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Posted April 20, 2017 - 08:02 AM

In the hospital with Emily.

 

I vaguely remember her coming in the bedroom last night. My sleeping meds had kicked in and I was out of it. I woke up this morning and Steph was gone. I had a message on my phone that Emily has appendicitis and is scheduled for surgery today. I am at the hospital now with her. 


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Posted April 20, 2017 - 08:17 AM

Hope things go well for her - take care.


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Posted April 20, 2017 - 09:23 AM

Hope things go well for her - take care.

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Posted April 20, 2017 - 10:03 AM

In our prayers!



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Posted April 20, 2017 - 03:50 PM

She is out of surgery. She gave birth to an angry baby appendix. When she came out of anesthesia she fought the nursed till they came and got me. I got her calmed down a little. We may be here overnight. Not sure. 


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Posted April 20, 2017 - 04:51 PM

A little feisty was she? That sounds good!


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Posted April 20, 2017 - 05:13 PM

Glad she was able to get the little booger out of there.
Good luck to her, and remind her to take it easy for a while
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Posted April 21, 2017 - 07:14 AM

If I never sleep in a hospital bed again it will be too soon. 

 

 

 

 

Emily is good. They got her up and walked her around. Breakfast is coming up. IF she holds down her liquid meal she can have a solid lunch then we can go home.  


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Posted April 21, 2017 - 06:21 PM

Things went well. 

 

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Emily is home and has claimed my recliner. I have mixed feelings about that. 

 

Last nigh,t while I was sitting in the hot hospital room sweating like a pig, I did some searching online. I found a dump trailer on Ebay that was priced right and was nearby. At first I though scam and almost didn't contact him. After giving it some thought I went ahead and semt him an email. 

 

About 20 minutes later he responded. HE is in Bostic, NC. We arranged for me to come buy it and I tried to sleep. 

 

Emily was cold so I couldn't turn the AC up. I smelled nice this morning. 

 

They gave her a liquid breakfast. I had bacon, eggs, grits, fruit cup, biscuit, toast, milk, juice, and coffee. She didn't look at me the whole time I ate. LOL.

 

The surgeon came in and told her she could go home if she got a solid lunch down and kept it. 

 

SHe had a grill ham and cheese. NO problems. 

 

At 1 the prettiest nurse I have ever seen in my life came in. I was considering faking a a heart attack. She stuffed a wheelchair under Emily and we headed home.

 

 

When we got here her nieces and nephews were here.  They spent some time with her then left.

 

I got in BettyBlue and headed up to Bostic. The house is so far out it had no cell signal at all. It was actually nice for a few minutes. 

 

I gave him all my money and headed home.

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Heath wasted no time in crawling all over it and raising it up and down. He even figured out how to open the tailgate. 

 

 

I came inside and found a box from Amazon on the table. The only remaining dash panel for a 1990 1720 with shuttle shift was inside it. Now I just have to get it put on. 

 

I finally took a well deserved shower. My clothes are still walking up and down the hall. 


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Posted April 21, 2017 - 08:29 PM

Thats a nice, sturdy looking traylor! Nice score! :thumbs: 



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Posted April 21, 2017 - 11:06 PM

Good to hear it was a good deal
Sure looks nice.

Glad Emily made it back home.
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Posted April 22, 2017 - 05:04 AM

Glad you folks are home again. Nice trailer, it'll save a lot of work!


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Posted April 22, 2017 - 07:29 PM

Busy day.

 

 

I was a bit exhausted. I slept till 1130.

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Then I got dressed and we headed down to Ben's house to get his Toyota Camry. HE had 3 complaints. One the passengers front door handle was broken. He had a new handle for it. It clunked when you went over a bump. And the drivers rear door would not open. 

 

We brought it home. Along with his son, Calvin. 

 

While Calvin and Heath terrorized the yard, Steph and I worked on the car. 

 

Once I got the broken door handle off I realized he had the wrong one. They were close, but no cigar. We called around and no one had one. He ordered one and I put the majority of the door back together. I left off the fragile parts. 

 

The back interior handle didn't work. As I was taking off the door panel, Steph noticed a sticker for a child safety lock. She turned a little knob and it worked. The sticker was down where you could not see it standing up. She was sitting on the ground and saw it. 

 

Then I crawled under the back and had Steph bounce and push the car. I could hear a clunk, but it was from inside the trunk. We pulled everything out of the trunk and found the jack was not secured. Every bump was tossing it around. There was a bathmat in the trunk so I wrapped it up and problem solved. 

 

We let Calvin run around a bit and then took him and the car back. 

 

Steph wanted to get her hair cut, SO I dropped her off at the house and then Heath and I headed off foir Autozone., 

 

I got the stuff I needed and we headed back. 

 

The Cub puller had decided it didn't want to get fuel. I put a new filter on it and nothing. I took the filter off and fuel ran out. Put the filter back on and no fuel. I hunted around and found a piece of fuel line. It fired right up. I cut the line and put in a filter and it worked perfectly. All I can figure is there was a piece of hose that was blocking the flow when the filter was on. 

 

Heath was a great help. He sat on the seat and turned the key when I asked him to. 

 

I put the tractor in third, floored the throttle pedal, and dumped the clutch. I did a lovely wheely while I hung on for dear life. 

 

I parked it and turned my attention to the Ford. 

 

I bought it like this.

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After some internet searching a guy out west found one dash panel on the east coast somewhere.It is apparently the last dash panel for a shuttle shift 1720 anywhere on earth. 

 

I spent about an hour trying to get the steering wheel off. 

 

Steph got home while I was working. Her hair looks nice. 

 

I called Tim and asked for any advice with the wheel. He gave me some. The wheel still would not budge. I decided to cut the bottom of the panel to go around the column. 

 

In a short time I had this.

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I did find that the 4 speed shift gate will not work.

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The shifter has enough slack in it now that it can't move far enough to engage with the gate on. 

 

I also fixed the parking brake while I was in there. 

 

 

While Steph put up the tools I hopped on the Ransome and started cutting the jungle. I found in a short time that Heath had moved some large rocks to the tall grass. Arrrrgh. Now I get to sharpen the blades. 

 

I mowed what I was going to mow and parked the mower. 

 

I parked the Cub and the Gravley under the for sale tree and called it a day. 

 

 

It wasn't bad at all for a half day. 


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Posted April 23, 2017 - 01:54 AM

Did you tell your friend about the jack, or did you tell him it was a loose nut behind the wheel?
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Posted April 23, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Did you tell your friend about the jack, or did you tell him it was a loose nut behind the wheel?


I told him. He thought it was pretty funny.
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