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01-17-2020 11:16 AM
ECIN good morning out there big John
01-17-2020 11:16 AM
MeadowCat
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Originally Posted by 4x4bike ped View Post
Hi Bonnie.

Just lurking... LOL!

John (STJ!)
We miss you!
01-17-2020 11:14 AM
LadyDi Hey 4x4......good to hear from you.
01-17-2020 11:11 AM
4x4bike ped
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Originally Posted by Cressrb View Post
Hi John! Where ya been?
Hi Bonnie.

Just lurking... LOL!

John (STJ!)
01-17-2020 10:40 AM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post

Mel on my compact Honda Civic Hybrid, now being used by daughter, I had to remove front bumper cover, right headlight and right wheel well pieces to access A/C compressor for changeout. Also had to have car up on stands in order have enough room to access from below.
And then there are all of those special little clips and connecters that you need special little tools to remove. I wanted to change a light bulb on the gear shift console so that the display that showed what gear I was in would light up (nothing like guessing in the dark whether you are in reverse, neutral or drive.) Had to take apart an awful lot of the console just to get to it, using brute force in some places...a one minute job once I was there. And then I had to reassemble the thing...though not quite in the same way because of the brute force I had used to get in (it still looks fine; you'd never know the repair was done )

It's a conspiracy to make sure you have to go to the dealer and pay their trumped-up prices for repairs. And then you lose the use of your car for a couple of days--the Toyota dealer I went to (once...for a recall repair) had to have the car all day to just diagnose the problem (because their queue was so long) and then keep it all day again after the part came in so they could install it. I think the actual work was maybe 1/2 hour both days combined.
01-17-2020 10:10 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Yay! Good milk and butter, here we come!


You just don't have your cows trained right:

I mean, this one brings in her own food


And it seems like if you can persuade a cow to pull a plow, you could work up some kind of snow plow contraption



Ah, back in those good old days...not only could you see the part you wanted to work on, you actually had room to fit a tool down in there to do your work.

Yeah....that's how we're all going to be plowing roads, if the wacko "Green New Deal" is implemented which elimnates all fossil fuel usage. However for plowing, donkeys will be used, as they want to eliminate cows, also!


Mel on my compact Honda Civic Hybrid, now being used by daughter, I had to remove front bumper cover, right headlight and right wheel well pieces to access A/C compressor for changeout. Also had to have car up on stands in order have enough room to access from below.
01-17-2020 10:00 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
I may talk Mrs. TN into letting Mocha and I use her Explorer later once it warms up a little bit.


Your going to "ASK " her ??? Here's what you do TN -- Just walk in and say ---HEY ! Mocha and I are taking your Truck !

For you - No charge !

TN, while you're using the wife's Explorer, take Mocha to the mud puddle to let her have some fun, while you get some good pics of her for the future Dirty Dobes theme DT calendar!
You did state Mocha is attracted to mud...
(Mel will need some competition for her "Capri Wallowing in Slop" picture entry!)
01-17-2020 09:56 AM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
At least my cows are alive. And both pregnant, after all, as it turns out.
Yay! Good milk and butter, here we come!

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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
In winter, there's hauling hay, forking plops (or chipping them up with a pick), shoveling snow...
You just don't have your cows trained right:

I mean, this one brings in her own food


And it seems like if you can persuade a cow to pull a plow, you could work up some kind of snow plow contraption

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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
Then the car manufacturers started putting EPA stuff on them and inventing new hoses and wires for things, until by the time I had my '82 Trans Am, I couldn't even FIND the engine block.
Ah, back in those good old days...not only could you see the part you wanted to work on, you actually had room to fit a tool down in there to do your work.
01-17-2020 09:56 AM
spocksdad
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... I could strip down that little 318 to the heads and put it back together. That was really something, for a GURL! ...

...Oh, and AJ, my diffenbachia is coming back, I think.
...

Lannie, I was amazed and impressed to read those two sentences coming from the same person...
01-17-2020 09:45 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
Yo builders:
As far as B-day drills ....daily stuff .....hanging flag pole onto pole on the carport....drilling into wood or metal shed when mounting something......curtain rods......etc.
He describes that he has to fight with his regular drill when drilling into simple projects .....he has to apply lots of pressure to the drill when doing simple tasks. So I am thinking "impact drill" as a step up from a regular drill?

Find out what system and voltage Scott is using now (DeWalt, Ryobi, Ridgid, Milwaukee, etc.)? This might determine what brand to get him so you use the chargers and batteries he already has. I like DeWalt tools for home use and Milwaukee tools for commercial use (like on ship), where they stand up to abuse better.


