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Posted May 26, 2015 - 04:29 PM

Bet that I know of ONE Ford that he would be happy to own  :D :D :D


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Posted May 26, 2015 - 05:44 PM

I always read Willie's stuff.  May 24th's post was especially delightful being he seems so horribly against anything to do with FORD, but he has an awesome FORD pull the dead Chevy from the tree.   :rolling:  :poke:

Even Superman has Kryptonite. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not so sure I won the fight with that tree. 

 

 

I woke up this morning and I think the tree had come inside and beat me in my sleep. All of me is sore. 

 

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So I did nothing, but drink coffee.

 

I did go outside and sit with my feet in the kiddy pool for a while. 

 

Tomorrow I go see the doc about my hand.


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Posted May 26, 2015 - 10:07 PM

I always read Willie's stuff.  May 24th's post was especially delightful being he seems so horribly against anything to do with FORD, but he has an awesome FORD pull the dead Chevy from the tree.   :rolling:  :poke:

 

Note the distinct lack of pictures when a ford rescues a Chevy around Willie  :smilewink:


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 12:56 AM

As many curds as they that truck has towed it is about time one returned the favor.
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 01:33 AM

Say what??? ^ See, I do so (try)to read this thread, lol.
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Stupid autocorrect and late night posts Furd not curd
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Stupid autocorrect and late night posts Furd not curd


And here, I thought you were just trying to be cheesy...








:wallbanging: Thank you, Thank you.... I'll be here all week... :wallbanging:
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 12:45 PM

LOL

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 05:38 PM

OK ya'll

 

 

Today was a bit wasted. 

 

 

I didn't get much sleep last night at all. 

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This morning Steph Heath and I laid in the bed and goofed off for a while. 

 

I was wrapping HEath up in a blanket and then grabbing the edge of it and yanking hard. He would go flying across the bed laughing like a maniac. 

 

I headed out at 1 to go to Gastonia to a doctors appointment. 

 

On the way I stopped at a junk shop and looked around. I left with a jump box with a built in air compressor for $20 and a 14x14 pop up canopy that needed a leg fixed for $25. 

 

I had lunch at BoJangles where I think I was the only one there who was not pregnant. Since it is right across from the hospital it wasn't all that surprising. One woman was talking to a guy who i guess was her husband about only being half dilated! I would think she should be in a delivery room rather than a fast food place. 

 

I got to the doctors office and they were a bit confused. There was a lot of talk and chatter at the desk before they called me back up. They scheduled my appointment on a day when the doc was not there. Oh well. 

 

I ran over to the cigar shop and then went to Lowe's and grabbed a couple of pieces of aluminum to fix the canopy.

 

Back home I got Steph to come help and we fixed the canopy in short order. I thought it had two pieces that needed to be fixed. It only had one. 

 

We sat outside under it for a while and listened to the radio. Then we put it up and came inside. 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 06:24 PM

That's a real good move on the appointment! If the Doc isn't there, then why were they open?



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 08:05 PM

That's a real good move on the appointment! If the Doc isn't there, then why were they open?

Two docs in the same office. My doc is the cuter of the two!

 

 

Heath and I went out for an after dinner romp.

 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:00 PM

That was funny. His little feet were going to town. lol

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Posted May 28, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Lack of sleep whipped my butt today. Yesterday I was starting to feel it and nearly had a wreck on the way home because of it.

I got a call from the machine shop this morning. He said the heads were cracked. No way I was going to drive up there. So we loaded the other set of heads in Christine for Steph to take there. While we did that Heath got stung on the foot by a bee. I got the stinger out and put a mashed wet asprin on it.

He went with Steph to the shop.

Heads were cracked right where the head gasket was blown.

I have only had one cup of coffee today. Hope I an get some sleep tonight.masthead_one-more-cup-of-coffee-183_3153.jpg
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Posted May 28, 2015 - 07:44 PM

It's hard to function with put sleep! Buy Steph a ball bat to put you out with!


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 09:38 PM

Construction day

 

 

I got a fair amount of sleep last night. Still not 100% though. 

 

 

After I had the cobwebs cleared out we all headed outside. 

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We got right to putting up the portable garage I bought a few weeks ago. I figured with 3 of us it would be a 2 hour job and done. Boy was I mistaken. 

 

 

First off I don't think the person who wrote the instructions had ever seen the product before. 

 

Not all the pieces were labeled and we got a couple of them wrong. 

 

Fortunately Jared is 6'8" which came in hands more than once. 

 

Then the ground stakes were garbage. My ground is like cement and we twisted two of them around. Steph went down to the old building and got us two more. 

 

Then the front and back ends had sleeves that the legs of the thing were supposed to go thru. The instructions didn't mention this until the page after the whole frame was assembles so things had to come apart. 

 

Then the didn't fit in the sleeves. I got 3 of them forced through with the help of Marvel Mystery oil. The fourth didn't want to go at all. I cut slots in it and modified it. No telling how long that will last. 

 

The straps that are on it were kind of showed in the pictures but nothing was said about how they were supposed to work. That made things nice. 

 

One of the cables for the ground spikes is AWOL. Fortunately I had a long piece of wire rope so I made one.

 

Since the main tarp is supposed to add structure to the thing, and it is not exactly on even ground, it kept coming apart and had to be fixed. Captain long arms got to do all that. 

 

Then there were some rails and clamps and bolts that the instruction manual said to put together, but not where. 

 

After a good but of head scratching we realized there were sleeves in the back of the main tarp running lengthwise across each side. The poles went in the sleeves and they clamped to the legs. 

 

This is where we realized some of the parts had not been numbered. The cross bars for the roof were #3 the bottom bars were #4. The only difference was the holes in the end for the bolt to go through. Two#3 and 2  #4s were not numbered. SO we had to take things apart and put the right pieces in. IN the process we managed to bend the end of 2 bars. DANGIT. I told Jared it was the swing set from Hell. 

 

FINALLY 7 1/2 hours later we tightened the last strap.

 

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I have a huge blister on my left hand from working on that stupid thing. 

I was done. My back was screaming for relief. We were all filthy and sweaty and sore. 

 

Heath however had slipped in the house while we worked, he got into the pantry and had a meal of marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. Little fart. 

 

I asked Steph what was for dinner. She said leftovers. Jared said pizza. Steph said pizza. Since I was outvoted I ordered pizza. Small price to pay for them putting up with tired, sore, grumpy, irritable me all day. 

 

Jared an I sat in the office and listened to different music on Youtube. We covered everything : hard rock, classical, jazz, boogie, bluegrass, Opera, classic rock, and others. It was fun. He took my guitar off and is playing it now. 

 

 


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