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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Moving right along. One month already gone this year. I got out and went caching monday with owl. We found three but all three where good finds. The hunt made it feel warmer then it really was, low twenties. I got out again yesterday. Odd and ends, to bank, carry header to UPS to send back to the state of Washington, pick up cat food, pick up some batteries, and Drier parts. In the afternoon went to see income tax man to get that mess started. Today repaired Drier and did the washing that was back-up 4 days due to driers break down.

Owl had a nice visit with Henry when he came by Monday. Henry enjoyed the visit. He's like the Bandit, loves to show-off.

I am planning a cache mainance run soon, and then a one cache hunt across town shorty.
Got to set up a run for LZ as promised.

Then when the weather brakes to a nice winter day I want to make a cache run to tenn. for a day.

Watching for ice and snow now.


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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Today I wired the speed sender on the transmission to the new electronic speed-O-meter
in the dash.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

The new headers came yesterday. I put them on as soon as I unpack them. They look good. Now I can't wait to hear what it sounds like. All I need now before I can start him up is the electric fan, to keep him cool. It will be a custom build fan / shroud combo.
It be only run as needed.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007


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Memo from the who cares department:

Henry is my 1950 Ford the I started rebuilding a year ago, January 2006. I am using modern components to make it road worthy for this day and time. Retaining its original appearance and nostalgia.
This is mostly a personal post about cost, that is here for my use when I later say what was I thinking, I can come back and see.

I made a kitty for Henry about 10 years ago. Last year it looked like all the prices had doubled and the kitty was not gaining as much as the increase in pricing. I decided that I needed to get started if I was going to get it done in time to enjoyed riding in it.
Now the kitty is dry. I drew out the last of Henry's money last November. The kitty was left out of the Holiday gifts. I used my small left over income in this January to get a few things so I can crank it soon.

Now I am going to feed the kitty again. This will make things go smooth again. I want it to have a thousand dollar cushion.
I'm thinking that it will take at least another three grand to it on the road. That does not include insurance and tag.
So now I have to cut back on some stuff to be able to feed the kitty. The Household kitty is in great shape, but we don't rob that kitty to feed the car kitty. Tighten the belt is in order. Henry will be on semi-hold for a little while.

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Henry update:
waiting on headers.
The engine is fully wired, The Gas tank, fuel pump, gas lines, and filter are all in place.
It will be ready to crank as soon as the headers get here.

A list of things yet to come. Yes a List. They do help.

* Brake lines,
* Master Cyl, and Power Booster.
* Brake Pedal.
* Brake Light Switch.
* AC unit
* AC Condenser
* AC lines
* Transmission Shifter & linkage.
* Neutral Switch
* Gas Pedal & linkage
* Front Floor Carpet
* Drive Shaft

Today I am polishing and cleaning.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

I'm not going to the Chili Cook Off so I shouldn't even be thinking about it.
But I am. I think the eaters, all the guest that is, should be the Judges.
Who ever runs out of chili first be the winner. That way if the south side wants to cheat
they will have their back side a flame up every time they break wind for days, because they will have to eat all their own bad chili to empty their pot. LMAO

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Working on Henry is just a hobby, my past time, and party a passion.
I am very patient person when it comes to getting things right.
Now the patience got thin waiting on the headers that I had to send back.
I have been put off every time I called checking on them.
I went into my old work mode from when I was running the shop.
I ordered a set of headers from a different vendor, and told the Dave just return
my money, that he has had for a year. The new ones will be here in five working days
from Cal.

Mean while I have install the new gas lines and filters, and the new electric fuel pump.
The oil filter has been installed and plumped in.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

After lunch today it hit me that I need to go to Ellijay check on the cabin , and pick up the mail.
I pick some dead limbs, and rake a few leaves. Then I went over and check on Ricky's mountain lot. The road over there has been fresh paved. Some one has moved in next door, and a new house has been build on the other side and someone lives there too.
After talking with a lady that live a few houses away, just because she wanted to see what was going on, I rode around a little while looking how much building has been done in the past year or so. Then headed home before dark.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Henry and Doctor updates:

First comes Henry:
I had not worked durring Christmas. I did some geocaching the first week of the year, and it was a welcome break. This week I worked on the transmission. I took off the pan and replace it with a Cast aluminum pan that has cooling fins that dissipates heat. It holds a quart more fluid. This should add live to the transmission. I install a new frame rail transmission cooler with 1/2 aluminum tudes with turbulater fins. I got it all plumbed in with new lines.