You mentioned "Impact drill", which I think you meant "hammer drill" which is needed with masonary bits when drilling into brick, mortar and concrete. Many regular drill/drivers, as they are referred to now, also have a hammer drill setting for masonary. The word "impact" is normally used with Impact Wrenchs or Drivers, either air or electric used with impact sockets to torque on/off nuts and in/out bolts. You have to use impact rated drill bits to drill with these tools, like Milwaukee shockwave:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...4631/205879024


For home, I have all DeWalt 12v and 20v tools. I gave ALL my plug in and old 18V battery tools to my son in law last year and transitioned to all battery tools, except for fixed ones like table saw.

If you go with DeWalt, always wait until HD puts a bundle on sale, which they do on a rotating basis. Their Atomic 20V Hammer drill bundle is on sale now for $119, which is the smallest hammer drill they make:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-A...09C2/308960627



(Note, the same bundle with regular drill/driver (not hammer) is $99)
Note bundle only has 1.3Ah batteries, but okay for most household uses.

This hammer drill works great on drilling concrete and brick around the house for mounting things outside, or for regular wood drilling. I handed down my much larger/heavier 18V DeWalt hammer drill to my SIL.

If you want to spend some more $$, here's a better bundle on sale, which includes both the 20V Atomic Impact Driver and Hammer drill and and larger (2) x 1.5Ah 20V batteries w/charger.




https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-A...79C2/309799377


Later when you add to Scotts system, you can obtain larger batteries with other tools, such as the 6" circlular or a recip saws (sawsall), which require larger batteries (3,4 or 5Ah). Once you get his system going, and get enough batteries/chargers, then he can buy the bare tools when they are on sale. However, like Tim the Tool Man says, you can never have enough batteries!

Note on battery purchasing. If you don't get batteries in bundles with new tool (best way) then alternative is to buy them OEM New off eBay, as HD and Lowes charge way too much for batteries alone.
01-17-2020 09:25 AM
ECIN I may talk Mrs. TN into letting Mocha and I use her Explorer later once it warms up a little bit.


Your going to "ASK " her ??? Here's what you do TN -- Just walk in and say ---HEY ! Mocha and I are taking your Truck !

For you - No charge !
01-17-2020 09:22 AM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
Yo builders:
As far as B-day drills ....daily stuff .....hanging flag pole onto pole on the carport....drilling into wood or metal shed when mounting something......curtain rods......etc.
He describes that he has to fight with his regular drill when drilling into simple projects .....he has to apply lots of pressure to the drill when doing simple tasks. So I am thinking "impact drill" as a step up from a regular drill?
I'm Thinking he needs a very good set of drill bites ! The good kind - not the cheap ones - they get dull and won't go threw hot butter
01-17-2020 08:49 AM
Lannie
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Originally Posted by MeadowCat View Post

It's SO freezing today, isn't it? And then the storm hits tomorrow - you guys are getting hit with the same thing as us, right? Big snowstorm....
I think the big snowstorm slipped south of us this time. No snow in our forecast, just a lot of howling wind (they're still saying gusts to 60 today) and cold for the next couple days. Colder than normal, I mean. Then back to "normal" cold after the weekend.

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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post

Such is life at the moment--silly little things...and then you guys have to intrude with your stories of truckloads of stuff to haul and hours-long waits, minus degrees outside all day and stock to feed, days and days of work with no breaks, and traveling in ice storms.....
You think that's bad, the other day I was moaning and groaning on my cow forum about how I wasn't sure my cows were actually bred (oh, woe is me), when some poor lady posted that she came out to feed and milk her cow and found her dead. I felt pretty silly for being upset my cow might not be pregnant. At least my cows are alive. And both pregnant, after all, as it turns out.

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Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
Lannie,

You need to adopt my fall back solution to cold weather and wind (although not nearly as cold as you SD cold) and gather up all those kitties and go back to be with a layer of cats--they are really good at sharing warm kitty love.

ABTLH
I do have Itty Bitty Kitty to keep my face and most of the front of me warm. She's like that alien thing in the Alien movie, the one that attached to the people's faces and wouldn't let go. But Itty Bitty is warm and soft and furry, and totally enjoyable to wear on my face (except when she decides to bite me, which she does randomly - they're love bites, but they still hurt). I wish I could have worn her out to the barns yesterday for chores, but she no stoopid - she stayed in the house where it's nice and warm.

