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#31 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 07:30 AM

Did you add more to your list then you checked off ? That's my problem , I would add faster to the list then I could do them , Al

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 08:13 AM

I'm going on "Vacation" next week for 2 weeks. I have been spending too much time working on the 314 so I am making a list of what I have to do on my vacation. The 2320 needs maintenance, hydro fluid, oil change etc. I need to get a load of gravel and spread it on the trails and grade them, and the car needs some work etc. A lot of landscaping chores, a chord of wood to be stacked and a bathroom project in the basement. I am also helping friends with a reno. in their house that need to be done by Sept 1.
As usual, I'll work like a dog for my vacation then go back to work with the list starting to grow with fall chores. As long as there is some element of problem solving and creative thinking involved in the work I actually enjoy it. As I get older though, I find there is a need to take some time off from the physical labour to let the old body recover.
Oh, I'm also still working on the 314!

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 05:23 PM

Al, haven't added any more as yet. Need to get this down a little more. About 2 more weeks on the remodel, then I have time to get serious on the list. It will really be good to work on my stuff for a change.

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 04:57 PM

Darn I was hoping with three pages of posts that someone would have had a solution to this lack of time thing:confuse:. You guys with lists are a step ahead of me though, at least you have it written down, my list just floats around in my head. I look at a long to do list as "job security". When my wife asks what I have planned on a rare weekend when we have a free day I always have something to do in the shed or on one of the tractors/attachments, helps with my sanity.
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Posted August 23, 2011 - 05:57 PM

Solution? Then we wouldn't have a list of things to do cause we'd have it all done.
If I didn't write it down, I found myself doing other things and not concentrating on what should be done.

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 05:20 AM

Well, I thought about my list some more and have to add to it.

1. Change fluid and filter on LGT 165.
2. Install new front axle bushings on LGT 165.
3. Put temp spring on JD 68 drive idler and test trans. Done
4. Take idler off deck for JD 68 and lube, get new belt for it.
5. Get engine tins ready to install on GTV/16. Done
6. Install new oil pressure gauge on GTV/16. Done
7. Fix bead leak again on LGT 165 rear tire. Done
8. Install wheels on deck for Cub 108.
9, Finish handle assembly for the blade on the LGT 165.
10. Start rehab of mower deck for LGT 165.
11. Remove and send parts to Keith for 3-point on the LGT 165. Done
12.Remove existing lean-to and put up new 'tractor port'.
13. Put new rear struts on 1990 Nissan Mazima.
14. Install new front bushings on Maxima.
15. Install rear motor mount on Maxima.
16. Find and fix exhaust leak on Maxima.
17. Do some cosmetics on the GTV/16 (Ol' Ugly).
18. Build grader blade for the GTV/16.
19. Get new drive belt and clutch spring for the JD 68.
20. Rework/paint dump trailer.

That's just a few more items.

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 09:44 PM

Doug, I don't even have enough time to do half to 3/4 of what I have to get done to make my living, much less what I want to get done. I have a list of "wants" at least as long as yours, so rest assured, you DO have company! I usually work 6 days a week, but silage time is upon me, so heading to having only 1 day off every 2 weeks for a while.


I LOVE silage time, favorite time of the year for me. Get to do nothing but truck it up for a few days lol. Usually wish we had more to haul.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 08:24 PM

DH1, friend wish i was closer i would come over and help, i have been semi-retired by my previous employer,Goodyear, they locked us out. now i am drawing unployment and waiting on paperwork to go back to school and get retrained.. again

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 09:02 AM

TO DO LIST are so depressing. It reminds of of when I used to work. I'd come to work and there would be a line of people at my office door with things or ideas that needed looking into so out would come the note pad.:( I hope I never see another list in my life.:dancingbanana:




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