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07-07-2020 10:56 AM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
This is a USAC Midget - Smaller than a Sprinter and LOTS less horse power - they put on a good show ! Worked on a Midget team for around 5 years, traveled everywhere with it .





Bug - This is a Silver Crown Car or Champ car - Champ car comes from back in the day - like back in the 50 early 60'smaybe - they raced these type cars at Indy - like I said way back in the day ! They are BOATS ! huge ! have a 355 CI. engine in them - run them on Half miles and Mile tracks for the most part and they hold75 gallon of methanol ! I got to load one , one time - all I had to do was steer it in to the trailer - Driver was not there and I was the only one that could fit in his seat - LOL Yes -I was Slim - LOL These are also very fun to watch
Thanks, Kenny, for the short course on racers--I suspected that the thing I was calling a box kite (didn't know what else to call it) on top had something to do with both stability and speed.

Too bad I didn't find out about them when I was a lot younger--they are kind of my cup of tea--a lot of heart stopping stuff happening fast. I only got interested in the NASCAR racing when one of the woman who had a dog bred by the breeder I was (sort of) working for at shows--she was a long time NASCAR addict--sucked me into watching races with her. Found myself holding my breath watching some car trying to stay on the track while sliding backwards into the grass...

So now you are really on count down for your new lil' girl--have you finally decided on a call name? And has Cindy decided on a registered name?

Have you started waking up at night wondering what you've forgotten to do, to get or to ask about?

VBG--been there, done thant--good luck.

ABTLH
07-07-2020 10:38 AM
Beaumont67 I wish Beau could give SP - more credit, than she deserves...really I do.
- but someone else, had the brilliant idea
- not a Chicken Coop, but rather a Chicken-Truck

Maybe she could make one, out of her Yard Art 2000 z71...since she hasn't said...
- Larry, come & get it Free for the taking !! ...bc you that Nice

SPtruck_ChickenHouse by Larry Schiestel, on Flickr
07-07-2020 10:37 AM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
cresserb and Bug , How many days from the chicken would you start calling a egg old?
Mmmm--well the eggs I used to get when I lived down the street from a chicken farm (factory?, ranch?) were only three or four days old (mostly what they sold to people like me were "check" eggs--fertile and they had to be a few days old before they could tell the egg had been fertilized (as I understand it) but I don't grow chickens or eggs--this is left over from my very young childhood when I was the designated egg gatherer for my grandmother.

And the ones I've gotten lately have been very fresh--a day or two only.

But I can tell you that eggs will keep a whole lot longer than dated cartons in stores would indicate. When I was going on deliveries (of boats) we'd buy cartons of eggs with the best buy dates the furthest out --which were mostly around two or three weeks but even 6 weeks after we got those eggs they were still fine--but we'd run out and I'd have to go egg shopping (with my bad to non-existent Spanish--I did learn that in Mexico eggs are sold by weight not by the number of eggs. It was on par with learning that while you could find and buy honey you had to bring your own container).

And it has started to rain so I guess that means I'll postpone mowing the back lawn until it dries out. Supposed to do that starting tomorrow and continues to the end of the week I think.

That's the weather and egg report for today.

ABTLH
07-07-2020 08:52 AM
ellierose I am so very sorry for your loss.
07-07-2020 08:48 AM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Good Morning All,

TN, how is your wife this morning?
She's doing ok, thank you for asking, Denny. It's going to take time.

Mocha is acting way different this morning. She's being extra velcro (didn't think that was possible) and she's walking around, looking at each of the 3 dog beds we have. She definitely knows something is off.
07-07-2020 08:23 AM
StrykersPerson Good Morning All,

TN, how is your wife this morning?
07-07-2020 06:54 AM
Beaumont67 So sad to here this TN - Coco was surrounded by tons of Love, entire life...and knew it.
- but its still really hard, to accept ...never easy
- condolences to You & Mrs. & Mocha
07-07-2020 05:52 AM
LadyDi Really sorry TN for your loss.
Love that first PIC with pups paw on the hamburger toy. Precious.
Just know that you can PM PICís to me if you want and I would make a tribute movie for you to have on hand later ...when you and Mrs. are ready.
Anyway such a sad day but I am really glad all of you got to be there including Mocha.
Great dog parents for sure.
07-06-2020 10:29 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
Sad day here; we had to send our 17-year old Shih-Tzu, Coco, across the rainbow bridge today. A few days ago, he started wheezing and coughing and it was his heart, near failure along with fluid in his lungs. The vet said given his age and condition, there wasn't much to be done so it was time. My wife is taking it really hard because that was her boy. Coco had a good life but in the end, time and age were catching up to him. He was deaf, had a heart murmur, arthritis in his hips and legs so that we had to carry him up and down stairs, and he had mild canine cognitive disorder.
I know that our other Shih-Tzu, Teddy, who we had put to sleep back in 2013 due to cancer, was waiting at the bridge for Coco, and now they're both running and playing together, free of pain.
RIP, Coco. 2003-2020
Some older pics of Coco


Today, at the vet - my wife giving Coco one last treat

Saying goodbye

What a horrible day for you all.