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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
What? I missed that?

Lannie, I need help here.

You are my new favorite farmer.

What does Kenny have against cows?

He's just NOT RIGHT!

No, I can understand being tired of taking care of hundreds of cows. It's bad enough with my five right now. In the summer, it's way easier! In winter, there's hauling hay, forking plops (or chipping them up with a pick), shoveling snow... The wind yesterday blew a big drift across the gate out to the pasture, outside of which is the Giant Poop Pile. I've had Cricket and her tumor locked in the barn the last few days, but I had to go out with a load of crap last night and when I got the loaded wheelbarrow out of the barn, I realized I couldn't get to the poop pile, so I had to dump it just outside the barn door. When I asked Rich if he could get the Bobcat around there to clear that drift away, he said no, it was too far through the trees, which have big deep drifts between them, so I'm going to have to hand shovel all that snow. I haven't recovered from the LAST time I had to shovel out that drift. (Beware, rant mode on.) It really pisses me off that we have a Bobcat now that actually WORKS, but I'm still shoveling waist high drifts of snow by hand. And not just ANY snow, oh no, this snow has been hammered down hard by the wind so that you can walk on the top of it and only sink down about an inch. The wheelbarrow is heavier, though, and just runs into the snow and stops, so I can't get through unless I shovel it all clear. It'll have to be cut out in blocks and then pitched out of the way. And Rich complains about how hard he works. Sometimes I have to bite my lip so hard it bleeds, so as not to say something nasty to him when he's complaining. The shoveling used to be HIS job, I'm supposed to take care of the cows and the house, but now I do all his heavy work because he can't anymore. But he still complains. (And so do I, apparently, but not to him.)

OK. Rant off.

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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
So I had to look up where Faith is.

"Faith is a city in the northeastern corner of Meade County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 421 at the 2010 census."

Looks a bit small--is that your closest metropolitan area?


Looks like its (only?) claim to fame is Sue.

"The most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known, Sue, was discovered about 15 miles northeast of Faith in August 1990."

Was she between you and Faith, or off in the opposite direction?
Yup, that's our "metro" area. The post office is there, we're lucky they bring the mail out to us, I guess. I don't know where Sue was discovered, exactly, that was before we moved out here. We did go to see her once, but when we got there, found out it's just a plaster cast. The actual skeleton is in Chicago or something. What a rip-off! A plaster cast! I wanted to see the actual fossilized bones.


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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
It's supposed to be cold, windy and rainy this weekend but I'll still try to get at least 1 or 2 hikes with Mocha in, plus I'm going to drop my Escape off at the Ford dealership (hopefully tomorrow, or Tuesday) so they can replace my rear brakes. Ford did a real number, the front brakes are disk brakes which I can sorta do LOL, but the rear brakes are drums and I don't even want to try that, no sir.
When I was 17 or 18, just out of high school and in the beginning of my drag racing days, one of my buddies took the brake apart on the right side of my '69 Coronet (they were all drum brakes), set all pieces out on the floor of the garage, and then told me to put it back together. He told me to take off the other wheel and tire, and use the intact brake as a guide. I got it all back together the first time, and my only mistake was I had the star-wheel adjuster backward, so he showed me how it was supposed to go, and that was that. I started taking my brakes apart and putting them back together until I could do it in my sleep, and from there it went to the engine compartment. I could strip down that little 318 to the heads and put it back together. That was really something, for a GURL! It was good experience, though, and for years afterward I could do my own repair work on my car. Then the car manufacturers started putting EPA stuff on them and inventing new hoses and wires for things, until by the time I had my '82 Trans Am, I couldn't even FIND the engine block. Changing the spark plugs proved to be beyond my ability, and I gave up wrenching. Now if something doesn't work, I might have an idea what's broken, but NO CLUE how to fix it.

Oh, and AJ, my diffenbachia is coming back, I think. I must have just really shocked it. I noticed the leaf stems were a little less floppy yesterday, like they were finally taking up some water, so I got Rich to make me a longer stick, and I tied them up, so if they DO firm up, they won't be permanently hanging over the side of the pot. So far so good. I'm misting it several times a day.

