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I've been doing dirtwork with my Cub 3240 and bucket. Stopped to grill for lunch. Chuckeyes, burgs and dogs. Medium for me(up top after being on the bottom for a bit) well done for her....

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Sure can't see the chicken breasts under the Marinara, but they're there! Plus cheese bread on hot dog buns.


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Yum. Set me a plate. Good luck with the TV.
After the storm on Thursday that sprinkled almost 6 inches of water, I waited until the yard dried out some to pick up all the fallen branches today. Then did a walk about and used acephate to kill the emerging fire ant nests.
Grilled some lager brats on the Oklahoma Joe's Highland smoker yesterday and doing some grilled cheese & ham sandwiches with asparagus on the side for dinner tonight.
Sounds great. Love me some asparagus. Umm, except for the odorus effect on the #1 that is lol. :D
 

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Okay, I like this. I bought these Snap-On ratchets off of FB marketplace a couple weeks ago. Paid $40 for the group. There is an FLF936, an S80A and an SV-71. I took them all apart, cleaned and lubed them up. I used Superlube, that's what Snap-On puts in them from the factory and in their repair kits. The S80A and the SV-71 were nice and clean inside but the FLF936 was filthy.

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Nice. Snap-on makes some great ratchets. I wonder if Proto makes them for Snap-on. They look just like the old Proto ratchet that's still in production. I have 1/4" and 1/2" Plvmb ratchets built by Proto.
Yes, that is the minor drawback to asparagus. The Ghetto Grocery near where I live had the lager brats for $1.99 for a pack of 5 and the canned asparagus for 85¢ a can. I don't think I bought enough and may have to go back.
Dang, you made out like a bandit on them grubs. Enjoy!
 
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Just got back from skiing (nordic skate) over at Frostbite Falls.

Didn't take any pics while skiing. Will this security cam shot suffice?
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That'll work. Hope ya had fun.
Just checked on my well house, guess this Squirrel moved in and made a house on my pump and piping. LOL I'll let him stay as long as he doesn't chew on my wires but they are wrapped in aluminum and they don't like chewing on aluminum. LOL
He did straight up the floor in there and put everything in his home!
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I'd live trap and haul that turd off before he destroys something. alternatively take a big container of cayenne pepper in there and sprinkle it everywhere you don't want him. Rodents don't like the pepper heat chemical capsaisen. That's the only thing I found to keep them out of my car engine bays when we parked outside. Below was overnight. I dosed it with cayenne and never had another nut in there.






At $40 for the trio, I thought it was a pretty good deal. I really only wanted the S80A but I'll take the others. I have a fair bit of Blue Point and Snap-On, I bought most of it when I got into the automotive trade. I still buy some stuff on occasion when I find it cheap but I don't even look at the tool truck anymore. If you are gonna buy one thing from Snap-On, buy the flank drive combo wrenches. Probably the best tool they make. The sockets are nice too but unless you're using them every day, they aren't worth it. Same thing with the ratchets. The Dual 80s are really nice though.

I just put the chickens in the coop for the night, the days are getting longer so eggs should be coming soon!

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Hot chicks man!
 
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Oh man it's hard to beat chuckeyes, grab them up every time our piggy wiggy meat mkt. has them.
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Dad turned me on to them. He said one time he asked the butcher for some and he said "Are you a butcher?" Seems that chuckeyes are called "the butcher's cut" The butcher told dad they are the end cut of a ribeye and aren't pretty as they separate when cooked so the butchers take them home.
 

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Maybe a box of moth balls that's what ran my skunk out of there. LOL
Skunk said that stuff stinks LOL
Skunks tolerate NO stinky odors. They got standards yo!
 
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I tried grading the drive this afternoon. Not sure if I did not make a bigger mess of it than it was before. Could use someone's loader to move some mud. Yes a loader is now on the bucket list. Was trying to get it ready for some new rock. There will be no picture taking till in the morning.
It takes practice. One thing I learned was that I was lifting my blade too much. When I put my box blade on float and just drove around without lifting it, it came correct.
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Lately I have been learning a couple of old surf songs from back in day (pipeline & walk don't run) with backing tracks. After an hour or so on those I started my old practice flash drive that has a myriad of my favorite songs from various artists (i.e Charlie Daniels, Tom Petty, Eagles, Thorogood, Chris Issacs, Langhorne Slim, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Clapton, CCR and many others. I am by no means a pro but hacking around on guitars has a well needed therapeutic effect.
I also get together with some of the guys at our church for a bi-weekly Tuesday acoustic jam and we do a mix of spiritual, Eagles & CCR tunes; it's a blast.
Sounds like a lot of fun and good tunes and fellowship to boot. :D
 

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I was just trying to remove some accumulated mud to get back to bed rock. A back blade may have done me more good than the front blade. The turf tires were not worth a darn for steering wrapped in mud.
I haven't used a front blade for anything but can imagine it being a PITA for pushing heavy stuff as it unloads the front tires as you put it down. Sorry it was giving you fits.
 

