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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5150 on: October 11, 2018, 09:45:13 AM »
Am I the only one who thought that buying that tractor CREATED a heck of a lot of new work for the owners?

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5151 on: October 11, 2018, 09:48:07 AM »
Oh, it's kind of the perfect "I have it, might as well use it" (and build new shit for it) gift to one's self. :)

I did very much the same when I bought my first high-quality table saw. :D
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5152 on: October 11, 2018, 11:43:18 AM »
I like building things.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5153 on: October 11, 2018, 11:54:01 AM »
Set the wake up alarm last night for the first time in a damn long time.  Today is orientation at the blue box lumber store.  First day being back on the floor should be Sunday or Monday.  All the moto-commute gear is laid out and ready to go the 6 miles to the store.   ;D   In the back of my mind, I can see a bicycle commute in good weather.
New job and short commute?  That's almost a given you deserve a new scooter or maybe a Honda Super Cub 125!

or perhaps I'm just trying to justify buying one myself.


Would this work?   ;D  1974 Suzuki TC100 two smoke sitting in my basement awaiting some love.



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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5154 on: October 11, 2018, 12:16:42 PM »
I suppose but you gotta buy yourself something!
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5155 on: October 11, 2018, 12:18:21 PM »
I suppose but you gotta buy yourself something!

I'm pretty sure that's what Sleazy was trying to say to YOU!   ;D

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5156 on: October 11, 2018, 01:04:16 PM »
I gazed at things. Quite a lot.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5157 on: October 11, 2018, 01:16:12 PM »
I suppose but you gotta buy yourself something!

I'm pretty sure that's what Sleazy was trying to say to YOU!   ;D


I'm pretty much done buying bikes.  There's more than enough in the garage.  Heresy?  Naw, three's enough for me.  Between plates, insurance and maintenance, it's what the budget can stand.


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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5158 on: October 12, 2018, 03:08:19 PM »
Prepped the furnace for the coming cold, dark time. Cleaned air ducts, new Filter (whole house type) .
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5159 on: October 12, 2018, 04:12:33 PM »

I'm pretty much done buying bikes.  There's more than enough in the garage.  Heresy?  Naw, three's enough for me.  Between plates, insurance and maintenance, it's what the budget can stand.


ST1300, DR350 and TC100, all mine.

That's a pretty good spread
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5160 on: October 13, 2018, 08:46:21 PM »
Did my good deed for the day and cleaned a couple furnaces. Our company for the last ten years has done what we call project heats on. Every fall we volunteer our time and go out clean and check furnaces for people who are less fortunate. If we find any problems and parts are needed or we find the furnace needs replacing, they are done at no cost to the homeowner. Most people are very appreciative of this.

When I got home it was sport tractoring time to get my heat on. I moved 3 face cords of wood from the side of the barn down to my winter racks on the patio of my walkout. Wood stove is in the basement so this is very convenient for bringing in wood. I set up a portable shed that I can walk right into that keeps it dry and the snow off. This is my second year of this method and it worked fantastic last winter.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5161 on: October 13, 2018, 09:39:16 PM »
Picked up 12 gal. of fresh pressed cider from the orchard. It will be my first two batches of hard cider started this fall. Half will be aged in an oak bourbon barrel for some time. 
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5162 on: October 14, 2018, 05:46:06 AM »
Heard it rain yet again all day long. Water is literally flowing out of well-grassed lawns and over the curbs; backing up in the gutters as the storm drains do their job. Glad we only got the peripheral affects of the east coast storm.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5163 on: October 14, 2018, 07:01:06 AM »
Ordered a new upper handle for my snow blower.  The old one finally gave out late last season and cracked at one of the mounting bolt holes.  I was going to weld it up, but for $40 shipped, a new one will work just fine.  It's getting near that time.   :o   When it shows up, I'll do all the annual maintenance on it and point it at the garage door.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5164 on: October 14, 2018, 09:47:58 AM »
Did my good deed for the day and cleaned a couple furnaces. Our company for the last ten years has done what we call project heats on. Every fall we volunteer our time and go out clean and check furnaces for people who are less fortunate. If we find any problems and parts are needed or we find the furnace needs replacing, they are done at no cost to the homeowner. Most people are very appreciative of this.

