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Old 10-13-2020, 06:43 AM
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HEY! .............. I just noticed two doctors prescribed the same meds at different dose levels for me to take two times a day. I am not touching either until I hear from one of them, and you know neither of them is available.
Old 10-13-2020, 06:50 AM
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HEY! .............. I just noticed two doctors prescribed the same meds at different dose levels for me to take two times a day. I am not touching either until I hear from one of them, and you know neither of them is available.
Surprise! That was one of the reasons I switch to all my providers at the same university owned clinic. They are all using the same computer system with same set of health records showing all my medications and the pharmacy I use. It helps prevent stupid mistakes like that.
Old 10-13-2020, 10:00 AM
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Hay can spontaneous combust. If hay gets wet or accumulates moisture the potential is there. Taking heat measurement may help identify the problem. I had a hay baler who rolled wet or moist grass. His stored hay went up in flames. My current baler also tends to roll too soon IMO.

While you are under the trailer, check for any exposed wiring. Rodents love to gnaw on wiring. Iíve had to rewire my tractor instrument panel 3 time due to rodents.

Yep, square bales are most prone to this, and was my first thought when I heard about it. If the bales stored at the bottom of the pile are damp when baled, eventually they can get hot enough to smolder, which then dries them out, which then causes them to combust. Round bales stored single level won't do this, but stack them so the bottom bales are enclosed and Yep, up they can go. We always stick a hand in the bales when they are delivered to check for heat, any that are warm in the middle will get set aside for first use.

We are down to our last barn cat, and she is getting frail. We had to put the other one down a few weeks ago after she got hit by a car. We never saw her near the roads so it came as a shock to us. We miss having her bring us gifts of the rodents she caught.
Old 10-13-2020, 10:17 AM
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Last month Braums Dairy Stores had their hay barn catch fire. It was the worse hay fire I can remember.

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Old 10-14-2020, 04:27 AM
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Round hay bales do go up in flames if conditions are right. My hay baler had round rolls. Rolled when too wet. Up in flames after they were stored. Mostly round rolls in my area. What you do is stick a metal rod into the roll. Give it about 2 hours or so. Then remove and check rod for heat. If it is 120*F or below it is ok, 130* and above you have to monitor, 150*and above call the fire department. Fires have happened a couple of times here.

Im done with more pets. No one to care for them if I have to travel. Iím traveling in a week and a half. Dogs, 3, are going to the Vet for boarding.

Voting in my precinct is easy. Usually just a couple of voters at a time. Due to my trip I will do early voting. There may be a few more voters but still easy.

Today I will install the last 4 pieces of lumber for the barn roof structure. Then I can install new roof panels. About 20 of them. Fun fun, always fun.

Well I think this B-52 flight training route is open again. Yesterday I had another fly over my place. Just fun to watch.
Old 10-14-2020, 05:28 AM
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I forget you are down in Texas where it is much warmer for far longer than up here. Only round bale fires that have happened up here were ones where they were stacked in an open shed. The neighbors pile is still smoldering too. yuck, hate that smell. I guess you are seeing the increase in Military spending. I wonder if there will be any new upgrades to the BUFF now. What an amazing plane, 60+ years of service and counting.
Old 10-15-2020, 11:41 AM
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The double up on my prescription worked out just fine one doctor prescribed 6.25mg but my cardio doc wanted a stronger dose and upped it to 25mg it worked out OK, I take four 6.25 tablets to equal 25mg and all is well.

I was told round bales wont spontaneously combust but what you say makes sense though the only round bale fire around here was caused by some nut starting a fire too close to the bales, they burned for several days.
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I have the same pet problem, with my daughter gone I have no one to watch pets while I am away, and I am undecided as to how I can secure my place while I'm gone.
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Well the wild hogs are active again. The hay baling guy came to cut the grass. He stopped by and told me I had hog damage in 5 spots. Very destructive animals. They came close to the runway but no damage, there, so far. I donít have time to mess with them right now. The guy will use my drag to clean up the area. You canít even drive over the area.

Donny, securing the house I set various light timers. I also leave vehicles parked that appear that someone is home. So far never a problem. For the tractor and welding trailer I remove a wheel. They will have to work and spend money to take those. For the other trailers I welded up locks to secure them.

I took my lowboy trailer to Florida one time. Left it at my auntís house for a week. She had to leave overnight one day. Someone tried to take that trailer. Moved it a couple of feet but couldnít overcome the lock and gave up. Thieves want it easy. Make it hard and they go elsewhere. I made a special lock for my airplane. They hit at the airport one night. Didnít bother me but hit the guy next door. Broke in and stole his radios.

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They rutting for grubs?
Old 10-17-2020, 07:11 AM
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I think they just like watching the trucks and tractors bouncing on the ruts.
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Gives a whole new meaning to rutting though.
Old 10-17-2020, 02:23 PM
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It is funny how you learn to recognize sounds. When the B-52 started flying over, I. first, recognized the sound as a military jet. Now I hear the sound and I know a B-52 is nearby. I get helicopter traffic, civilian and an occasional military flyby. They make a distinct sound. So today Iím about ready to close the back door when I hear this sound. First I thought it was a helicopter but soon discarded that thought. Then I said that is a warbird sound. I ran out into the backyard as these 2 warbirds were passing overhead. I couldnít make out what they were. They were low and passed by quickly. I managed one picture and got both as they headed west. I donít know where they were going nor where they came from. I canít help it but I stop and look at airplanes when they fly by.

Today I cleaned that chimney you see in the picture. Plus the firewood stove. A very messy job. But I have to do it each year. I noticed that my flat roof over the back porch is dirty. I need to clean it. Now from this picture I see my roof drip edge is really dirty. Just another job on the list.



Old 10-18-2020, 07:22 AM
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There is no way I could keep up with you, even though I have a lot more get up and go now.

I notice the soil you have seems to be of the sandy type and I wonder if the pigs would be able to dig up this black gumbo soil I have.
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There is no way I could keep up with you, even though I have a lot more get up and go now.

I notice the soil you have seems to be of the sandy type and I wonder if the pigs would be able to dig up this black gumbo soil I have.
Or the red clay we have here.
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Or the grey clay up here. Heck even the back hoe has issues with it.

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