A year ago when I rewired the car, I put the engine compartment wires in a neat roll a left them hanging until the engine was installed. This week I also wired the engine, the temp and oil senders, the electric choke, alternation, distributor, ac, coil, and starter and so on. The hard part was keeping it all neat so it looks good. It looks good to me anyway. Next I am going to order the electric engine fan. Then I can install the radiator, its hoses.

Now the Doctor stuff.
I told my primary Doctor "Your Fired" .... I used him for all my diabetes needs. He is a good doctor, but his wife runs the office, phone, and everything else except tend to the people.
I had an appointment a few weeks ago. I set there for a hour in the truck waiting for someone to get there. No one showed up that day. A few days later I went up and seen they were there, but I put it off till after Christmas. I ran out of my pills just after the 1st of the month. I called and she said that they didn't have an opening til the 10th. The door still says walk ins welcome.
Anyway I said I'm out of my pills. She said you should called before you run out. I said but I didn't and I'm out now. She said I'm putting down for the tenth.

I went to my wifes Doctor who does take walk ins and he said man you don't need to wait to get pills. I will be glad to take your diabetes needs. He told me that if it had been over a year since I had seen the eye Doctor that he wanted me to do that too. It is something that he requires for his diabetes folks to do.

This was all less than an hour after I talked to my Doctors office on the phone.

I then go to the pharmacy to get the pills and while I was waiting, my old Doctors wife phone in a perscription for my pills. But still has not told me about it.

Anyway I will be not seeing them again.

I went to the Heart Doctor today and all is well.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007



1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you
once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

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A message that I enjoyed:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink to o much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more c opies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you.

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love , give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

A wonderful Message by
George Carlin:

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1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy.

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1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptise cats.
2) When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

On Dec 22th I made a few geogoals
Number two was:

2. Cache hunting: I still love the mountain, and waterfall cche hunting the best. This year will be more of
that type of caching, and I will be doing a mix of finds. I like to find well thought out caches in my area as well
as the great ones in the hills.

Adding to that
I want to do all the Bad Dawg caches. And like Annie, do any 2001 & 2002 caches in North Ga. that I hadn't done. I am fixing all my caches. Do a camping event in the spring with Annie, and another one in the fall like the last five years. I would like to do an over camp in order to do a hiking cache soomewhere.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

This 07 goal list thingy is really stuck in my mine.
To start it off I'm doing this lite hearted quick list.

I want to be a better to the cats and play with them more.
Eat less.
drop my waste size 2 inchs.
One of my goals was to live the moment, leave the past, and not worry about the yet to come.
But the list seem to make the now better as we get there. I hope that makes scents. LOL
Do a home inventory w/pic.
Laugh at others jokes.
Try to be a little more FUNny.
Don't make fun of others.
Brag when friends do good.
write more about real goals.
cache, money, henry, home, Where did that inventory thing come from anyway?
(I just heard on tv that goals in writing come true quicker then the one just talked about.)
Do what the doctor says.
More hiking, and bicycling.
Be there for my friends.
Inventory my geocoins.


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I ended 2006 with doing some house cleaning andsome cabinet work. Moved Henry to give more work space in his garage place. It was a good year.

I started out in 2007 by sleeping late, till after 9. When I checked the computer there was a new Bad Gawg cache near-by so I run out and got a ftf. Just did make it, two man and teams drove up as I got back to the truck. Then I went to see my parents, and visit with Grady and his wife.
Then reworked a micro here in town, and just updated the page for it. Monday evening had backeye peas with corn bread.
A fine start for the new year.

I am going to follow Annies lead and try to put down a few more goals for the year.


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Monday, January 01, 2007


3 minute management course

Lesson One!

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"
The eagle answered: "Sure, why not" So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested.
All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Management Lesson:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson Two:
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull." They're packed with nutrients."
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day he reached the second branch and, finally, after a fourth
night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Management Lesson:
Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Lesson Three:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold, the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He laid
there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Management Lesson :
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend..
(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!!

This ends the three minute management course.

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