When I got home it was sport tractoring time to get my heat on. I moved 3 face cords of wood from the side of the barn down to my winter racks on the patio of my walkout. Wood stove is in the basement so this is very convenient for bringing in wood. I set up a portable shed that I can walk right into that keeps it dry and the snow off. This is my second year of this method and it worked fantastic last winter.
Well Mr Awesome its , awesome your company does that. The world needs more of that type of thing.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5165 on: October 15, 2018, 03:10:16 PM »
Did my good deed for the day and cleaned a couple furnaces. Our company for the last ten years has done what we call project heats on. Every fall we volunteer our time and go out clean and check furnaces for people who are less fortunate. If we find any problems and parts are needed or we find the furnace needs replacing, they are done at no cost to the homeowner. Most people are very appreciative of this.

When I got home it was sport tractoring time to get my heat on. I moved 3 face cords of wood from the side of the barn down to my winter racks on the patio of my walkout. Wood stove is in the basement so this is very convenient for bringing in wood. I set up a portable shed that I can walk right into that keeps it dry and the snow off. This is my second year of this method and it worked fantastic last winter.

Agreed, that's a very, very cool thing to do to help your fellow man! Helping with skills means more than just helping with cash.

We were doing the same. First round of #coloradocardio this weekend. Still another load to go before filling up the available space. Next up, a weekly round of splitting. Plus side, I picked up a new 8lb splitting maul. Makes light work of those little buggers. If I can get the Mrs. to stack, I could conceivably bash out a cord of split in an afternoon. I will say though that this first round has my shoulders and forearms complaining. That must mean it's good for me?

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5166 on: October 15, 2018, 04:15:04 PM »
Did my good deed for the day and cleaned a couple furnaces. Our company for the last ten years has done what we call project heats on. Every fall we volunteer our time and go out clean and check furnaces for people who are less fortunate. If we find any problems and parts are needed or we find the furnace needs replacing, they are done at no cost to the homeowner. Most people are very appreciative of this.

When I got home it was sport tractoring time to get my heat on. I moved 3 face cords of wood from the side of the barn down to my winter racks on the patio of my walkout. Wood stove is in the basement so this is very convenient for bringing in wood. I set up a portable shed that I can walk right into that keeps it dry and the snow off. This is my second year of this method and it worked fantastic last winter.

That's not only way cool (the work thing), but a brilliant solution for your seasonal wood storage. 
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5167 on: October 16, 2018, 09:25:30 PM »
I processed the current chili peppers from the garden.  Sunday I made the Harry and David pepper jam clone recipe I found online.  Tonight it was a spicy pear chutney and hot pepper jelly.  The latter required a pound of hot peppers, which the garden supplied just fine.   :o
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5168 on: October 17, 2018, 01:30:10 PM »
Late last winter, I broke the upper handle on the vintage 2 stage snowblower. Zip tied a chunk of steel and made do until spring.

I ordered the new handle Monday and it arrived today. 10 minutes to swap, so I plugged the electric start engine in and tried to start it. A shot of starting fluid and it fires right up, but dies just as quick. Pulled the carb and blew everything out, but something broke inside. I've got gas coming out everywhere! lol Ebay says $12 for a new one. We haz a winnah! It'll be here Tuesday.   :bigok:

The rebuild kit costs more than that!
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5169 on: October 17, 2018, 03:25:48 PM »
The rebuild kit costs more than that!
It's the same with auto brake calipers - so much so that most auto parts stores don't even sell the rebuild kits.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5170 on: October 18, 2018, 06:14:57 PM »
Cleaned up a bunch of spilled diesel. We had been burning diesel for a few days because of that natural gas pipeline explosion, one of the pressure regulators had a bad O ring so it leaked all over. What a pain, stinks too..
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5171 on: October 19, 2018, 08:24:32 AM »
Chauffeured mom to the dentist. More work scheduled after this. We are learning that her dental hygiene is another aspect of self-care she glossed over when living alone before we moved her to assisted living. I suspect it's cost upwards to $8k to get everything done.

Learned that my post-op recommended 2.5x reading glasses no longer work for the computer screen. I have to get inches off the screen to get it in focus. Removing them lets the screen be readable at about 2' or more. That's a good thing.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5172 on: October 19, 2018, 08:55:51 AM »
Today I had to take someone to task over reporting a bug that doesn't seem to exist, isn't repeatable, was tested by many on the team, and the guy admittedly only "think so, pretty sure" he saw (or didn't see), and can't repeat it, yet reported it as a high-priority bug and wasted a bunch o' my time. Also, closed the loop on an issue of user friction, and reduced user effort on getting on the new system, and I simply can't understand some folks' desire to increase the amount of work a user must do to sign up, and "see how the market reacts."

