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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?


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Monday, July 30, 2007

Slayerette posted her protime, mine was low today, 1.7
I have to double my dose for two days. But that was not the
highlight for my doctor visit this morning. I had a course
in caffeine. I had already passed caffeine 101, and 202.
Today was advanced caffeine 303. Slay knows why! overdose?
I guess. Anywho, no more caffeine for me. Lots and lots of water.
Good bye diet coke. No more diet coke morning runs. That stuff is bad
after being off of it for 6 months.


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Honk if you love peace and quiet.


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Thursday, July 26, 2007

When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.


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Monday, July 23, 2007

A Bone to Pick (someone who wants to discuss a disagreement)

An Axe to Grind (Someone who has a hidden motive.This phrase is said to have originated from Benjamin Franklin who told a story about a devious man who asked how a grinding wheel worked. He ended up walking away with his axe sharpened free of charge)

A bad apple spoils the whole barrel (one corrupt person can cause all the others to go bad if you don't remove the bad one)

At sea (lost or not understanding something)

Bad Egg (Someone who was not a good person)

Barking at a knot (meaning that your efforts were as useless as a dog barking at a knot.)

Bee in your bonnet (To have an idea that won't let loose)

Been through the mill (had a rough time of it)

Between hay and grass (Not a child or an adult)

Blinky (Between sweet and sour as in milk)

Calaboose (a jail)

Cattywampus (Something that sits crooked such as a piece of furniture sitting at an angle)

Dicker (To barter or trade)

Dying duck fit: a tantrum or temper outburst

Feather In Your Cap (to accomplish a goal. This came from years ago in wartime when warriors might receive a feather they would put in their cap for defeating an enemy)

Goat-floater: a really hard rain (also a "gully washer")

Hold your horses (Be patient!)

I reckon (I suppose)

Jawing (Talking or arguing)

Kit and caboodle (The whole thing)

Madder than an old wet hen (really angry)

Needs taken down a notch or two (like notches in a belt usually a young person who thinks too highly of himself and needs a lesson)

No Spring Chicken (Not young anymore)

Persnickety (overly particular or snobbish)

Pert-near (short for pretty near)

Pretty is as pretty does (your actions are more important than your looks)

Scalawag (a rascal or unprincipled person)

Scarce as hen's teeth (something difficult to obtain)

Skedaddle (Get out of here quickly)

Sparking (courting)

Straight From the Horse's Mouth (privileged information from the one concerned)

Stringing around, gallivanting around, or piddling (Not doing anything of value)

Sunday go to meetin' dress (The best dress you had)

We wash up real fine (is another goodie....)

Tie the Knot (to get married)

Too many irons in the fire (to be involved in too many things)

Tuckered out (tired and all worn out)

Under the weather (not feeling well this term came from going below deck on ships due to sea sickness thus you go below or under the weather)

Wearing your "best bib and tucker" (Being all dressed up)

You ain't the only duck in the pond (It's not all about you)

Well, if you hold your horses, I reckon I'll get this whole kit and caboodle done and posted. Please don't be too persnickety and get a bee in your bonnet because I've been pretty tuckered out and at sea lately because I'm no spring chicken. I haven't been just stringin' around and I know I'm not the only duck in the pond, but I do have too many irons in the fire. I might just be barking at a knot, but I have tried to give this article more than just a lick and a promise.



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Thursday, July 19, 2007

cell phone died. funeral tomorrow at 10 am.

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Always remember....when life hands you Lemons, ask for tequila and salt, and call me over!

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Story for today

A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her
dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, "Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit."
"And why not, darling?" "You know that it always gives you a headache the
next morning. "

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Just rambling:

I was just reminiscing about trends, but back when, I don't think I even knew about the word trend.
Trends are not started by any one person somewhere. They just start up. Sometimes a company
will say their product started a trend but if they look around others did the same thing hundreds of miles away
near or before the same time.

One example comes to mind. A company that I ordered supplies from was looking for a better way to get their
products to their customers. At the time they had delivery trucks and drivers on their pay roll. They came up with a new
system. They hired a guy to do all their delivers and paid by the mile. He had to have his own trucks, gas, insurance,
and up keep. He soon had 6 trucks and drivers, and delivered for other companies as well.
They thought they had invented a new delivery system, but come to find out it was already being done in other parts
of the country. Now it is a trend. Now very few companies make their own deliveries.

Where am I going with this? I am just rambling.

Trends and old cars, Hot Rods.

I have a saying, "nothing stays the same".
So it is with Hot Rodding.
I have even caught myself saying street rod. Why? Trend maybe?
See where I'm going.
Hot Rods begin to change for the first time in my eye in the fifties and sixties. And I blame the factories.
They came out with the musclecars. Hot Rods was left behind.
But then in the early seventies for whatever reason the muscle cars begin to loose favor. Maybe it was the
emissions scare. Gas shortage. Anyway Hot rodding made a come back, but with the new name, street rodding.

