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Old 08-09-2019, 04:18 AM
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Damn, spare tire leaked completely.
Filled and heading out for a 2-1/2 hour rip snort down the highway with the kids. Wife won't fit....a real shame......besides, she has to work today.

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I have a similar situation...my wife goes to work and I stay home and "goof off" as she puts it...

Naw, she knows I do a lot around here to maintain the house and cars. I already have a lawn sprinkler running to keep the grass from going dormant and brown. That won't look good for selling the place. It's frustrating, in a way. Many areas withing 30 miles of us have had flooding rains, while we are very dry. I don't need the flooding rains, or hail, that other communities have dealt with, but adequate moisture would be welcome.
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Damn, spare tire leaked completely.
Filled and heading out for a 2-1/2 hour rip snort down the highway with the kids. Wife won't fit....a real shame......besides, she has to work today.
Hope it is / was a rip-roarin' good time.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:33 PM
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I have a similar situation...my wife goes to work and I stay home and "goof off" as she puts it...

Naw, she knows I do a lot around here to maintain the house and cars. I already have a lawn sprinkler running to keep the grass from going dormant and brown. That won't look good for selling the place. It's frustrating, in a way. Many areas withing 30 miles of us have had flooding rains, while we are very dry. I don't need the flooding rains, or hail, that other communities have dealt with, but adequate moisture would be welcome.
Right after I called yesterday a pleasant breeze and rain, the bottom fell out of course. Saw on news where the old truck stop exit on I-49 flash flooded. Witness gal said something like yeah one guy made it through in a semi but he was up to the door handles.

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^^^ The smileys are supposed to tell the story of the aftermath for that genius. Its in a very hilly area and detours would be mighty long though. We are having a second day of much cooler, and wet, weather.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:36 PM
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Looks like this Friday.

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Old 08-09-2019, 03:37 PM
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I got to spray a little red paint today... What fun!

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Old 08-09-2019, 06:52 PM
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Hope it is / was a rip-roarin' good time.

Oh yeah, nice cruise, CURSE ran flawlessly. Approx 22 MPG in US gallons. I like our gallons better where it comes in at approx 26MPG imperial.


Left a couple rubber marks in my sister's driveway when I stopped into visit on the way home.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:05 PM
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Oh yeah, nice cruise, CURSE ran flawlessly. Approx 22 MPG in US gallons. I like our gallons better where it comes in at approx 26MPG imperial.


Left a couple rubber marks in my sister's driveway when I stopped into visit on the way home.
That is excellent! All around.

Grape and me seen us a traffic jam up ahead a little while ago on a chocolate shake run so you know us... no particular place to be as long as its her and me. We are partial to scenery.

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Got a few things bolted and tied to my truck to haul it to my new life. Last day at work, after 18 years (and one week) it was NOT easy. The guys took me out to a wonderful lunch, I would never get alcohol on a work day, they all insisted including the boss. I got a "Cadillac Margareta." LOL Yeah, that was good!

So hard to leave, I cleaned out my tool box and gave the empty box to a young guy looks like he has some passion for the work.

Yep, it was a good day.

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Yep, after 28 years as an independent owner/operator, it felt strange to park the truck and then sell it. No party, no fanfare, nothing...just watch the truck go down my driveway and around the corner for the last time...
I, actually, felt a huge weight of responsibility leave with that truck. I can't count how many times I greased both the truck and trailer. I would go thru 10 tubes of grease a year !! I also did all the oil changes, replaced tires, by hand, replaced brake shoes, suspension components, rear differentials, transmissions, clutch, etc, etc. There were nights I stayed in the shop all night, replacing a broken part so I could change clothes and go to work again at 6 am... By the time I sold it, that truck had become such a burden on my time and physical well-being that, NO, I don't miss it.. BUT it felt like a huge part of my life had vanished, like it had never really happened and I was starting from scratch from that day on.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:17 AM
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Yep, after 28 years as an independent owner/operator, it felt strange to park the truck and then sell it. No party, no fanfare, nothing...just watch the truck go down my driveway and around the corner for the last time...
I, actually, felt a huge weight of responsibility leave with that truck. I can't count how many times I greased both the truck and trailer. I would go thru 10 tubes of grease a year !! I also did all the oil changes, replaced tires, by hand, replaced brake shoes, suspension components, rear differentials, transmissions, clutch, etc, etc. There were nights I stayed in the shop all night, replacing a broken part so I could change clothes and go to work again at 6 am... By the time I sold it, that truck had become such a burden on my time and physical well-being that, NO, I don't miss it.. BUT it felt like a huge part of my life had vanished, like it had never really happened and I was starting from scratch from that day on.



