Caching and Bicycle Stuff- - Plus some rambling
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To all my friends who sent me best wishes for 2007, it did NOTHING AT all. For 2008, could you please send either money, alcohol or gasoline vouchers.
Labels: Movie: Bugs Bunny
I found this on travelin_rose's journal.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...its about learning to dance in the rain."
Labels: Movie: Far Away
Do you Love or Hate Micros?
I am now in between! I don't hate them any more. I don't really like them whole hog either. I was talking with Annie the other day about them. We will find the ones that is under our nose. I might or might not find one that is somewhere that I have to go to anywAy, shopping or what have you.
Tis morning is a rainy Sunday, I got bored and grab the gps'r and out the door to find a micro.
Just a year or so back, you just went to a parking lot to find a film can at a light pole or by some steps or something, and you where done. Things or changing now days.
The containers are smaller, and they are hid a lot better. Some of the micros are a real Challenge to find and that is making it more fun for me. So I'm setting on the fence on this part of caching again. Oh yell I did find it, it was a goodie!
Labels: Movie: In Good Company
It's Christmas morning. It is nice a warm here by the fire.
I just opened this gift.
Da' Bomb Beyond Insanity
Labels: Movie: Around the Christmas Tree
Somebody once said "Kids say the funnest things"
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
( 1 ) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.-- Alan, age 10 (true sports fan)
( 2 ) No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.-- Kirsten, age 10
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
( 1 ) Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.-- Camille, age 10
( 2 ) No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married.-- Freddie, age 6.
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
( 1 ) You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8 (so true)
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
( 1 ) Both don't want any more kids.-- Lori, age 8
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
( 1 ) Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)
( 2 ) On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.-- Martin, age 10
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
( 1 ) I'd run home and play dead. The next day! I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.-- Craig, age 9
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
( 1 ) When they're rich.-- Pam, age 7
( 2 ) The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.-- Curt, age 7
( 3 ) The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.-- Howard, age 8
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
(1 ) It's better for girls to be single but not boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.-- Anita, age 9
HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
( 1 ) There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? -- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is....HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
( 1 ) Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.-- Ricky, age 10 (future diplomat)
Labels: Movie: Titans
IF A FAT GUY GRABS YOU AND PUTS YOU IN A BAG, DON'T WORRY.
I TOLD SANTA I WANTED A GOOD FRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS!
Labels: Movie: Here
I was watching tv and reading at the same time, and I half way heard the word list on the tv.
I quit reading and watch the last half on the piece on the tv.
I didn't get the mans name, but some of you may have heard of him.
The story was about him surviving a plane crash. He knew that the rest of his life was a gift.
He then made a list of things he would like to do before he died. I haven't seen the list, but
there were a lot of things that I would never even dream of doing. Things like make a movie,
and win an Oscar. The story said the list had a hundred and one things on it. He has done
seventy eight of them. This is some guy! One of the things he did that you may have heard of is
the founding of AOL. He wanted to put America on Line.
He may get all 101 thing marked as done one day.
Labels: Movie: Fools Rush In
More education on the AC installation.
Not happy with what I learn about the stainless steel lines, I went shopping.
The Good news:
I went to a company that actually manufactures their systems. Vintage Air
sells the best. But they have hundreds of authorized dealers all over the
country. I must say some of the dealers have dump asses that sell for them.
I had talked with a dump ass, that was listed as a guy for technical inquiries,
that give me all that bad information
So to hell with the local dealer.
Vintage Air said I can buy directly from them. I now have an account number
They have a Braided Stainless Steel line and fitting system that I can install
with ease. Only tool that I will need is a pair of Clip Connecting Plyers.
It is called the Aeroquip Line System.
The Bad News:
The condenser that I rebuilt and installed will not work with the new
HFC-134a Refrigerants. One step back, but thats Okay. I will install a new
Super flow micro tube condenser. The same size as the old one will provide
40% more capacity. The will give more cooling results.
A lot to do before next summer, Now back to working on the brakes
Labels: Sing it Lee Roy
I carried the Italian Bicycle out for a twenty five mile romp today.
The weather was dead on. Shorts and a long sleeve jersey was just right.
The air felt good while pedeling. When I stopped for the nannna break I cooled
off in just a few minutes and was ready to go again. The tunnel felt strange,
because it was warmer than the outside air. On a normal day it feels cool.
There was a few others riding today, was not any kids out there. mostly single
riders like me.
More like a refresher source. I have been working on automotive Air Conditioning for
four decades. Repairing, installing, charging, upgrading, on all different makes and
models of cars. When it came to the ac lines, for years it was just a rubber hose
that went over a barb fitting, with a clamp much like a heater hose clamp. That is what is on my truck. The new cars have what is called bradlock fittings. These are better, and better looking. Beadlock fittings require an expensive crimper tool to install the fitting to the hose. Since the ac shops charge up to $15.00 a fitting to crimp them, and there are 8 fittings, that is over half the price on the tool. I had decided to buy a crimper tool..
