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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted November 11, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Well, almost home :D :D

 

We are in the local Wal-Mart parking lot tonight.

 

I stopped here to get some RV antifreeze as it's going to get down to 28 tonight and 23 tomorrow night. 

 

I winterized this rascal right here in the lot. :rolling:

 

It's raining, and 6 gal. of water from the water heater, and only about 5 gal of so that was still left in the fresh water tank wasn't going to hurt anything.

 

Winterizing this rascal is dead easy.  Drain the water tank and water heater, close those back up, fill a plastic tank with RV anti-freeze (2 gals.), flip a switch on a panel that bypasses the water heater, and flip another switch that pumps the anti-freeze from the tank through all the water lines.  Then open up the cold water taps long enough to see anti-freeze come through, shut them off, and shut off the anti-freeze pump and the water pump. Took all of 15 minutes or so. :D :D :D

 

I looked at the mileage, and that made me tired.

 

Right now it's showing 66178 miles, and by the time we get home it will be 66180, as we are right close to the Wally World. When we bought it on Apr 15 this year, it had 56991 on the clock and we put on 600 bringing it back from Ga. where we bought it.

 

Doing the math, that means that we've done 8,589 miles worth of tractor/attachment related road trips in the last 7 months.

 

That's not all yet though, because IF I go to the plow day over in Butler, Pa, (and I'm starting to think I will) that will be another 303 mile, round trip.

 

Dang that almost makes me tired just thinking about it.

 

I really don't foresee anymore tractor related road trips this year, but, ya never know.

 

We have decided that if it gets too danged cold and snowy for to long this winter, we will head for Florida of someplace else where it's warm for a while.  Maybe we will look for someplace that's having a drought :D :D :D


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Posted November 11, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Look out Arizona here come OB


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Posted November 12, 2013 - 05:16 AM

Glad you are having fun!

 

Your RV is much easier to winterize that my old ones were! It was a real PIA, but had to be done!


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Posted November 12, 2013 - 07:05 AM

Glad to hear you made it home safely.  :thumbs: How as the scenery? 

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 12, 2013 - 07:10 AM

Good to hear the buzzard has landed.
Maybe see you this weekend.
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Posted November 12, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Glad to hear you made it home safely.  :thumbs: How as the scenery? 

 

Ben W.

 

The Skyline Drive was....different :D :D :D

 

As you know, the day after we dropped off the forklift it was cloudy, and then rainy.

 

The drive was totally different.  Lots of fog, clouds, and drizzle until late afternoon.  While not as 'spectacular' as it is on a really nice sun filled day, it had a special beauty all it's own, and I'm glad that I saw it.

 

As for Rt. 50...the 1st and 2nd mates said that it was pretty nice. However, as helmsman, I was too danged busy negotiating hair pin curves on 9% grades to notice :D :D :D


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Posted November 12, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Look out Arizona here come OB

 

 

Good to hear the buzzard has landed.
Maybe see you this weekend.

 

Maybe, but with what I'm looking at outside right now, AZ looks inviting.  Do they need rain down there?

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Posted November 12, 2013 - 08:45 AM

I've seen a lot of neat deals on the Tuscon CL.  if you're headed that way, the West coast has some interesting finds as well...and untapped resource!

 

I don't know how you do it...I have to plan for 2 weeks, and return a LOT of beer cans, to make a 4 hour round trip work on a Saturday morning.



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Posted November 12, 2013 - 08:46 AM

There was a time when I couldn't wait to go out and play in the snow... then that feeling went away when I got older. Then I bought my first GT with a blade and the feeling came back. However, I got up this morning to water the chickens and it was cold enough that I think i'm ready for spring lol. I think i'd rather mow grass than push snow lol.



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Posted November 12, 2013 - 09:29 AM

OB, my dad is leaving for Yuma Arizona Friday morning. he says it will be in the lower 70's during the day and low 40's at night. they will stay there until about the middle of April.



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Posted November 12, 2013 - 10:39 AM

My brother took off for Arizona Sunday Morning. Just in time I would say. We got about 1/4" of snow yesterday and it was 10 degrees when I got up this morning.






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