Condolences.

I hate making the decisions like these.

07-06-2020 10:18 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
Well damn...we lost this guy. Not of fan of country music but this guy is always in rotation in the truck
RIP Mr. Daniels
I just heard this.

I am still wondering things like, how did Ozzy Osborne outlast Tom Petty?

It's depressing when we lose icons.
07-06-2020 09:40 PM
4x4bike ped I'm sorry TN. Please give your wife my condolences.

Goodnight Coco...

John
07-06-2020 07:44 PM
TNfisher Thanks, guys (and gals). Like I said, Coco was her dog so my wife is taking this pretty hard, which is understandable. 17 years is an awful long time to have a pet, and we brought him with us from South Korea when we moved back. Poor boy went through a lot, to include a surgery which changed how he peed...he had bladder stones and went through the surgery to remove them but either the doc missed one, or they came back because he ended with one lodged in his urethra and to save his life, the doc did a surgery which had Coco peeing like a girl (Sorry, don't know the name of the procedure but from my understanding, it's pretty complex and not many vets can do it). Then the constant ear infections, always in his right ear...it was always something.
Mocha is already acting different but this early on, I think it's because she senses that my wife is upset. She's such a sweet and sensitive girl, she keeps going over to my wife and putting her face against my wife's and just standing there, not moving.
07-06-2020 05:47 PM
MeadowCat So sorry for your family's loss, TN.
07-06-2020 05:04 PM
spocksdad RIP Coco. What a great and long life she had at 17 y/o.

Touching pictures and so nice to Mocha could accompany you, to see Coco off. It helps to bring closure for the pack mates. We did that for our previous terrier we had PTS.
07-06-2020 04:46 PM
melbrod I'm so sorry, TN. It hurts so when we lose our babies. My heart goes out to you and your wife--please express my condolences to her too.
07-06-2020 04:24 PM
alan j. Sorry TN.
07-06-2020 03:58 PM
ECIN Oh TN ! So , SO sad to read this . Give Mrs. TN a Hug for us all here and tell her were so sorry for her lose
07-06-2020 03:37 PM
TNfisher Sad day here; we had to send our 17-year old Shih-Tzu, Coco, across the rainbow bridge today. A few days ago, he started wheezing and coughing and it was his heart, near failure along with fluid in his lungs. The vet said given his age and condition, there wasn't much to be done so it was time. My wife is taking it really hard because that was her boy. Coco had a good life but in the end, time and age were catching up to him. He was deaf, had a heart murmur, arthritis in his hips and legs so that we had to carry him up and down stairs, and he had mild canine cognitive disorder.
I know that our other Shih-Tzu, Teddy, who we had put to sleep back in 2013 due to cancer, was waiting at the bridge for Coco, and now they're both running and playing together, free of pain.
RIP, Coco. 2003-2020
Some older pics of Coco


Today, at the vet - my wife giving Coco one last treat

Saying goodbye

07-06-2020 03:19 PM
ECIN This is a USAC Midget - Smaller than a Sprinter and LOTS less horse power - they put on a good show ! Worked on a Midget team for around 5 years, traveled everywhere with it .





Bug - This is a Silver Crown Car or Champ car - Champ car comes from back in the day - like back in the 50 early 60'smaybe - they raced these type cars at Indy - like I said way back in the day ! They are BOATS ! huge ! have a 355 CI. engine in them - run them on Half miles and Mile tracks for the most part and they hold75 gallon of methanol ! I got to load one , one time - all I had to do was steer it in to the trailer - Driver was not there and I was the only one that could fit in his seat - LOL Yes -I was Slim - LOL These are also very fun to watch
07-06-2020 02:46 PM
ECIN

OK Aunt Bug - I'm guessing that this is what your talking about with the box kite on top .

This is a Winged Sprint Car ! Looking at the picture - the long arrow I drew to the right side wing , notice how much taller it is than the left - as they slide threw the corners - the wind or the resistant's of the air -- helps to nail down the left rear tire on the sprinter = more traction for left tire - the angel of the over all wing can be changed from the cockpit by the driver - lower it - the front down adds down force - lift it you give up down force but gain straightaway speed . Now in some races - they have set it where they " Think " it will be the best and then run what they got .

