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#5041 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2017 - 05:40 PM

Arrrrrgh.

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We got up this morning and went to get a car. Getting was easy enough. However on the way home. 

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Going down the interstate at 65 the tire on the car we were towing decided to go into business for itself. Fortunately it kinda sorta stayed behind us and made its way to the center barricade. I got over and tried to stop it with the car. It had other ideas and shot up between the Suburban and the Barricade and destroyed the mirror, then went on its way up the highway. I followed it till it stopped then we grabbed it and I dragged the car off the interstate to a gas station parking lot.

 

 

Once we got home, we put the newer tires on the trailer. Of course, the way things have gone, it took abou a hour to get 4 tires on.

 

Then the jack on the trailer froze. It would not go down I finally wound up slicing it off with the sawzall.

 

Once the trailer was hooked on to BettyBlue, Emily and I headed back to Charlotte.

 

She got a new Queen sized bed.

 

Back home I managed to tweaked my back taking her old bed apart. We managed to get the new one together before I was done for.

 

Steph got back from shopping. Heath and I built his model of the B-17. Now he is off tearing it up. LOL

 

 

Here is the pictures of the plane.

 

https://imgur.com/a/8kQIz

 

And here is the video. Unfortunately the phone died right as he did the overhead pass.


Edited by UncleWillie, October 05, 2017 - 06:18 PM.

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Posted October 05, 2017 - 05:56 PM

Fun stuff today.

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The weather was almost perfect today. it was about 3 degrees into sweaty, but there was almost no wind.

We got out and gutted the Honda. Well, Steph did. I was working on emptying out the stuff from it and the Bonneville. With that done we went off to the scrap yard.

We got there and found that we didn't have the tool to release the straps on the dolly. Oops. We used it yesterday changing trailer tires, and put it in the wrong truck. We managed to get them off, grabbed our cash, and made a run for it.

We stopped at Autozone and grabbed the correct battery terminal for the JollyGreenGiant.

This was my roadside repair from Tuesday.
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Steph wanted some mozzarella sticks. So we went to Heaffner's Superette. I got an order of fried mushrooms. We got Heath some fries.

Back home we ate, Steph got Heath off the bus, then we took the JGG and BettyBlue down in the field to the parts truck.

The JGG has had a broken drivers side door handle, no stereo, a cracked passengers side mirror, and a broken center console since I bought it, I had the parts, so we got to work. We also stole the side mirrors off TheKracken since I knew they worked like the should and they had spot mirrors already.

I also stuck in my 120 MPH speedo just because I could.
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It also got a Cadillac center console.
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I need to take it out and scrub it, but it isn't flopping around.

Since we are constantly screaming back and forth across the property trying to do work, I bought some Boefang 2 way radios. I got 6 for $60. We only needed 4, but the extra two were cheap enough. Heath has learned to use them. So the whole time we were working outside, he was inside talking to us. It was pretty funny. He was telling us what he was watching on TV, and he kept saying look at this. I don't know if he was holding the radio up to something or not.

I think the little guy had a rough day at school.
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Posted October 05, 2017 - 08:36 PM

Hmmm, Red, Orange, and Black going to the same terminal. Looks like the PO wire job on my JD165 Hydro. Have a slight kink in my back now after loading the two Craftsman's up for the show this weekend. I expect I'll be feeling it worse by time we get back Sunday. School can be brutal these days, Logan is having trouble too, but I can't do anything as he is with his Mom in a different town now. We offered to put him back in to the small Country school here where he started, oh-well maybe next year. He will be going to the show with me tomorrow. I'll take small victories any time! 


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Posted October 05, 2017 - 09:17 PM

Sometimes any mark you can make in the win column is a good thing
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Posted October 05, 2017 - 10:47 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.


They sway and dance for sure.
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Posted October 05, 2017 - 10:51 PM

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


Looks fun
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Posted October 05, 2017 - 11:01 PM

The default programming on those baofangs is illegal. Should consider reprogramming them.
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Posted October 08, 2017 - 05:34 PM

Sunday fun day.

 

 

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The weather cleared up so we went out for a bit.

 

 

Several weeks ago I bought a TV from a neighbor who needed money. We got a mount and an antenna for it at BarginHunt, so we went out to put it up. 