Getting a little tired of pushing these boulders up this damned hill. :\

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5173 on: October 19, 2018, 02:01:11 PM »
Cleaned up an acre of leaves, moved 5 yards of fill dirt of the 10 delivered, moved the summer lawn equipment into the walkout basement for storage and drained/stored the garden hoses and sprinkler heads too.  Cleaned up/out the garage and put all my tools back where they belong.  And it's not even 3PM yet!  My back is killing me.


Next week, I'll order the first facecord of firewood and rack it.  My oldest is coming over to help move the other 5 yards of fill into the two craters in my yard.


I've fallen in lust with the Red Max backpack blower my landscape guy let me borrow.  I've got a Husqvarna 250 backpack and the Red Max is twice as powerful. 
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« Reply #5174 on: October 19, 2018, 02:17:56 PM »
I'm tired just reading that Tom!

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« Reply #5175 on: October 19, 2018, 02:40:36 PM »
I'm tired just reading that Tom!


I hear a nap sneaking up on me.   :lol:
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5176 on: October 19, 2018, 03:22:55 PM »
I've got the Stihl BR600 and that thing is a hoot.  Of course I have a very long driveway covered by tree canopy so I'm blowing leaves, sticks, currently 84 billion acorns, and small rocks off my driveway so I need the power just do get that 1/4 mile long drive done on one tank of gas.  It's actually difficult to walk back up the steep part of the driveway with the blower facing forward.   ;D

Zero regrets or even thoughts on how much that thing cost.  Doesn't matter.  Worth every dime. 
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5177 on: October 19, 2018, 03:29:21 PM »
Change oil in the standby generator, and the mower, took down my rain barrels for the year,cleaned out some of my flower planters( pots big ones) and checked my car tires.
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« Reply #5178 on: October 20, 2018, 11:01:01 AM »
Winterizing the camper. Off to go get a few gallons of vodka.   :couch:
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« Reply #5179 on: October 20, 2018, 02:43:43 PM »
Changed the oil and lubed the tractor and the quad.  Fall maintenance.  Some of the greasing will continue once the deck comes off the tractor.
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« Reply #5180 on: October 21, 2018, 12:29:02 PM »
I did my civic duty and used my sport touring Tundra to push a dead tree that had fallen into road to the ditch.  Of course the tree happened to fall directly in front of the truck while I was doing about 50 mph 😣.


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« Reply #5181 on: October 21, 2018, 02:44:18 PM »
Helped the oldest son pick up new washer and dryer with the handy dandy pikey van.

Snow blower carb arrived yesterday, but my enthusiasm didn't. Got the mail after lunch today, swapped the choke assembly over, installed the new one and it fired right up. Set the idle and high speed limit. GTG! Ready for another season with 60" of snow. Need a can of silicone spray for the chute to keep the slush from sticking now.
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« Reply #5182 on: October 22, 2018, 10:32:49 AM »
Went to a gun show yesterday. Bought a lot of smoked meats. Yeah Constitutional Rights.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5183 on: October 22, 2018, 11:04:58 AM »
I know I've shown off most of this before, but the pics made it worthwhile...

After a morning of (temporarily) completing firewood duty, The Mrs. decreed that we needed to get our Halloweirdery costumery packed up to transport to San Diego at the end of the week. To do that, she wanted a final fit check and makeup test (on her side obviously). That turned into pics since we just cleaned the leaves out of the back yard, and the Autumn light was not too shabby at all.

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« Reply #5184 on: October 22, 2018, 11:30:55 AM »
You guys look awesome! You are going to KILL it!!!!
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« Reply #5185 on: October 22, 2018, 03:58:28 PM »
She's got a worm in 'er belly? That's disgusting! That's interesting, but very disgusting. 

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« Reply #5186 on: October 22, 2018, 04:35:45 PM »
Fuck this software
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5187 on: October 23, 2018, 09:36:39 PM »
Fourstring and I started in on Sprout’s Halloween costume. He’s going as an Enderman from Minecraft. I’m wiring up the glowing purple eyes tomorrow at work.

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« Reply #5188 on: October 24, 2018, 02:53:17 AM »
Nerds.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5189 on: October 24, 2018, 06:03:32 AM »
Am I the only one who thought that buying that tractor CREATED a heck of a lot of new work for the owners?

 :rolf:    Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  Did they have so much work which needed to be completed that a tractor was required?  Or, did the acquisition of the tractor create a bunch of busy bodies justificaton to do things w/ their tractor. 

