What an array Freddy! Nice work!
Even though I've only been married for 7 years, it sounds like you & I had similar situations. I was always the guy with the 20 or 30 year old car that considered it a vacation when I had more than 2 consecutive days off from my low paying, back breaking job. If I could see 2003 .. or even 2011 back then I never would have believed any part of it. Would have seemed impossible. I thank God every day things turned out the way they did. I still wake up every morning in amazement at what is around me today. I vent alot on the forum but I'm actually the happiest guy in the world. And paying the card off monthly - I couldn't have given better advice myself!
I hear ya Fred about the animals - I like them better than most MA residents myself.
Nothing but the usual here. Grease up to the elbows, engines running for the first time in years. Same old same old.
I've had a Murray lawn tractor parked in front of the dismantled Jimmy for the past 9 months or so. Got that pig running yesterday after wire wheeling the rust out of the carburetor with a dremel. Slapped my deep cycle battery in the step-thru part between my legs & ran jumper cables to the back connections. Fired right up! So of course I took it to the top of the hill, turned around & slammed it in neutral.
Must've hit 45 mph by the time I got to the bottom!! Was a little nerve racking with the 4 inches of play in the steering! Almost lost it! I'd be posting pics of my broken limbs if that had happened. That thing is going to need a belt ... or something. Was getting whiplash all the way up the hill. Pull, slip - pull, slip ... all the way to the top. That's another project for another day. At least it's out of the driveway. Almost time to begin the heart transplant from the Jimmy to the Blazer!
And on that note, the clock is ticking. Winter will be here before we know it. Just put in a large order for coal this year, so I'll be all set for about 3 years anyway, just in case this '12 election doesn't go the way I want it to. I can just about guarantee coal will be taxed if we have a repeat of '08. After all .. what ISN'T taxed these days .... at least in MA ....
Looks like a good day out there today. Gotta get off the computer & get my ass outside! C-ya!