 

First I had to pull all my hammers off the wall. I have had a drafting cabinet in the shop for a long time that didn't have much in it. SInce the drawers are 3 feet deep (but only 3 inches tall) I got all the hammers in one drawer. We found more hammers as we moves stuff around. I had no idea how many had. 

 

We got the mount out and then realized it didn't have the right screws to attach it to the TV. Steph needed to go to Walmart anyhow so we left. 

 

The hardware store doesn't open till 1. We got there at 12. SO we went to Wallyworld first. When we left we still has 20 minutes. SO we drove around a bit.

 

I took the TV in the hardware store with us. The guy who helped me saw it had 4 mounting points in it. I told him I wanted 5 screws. He looked at me funny. I said one was to drop where I couldn't reach it. He laughed. 

 

When we left there was a train coming. I went down to where we were ahead of it and waited so Heath could watch the whole thing go by.

 

Back home, I immediately dropped a screw under a tool box. LOL. 

 

I stuck the tv on the wall. I just hung the antenna from a nail. It worked perfectly. My phone didn't charge last night so no pics.

 

Then we got a tool kit together for the truck. We have had misc tools tossed in the back, but it has not been enough.

 

Steph came in and I decided to put the head gasket on the air compressor. It was still leaking a tiny bit so I pulled the head back off. The new gasket broke in half when I did. Dangit. 

 

SO I came in. I ordered a new head gasket and a new head. Cheap enough insurance to see if that was the problem. 

 

Not much else going on. Black Sheep Squadron is on.

 

Steph fixed rabbit, beef and bacon burgers for dinner. Yummmm.


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Posted October 09, 2017 - 05:15 PM

Today it was...

 

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IN the worst possible sense. I can't complain though. There were tornadoes all around us last night. Some places had a good bit of damage. 

 

Someone took this pic last night at the fair.

 

It was closed immediately.

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Katie posted this on her FB page this morning. It is a small town called Polkville. 

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Since things here didn't blow away, we had to get to work. 

 

We went out and gutted the Bonneville. The radiator refused to let go so Gertrude and a J hook got involved. It let go.

 

Then we used Gertie to push it up on the tow dolly.

 

SInce we had some mattresses that needed to leave, those got strapped to the roof.

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I pulled up to the recycling center and asked the guy which bin the car went in. He stood there stuttering a bit, and finally said they didn't take them. I laughed. After we wrestled the soaking wet things into a dumpster, we headed to the crusher.

 

Since Emily was going to get Heath off the bus, we were in no hurry. We went to Chickfila. Then Steph convinced me to go to LIdl with her. It is a hundred times better that Aldis.

 

I found an avocado in the parking lot that someone had dropped. I tossed it in the truck.

 

We got home and unloaded the groceries. I fed the avocado to the chickens. They approved.

 

Gertie got fired up again, and we loaded more scrap in the dump trailer. For the first time in a long time, we have no water heaters. We also emptied both of the bed liners. I believe we are down to irony aluminum.

 

Once things were strapped down we came in.

 

Steph has an interview tomorrow morning so I am on my own going to the scrap yard.

 

 

 

 


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Posted October 09, 2017 - 06:29 PM

Never heard of LIdl, but no wonder, as I see they are all along the east coast from Joisy to Georgia.


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Posted October 09, 2017 - 06:46 PM

Never heard of LIdl, but no wonder, as I see they are all along the east coast from Joisy to Georgia.

They are growing. We just got one in the past month, but there are now 4 others within an hour or so. I had never heard of them until they started building the one in Shelby. Wherever they build one it makes Aldi remodel the stores. Still nothing like Lidl.


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Posted October 09, 2017 - 06:58 PM

Just saw the post about the 120 MPH speed-O in the Chavalay.

 

Still waiting for the punch line   :rolling:


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Posted October 09, 2017 - 07:08 PM

Just saw the post about the 120 MPH speed-O in the Chavalay.

 

Still waiting for the punch line   :rolling:

I was looking at my GPS the other day and "someone" had gone 91 mph. That thing gets up to speed so fast for a big girl it is scary. 


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Posted October 09, 2017 - 09:30 PM

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Posted October 10, 2017 - 09:07 AM

I was looking at my GPS the other day and "someone" had gone 91 mph. That thing gets up to speed so fast for a big girl it is scary.


I lost faith in GPS indicated speed since I was scrolling through features on my Blackberry while sitting on the pot with my pants around my ankles, and the GPS was trying to tell me I was moving SE at 4 mph.
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