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Posted June 25, 2017 - 03:54 PM

Fun Sunday

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I woke up with my toe feeling like it was in a vice. Going to call the sawbones tomorrow and get it checked out again. 

 

Heath had fun last night.

 

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After a bit we went outside and put new speakers in TheKracken.  It had 6 blown stock speakers in it. Now it sounds great. The rear speakers took a bit of fabrication to install, but we got it. 

 

Then we all (except Emily who was a work) loaded up and went for a drive.

 

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You can tell it was a casual affair

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We drove around a bit, then went to Wendy's and got burgers, and to Arby's to get shakes. The pups got burger patties.

 

Then we took the long way home.

 

And we now have new bunny nuggets.

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Oh and if you like guitar I just discovered Josh Turner on youtube. Go give him a listen. 

 

 

 


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Posted June 25, 2017 - 06:24 PM

 

And we now have new bunny nuggets.

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Oh and if you like guitar I just discovered Josh Turner on youtube. Go give him a listen. 

We got a doe due for bunnies here in a few weeks. I got to see Josh Turner in concert when he was first getting big. His biggest hit at the time was Long Black Train. Also saw Eddy Raven that night too.


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Posted June 25, 2017 - 06:49 PM

These were unexpected. Once of the does turned out to be a buck! All the nesting boxes are full so they are indoor bunnies for a while. 


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Posted June 26, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Funny how that ^ happens sometimes. Had the same thing happen the year I didn't get my wool sheep sheared, lol.


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Posted June 26, 2017 - 04:00 PM

Not what I had planned for today.

 

 

 

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I woke up with my toe looking nastier than ever and bleeding a bit. It   help that the dog stepped on it while I was asleep. Not how anyone wants to wake up. 

 

the doc said we needed to get the infection under control before we do anything else. So I am on a massive dose of antibiotics. I am off my feet till tomorrow. 


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Posted June 26, 2017 - 04:49 PM

Hope the toe cooperates.


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Posted June 26, 2017 - 04:53 PM

Was you standing up asleep.I have never had anybody step on my toe unless I was standing up

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Posted June 26, 2017 - 06:12 PM

I figured the Doc would tell you to do that. Stay off of it. Do what he says.



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Posted June 26, 2017 - 08:39 PM

Was you standing up asleep.I have never had anybody step on my toe unless I was standing up

Dog jumped up on the bed. Stepped on my toe. 60 pound dog on an infected toe - doesn't even take a direct hit. 


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Posted June 27, 2017 - 07:49 PM

I was good as long as I could be. 

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i actually got some real sleep last night. I slept without waking up from 11 to 10. My toe wasn't throbbing after a couple of doses of the antibiotic so I guess that was why.

 

I am not sure what time we went out, but it was mid afternoon. 

 

I got the table set up on the tractor stand and Steph wrestled the string mower up on it. I pulled it apart while she looked for the starter with the good rope. In a short time I had the rope put on the good recoil starter.

 

We got Delilah up on ramps and pulled the blades off to sharpen them. After seeing them I was not surprised it was missing pieces of grass, I was surprised it was mowing at all. The blades were round!

 

Then we pulled the pressure washer a friend gave me that had a seized pump. I figured it would be quick and easy to get the pump off. HA.

 

The pump was run without oil and got so hot it was frozen on the shaft. The anti-seize was cooked.

 

It took a bit of work to get it off, BUT

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I finally got it. 

 

Even though the machine has been sitting for several months, the little 9hp Honda fired up on the first pull of the rope. I let it get hot then shut off the fuel and let it run out. 

 

I didn't realize how long I had been standing till I hopped on Delilah to move it out of the way. My back cramped up. 

 

Now I am laying in bed. I am not getting up till tomorrow morning.


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Posted June 28, 2017 - 05:10 PM

Sad news to report. Yesterday Alphie passed away. We have no idea why. He was fine the night before. We woke up and found him in the living room floor. Heath took it well, he has seen things die before. He said I had to buy him a new cat. 

 

 

 

This morning I was awakened by a text from Sam saying he was on his way up to work. I didn't know he was coming. 

