Monday, September 29, 2014

So we have oak trees..

Lots of Burr Oaks.
And squirrels.

I need to set up a bird feeder so I can get fresh meat every day.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

From a RACISTout of touch Conservative....

Tough shit, you did it to yourselves.
Now learn to live with another Senate run by Democrats.

You've spent all year calling anyone who wants common sense laws from you as "wacko-birds" racist who are going to revoke black voting rights, pandering to the amnesty crowd and doing everything you can to piss us off......
NOW it's dawning on you -less than 45 days from election day- that you're not getting money or support from the Tea Party.

Tough shit John Cornyn the ONLY republicans getting my vote are all conservatives, staying in the state of Texas.

Friday, September 19, 2014

I'm starting to wonder if that Jeep is possesed,,,

And it's name would be Cletus or Joe-Bob instead of something sexy like Christine,,,,,,,
Because I just can't get Joe Walsh out of my head lately-

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dear Radisson Suites,

Anheuser-Bush, Nike, Wheaties, Castrol and the Special Olympics.....

You certainly picked a slippery slope to take a moral stance.
Now tell me when you're going to force rap concerts, low rider shows, car clubs, Phat booty competitions and the like to stop pushing the misogynistic, violent and drug pushing that goes on in every rap song In my limited knowledge?

Please tell me where this slope stops?
Is it when the public isn't complaining?
Is it when you become knowledgeable of something happening?
Is it when something happens that "might' hurt your bottom line by having a bunch of whiny Liberals threaten to boycott you(even when you know they don't use your product)?

Well, Bud- you were my go-to choice, but I'm going to have to stand by my ideals too (the one that says a beer company should sell beer, not force people to do things).

Oh, look!  Lone Star isn't affiliated with you :-)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Change orders

We are working for a really (really) rich school district at my current assignment.
Our plans called for the electric and data to be installed as per the prints.

The school electric engineers didn't like how the conduit was routed, so they made us change it....five times.
The 'Big Guy' loves to charge the shit for change orders, so he doesn't care.

We (Actually the guys doing the hard work) finally got it approved:


Then when I had to move some of the plumbers soils pipe to get back to a trench that had another change....  I found out they were using cast iron.

So I asked the plumber...
ME: This district isn't hurting for money-
HIM: Nope, and they don't care how much they spent on your change orders in the MDF rooms.
ME: So why are they putting that cast in that's going to rot away in 40 years?
HIM: LOL, you're not the only one that asked. We tried to let them let us us PVC, it's even in the specs that it can be used, we even had part of "A-bldg" done and they made us take it out.
ME: Oh,,,, ASO someone hase a relative that's in the cast iron supply bussiness.
HIM: Yep, most likely, and it's a cheap, crappy product that won't last 25 years.










ALSO:
On tomorrows To Do List-
Finish spreading that 60 yards of calichie** I got for free (+ the $750 it cost for delivery)
Either I use the farm tractor and box-blade or I rent a bach-hoe.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Well, lookie there....

I was pulling up to the trailer to back into the yard when I saw what I thought were vultures in the field behind.
Then I saw the wattle.

There are five of them, but they started moving off as I was taking the pic, so you can only see two one each side behind the tree.
Looks like I'm getting a turkey tag this year.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

A quick walkaround

I've decided to at least upgrade the electric system to 12 volts and use a 12-6V resistor for the gauges.
1957 Willys with original hurricane engine.






I need to shorten the steering shaft a good 4" so it's not in my chest.
I need to get the original steering wheel and replace that after market one.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

It's only rain people-

I know we haven't had any in six months, but it's only water on the roads, not oil.

AND another driving tip from Kurt--
You CAN pass a big yellow school bus when it's traveling down the road.
Seriously, PASS! IT!

Speaking of rain- We hit it coming back between Cheyenne, WY and almost to Pueblo, CO.
When you're towing a `57 Willies with a tow bar, it will hydroplane at over 65 MPH.

Monday, September 01, 2014

So we're back

Left fri. nite and got to Cody, Wy about 24 hours later to pick up a Jeep I talked myself into buying.
Yes it was a drunk bid on E-bay that I figured someone else would out bid me on.

So I picked up my 57 Willies Jeep and got here about three hours ago.
I don't even know how much I spent on saving money instead of having it shipped.

Now I know why he didn't include any pics of the dash, since it's missing everything but the central speedo/gauge cluster (just fuel and oil). Now I need to find out id the 6V system needs any kind of exciter or resistance to start charging.

It needs a brake job, new wiring, wiper motors and the steering shaft shortened about 8", because I can hardly steer and I know any females in this family would be having boob interference... because that's how high and far the wheel reaches.

BUT it has brand new tires :-)
And should still run when the Iranians, Norks or ISIS get a nuke on a missile that can barely make it (because that's all it needs) a couple thousand feet above the Rockies.