Funny thing is I'm using the cat squirt bottle to do it. The spray adjusts from fine mist to jet stream (that's what I use on naughty cats), so when I think to mist the plant, and pick up the bottle, the cats all scatter! ROFL! It's pretty hysterical!
01-17-2020 08:03 AM
TNfisher Good morning everyone. I decided to take the TNmobile to the Ford dealer this morning...I'll try to get there right at 7:30 when the quicklane opens. It's cold and overcast out today so the hike is questionable but, I may talk Mrs. TN into letting Mocha and I use her Explorer later once it warms up a little bit.
01-17-2020 08:00 AM
LadyDi Yo builders:
As far as B-day drills ....daily stuff .....hanging flag pole onto pole on the carport....drilling into wood or metal shed when mounting something......curtain rods......etc.
He describes that he has to fight with his regular drill when drilling into simple projects .....he has to apply lots of pressure to the drill when doing simple tasks. So I am thinking "impact drill" as a step up from a regular drill?
01-17-2020 07:54 AM
LadyDi Hellooooooooooooooooooo Beau.....hair flip
01-17-2020 07:28 AM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Mod Alert - Mod Alert ! Mel is up Already !
Just keeping you on your toes.
I don't know what the allure is to these early risings though...
01-17-2020 07:08 AM
ECIN Oh come on Mel - It's a beautiful morning Mel Have HHD go get your coffee for yeah

So know that your up - I can get out of here - See yeah all later
01-17-2020 06:57 AM
melbrod Yeah, well, if that's what you want to call it, feel free. Just "morning" seems to be a better descriptor to me. I guess today I need to start catching up on paperwork preparatory to tax season.

Another reason to not be fond of January and February.
01-17-2020 06:54 AM
ECIN Mod Alert - Mod Alert ! Mel is up Already !
01-17-2020 06:41 AM
LadyDi Good morning
01-17-2020 06:28 AM
ECIN Heres a story for Uncle Rich , So Aunt Bonnie , you might want to show this one - I'm sure he will shake his head on this one - lol All I have to say is that truck must have one big Motor in it BTW - Rushville is about 15 miles east of us

Truck inspection finds a semi 96,300 pounds overweight
Posted yesterday at 3:41pm
A truck inspection Thursday morning by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) Trooper Eric Thumb, led to the discovery of a semi-tractor pulling double trailers that was 96,300 pounds overweight. CVED Trooper Eric Thumb was driving through Rushville just before 11 a.m. Thursday morning when he noticed a southbound semi pulling double trailers known as a “Michigan Train” southbound on Main St. at Park Blvd.

From his training and experience Thumb knew that the trailer set up is often used to haul overweight loads, with special overweight permits, across northern Indiana. Trooper Thumb got the truck stopped to do an inspection and discovered the driver, Gene Maag, 36, of Waterloo, Indiana, was driving a truck with no registration plate and no federally required company markings or federal tax numbers on the side of the vehicle.

The maximum allowable weight for a commercial motor vehicle in Indiana, without a special permit, is 80,000 pounds. As part of his vehicle inspection Trooper Thumb weighed the truck and its steel coil cargo, discovering a combined weight of 176,300 pounds, or 96,300 pounds over the maximum allowable weight, without a special permit.

The fines for the overweight violation alone are just under $14,000. The truck, a 2000 Peterbilt, which belongs to Tri-State Trucking, out of Waterloo, Indiana, was impounded and the driver cited for the overweight violation and no truck registration. The driver was also issued a warning for no federally required markings or numbers on the sides of the truck. The steel coils, which had been in route from Butler, Indiana to Madison, Indiana were impounded with the truck until they can be properly unloaded and legally loaded onto other trucks.

Part of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division’s mission is educating and encouraging commercial carriers and drivers in regards to compliance as a way to reduce the potential for dangerous CMV crashes. For more information on the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division you can visit their web site at https://www.in.gov/isp/3183.htm .
01-17-2020 06:01 AM
ECIN MSP weather


Snow, mainly after 1pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after noon. High near 25. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Tonight
Snow. Patchy blowing snow before 9pm. Steady temperature around 26. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Patchy blowing snow after 8am. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 9 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -12. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Looks like a Weather Tech day to me for poor ole MC

They just put us under a winter weather advisory - snow - then freezing rain ( my personal favorite ) then turning into heavy rain = Oh Joy !

Don't forget to tell Betty White Happy Birthday - she is 98

AND - Good morning everybody .
01-17-2020 05:14 AM
modm
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Who can instruct me on a traveling CD for Guz?

I have no technological skills.

Head East- Never Been Any Reason

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlcY_enzwmI

Should be this link or similar?? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgD-NwCtvrA
01-16-2020 10:50 PM
StrykersPerson Autograph - Turn Up the Radio (Original HQ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAJV2va9V9A
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