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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.
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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.
Old 10-17-2020, 01:41 AM
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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.

Something has changed when attaching photos to post. Harder to do than before and slower. Progress I suppose.





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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.
Old 10-30-2020, 02:57 PM
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It is said water is on the moon, there are planets in our universe just like earth, space is infinite, man cannot travel faster than the speed of light, the closer we get to the speed of light our mass increases and time will slow down for us.
this a small portion of info. I read about on you tube and every time I listen to that Degrasse guy my brain goes into overload. just how we will produce gravity in our space vehicles to prevent the human body from total decreptittude is a massive subject that is smoking our scientist minds. with the massive amount of questions and unknown stuff in our lives one would think a thread like this would be more active.

maybe it's true there is no intelligent life here ..................... scotty...... one to beam up!
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:24 PM
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it is hard to discuss phenomenon beyond our comprehension. but almost everything you mentioned, i have wondered about since childhood. especially space being infinite...
Old 10-31-2020, 07:37 AM
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it is hard to discuss phenomenon beyond our comprehension. but almost everything you mentioned, i have wondered about since childhood. especially space being infinite...
That is the best part, the wonders of our universe, for the first time man has the opportunity to peek into the unknown. the Hubble telescope is showing us stuff we think we know of but really don"t comprehend. when one peers into space and realizes how truly insignificant man really is one has to be humbled and in awe of what lays in front of us. many of us believe we have the answers to most everything only to find out how truly ignorant we really are. there is more than one way to skin a cat.
your way may do well for you but for your neighbor it wont work. If you can look out into the universe and not be humbled, I got to say you have a head problem. it is hard to imagine that just the distance to the next galaxy would take more than your life time to travel with our current technology and there in is our challenge, with all that is out there we got to be mighty big headed to think we are the only ones, we used to think we were the center of the universe only to find out we were nothing in the scheme of it all. so insignificant we could be removed and never missed.

I am really wrapped up in the space travel thing, when I saw the first stages of the space X rockets return to earth and land I almost broke into tears, It signified the reduction of cost to go into outer space by a factor of ten. Imagine what the future holds for mankind if we can keep making advances like that? Battery powered cars with zero emissions is nothing. but may well be the beginning of a better life for our offspring. I would rather spend our national budget on the space program than on a more advanced bomber to kill our neighbors on the other side of this planet.

I could go on for quite sometime with this but not many would give a big rats a.. but it will one day be too big for anyone to ignore, meanwhile I am flipping my wig with wonder.

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Well guys our electrical company had their worse disaster on record with the recent ice storm. I'm without power, phone, or internet since Monday with no end in sight. There are still 161,000 without power and that is just one electric utility. I have a generator allowing us TV, refrigerator, and freezer, lights. I'm online right now because I'm at my son's house checking email for the first time since Monday.
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when i was young, i used to wonder if there was a wall at some point that you couldn't go beyond. then i would think, but what's on the other side?
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when i was young, i used to wonder if there was a wall at some point that you couldn't go beyond. then i would think, but what's on the other side?
The only limitations you have is the ones you place on yourself.
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Well guys our electrical company had their worse disaster on record with the recent ice storm. I'm without power, phone, or internet since Monday with no end in sight. There are still 161,000 without power and that is just one electric utility. I have a generator allowing us TV, refrigerator, and freezer, lights. I'm online right now because I'm at my son's house checking email for the first time since Monday.
Ice storm??? we only got cold down here. sorry about the hassle you are going through. I hope it gets cleared up real soon for you!
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6" of snow here yesterday, power was out for a few hours due to falling tree limbs. 18f this morning. trick or treat!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Well guys our electrical company had their worse disaster on record with the recent ice storm. I'm without power, phone, or internet since Monday with no end in sight. There are still 161,000 without power and that is just one electric utility. I have a generator allowing us TV, refrigerator, and freezer, lights. I'm online right now because I'm at my son's house checking email for the first time since Monday.
no heat in that equation?
Old 10-31-2020, 10:43 AM
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6" of snow here yesterday, power was out for a few hours due to falling tree limbs. 18f this morning. trick or treat!
you say 6" of snow "here", where is here? your profile does not show your location so when you say here we have no idea.

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