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Posted October 02, 2017 - 03:33 PM

Tried to climb a firetower in the state forest once and decided about half way up to come back down. Those things move a lot in the wind and are pretty high.


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 10:13 AM

I worked grain elevator maintenance for a short time and the tallest I was on was 200'. Had to quit that job because of carpel tunnel. A lot of power tool vibration and you couldn't use liquid cutters.


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 01:02 PM

Yesterday was busy. :beer: (just imagine that is coffee)

 

 

The first thing I did was check the prices of metal. They went down. :mad2:

 

It took us good while to get everything loaded up on BettyBlue. We had to find enough buckets and tubs. We had to use Gertie to load the big box on the truck. 22154498_10155961048749739_6564490722350690054_n.jpg 22089798_10155961048744739_1098309057025181794_n.jpg

 

Since Emily was off work we told her to get Heath off the bus if we didn't make it back in time. 

 

When we got to the scrap yard none of the regular employees were there. I figured things were about to get rough. They were.  :cowboy_shooter:  

 

The owners wife finally came out to see what we had. A guy who is not all that bright was out there too. I didn't have my reading glasses on so I couldn't see what they were putting on the paper. (we need a blind guy smiley) :bounce:

 

We got paid and I thought it was a bit low. We pulled out of the yard and I grabbed my glasses and looked at it. The put it all down as dirty brass! I didn't spent three days taking apart valves to get $300 for it. We went back.  :toilethead:

 

Fortunately on of the regular guys was there by then. We got the owners wife back out there and went through it all again. She had been very wrong on what we had. We more than doubled our money this time.  :watching_you:

 

In all there was over a thousand pounds of clean yellow and white brass, copper, and dirty brass. Not counting the steel that I had at home. 

 

From there we went to - you guessed it - Chickfila. IT was odd being there without Heath. :bigrofl:

 

Since I broke my last good flat screwdriver taking the stuff apart, we stopped by Sears to get one. Then the bank, then a store called BargainHunt. If you have one near by you need to go. Steph got a $100 convection oven for $41! :smiley-score010:

 

I got a call from a guy way out in Midland who had a car. It was a nice day for a drive, so I told him we would come get it.  :bounce:

 

We came back home an unloaded BettyBlue. Heath said he wanted to stay with Emily. They had already been to KFC and to Walmart. She bought him a bag of Skittles and a dog that barks. No wonder he wanted to stay. The JollyGreenGiant got hooked to the tow dolly and we headed out.

 

It was 7 when we got there.  We loaded it up and headed back. At 9 we were starving. We stopped for dinner  at Cracker Barrel by the Charlotte Airport.

 

We finally dragged ourselves in the house around 1015. We were exhausted, and filthy. After a shower we were both wide awake. :give_me_beer: It was after midnight before I got to sleep. 


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 02:08 PM

Almost thought that was a tree loaded up. Ct might want to climb one of mine.

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 03:37 PM

I think there's a Bargain hunt in Elizabethtown up the road. I'll have to check it out.

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 03:42 PM

Quite a drive for me.

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 03:51 PM

Quite a drive for me.

Me too! Looks like Little Rock is the closest.



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Posted October 03, 2017 - 04:31 PM

I will habe to check that place out. About an hour west for me but we are out that way every so often. We seem to travel east more than west...

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 08:01 PM

Just because I found it:

 


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 08:23 PM

I have this gut feeling Daniel won't get any "likes" for posting that.  :spamani:


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 08:40 PM

I think those dance moves are catching on.


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 09:09 PM

LOLOL

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Posted October 03, 2017 - 09:36 PM

We started off slow.

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After 4 busy days  we took the morning off. 

 

Heath got home and we hooked the JollyGreenGiant to the little trailer, and headed out for fun and work. 

 

On the way to Hickory we stopped for gas. I opened the hood to check the oil and made the mistake of touching the positive battery terminal. It broke. The gas station was in the middle of nowhere, so we couldn't get a new terminal. I hunted around in the truck, and found the terminal I too, off the Katie's LX188. However, it was for a top post, not a side post. 

 

After some whittling the terminal down with my knife and hooking the broken one to the good one, and barely getting the bolt back in the battery, we were on our way.

 

About 8 miles later a tire on the trailer self destructed. We didn't have a spare. We had just been talking about putting new tires on it. So we snatched the flat off, strapped up the axle and got moving. 

 

At 4:28 we pulled in to the Hickory Airport. The beautiful Aluminum Overcast was there. PICS will not load. Will try again tomorrow. 

 

After that we made our way over to a regular customers house. He had a bunch of push mowers. We loaded them up and then visited a bit. 

 

Heath found a tricycle that  belonged to his Grand daughter. He rode it all over the place, Then he rode up to the guy, looked him right in the eye, and said, "I think I will buy it." I thought the old guy was going to have a heart attack laughing. 

 

We stopped for dinner, then came home. It was about 930 when we got here. I am tired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted October 03, 2017 - 09:39 PM

 

Heath found a tricycle that  belonged to his Grand daughter. He rode it all over the place, Then he rode up to the guy, looked him right in the eye, and said, "I think I will buy it." I thought the old guy was going to have a heart attack laughing. 

 

Well, did he sell it to him?  :D



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Posted October 03, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Well, did he sell it to him?  :D

No he turned the offer down.


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