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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2020 at 7:29 AM
    johneman

    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Thanks Kurt, Angus is oir Grand dog. He had a shattered ankle and after surgery the wife and I took him to care for him and run to the vets (son and DIL both working). He is a good dog and we love having him around.20200619_111231.jpg

    Bath. Day...
     
  2. Aug 21, 2020 at 7:30 AM
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    Big rain storm rolled in last eve - lots of dust and lightning - but little water. Made for some flash floods around the area - but gone in a flash too. Danged sidewinder ended up on the back porch, must have been due to the wash out back getting some running water...... We've tried getting the pups trained in snake avoidance, but they still take too many chances when excited.
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2020 at 7:31 AM
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    Good dog indeed. I see he makes rainbows!
     
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  4. Aug 21, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    Ken, no grub hub but I could FedEx you some. LOL
     
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  5. Aug 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    Dunno why this weeks 100+ afternoons feel so much hotter than last weeks, but they do! Not even as humid either. Showered after mowing, got inspected and ran errands, then have been napping in the sunroom ever since!
    I'll get in the pool after I repot some plants tomorrow!
     
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  6. Aug 21, 2020 at 3:55 PM
    johneman

    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    He only makes them for Grand mom. He makes poop for me. But I still love him.

    Might take toooo long Tom.I'll take a rain check:D.
     
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  7. Aug 22, 2020 at 2:33 AM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    Good morning, all! Looks to be another beautiful day here in northeast PA - low to mid 80sI have to clear up some brush I cut along our driveway the other day but otherwise I'll be laying low here at Mighty Mortgage Manor. Pool time this afternoon. Be safe and enjoy the day!
     
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  8. Aug 22, 2020 at 2:53 AM
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    Morning all! Stopping in for a weekly update. Looks like the weather here will be in the middle 80's after a gorgeous 59 degree night.
    Wife and I will be painting our master bedroom today in preparation for new hard wood floors coming next week. Time to replace the 30 ish year old rug. Had a decent quiet week and am counting down the days till retirement. (46)
    Truck is running great with an average of 25/26 mpg. Have a little under 5000 miles on it now. My commute will drop from 101 miles a day to about 50 a week. LOL. Hope everyone has a safe and healthy week!
     
  9. Aug 22, 2020 at 3:58 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Morning folks.

    Welcome to the porch Phil. A lot of senior folks have Tacomas and enjoy them. Retirement is the best. Everyday is a Saturday:D.

    Have a great day folks
     
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  10. Aug 22, 2020 at 4:43 AM
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    I guess I am a senior folk now at 63. One thing I know is that retirement for me has been great! Came across this forum once before and meant to post, so saw it again and here I am. Sounds like a lot of you folks are do it yourselfers, me too . It's nice to be able to take your time with a project and not have to squeeze it in on the weekend in between kid's soccer games etc. Tacoma has been just right for hauling materials and enjoy the ease of driving/parking. Anyway, hope it's ok if I chime in once in a while, seems like a good group here!
     
  11. Aug 22, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Welcome to the porch Mark @Tacomaroma .
    A lot of do it yourselfers and a wealth of knowledge in the group. Keeping busy when retired is the key to a good life. Enjoy the thread.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2020 at 6:04 AM
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    Well, good morning all. Interesting way to start the Saturday. Wife got me out of bed with "Tornado Warning!" Our Lockhart sirens going off continuously! Some nice rain and wind going on, but no official warning on the phone or TV. She and the doggy had already been out closing the umbrellas, and putting up pool stuff. And some piece of the neighbors pool cover was stuck up on our shed. But nothing more than some 29 mph gusts recorded on the weather station, and a nice 3/4" of rain so far. (I won't have to do watering tonight!! We're on 2 night a week restrictions). So, enjoying my coffee, all safe and enjoying the sounds of rain on the sunroom roof! :pccoffee:

    2020-08-22.jpg
    Will this break our 100*+ string?
     
  13. Aug 22, 2020 at 6:21 AM
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    Arn’t there two pubescent hurricanes heading your way?
     
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  14. Aug 22, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Be safe Kurt. Some bad weather heading your way.
     
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  15. Aug 22, 2020 at 6:28 AM
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    billimich 2019 TRD Sport

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    Good Morning all. I have a question for all the wizened old Tacoma owners out there.
    I just moved from Michigan to Florida and now my 2019 Calvary Blue TRD Sport sits outside all day. Does anyone have any recommendations for keeping the paint looking good in this Florida weather. i.e. Hot sun until about 4, then clouds and rain for a few hours. Sleep / repeat.

    Truck cover? Lots of wax? (best kind?). Unfortunately my wife's Highlander gets the garage.
    Bill
     
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  16. Aug 22, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Welcome Bill, can't help you out with that as mine is in the garage most of the time. I am sure there are some folks here that will have a good answer for you. Have a good one.
     
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  17. Aug 22, 2020 at 9:43 AM
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    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    Welcome Bill. I would use a decent synthetic wax in Florida. Megs 20 is decent. The problem in Florida is that it is so hot a good carnauba wax will melt right off the paint. Check out Autogeek for a wide variety of products. I use a product called Fuzion on my vehicles going into the winter. In the spring I use a decent carnauba called Pinnacle Souverän. The Pinnacle lasts an honest 3 months. The Fuzion lasts close to 6 months. If money is no object look into Zaino. I have used it before with great results.

    https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-Mir...21&keywords=meguiars+21&qid=1598114172&sr=8-2
     
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  18. Aug 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    Well I guess I have my day planned....I can rotate between Ken's porch and Mark's porch. Enjoy the day!

    Cheers
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  19. Aug 22, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    WAX WAX WAX!!! You need to wax your truck at least twice a year with a quality product. Wax protects the finish and the clear coat and will keep it nice much much longer. Washing is important too as particulate and air pollution diminish the finish through chemical reactions. But waxing is of primary importance. There are different types of waxes and protectants, just choose a quality product. I personally prefer Meguiars products. I had a friend who was an automotive chemist who worked for Meguiars. Very smart guy who had numerous patents on automotive products he invented for Meguiars. He convinced me that Meguiar products are quality superior products (for scientific reasons, some which went far over my head).
    Tacoma’s are notorious for having the clear coat start peeling around 8 to 10 years. This is more common on trucks that are not garaged and seldom waxed. Once the clear coat starts to go you have 2 options - let it continue until the paint peels off and it starts rusting or option #2 is get a new paint job. I’m scheduled to have my 11 year old truck painted next week.
    Bottom line is wax that sucker.
     
  20. Aug 22, 2020 at 11:23 AM
    billimich

    billimich 2019 TRD Sport

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    OK then. Waxing it is! Thanks for the input, guys! I'll try the Meguiar's M20 and see how it goes.
     
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