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Posted December 30, 2016 - 09:25 PM

Hi GTT, sorry about the lack of activity here. I haven't been on the net much. I have been having asthma issues for quite some time and it all came to a head about 3 AM on Dec. 26th. We had a blizzard Christmas day but managed to get to sister-in-laws for supper and just hang out with relatives. When we left around midnight the roads were terrible but we got home. Well, a couple hours later I woke up unable to breathe well, tired to get control of it with inhalers with no luck. I woke up my wife and told her to call 911 as I wasn't able to get any results. The EMT's finally got here in bad conditions and by 4:30 I was at the ER. I don't remember much of them hauling me out of the house and the ride or all of the ER. My wife and the EMT's were convinced it was a heart attack but it was asthma, worst attack I ever had though.

 

I was released Tuesday afternoon with no explaination why it got so bad but now I have to use a nebulizer twice a day and it's a big help. I've got some minor vision blurring and feel like some memory issues but doing ok for what it is. I have a doctor appiontment next week and am trying to get in with a pulmonary specialist asap.

 

Anyway, sorry about all that but I got some seat time today. With no end in sight of the cold I had to take advantage of an above freezing day to make some room around here clearing snow! The hospital doc had given me a work excuse for sick leave for the week so I've been off. Here's some pics of clearing the white stuff that doesn't look like it will be melting until spring thaw!

 

I missed reading stuff here! ---DAC

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Posted December 30, 2016 - 09:52 PM

The 12 earning her keep. Nice.

Hope the bellows start working right for you. My Mom had issues for a while and the nebulizer and a good Dr got her to where it's controlled by pills and a once a day inhaler. She is really good compared to 15 yrs back.
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Posted December 30, 2016 - 10:07 PM

That's great to know Alan! Glad your Mom is doing well. One step at a time learning what to do about it I guess. I am relieved to get the snow moved enough where there is room to shove more!

 

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Posted December 31, 2016 - 12:10 AM

Hope you get better soon. Looks like the Massey is doing a fine job!


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Don't be killing yourself working that hard. Maybe early in season you should push sideways and out farther into grass. Leave room for more. Then the banks can melt out of way.
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Posted December 31, 2016 - 01:20 AM

Good to hear your doing better. Do you feel better when your outside? Are you using a humidifier in the house?

Hope you continue to improve. 


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 02:23 AM

Good to hear you are on the mend.

Not being able to catch a breath is a bad feeling I know all too well.

 

Heck with the doctors,  I prescribe wintering in Arizona!  :thumbs:


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 05:34 AM

Sorry to here of the asthma issues! Glad you were able to get things cleared out for the next storm.


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Looks like you got your share of snow and some that maybe was ordered for KennyP.  The Massey did a good job by the pictures - hope it stays working good.  I especially (like the one picture with the GTT hat on the steering wheel - it may be a collectors item.  I hope your health issues get better quickly.


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 03:53 PM

Hope you get better soon. Looks like the Massey is doing a fine job!

Thank-you AC. The 12 seems to be doing a much better job than the MF8E did. I just need to see if I can adjust the blade lift where it's closer.

 

Don't be killing yourself working that hard. Maybe early in season you should push sideways and out farther into grass. Leave room for more. Then the banks can melt out of way.

It felt pretty good to do some physical stuff after being pretty inactive for a couple days, but you are right GLG, I should have moved the snow further back right from the beginning. It appears that the cold is here for a long time.

 

Good to hear your doing better. Do you feel better when your outside? Are you using a humidifier in the house?

Hope you continue to improve. 

Thanks Chris, the colder it gets the worse I feel outside, but in general it's a toss up in or out. No humidifier, I think we have one in a closet somewhere. You guys got a lot more snow than we did, correct?

 

Good to hear you are on the mend.

Not being able to catch a breath is a bad feeling I know all too well.

 

Heck with the doctors,  I prescribe wintering in Arizona!  :thumbs:

I appreciate it Kris, I've had asthma since I was a little kid, and my doctor back then (who I really liked) would be smoking a cigarrette while giving me my bi-weekly asthma/allergy shots! IF there was any way I could swing it I would be a snowbird for sure!

 

Sorry to here of the asthma issues! Glad you were able to get things cleared out for the next storm.

I never out grew it as some folks seem to do but we'll try to beat it back into control again! I sure felt bad those EMT's and my family had to go out in those conditions to haul me around. The EMT's had to dig a path to the ambulance just to haul me out!

 

Looks like you got your share of snow and some that maybe was ordered for KennyP.  The Massey did a good job by the pictures - hope it stays working good.  I especially (like the one picture with the GTT hat on the steering wheel - it may be a collectors item.  I hope your health issues get better quickly.

We didn't get as much as a lot of storms but the wind direction and strength (50-60 mph) made it pretty miserable. I hated that a re-power had to be done to this tractor but it sure is running great. I still have a nice MF red and silver GTT hat that is for formal occasions. Glad I bought two when they were available! I was wondering if someone would notice!

 

I appreciate the comments folks!

 

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Posted December 31, 2016 - 05:04 PM

Looks like you got your share of snow and some that maybe was ordered for KennyP.  The Massey did a good job by the pictures - hope it stays working good.  I especially (like the one picture with the GTT hat on the steering wheel - it may be a collectors item.  I hope your health issues get better quickly.

Why does my name keep coming up? If we got anywhere near that kind of snow, the area would be paralyzed til April!


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 05:19 PM

Why does my name keep coming up? If we got anywhere near that kind of snow, the area would be paralyzed til April!

Thought you would like a little white stuff to play in for a few hours - snow should be shared in my humble opinion so everybody can get some seat time.  :D

 

Started blowing snow this morning at first light (7:50 am) and got done about 11:00 am - 4" to 10" where it had drifted yesterday.  When I started it was 27 degrees F and when I got done it was about 31.5 degrees F - snow was the wet "fun" kind.  Then about two hours later went to town (4 mile drive) - roads were very slushy and greasy - about 35 mph at best.  On the way I counted two cars and a snow plow that were checking out the ditch part of the road - gotta love winter.


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 05:50 PM

Don't want/need any extra white stuff! We get more than enough, thank you!


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Posted January 01, 2017 - 04:07 PM

You guys got a lot more snow than we did, correct?

 

We actually ended up with an ice storm. Lost power for 10 hours. In a winter weather advisory now. 


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Posted January 02, 2017 - 07:13 PM

 

We actually ended up with an ice storm. Lost power for 10 hours. In a winter weather advisory now. 

 

Dang Chris, the power outages are the worst part of this stuff. I imagine you at least can generate some power at your farm for necessities? Getting a generator has been on my list for several years since that big blizzard of Oct. 4th 2013, but I still haven't cut loose with the cash yet. The lights blinked a few times Christmas Day out where we are but there were quite a few west river outages too. My cousin Sharon lives on a farm near New Underwood and they were without power about like you. That's about 25 miles east of us.

 

The weather today just flat sucks, but not a lot of snow. 30-40 mph wind at +8F*. The inch or so of snow gets pretty deep here and there in those conditions! Sick leave is over and back to the plant tomorrow to deal with frozen equipment, water lines and the worst part---the bosshole---LOL! I told Kris (Gtractor) a long time ago that I was gonna steal that line and it really went over well with my level co-workers!  Oh well back to the grind again. Doctor appointment Thursday afternoon to get some kind of plan for this asthma stuff.

 

Hope everyone gets 2017 off to a good start!

 

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