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#3286 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 06:58 AM

Just read you link ,

Don't know how you found that but there is more sense in that then a most church  sermons .

That is Willie's very own blog site!  Wise words ole Willie can write down!


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:19 AM

Just finished reading the Thought  myself , very philosophical !  Also went through the "frontgating" before my eye strain was getting me .

I have had all the "frontgating" instances being on the road alot and have "enjoyed" the spilled coffee scallding numerous times myself. I now have another site boxed to my favorites. Thank you UncleWillie for sharing with us.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Last night while I slept some evil person stuffed a live porcupine down my throat and then filled my sinus with silicone. Nothing going on today.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 08:05 PM

So much coughing, sneezing, nose blowing.

 

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Respiratory gunk continues.

 

I did answer an ad on CL for 10 Blade style tractor keys for $10. Since Heath has been on a mission to dispose of all my tractor keys I emailed him. I am now the proud owner of 10 brand new in the bag keys. Woohoo.

 

 

Tomorrow I have to take Christine to get inspected. Hopefully I can breathe.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 08:20 PM

Damn, UW... I was hoping you'd be all better quickly.
summer & fall colds suck worse than winter ones IMHO. In the winter, you're already miserable and there isnt much outdoors to go enjoy. Summer and Fall colds just suck the fun out a good day
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Posted October 14, 2015 - 08:42 PM

I was hoping for it to be over too. Tomorrow I am getting outside if it kills me. Even if I just go sit and let Heath run wild.


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Posted October 15, 2015 - 05:24 AM

Maybe the fresh air will help!



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Posted October 15, 2015 - 03:11 PM

Breathing a bit easier.

 

 

Heath had his speech therapy today (he still won't talk to her) so we had to wait till after 1 to leave the house.

 

We watched Speed Racer and generally did nothing till she got here.

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Once she left we hopped in Christine and headed down to the garage to get her inspected. That didn't take long.

 

Then we had to run home to print out an insurance card and find the registration which was not in the truck.

 

Then off to Shelby to visit the DMV. Once I had legal tags we headed to the school to drop the paperwork off with Steph. She was still in class so I stuck it in her truck and we headed home.

 

One of the problems with living in the middle of nowhere is the distance involved in simple errands. I drove 58 miles just getting the truck tagged. I could have gone to Lincolnton DMV for the tags, which was closer to the house. But I still had to take the paperwork to Steph.

 

Now she has to go to the courthouse to see if she can get her ticket dismissed.


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 12:03 PM

I was just getting ready to post this last night and then...

 

 

 

 

Yesterday Heath and I had a pretty good day.

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We ate PB&J and watched Speed Racer. After his speech therapist (he didn't say a word) left we went outside.

 

I didn't feel much like doing anything so I sat in my chair and he played with his toys. After a while he got his chair and sat next to me. Until he broke his chair.

 

Then we loaded up all the trash on Christine. We were still loading when Steph got home. While I loaded I found a huge brown rat. We are wondering if it is the one that we sold to a woman for snake food that got away before she got to her car. If it was he is doing well.

 

 

Once it was all loaded up I parked it over on the side of the yard next to the idiot neighbor. He can enjoy the aroma for a while. I did notice he wasn't up all night blasting music in his truck.

 

After dinner we were doing nothing, Steph got ready to get in the shower, and there was a loud knock on the door. I grabbed my pistol and sprinted to the door before Heath could open it.

 

Before I could get there I heard, "William, it's Wanda." I knew something was wrong. I tossed the pistol on top of the entertainment center and went out. Her son had passed out. So I grabbed my shoes and went over to her house.

 

He was out cold. Well not cold. He was burning up and shaking bad. His girlfriend was holding him up on the bed, the 911 operator told her to keep him upright.

 

Since there was not much I could do I headed across the road to get out of my PJ's and into real clothes so I could take Wanda to the hospital. When I went out I heard the ambulance coming. I waited to show them which house it was.

 

Once they were there I ran in an grabbed some clothes. I was still getting dressed going back across the road.

 

They loaded him up and his girlfriend went with him. Wanda and I followed in her 2015 Nissan. I have never driven a car with so many gizmos on it.  I felt like I was at the helm of a star ship.

 

At the er he had come too and was weak as a kitten. The doc said they were going to do a bunch of test.

 

Final analysis was that he had walking pneumonia and his fever had spiked and he passed out.  He is back home now and was told to stay off his feet.

 

I got to sleep early this morning. I am pouring coffee down to try to get off to the dump. If not Bob can enjoy the stench till Monday.


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 05:30 PM

Hope you put the pistol away!


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Posted October 17, 2015 - 06:05 PM

Someday, I want to be your neighbor. It's always so exciting there... Well, maybe the upwind neighbor :D
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Posted October 17, 2015 - 08:09 PM

Hope you put the pistol away!

 
Yes I did. The top of the entertainment center is the one place Heath hasn't figured out how to get to yet.


 

Someday, I want to be your neighbor. It's always so exciting there... Well, maybe the upwind neighbor :D

I tried being nice. It didn't work. I took the trash off this afternoon. He is out there blasting music now. He's more than old enough to know better.
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Posted October 18, 2015 - 09:49 PM

It only took me 3 years.

 

 

 

 

This morning everyone including Heath was slow getting started.

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I think it was about 1230 or so when we finally got outside.

 

 

I figured it would take about an hour tops to install the receiver hitch. HA!

 

First I had to figure out how it mounted. We couldn't find any model numbers on it so I couldn't just look up instructions. you wouldn't think there were all that many hitches made for the old S-10s, you would be wrong.

 

I laid under the truck for about 45 minutes before I figured it out. Nothing made sense until I figured out that the brackets weren't so much brackets as they were frame reinforcements. Once I got that all I had to do was make a couple of holes.

 

My torches are out of gas so I had to drill. Had there not been other holes in the frame where I needed to drill it would have been simple. As it was I had to contend with two other small holes that did not line up with the brackets. I wound up cutting one with the cut-off tool. The other side I got the hole drilled, but it didn't quite line up so I had to fiddle with it for about 20 minutes to get the bolt in it. I need a new set of drill bits.

 

Finally I was left with this.

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Instead of this

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Yes that is a bowl of crackers. Heath had a snack while we worked.

 

 


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 05:41 AM

That looks much better!



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Posted October 19, 2015 - 06:44 AM

Vastly improved!




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