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#3616 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2016 - 09:09 PM

Yesterday.

 

 

 

After I got my sore achy carcass out of bed Heath and I did nothing.

 

 

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At 145 we had to leave to go to the doc. I had to have my ummm.... parts ultrasounddeded.

 

 

All I can really tell you about that is the blood flow was normal. No clue why I am having so much pain.

 

 

I came home and made some people online really mad.  I was bored and needed entertainment so I stirred up some idiots. I am still laughing.

 

 

Around 530 Graham came over. While we talked I noticed the tarp on the tent building was messed up a  one of the poles was loose. I fixed it.

 

Graham said something about my pampass grass needing to be trimed. I told him you just burned it. He didn't believe me. So I set it on fire. He was surprised at how fast it went up. I just wish it would die. I hate it. 

 

 

 

Today I had to say goodbye to a old friend.

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Heath and I had an arguement over the last poptart - I won. He had a banana. He had 4 poptarts last night.

 

 

Then we did nothing for a while. I was hurting still. 

 

 

Then we got dressed, loaded up in CherryBerry and left. 

 

About a mile from the house it looked like Apocalypse Now. the air was thick with white smoke. A bit farther and I saw a "smoke on road" sign. Then we saw the forestry guys. I stopped and talked to them a minute. They were doing a controlled burn on about 20 acres of Kudzu. I was glad to see it burn. We headed onward.

 

 

First we had to get gas so we swing by Ingles gas station and filled up. $28 later and I drove over to the "Chugwash". $7 later and CB was all sparkly clean.

 

A short drive later and we were at the salvage store - the salvage store was no longer there. There was a sign on the door with the new address. So we drive a little longer and there we were.

 

Just inside the door was toys. Heath didn't want to go any farther. I was on a mission though. 

 

I found the last one of what I went for. I also found a 6 pack of sippy cups for $2. I told Heath he could get something and he snagged a set of John Deere toys ($15 because some kid stole 2 of the tires). $67 later and we were off again.

 

We got home and I went into the kitchen and said goodbye to an old freind -the 15 year old Bunn coffee pot. Lately it has been putting more coffee on the counter than in the pot. The housing was broken when I got it (used) so it couldn't even be moved. After one last pat on the lid it went in the trash can. In its place went a beautiful new...

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You can see under it the last floor tile that the genius PO of the house put on the counter. We couldn't move the pot to get it off without the Bunn breaking any more.

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And in short time.

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Graham showed up to service his wifes car since she is going to Fl this week to see her daughter.

 

While he was here another regular pulled in. (I really need to start writing names down) He looked around and wants 3 of tractors and a dozer blade. He has a Gravley I am going to look at tomorrow to see how much green he has to throw in.

 

We came in and ate. After dinner Heath climbed up on my desk - and fell off.  No serious damage. A couple of jelly beans and all was well. 

 


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 05:39 AM

I have gradiated up to a Bunn. Like it very much!


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:18 AM

I have gradiated up to a Bunn. Like it very much!

Everybody tells me they are the best. I'm still dealing with the  < $20 Mr Coffee's My depth of vision skills before coffee in the morning tend to be hard on the glass parts...


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:26 AM

Everybody tells me they are the best. I'm still dealing with the  < $20 Mr Coffee's My depth of vision skills before coffee in the morning tend to be hard on the glass parts...

I got this one (+ another) for free because they leaked water when you poured it in. They are the older ones and do not have screws at the back to hold the filler part sealed to the reservoir. I bought 2 stainless washers, turned them down to right diameter and got two thin rubber washers. This sealed the unit up and it is working great. Best part is coffee is ready sooner due to water being hot in the reservoir. As soon as your pour the tap water in the top, it starts making hot coffee.


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:52 AM

Yeah, my Bunn gets a workout each day.
Weird sentence.
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Posted March 02, 2016 - 06:26 PM

Glad to see some other Bunn lovers :watch_over_fence:

 

 

Last night I was in agony. I had to dig out my left over Dimerol from my hand surgery.

 

At around 930 I woke up feeling like I was stabbed with a pitch fork. It took me a while to get out of bed.

 

Once I was mobile I went to flex my new Bunn.

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Then we got dressed and headed outside. While Heath got buckled in CherryBerry I managed to get the trailer hooked up. We headed off. 

 

I got to the guy whose name I can't remembers house. He had a Gravley he wanted to trade. It started right up and the  blade engaged. I told him to drive it up on the trailer.

 

I have no idea what model it is. It does need a little work, but I came out ahead on the trade. 

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He also had an old Craftsman II with no engine, but  good 2 speed rearend I brought home. He had a trampoline that he threw in the deal too. 

 

We headed back to the house. He followed. 

 

Once we got here he unloaded the Gravley and the Craftsman. 

 

I fired up the Hemorrhoid and we draged the little Weed Eater LT and the junk Simplicity on the trailer. Then one of the little Running Craftsman LTs got driven up on the back of his truck. Once we had a part of a dozer blade on his truck we headed back to his house. 

 

We got everything unloaded and then got the trampoline on the trailer. 

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On the way back I held it as about 25 mph. The only hair razing part was when I had to dodge a couple of caution lights at an intersection. 

 

As soon as we got it unloaded Heath went bonkers on it. It took a while to get him off it and in the house. 

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Steph got home and we finally managed to get Heath inside.

 

Dinner is cooking. I am on my shiatsu cushion. I believe another dimerol is in my future.

 

 

 

 


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 06:49 PM

Maybe we can find you a manual for that Gravely! Looks like Heath was real happy!


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 06:57 PM

I don't think I would have braved that trampoline still assembled!  BUT, you did save a butt-load of work!


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 06:58 PM

Maybe we can find you a manual for that Gravely! Looks like Heath was real happy!

No serial number on it anywhere. I do need a manual.


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 06:59 PM

I don't think I would have braved that trampoline still assembled!  BUT, you did save a butt-load of work!

If it had been any farther, or on main roads I wouldn't have done it. 


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:06 PM

No serial number on it anywhere. I do need a manual.

Here's a list for the Commercial Mowers by Gravely. Maybe you can sort it out from these!



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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:25 PM

Here's a list for the Commercial Mowers by Gravely. Maybe you can sort it out from these!

Thanks. I know it is not the original engine and it is missing the belt cover off the deck. 


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:43 PM

Without some 'pariculars' on it, it's hard to find which one it started as!



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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:46 PM

Well. I sent Steph out to look for a model number. She came in and said she couldn't find one. 

 

After about a hour of searching I narrowed it down to a Pro-50. Then Steph said, "Oh yeah it says Pro-50 next to the choke."

 

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 07:57 PM

What is the width of cut? Seems like that is what the link goes for.






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