Street rodding change every decade. Trends again? No it just happens.
70s came the fiberglass cars. I still have an unfinished one in my basement.
80s we were building anything older than the fifties.
90s rodding was just plain screwed up.
Beginning the new century, street rods went to the most ungodly budgets.

Now today:
and I am going by my own out look, at hot rodding of today.
I am one of those that want to return to the simpler times.
I am going to distance myself from the term "street rod". I like to call it a "hot rod".
I want the personal touch of the days past. I don't think this will be a trend, unless doing
your own thing is a trend.
I would like to see and I will make my car have its own personal appearance and personality.
I hope hot rodding will become cars that are built to be driven from the fifties and predates the musclecars
that will find fame and desirability with hot rodders.
a trend if you will.


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Story for today:

It was that time, during the Sunday morning service, for the children's sermon. All the children were invited to come forward.
One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she sat down, the pastor leaned over and said, "That is a very pretty dress. Is it your Easter Dress?".
The little girl replied, directly into the pastor's clip-on microphone, "Yes, and my Mom says it's a bitch to iron.".

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Many of geocachers DNF's are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.


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More Southern Stuff,

The 'Rules of the South' are as follows!!!

1. Pull your droopy pants up. You look like an

2. Turn your cap right, your head isn't crooked.

3. Let's get this straight; it's called a "gravel
road." I drive a pickup truck because I want to.
No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get
dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the

4 They are cattle. That's why they smell to you.
They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't
like it? I-20 goes east and west, I-85 goes north
and south. Pick one.

5. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 cotton strippers that are driven
only 3 weeks a year.

6. So every person in the south waves. It's
called being friendly. Try to understand the

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of doves
are coming in, we WILL shoot it out of your hand.
You better hope you don't have it up to your ear
at the time.

8. Yeah, we eat catfish & crawfish. You really
want sushi & caviar? It's available at the corner
bait shop.

9. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer
season. It's a religious holiday held the closest
Saturday to the first of November.

10. We open doors for women. That is applied to
all women, regardless of age.

11. No, there's no "vegetarian special" on the menu. Order steak. Or you can order the Chef's
Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham & turkey.

12. When we fill out a table, there are three main
dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use
three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup!

Oh, yeah.... We don't care what you folks in
Cincinnati call that stuff you eat... IT AIN'T
REAL CHILI!! Real chili never met a tomato!

13. You bring "coke" into my house, it better be
brown, wet and served over ice. You bring "Mary
Jane" into my house, she better be cute, know how to
shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

14. College and High School Football is as
important here as the Lakers and the Knicks, and a
dang site more fun to watch.

15. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the
water hazards -- it spooks the fish.

16. Colleges? We have them all over. We have
State Universities, Universities, and Vo-techs. They
come outta there with an education plus a love for God
and country, and they still wave at everybody when
they come for the holidays.

17. We have more folks in the Army, Navy, Air
Force, and Marines. So don't mess with us. If you
do, you will get whipped by the best.

18. The south is the greatest!! If you are from the south you are part of the best people in the USA



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Monday, July 16, 2007


Model T and Pig races

Catchy title?? Found this site where the idea is to catch a pig, run to your Model T, start it while holding on to the squirming pig, then race around the track and put the pig back in the box. Looks like they are having fun.

Click link


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tach fix update:

The man was as good as his word. The fix came today in the mail.
A FREE fix. Do you know about free stuff. It is just as good as the price.
I put my engine analysis machine on and watch the tach
It would go up to 2000 rpm then start jumping around. And I install the fix
the tach was retarded. at 2000 it was reading 1500. But it didn't started jumping
till it read a little over 3000. And then it didn't jump as much. It just made the tach
very sick. OK I put the free fix in the trash can. It was worth a try.

Now I jump in my parts books. Ah ha I found something that might work.

The tach filter prevents erratic gauge operation by filtering out electrical interference from hi-power ignition systems.

I will order one soon.


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Old FlatHead reborn.


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Friday, July 13, 2007

While debugging the electronics I found the tachometer was not doing a true reading. It maxed out @ 2 K and just set on that number.
I called the vendor that I got the tach from and he referred me to the tach factory service department. The guy there knew what I was talking about and told me it was the electronic ignition giving false readings. He said that the ignition folks had a fix for it. So I looked up my electronic ignition paper work and found the customer service number. This was the third guy I talk with. He said yes that he had a fix for the problem and would put it on ups as soon as we hung up the phone. He was very nice and it was a free fix. You got to love
automotive electronics. Computerized.


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Thursday, July 12, 2007

sometimes there is just not much to talk about, but here lately that is not the case. there is so much going on that all I have time to write about is jokes. In between running around for the shut-ins and doctors visits and drug store runs, yard work I have been sneaking around and working on Henry. I got the shifter in last week and got the parts to hook up the shift indicator lights. After I got all that up and working and debugged. I run some wires for future use. I am installing a fuse panel with five circuits and two relays. This will be used for anti-theft devices and navigation stuff. Seems simple enough, but I am hiding it all out of sight. I cut one of my fingers right on the tip. I was getting blood on my work so I stopped for the day and got a bandage for it.