The wing also adds to safely - when they flip - then the wing uses up energy from the flip and most times softens the flip when they come back down to earth

I have been to a few winged races - they were running the same night we were - Bug - you would crap if you went to one - they are wicked fast ! Wicked ! The wings add so much more corner speed it is unbelievable and that translate to faster straight away speed .




Bug - These are my personal favorites = Non - Wing Sprint Cars ! You can see the drivers really working them with these - But notice with out the wing - if they flip - it is right on the roll cage . Weight around 1,400 lbs. - Horsepower for a 410 ( CID ) 9-- to 1,100 hps - and are they sweet sounding ! And very loud !
07-06-2020 02:40 PM
alan j. cresserb and Bug , How many days from the chicken would you start calling a egg old?
07-06-2020 02:13 PM
melbrod Watering once a day seems like a lot for a plant that is in the ground. I usually try to really saturate the soil with a long slow watering directly on the ground, not the leaves, only 1-2 times a week and none in-between, if even that much is needed. Most bulbs/corms don't like their feet wet. They're susceptible to rot.

It depends on your soil type and drainage. But that's where I would start. If you have one that seems pretty much beyond saving, you could dig it up and see if it has soft or slimy parts--that would tell you for sure. It is almost impossible to save them once rot has really set in--if you continue to have a problem, amend your soil with organics like compost or even peat moss, a little coarse sand if you have clay, so that it drains well. Or raise your garden bed if it seems to be in a low spot.
07-06-2020 01:50 PM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
Well damn...we lost this guy. Not of fan of country music but this guy is always in rotation in the truck
RIP Mr. Daniels
Your kidding me ! We lost Charlie ??? Your not going to believe this - I was thinking abut him the other day !

Reason I was thinking about Charlie was there is a town East of me ( Rushville ) and I made a trip over there Friday to get some parts and I thought back to years ago when I pulled into town . Rushville had a sell barn over there - heck , it may still be there - but anyway - Charlie - the way I got the story really likes horses and he would come up to Rushville and go to the sell they had , one day I was coming threw town in my semi and was going right pass the sell barn - the parking lots were past full - I had to slow way down as there were parking along the road ,I had to do a double take , but standing right there to the side was Charlie ! I started looking for a place to park the big rig - I wanted to meet him - but there was no place even close to park - I called a friend later about it and he said the easiest way to know that Charlie was there is the parking lots are full LOL

That's my Charlie story
07-06-2020 01:09 PM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by TNfisher View Post
Crocosmia...we planted about 25 bulbs this spring and they've come up but on a few of the plants, some of the leaves are turning brown. I've done some reading and come across everything from pests to too much or not enough water. Maybe it's normal to have a few brown leaves, no idea. Have you seen that with yours? Ours do get a LOT of sun throughout the day and we water once a day.

TN,

Several years ago one of the vets was clearing out his crocosmia bed (which was a whole side of his big yard in a huge bed about four feet wide and many feet long) and brought in buckets of growing plants and gave them to all of us who wanted them.

I took a bunch, about half of them thrived and that's what I have growing in the back of my big bulb and perennial bed. But I've now tried three times to plant more bulbs to extend them along the back fence line and damned if I can get more than an occasional bulb that will sprout, grow, flower and survive to come back the following year.

In general, crocosmia are classified as very pest resistant--and this has been my experience with them (the ones I got from our vet) but what the literature says is that they are also sturdy and survived in zones 5 to 9 (depending on whose description you are reading. But the one thing I found that everyone seemed to agree on was that really good drainage was important.

The drainage in my yard is generally pretty good (it's was once upon a time Columbia River bottom which means a fair amount of sand--lots of rock between three and as far down as infinity--and the very top is pretty good fertile soil--and mine has been amended many times before me and by me and will grow almost anything.) For some reason I can't grow peppers any place here--or more specifically I can grow pepper plants that will produce one pepper at a time and then die. And zucchini--I can't even get seed to sprout in this place.

I actually went out and looked at my crocosmia which are starting to bloom and none have any brown leaves at this point (they are also pretty drought resistant) but the drainage in that bed is excellent--and that seems to be the biggest problem for growing crocosmia. My problem with the corms not sprouting is probably linked to the fact that I often forget that I have bulbs and corms stashed someplace and they don't get planted on time.

Now you know everything I know about crocosmia, They should do fine in full sun--I think that's their preference--but will flourish in part shade too--mine are full sun and flower just before the beginning of Portland's dry and fairly hot summers. And are rated as fairly drought resistant.

ABTLH
07-06-2020 12:53 PM
alan j. Well damn...we lost this guy. Not of fan of country music but this guy is always in rotation in the truck
RIP Mr. Daniels
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