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

  1. Jan 16, 2015 at 7:33 AM
    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    Tacoma World is moving slow for me right now.

    I never understood the fascination with Ms. Palin. In my book she is a quitter and gets no respect from me. Glad she is not in the military or law enforcement. I would hate to get into a fight and expect her to have my back.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2015 at 7:35 AM
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    Good morning one and all! It's a little wet here today, but it's fairly warm out.

    I'm heading down to the shop to work on giving myself a double hernia for my birthday. I thought I would have one by Christmas, but no luck yet. Exercise is a pain in the butt, the temporary high is nice, but it still is a pain in the butt. If I was not so pig headed I would just take the statins.

    I'm 10 months into what appears to be a life sentence of working out rather than taking the statins. The good new is, 3 more days until my weekend.

    Take care, stay safe and good work on the dog rescue, kitchen remodel, yada, yada, yada.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2015 at 7:44 AM
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    Thank you. We really enjoy it - I actually enjoy more than I thought I would.

    Stay tuned - more mods to come!
     
  4. Jan 17, 2015 at 4:18 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Morning Everyone :wave:...had the opportunity to drive a new Nissan Frontier for the dealer yesterday. It was pretty nice, but it wasn't my Tacoma :). Call me impartial but the Tacoma handles a lot better and is a tad bit smaller :). I will keep the Tacoma :thumbsup:.

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    One more day, one more day.


    :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

    I hear ya. How did the disgusting electric problem pan out the other day?

    X2 Mike, how did you make out????

    Going to the Grandsons basketball game at 1 then tomorrow going to see the movie "American Sniper". heard it was good.

    everyone.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2015 at 4:21 AM
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    :wave: Morning Ken

    Enjoy the game and the movie; it does look like a good one.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2015 at 4:29 AM
    johneman

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

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    Thanks Rob, I'll post a mini review on the movie :D. We're supposed to have a heat wave tomorrow...40* (tried the alt1076 for the degree symbol and it didn't work:eek:) but it's with rain then back to freezing temps on Monday:annoyed:Enjoy your weekend.
     
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  7. Jan 17, 2015 at 4:40 AM
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    Good morning guys. Time to wash vehicles today. Almost washed the Tacoma yesterday but got lazy after picking up my son from school. ;)
     
  8. Jan 17, 2015 at 5:00 AM
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    Hi Ken
    Well after repairing five wired in the trunk and replacing fuses and running the car over every frost heave for 4 hours, I sent it.
    Couldn't reproduce anything after.
    Like anything else, it's a crap shoot. You can only repair what you have interpreted and evaluated. Elect crap is non linear and does not follow reasoning.

    The best part is I got a dam tundra after with every light in the dash on.
    Been a bad week for me. Had communication buss issues with no speedo and 4 ecu's not showing on the scan.
    I hate my job.....
    Got into it and I had a few ideas. Tested about 40 wires to eliminate shorts and ended up finding the abs ecu had locked up. Reconnected everything and reset and brought the ecu back. Working good at this time but If it happens again will need a 1500 dollar part.
    I hate my job.....
     
  9. Jan 17, 2015 at 5:02 AM
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    Morning Mike. Sorry it was a bad week for you. But you made it to the weekend. ;)
     
  10. Jan 17, 2015 at 5:22 AM
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    Sorry about the crappy week Mike. Relax this weekend. Maybe put a coat of wax on the bike while listening to some music and enjoying a beverage. I assumed that you have a heater in your garage.

    A long time ago I sort of felt the same way about my job. I looked at all the tasks I had to do associated with my job and decided which one was the toughest task. Thought about the task and came to the conclusion that the task was easy. Once my mind processed that the hardest job I had was easy the I hate my job attitude was gone forever.

    That being said the environment for the job is another mindset altogether. I, like you, cannot stand to work in a filthy bug infested or crap infested environment. I kept a list of all the homes that I never ever wanted to work in again, I was a telephone repairman at the time. If dispatch gave me a repair at one of those homes I would tell them that after the job I would need to go home, shower and change, or make it my last job of the day. I could legally do this under the union contract.

