freetown fred wrote:By good, you mean cold with a few feet of snow? ..
No! No Fred - that's NOT good!
Too early to be talkin' about that white sh ..... err ... crap!
Zucchinis in Maine aye? Now, if they stood that zuch up on end, the driver would be in for a real surprise!
Would be a great joke to play on someone ...
Coal should be in at the end of the month. Damn prices skyrocketed around here. So pissed I didn't order right at the end of the season. Usually the prices drop during summer - well, not this year.
Still better than oil any way you slice it though.
Had another NIGHTMARE job yesterday. This POS '01 Jeep Cherokee my neighbor's daughter owns lost a section of the fuel tank skid plate - guess it was dragging down the road shooting sparks everywhere, and people were flagging her down all over the place.
My neighbor ripped the piece off ... and then wanted me to remove it so his nephew could weld a patch in. I thought that was ridiculous, but he insisted. Far be it from me to refuse money .... so I started on it yesterday morning. Rust in the eyes - even WITH safety glasses .... busting studs, rusted bolts ... a typical wheeled toilet. So I figure this thing is just a shield, or skid plate. Well, as I took out the last bolt, WHAM!! The entire friggin tank came down with it! WTF!!! Thanks alot Chrysler!! What a stupid, dumb, IDIOTIC design this is!!! Long story short, that thing was so rotted on the inside that there was no way any welder was going to get anything to stick to that mess. So we laid the pieces in there anyway, and covered them with this sheet of rubber (could have been roofing rubber, but was textured). Then we spent the next 2 FRIGGIN HOURS - both of us - wrestling this tank (had about 6 gallons of fuel in there from the weight of it) into the shield, then raising it up and trying to get ANY bolt holes to line up. That extra space from the metal threw everything out of alignment. There was alot of loud swearing, pounding with hammers, hogging out holes with oversized screwdrivers ... but eventually we got it up there. I ended up with a 1' section of my shoulder all swollen and bleeding from laying in a 1" deep pile of rust and sand. HORROR SHOW!! To top it all off, I lost my ass because I priced the job beforehand. Win some, lose some I guess.
I'm starting to really REALLY despise cars today ....
Got a billion things going on in the barn I need to get to. Glad I started on this Craftsman mower outside yesterday, Blew about 5 bushels of dead grass out of it, tore mouse nests out of the engine cooling shrouds, blew grass that turned to soil off the deck, resealed the valve cover gasket, and welded the head pipe that busted in 2. Could hear that mower running 5 miles out!
Alright, I'm off! Later folks!