Boy, that day when a part of my life vanishes, I'll be doing the happy dance all around town....I'll forget my job so quick....oh ya.....only another 7 years to go.....jeez.....
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Yep, after 28 years as an independent owner/operator, it felt strange to park the truck and then sell it. No party, no fanfare, nothing...just watch the truck go down my driveway and around the corner for the last time...
I, actually, felt a huge weight of responsibility leave with that truck. I can't count how many times I greased both the truck and trailer. I would go thru 10 tubes of grease a year !! I also did all the oil changes, replaced tires, by hand, replaced brake shoes, suspension components, rear differentials, transmissions, clutch, etc, etc. There were nights I stayed in the shop all night, replacing a broken part so I could change clothes and go to work again at 6 am... By the time I sold it, that truck had become such a burden on my time and physical well-being that, NO, I don't miss it.. BUT it felt like a huge part of my life had vanished, like it had never really happened and I was starting from scratch from that day on.
There have been a couple pivotal moments like that for me, of course on a lesser scale, and a couple all nighters like that too. The all nighters were weekend engine changes when the shop being used had to be "like it never happened" on Monday so you start Friday after work and keep going because you don't know how long it will take. The pivotal moments were both when a money source person looks you in the eye and takes control of your life in a way that damages your spirit. Once when my all carb era stopped, and a year or two later when I took my job. One was immediate, one a slow realization. But watching vehicles I wanted to keep forever leave for good has always just been hard truths. Same with moving, my hand was forced by a money controller every time. I never have been able to switch from an effect to a cause regardless of efforts on my part. Setting up in a new place is just something I have given up on, unlike you men with spousal support there has never been enough power. So I applaud you and Brian for having what it takes to run your own lives and relocate. I will always wonder how.
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Boy, that day when a part of my life vanishes, I'll be doing the happy dance all around town....I'll forget my job so quick....oh ya.....only another 7 years to go.....jeez.....
No matter how hard I look, all I can see for this guy is work until dead and hope its enough. Another round of applause for you strong willed movers and shakers.
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Boy, that day when a part of my life vanishes, I'll be doing the happy dance all around town....I'll forget my job so quick....oh ya.....only another 7 years to go.....jeez.....
I got over the job quite quickly, it was the "what do I do now" part that felt strange for a while. I seem to have gotten over it and taken care of "what do I do now", as I have no idea how I had time to work and be responsible for a business 24/7 for 28 years... oh yeah, I found a "couple" cars to keep me occupied...
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I am not in a funk today or feeling wordy really either but when it comes to big boy life things, I have only found one less-than-truth in the wisdom Dad's Dad shared so long ago and this seems like where and when to share it. He believed that marriage is not something a man can avoid in life. I attribute that to the timespan he lived in, being born at the dawn of last century and coming of age at a time when "our guys" were being slaughtered en masse fighting for foreign lands. The man herd was thin and casserole and pie bringer ladies and widows were dime a dozen.

He believed every second lived outside of marriage is a complete waste of time. Same for not exploring the world. He sent my cousins and I letters when we all approached adulthood. In the form of a poem, he stated that the knife he gave that you lost, the opportunity he gave you that you blew, the car you wrecked... meant nothing. Your name was clean when you got it, so pass it along that way. Thats it. The only way to find gain that I have found is to work so hard for people that their own guilt motivates them to do you right. Aside from that, crime is the only other way I can imagine. I refuse to be driven to that. Perish the thought. If I am to be the final name bearer, I hope to die having kept it well. Thats today's IDJ thought fodder. I best get crackin on chores.
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