    You on the other hand have no option for the filthy infested vehicles that you must work on from time to time so I feel your pain.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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    I know where your coming from Mike:(. Fortunately I had enough age to throw in the towel on my job. I am still busy with other projects but happy:D. Hope your weekend gives you a chance to relax and clear your mind. Take care and enjoy the weekend :thumbsup:
     
  12. Jan 17, 2015 at 6:02 AM
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    Morning all:
    And a welcome to WoadWunner.

    Could be out ice fishing this morning, but the house is a lot warmer! :p
     
  13. Jan 17, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    My toughest task is all inclusive. Lol....
    I have no easy tasks or if I have one I know what's next. It's the way it is.
    I can only try to be fair and honest and not screw the customer. Not that I win any prizes for that either.
    But, not everyone can do what I do. A limited number can do it very well.
    So I see it as a journey on a ice laden winding road. Just try to navigate without getting wrapped up around a tree. Eventually a stop sign at the end. If I can stay out of the ditch, I did good... Lol
     
  14. Jan 17, 2015 at 6:08 AM
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    Pussy
     
  15. Jan 17, 2015 at 6:19 AM
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    Gonna do that Ken.

    Playing with a new phone my boy got for me. Loading music etc.
    Warmer weather tomorrow so I'll scrape the drive.

    Next week the 24 hours of Daytona I think. Come on spring time. I am going to make it a point to fish like hell if I can this year.
     
  16. Jan 17, 2015 at 6:38 AM
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    Fishing huh Mike? I will most likely spend one day every dry weekend from the time it warms up until it gets too darn hot fishing. I much prefer things that go bang, but fishing puts a smile on the wife's face. And for the most part, happy wife/happy life rings true. At least the opposite is guaranteed.

    We mostly hit small lakes. One of the best steelhead rivers in the country is right outside the house, but one has to put in several hours per fish. The small back woods lakes can be pretty fast. She uses two poles, and I spend most of my time either putting fish on the stringer or rerigging a pole. Most days I do not even wet a line.

    Most of the fishing holes are an hour to an hour and a half away. About half that time is spent on dirt roads with the rest on small rural highways. Lunch is either a picnic or a stop at a small town café.
     
  17. Jan 17, 2015 at 7:11 AM
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    Carol goes out with me. She reads and takes pictures. She doesn't fish but likes being outside. Cheers me on and adds points to my man card.. Lol
    One of the few things that relax me.

    Here is my rig. 20 years old in April. Not fast or fancy but, I can get into places lots of others can't.

    image.jpg
     
  18. Jan 17, 2015 at 7:38 AM
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    That boat is similar to what they run on the Clearwater. The prop is exchanged for a jet pump. The hard part about river running is that the usual tendency is to back off on the throttle when you are about to hit something. When running the river you want as little draft as possible, so if a rock is looming ahead the best bet is to run full throttle and hope you skim over it.

    My 24' boat would run in 2-3 inches of water wide open. 460 Ford and 110 gallon tank. I sold it due the cost of fuel several years ago. It was a little too big for the Clearwater, but was perfect on the Snake and Salmon.

    In the spring the rollers would get so big on the Snake that at times the boat would be below the tops. In other words, the rapids were so bad that a 24 footer that I could stand up in without touching my head would disappear, then crest and disappear again in the rapids. I'm 6-2.

    The 460 could barely push it up river at times.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2015 at 7:48 AM
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    Morning everyone!! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day...wherever you are!!

    I was up and out of the house at 5:45 this morning - headed to ground crew for a hot air balloon flight. It was +3 F here at the house and -3 F at the launch site about 20 miles north of us. Holding the throat of the balloon open while the big fan blows air into it before lighting the burner was frigidly exhilarating!! I drove one of the chase trucks and the landing spot put us right close to the road so it was an easy pack up - and a balmy 0 F at the landing site.

    Now I am loading coffee to warm up!!

    Have a great day!!
     
  20. Jan 17, 2015 at 7:58 AM
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    Morning 6
    Good to see YA.
    Cool adventure and +1000 for warm up coffee...
     
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