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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Story Time

Once upon a time, and far, far away lived a beautiful queen with voluptuous breasts. Nick the Dragon slayer knew that the penalty for his desire would be death should he try to touch them. The king was a very jealous man.
One day Nick revealed his secret desire to his colleague, Horatio the Physician, who was the king's chief doctor. Horatio the Physician exclaimed that he could arrange for Nick the Dragon Slayer to satisfy his
desire, but it would cost him 1,000 gold coins to arrange it. Without pause, Nick the Dragon Slayer readily agreed to the scheme.
The next day, Horatio the Physician made a batch of itching powder and poured a litt le bit into the queen's brassiere while she bathed. Soon after she dressed, the itching commenced and grew intense. Upon being summoned to the royal chambers to address this incident, Horatio the Physician informed the king and queen that only special saliva, if applied for four hours, would cure this type of itch, and that tests had shown that only the saliva of Nick the Dragon Slayer would work as the cure for the itch.
The king quickly summoned Nick the Dragon Slayer. Horatio the Physician then slipped Nick the Dragon Slayer the antidote for the itching powder, which he quickly put into his mouth, and for the next four hours, Nick worked passionately on the queen's voluptuous and magnificent breasts.
The queen's itching was eventually relieved, and Nick the Dragon Slayer left satisfied and touted as a hero.
Upon returning to his chamber, Nick the Dragon Slayer found Horatio the Physician demanding his payment of 1, 000 gold coins. With his obsession now satisfied, Nick the Dragon Slayer couldn't have cared less and, knowing that Horatio the Physician could never report this matter to the king, with a laugh just told him to get lost.
The next day, Horatio the Physician slipped a massive dose of the same itching powder into the king's underwear . The king immediately summoned Nick the Dragon Slayer...

Moral of the story: Pay your bills!


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Saturday, July 07, 2007


1975: Long hair
2007: Longing for hair

1975: KEG
2007: EKG

1975 : Moving to the mountains because it's cool
2007 : Moving to Arizona because it's warm

1975 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2007: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1975 : Seeds and stems
2007: Roughage

1975 : Hoping for a BMW
2007: Hoping for a BM

1975 : Going to a new, hip joint
2007: Receiving a new hip joint

1975 : Rolling Stones
2007: Kidney Stones

1975 : Screw the system
2007: Upgrade the system

1975 : Disco
2007: Costco

1975 : Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2007: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1975 : Passing the drivers' test
2007: Passing the vision test

1975 : Whatever
2007: Depends

Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change
things.. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts
together a
list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's
incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list:

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born
in 1989.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

The CD was introduced bdfore they were born.

They have always had an answering! machine

They have always had cable.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

Geocaching has been around since the 6th grade.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or
"deplane, Boss, de plane."

They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Do you feel old yet?

So have a nice day!!!!! It is good to have friends who know about these
things and are still alive and kicking!!!!


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Friday, July 06, 2007

This is a Gold Mine for shoe box Ford Lovers like meee!!!!!!!!!

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I got up a hour ago, it is still early.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A new project has arose @ geezerville.
Thank goodness it has a low priority for now, it is behind Henry.

The cabin is going to get a central heat and air system.
This means that I will take a two week vacation in the mountains
to do the most of the work when I start this project.
This winter I hope.


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The Ditch Doctor is now the owner of the following listing:

Portland Cave

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Monday, July 02, 2007


hate bookkeeping and bookwork!!!

This is a personal rant to me, You may skip it if u wish.


I have never liked book keeping. almost 50 years ago when I started the business of home owner and
head of the household, I found out you have to keep the bills paid and keep records. bah humm.
That is when I learn that I hate that stuff.. But it has to be done. So I hated it so bad that I hunted a
way to get out of it. The best thing I ever did. I found a way. I hired a secretary to do it on the side.
It only took her a couple of hours a month, and the bills where all paid and she kelp records of everything.
And was a super money manager. Before I knew it I had a new home, and had a new car with
money in the bank. I just got a small allowance. She handle everything for over thirty years.

Then when I went open business for myself, I needed a full time secretary and book keeper, for the same reason,
I hate that job. That kind for help ain't easy to find. If they are good they already have a good job.
I set everything up. Banks accounts and filing system, ledgers and so on. Oh yell a computer with
a book keeper program. Then I hired a young lady that knew zero and taught her the system.
This actually worked out. She also did the home stuff for me. I could do body repair on one or two cars
and paid her salary for the month. I was a got more happy in the shop than in the office.

When I retired a few years ago, I had to go to work for the first in fifty years and start the job I hated most.
Book keeping.

Can you guess what I been doing today? first of the month you know.

awful awful awful.


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