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?What am I doing today....Taxes, but I'm not including any pictures!
Ugh! Thanks for reminding me. I think that's on the agenda for next weekend.
Started working on my Regal again. Behan getting the firewall stripped down. It'll need to be repainted and then I'll be moving to the underside of the floors.

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Woo man, big project. Good luck with it.
 

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Ah, it's been a big project for 8 years, just a matter of getting back to it.

Thanks, it's easy to grow weary of it when it's all apart, but I'm just trying to enjoy working on it. It's not so bad now that I have better lighting, moderate heat and a half decent compressor in the garage. It'll be a lot of fun when I get to actually drop this into it-

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I had a 77 Riveria and did a bit of research on the Buick 350. If I remember correctly it has a really short stroke compared to other small blocks. I thought it would make a nice peppy stoplight to stoplight motor.
 

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Just the opposite, they have a really long stroke. A Chevy 350 has a 3.10" stroke, a Buick 350 has a 3.85" stroke, and a 3.80" (3.820" in my case) bore, making the cylinders almost square. The long stroke equals big torque down low, and relatively low weight (in stock form, I think 100 lbs or so less than a 350 Chevy). They don't make big HP numbers, but they make gobs of useable torque.

And this one is built with just about every go fast part they make (and some they don't).
I don't know how I got the stroke mixed up on those. Been many years since I thought about Buicks. I do remember the weight difference though.
 
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Well I just cleaned out the straw in the chicken pen, so if you are doing a task that is less fun than shoveling chicken **** in the freezing rain for an hour I'll buy you a beer.
Let's see. I've lifted several patients to standing with >100lbs of force and cleaned a couple of dirty behinds on incontinent folks who needed my help. Do I get a beer? :D
 
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You deserve more than a beer. ?
It was a particularly brutal day. I did 5 maximum assist lifts in an hour after lunch today. Hospital physical therapy can be taxing on the back.
 
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I concede, you win, hands down ? I can do a lot of things but I don't think I could do that! You can add that to the beer I owe you for the o-rings.

I am squeamish as ****. I have a hard time cleaning up after the dogs without vomiting. The chicken bedding isnt so bad because it generally doesn't smell once it's dried out, and I use a pitchfork and a wheelbarrow so I dont really have to touch anything. I still wash my clothes and take a shower afterwards though. I deep litter it, I add new straw as it gets soiled and then fully shovel it out every few months.

On the less disgusting side, Rotella grease was on sale at Tractor Supply while I was there to get another bale of straw!

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That's a drop in the bucket on hospital tales. I could curl your hair with tales of "what's been on me" over the last 7.5 years of acute care. Suffice it to say anyone working in a hospital doing patient care can eat a bowl of chili sitting in a summer concert Porta-Potty lol. :D
 

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I'll take your word for it, lmao. I've got an aunt and uncle who live next door, they are both RNs. My uncle works in psychiatrics and my aunt works in geriatrics. She has ZERO filter and apparently was never taught when it is and isn't appropriate to discuss feces (or anything else disgusting for that matter). She will dive right into the dirty details in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner. I can't be around her because of it. ????
We get pretty accustomed to it so it doesn't phase any of us but most of us know not to talk shop with civilians lol.
 
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When my wife graduated from rn nursing school I made a major mistake of giving her a bouquet of flowers in a bed pan. I thought she was going to divorce me before we even went on our honeymoon; 34 years later she occasionally still brings that up..:rolleyes:
Hahaha. There's a picture on the break room wall of the ICU nurses drinking beer out of a urinal at a party.
 
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Pictures are from Sunday, cut a standing dead Honey Locust t the farm & brought it back to a local mechanic's shop where I loaf at times. Hadn't been to the farm since before my knee replacement in December: View attachment 2445885
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Went back yesterday to clear some more storm damage from last month, spend some time in the cabin & brought a Gator load of dead standing Pig Hickory back for the shop.
Its tough but good to get back after it after surgery. I still have trouble squatting after my knee surgery a few months ago.
 
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