In preparing to install the AC in Henry I called my suppler to see if they carried the tool. I explained that I wanted to use Stainless Steel Braided Hose. This is the best and best looking hose available. OH my goodness, I can't use beadlock or barb fittings. With Stainless Steel Braided hose, you have to use a stainless steel fittings. These fittings are much harder and require a industrial hydraulic powered hose crimper. Places that repair hydraulic hose for big equipment is where you find someone that can do this.
So much for doing it all my self. But it will be very professional when it is done.
Labels: Movie: Planet Earth
There will be no Nativity Scene in the United States Congress this year!
The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States capital this Christmas season.
This isn't for any religious reason, they simply have not been able to find three wise men and a virgin in the Nation's capitol.
There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable
Labels: Movie: George of the Jungle
I'm making a list, checking it twice.
This is a list of my doing's for the passed few days.
Monday: was taking the mrs shopping, after her doctor visit. More fun than normal.
Tuesday: more runnig around with mrs, and checking the lake level. Watching for the level to drop enough to walk to one of the islands. Check on one of my caches.
Then run errons for Dad. Brought his reading light home to repair. Put out a little Christmas stuff in his front yard.
Wednesday: Wound up my Christmas shopping. Watch the computer a lot. That is where I was shopping. Took the front end of the truck apart. I removed the AC condenser, and then put the truck back together. The AC hasn't work on the truck since I've had it.
I then reconditioned the condenser and built brackets to fit it on the 50 Ford.
It was a perfit fit. One step closer to getting it done. The 40 year camp stove that failed on our geo campout was still on the work bench and it was in my way. I repair it and let it burn long enough to knock the chill out of the work shop. It is now
put up until the next cook out. Turn off the outside water.
Thursday: Had to get groceries, and stock up on my pills. While I was out I rode up to Canton and check out where my brother is moving to, and rode around there for a while. Back home I went under the Ford and move a brake cable to make room for the
Friday: Did the washing, cleaned the drive and walkway. Measure the place that I will locate the brake light switch. Cleaned the shop, and polish a few parts.
Made a list for a hardwear store run next week.
And all that other stuff I forgot about.
Labels: Music: An't That Ashame
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to
lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.
They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish.."
"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas
, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world."
Puff! She's gone.
"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii ,
relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of
Pina Coladas and the love of my life."
Puff! He's gone.
"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."
Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say.
Labels: Music: And She's Gone
Now on the liter side!
Rated: 13 plus:
You have to love A Country Bitch
* A City Bitch will take you where you need to go.
A Country Bitch throws you her keys and says, "It needs gas in
* A City Bitch will tell you not to fight, it aint worth it.
A Country Bitch will say, "beat her ass" and look at the crowd
and say, "better nobody jump in".
* A City Bitch will let another bitch know she can back the f*** up
or get knocked the f*** out.
A Country Bitch will just knock her out!!!
* A City Bitch tells you, she's had enough to drink.
A Country Bitch tells you,"we need another shot, we bout to get
* A City Bitch goes to the club with you and sits down.
A Country Bitch goes to the club with you and says," lets show
these City Bitches how we do it"!
* A City Bitch wonders.... Who your New Man Is.
A Country Bitch knows his first name, last name, his birthday,
where he lives, who he's related to, what
kinda car he drive's, where he works, how many babies mama's he has,
and how many Bitches he is talking
to right now!!!
* A City Bitch thinks the friendship is over when you have an
A Country Bitch lets you know, "that was f***ed up, but I still
love you ."
* A City Bitch expects you to always be there for them.
A Country Bitch knows you will always be there for them, they
don't have to expect shit.
Labels: Music: Ask Your Heart
Seems to me that blog or getting deep lately.
I don't know if its just me, or the time of year or what!
So here is my deep blog.
The other day a young person asked me how I felt about being old. I was taken aback, for I do not think of myself as old. Upon seeing my reaction, she was immediately embarrassed, but I explained that it was an interesting question, and I would ponder it.
Then I said she should ask my father, he is getting old, or older. He saids he don't meet any old people any more, meaning old people is people that is older than yourself.
I carried a Santa to put on his front door the other day, and he said there a old man older than me! (Grining)
Old Age, I decided, is a gift !
I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging under arms. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my father!), but I don't agonize over those things for long.
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?
I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50&60's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, or ride my bike wearing spandex, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer the question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it ... )
MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER!
Labels: music: Turn Me Loose