone stood up and sang happy birthday to her and they had cupcakes.


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 11:38 PM

She said she walked into class and everyone stood up and sang happy birthday to her and they had cupcakes.

 

And what will happen to you if she thinks you forgot while they remembered?

 

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Posted January 30, 2015 - 12:00 AM

But I did not forget


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Took some frustrations out today.

 

 

Last night we tried a new method of keeping Heath in his bedroom when he wakes up before us. It seemed to work. Last baby gate we had he destroyed. If this barricade fails I am going to nail his door shut at night.

 

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I really didn't have a lot of stuff planned for today. I sent the aluminum guy a text this morning and just kind of hung out waiting for him to call back.

 

When Heath went down for a nap Steph left to do some shopping. And, of course, the aluminum guy called. We set up a meet for tomorrow morning.

 

I decided to go take another crack at the transmission. With a sledgehammer. IT was moderately successful, but fun. I now have many chunks of aluminum off it.

 

The rubber handle came off the sledge and I went in the shop to get some JB weld. I tripped over a 14HP Briggs with a huge hole in the side of it. While the handle cured I took it apart. Then I found a 12 hp that was seized. It took a bit longer to disassemble.

 

When I ran out of stuff to destroy I set the burn barrel on fire and came in. Don't worry I can see the barrel from my desk. The ground os so wet there is no danger of wildfire even if someone dropped napalm.

 

As I was getting Heath up from his nap Steph came home.

 

She make tacos for dinner. I am stuffed.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 07:20 PM

Frustrating.

 

 

Last night about 11 I was trying to get the computer to do some stuff online while I was asleep. The internet crashed. It would not come back on. I called AT&T customer service and they couldn't do anything so they made an appointment for a tech to come out this morning. I told them to have him call me 30 minutes before he got here.

 

 

The phone rang at 8 and I hastily got dressed and made coffee.

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As I was drinking my first cup the repair guy arrived.

 

The internet was working perfect. HE said they would put a tracer on the line to see why it is going out at night.

 

While I was dealing with him Steph went out and loaded the aluminum on Christine. When I went out I found yet another broken mower engine that did not get taken apart. I swear they are breeding.

 

I ran up and dropped the aluminum off at 10 and then came home.

 

 

I was so droopy that my coffee wasn't even helping. I told Steph to give me 30 minutes to lay down and then come get me. IT made a world of difference.

 

Then we loaded up at 12 and headed south.

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We got to Greeneville, SC and looked at the power sliding doors on a friends Furd Windstar. It will either need a new and rather expensive motor, or she will just have to learn to live with having to push it closed all the way.

 

 

We left her house and battled our way through traffic to Genghis Grill. We got there around 4.

 

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After we were all stuffed we headed home.

 

Heath fell asleep.

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We got home about 615 and the internet is still working so that is good.

 

Lots of driving today.

 

 

 


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 07:28 PM

Heath looks comfy!


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 07:30 PM

You taking Melatonin every night?  Still helping?  I take it EVERY night regardless of if I'm already sleepy.  Breeding engines huh?  That would be so cool!  Especially if you could get diesels to start doing that!  :smilewink:


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:12 PM

Daniel like everything else it is starting to loose efficacy. For the first few nights it would knock me out, now it takes a couple hours.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:25 PM

Ten minutes or so after I take it, it starts it's work.  Still working fine after a month or so of everyday use.  Was hoping it would do the same for you.


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