It's an age-old question.

Did my good deed for the day and cleaned a couple furnaces. Our company for the last ten years has done what we call project heats on. Every fall we volunteer our time and go out clean and check furnaces for people who are less fortunate. If we find any problems and parts are needed or we find the furnace needs replacing, they are done at no cost to the homeowner. Most people are very appreciative of this.

When I got home it was sport tractoring time to get my heat on. I moved 3 face cords of wood from the side of the barn down to my winter racks on the patio of my walkout. Wood stove is in the basement so this is very convenient for bringing in wood. I set up a portable shed that I can walk right into that keeps it dry and the snow off. This is my second year of this method and it worked fantastic last winter.


That's good stuff.  Our company promotes that each department choose a charity to work at for two days each year soliciting needs and coming together to get stuff done.  This includes a $2,000 - $4,000 budget for each project.  What I've discovered from participating is the need in all communities is big and there are a lot of great organizations doing great work serving the communities.  Further, it tends to inspire us to seek out other ways to help now that we're seeing the various ways to do so.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5190 on: October 24, 2018, 06:05:35 AM »
Fourstring and I started in on Sprout’s Halloween costume. He’s going as an Enderman from Minecraft. I’m wiring up the glowing purple eyes tomorrow at work.

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I tip my hat to you for parenting done right.

Should we all pitch in and pay you a $1.00 for each time someone knows what the costume is? 

I suspect we won't need to raise that much money.   :)
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5191 on: October 24, 2018, 07:38:26 AM »
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5192 on: October 24, 2018, 10:14:06 AM »
I had to buy a pack of 50 purple LEDs, so I guess Little Bit's purple cat costume is getting some farkles too.  :augie:
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5193 on: October 24, 2018, 10:17:39 AM »
I tip my hat to you for parenting done right.

Thanks!

Should we all pitch in and pay you a $1.00 for each time someone knows what the costume is? 

I suspect we won't need to raise that much money.   :)

Do you mean here or the public at large?  I guarantee EVERY kid at his school will know what he is.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5194 on: October 24, 2018, 10:47:44 AM »
I had to buy a pack of 50 purple LEDs, so I guess Little Bit's purple cat costume is getting some farkles too.  :augie:

Can't wait to see the pictures!
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5195 on: October 24, 2018, 11:41:19 AM »


Do you mean here or the public at large?  I guarantee EVERY kid at his school will know what he is.

Good question.  I was thinking about how adults at homes for door-to-door trick-or-treating would react.  We would need to raise a material amount of funds to pay for the awareness of the costume at school.  :)
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5196 on: October 24, 2018, 12:36:07 PM »
I work with a guy w/ a severely handicapped boy.  Every year, he goes to extreme lengths to create an amazing...project, cuz it's not even just a costume, that integrates his chair and is totally over the top in the best kind of way.  Think plywood and plastics and paint.  Imagine Batmobile, Millenium Falcon, Goodyear Blimp type stuff.  Yeah, parenting done right. 
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5197 on: October 24, 2018, 04:07:01 PM »
I replaced the drive belt inside our dryer.
Parts wise, it's cheap, $22 and a stop at McD's.
Time wise it took a few hours, including going to an appliance parts store.
Lot of swearing was involved after dropping one of the front panel's screw.
Never found the dammed screw.
There's tons of metal screws on this thing. Will one in the back be missed somehow by the sox dimensional flux capacitor?
No adult beverages were consumed while fixing the thing.  :bigok:

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5198 on: October 24, 2018, 06:11:53 PM »
I changed the shocks on my '07 volvo.
Some bastard engineer had em use bottom bolts that are an inch to long.  And the 'extra' threads are open to tire/road splash, so they're corroded AF.  But not accessible to clean - but was able to put some penetrating fluid on em.
Because I don't have a lift, I'm working under the car on jack stands - which means I don't have room to use my breaker bar.
So I pounded on my ratchet with my dead-blow hammer. Over, and over, and over, and.. yea.  My hand ran out of grip to hold the hammer a cpl times.  Took a break and went back to it.
Once I got them out, I cleaned em up with a wire brush.   Then gave em each a squirt of lubricant - was able to put em both in w/o the hammer.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5199 on: October 24, 2018, 06:17:39 PM »
either coat them with never-seize or just hit them with some rustoleum, pretty heavy coat. Should be golden for preventing further decay.... assuming you have the car long enough to do shocks again. Everything is so damned good these days that even shocks last several times longer than they did a few decades ago.
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