 

 

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We got outside after he arrived and used Gertie to get the gererator out. I ran it out of gas last time I ran it so I had hopes it would start again. I was wrong. 

 

The fitting from the gas tank to the fuel line was crapped up. I cleaned it out and it still acted like it wasn't getting fuel. The fuel pump has always leaked when you are cranking it ( and it had a screw in one of the holes that someone stuck in it) so I thought it may have finally died. I pulled the one off the now defunct Hemorrhoid and put it on. No change. It would start on a bottle, but would not run. I pulled the breather off and found the Vanguard carb was not going ot be a simple matter to remove. I didn't feel like pulling the tins off so I called it. I poured a half a can of seafoam in the carb and walked away. Sam can come weld another day. 

 

I started up the string mower for him and he started cutting. Steph hopped on the 242. I got on Delilah. Heath was sent inside to watch engine videos. Seriously the kid will sit for hours and watch videos of engines running.  

 

In about 20 minutes Steph came walking over with the deck belt in her hand. Oh well. 

 

I kept mowing and about 15 minutes later I saw Steph and Sam looking at the string mower. So I went over. It would not run at full throttle. I pulled the bowl off the carb and it was gunky. I cleanied it and got it to run, but only surging against the govenor. I told him to use it and do the best he could. After about 30 minutes it stopped all together. I have no idea what I am going to find when I get to it. 

 

I got my yard mowed and then put Sam on Delilah to mow the neighbors yard. She has no obstacles to go around so it was a good yard for him to learn to operate the odd controls. 

 

I came in and perched upon my recliner. 

 

Sam came in and I remembered I had to go get a broken refrigerator from another neighbor. Sam and I tool Gertrude down to get it. Steph was killing bunnies. 

 

We got the fridge dumped in teh scrap pile then I parked all the vehicles back where they belonged. 


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Posted June 29, 2017 - 08:38 AM

Our cat dropped over at 7 years old, we found he had a heart murmur when he was 3. Vet told us he could live a long life or keel over at any moment. He said it's actually common in some breeds.

Wonder if yours had one?


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Posted June 29, 2017 - 06:46 PM

New animals came today. 

 

 

This morning I was sore from bouncing around on Delilah so I didn't get going for a bit. 

 

At noon we headed outside. Steph got in the Taurus and I got in BettyBlue dragging the Escort and headed to the scrap yard. 

 

She still has not figured out that you cannot beat on an injured car that you want to get somewhere. We had to pull off the road at one point to put the magnetic light wiring back up where it wasn't dragging and when we pulled back out she floored it. IT made it another mile then I pushed it with BettyBlue the last two. It did start long enough for her to drive it off the scales and park it. 

 

Once we got unloaded we headed home. 

 

I had a good opportunity to get a picture of the fleet so I did. Heath posed for me. 

 

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A guy that had a string mower got in touch with me and said to come look at it. So I did. Steph had an interview so she went there. 

 

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The "sale of this item is prohibited in California" sealed the deal. 

 

 

I brought it home. It is a beast compared to the little Poulan I have been using. I cut the driveway with it a  nd it flung a baseball sized rock about 5 feet. Not much short of a tree (or the pampas grass) is going to stand up to it. 

 

As soon as I loaded that up a gal called with a dog I have wanted for years. I have looked high and low and haven't found one yet. So I rode over and picked the little guy up.

 

I think he will fit right in.

 

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Someone made a cigar ashtray out of him. I think I am going to mount him on Gertie- minus the tray. 

 

Emily asked why I was going to take it apart, I told her it was because I couldn't smoke cigars in my own house because of all the people who insisted on living here. She stuck her tongue out at me. LOL. 

 

A gal called who had a kitten so I asked Steph if she wanted to go look at it. She wanted to take Heath.  SO she came on home and got him.

 

They are on the way home right now. Although, Steph just texted me some good news - Heath spilled a Dr. Pepper in BettyBlue. She stopped to rent a carpet machine. TheKracken will get a cleaning as well tomorrow. 

 

When they get home I will post pictures of the new kitty. 

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Forgot the kitty pic.

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Posted June 30, 2017 - 12:47 AM

Forgot the kitty pic.

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What's the little beggars name?




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