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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Shari, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Haven't we all had "One of Those Days"? Here's a two day "One of Those Days" diary:

    Day #1: Scored some free wood from Craig's List. Brought home the first 1/2 cord late Friday night. First thing Saturday morning. I went out to the patio to move our riding lawnmower that is 'dedicated' with a snowblower attachment mounted on it. This was blocking access to our other riding mower that mows the lawn and pulls our small trailer around the yard. The trailer transports splits from our splitting area to our wood stacks.

    1. The front tire on the rider #1 was flat. Okay, I cranked up the compressor and filled that tire. Luckily the hose from the compressor reached where that rider was parked. Moved rider #1 out of the way.

    2. Started up rider #2 and moved that to the driveway.

    3. Rear tire on rider #2 was almost flat. I had to take off the 45# wheel weight to get to the valve.

    4. Somewhere, someone has invented the proper tool to get to the inside wall of a rider's rim. We, however, do not own that tool. :( Socket extensions are either to short or too long.

    4. Eventually got the weight off. CAUTION: DO NOT drop a 45# weight on fingers or toes. :(

    5. I inflated the tire but apparently I buggered up the threads on the wheel weight bolt and couldn't get the nut back on when I tried to re-install the wheel weight.

    6. I determined it's not a good idea to run only one wheel weight, so I removed the second weight. "Who invented that tool?" again crossed my mind while I struggled getting the bolts off the second weight.

    6. Got the splitter all set up. Checked gas/oil/hydraulic fluid in all equipment. Filled where/what was needed.

    7. Went to get the trailer - both tires were flat. Inflated them.

    8. Went to get our 'industrial' sized wagon which we use for 'uglies' - both tires were flat. Inflated them.

    :( :( :(


    Day #2:

    Picked up a second 1/2 cord.

    1. Rear tire on rider #2 was low - again. Inflated that, again.

    2. Both rear tires on the wagon were totally flat, again. Inflated them, again.

    :( :( :(

    IN CONCLUSION: We have a 'parts' rider that I'm going to swap out a rear tire for rider #2 - I might do both tires as the parts rider has better looking tires then I have to find a place that can install inner tubes for the rear tires on the wagon.

    BUT - We did get a cord of wood split and stacked this weekend.

    No........ there are no pictures........ I wasn't in the mood. :) :) :)
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  2. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    I'm going to like your post simply because you did a good job explaining your misery, not because I like your misery. Just want to make that clear...
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  3. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Sounds like you had a case of the flats, post up some photos, you must be over it by now;) meanwhile I'll have a beer for you. It always could have been worse:cool:
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  4. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    I've got excuses not to post pics:

    1. Can you be upset when free wood comes your way? Answer: Yes. I've been planning for months to go to a quilt show this weekend but also know we need wood. The wood won.

    2. I couldn't leave the wood sit on the trailer (I've got a "thing" about emptying my trailer a.s.a.p) because the forecast is for rain all week.

    3. It's raining outside.

    :)
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  5. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Hi Shari, thanks for your story, here is the free wood I got and processed last week (approx 5 cord) love free wood:cool:
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  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    LOL ;lol
    Had a good laugh.
    We've all had adventures like you described.

    Nice part was you solved each problem as they came up & kept moving forward :)
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  7. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Get er' done!! Tires are only flat on the bottom :)
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    ;lol - I think we have ALL had days like that. One thing turns into 3, that turn into 8.......
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  9. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    It's never easy;)
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If I had to count the number of tires at my place..!!! I don't even want to think about it.
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    So Shari, what is the problem? Sounds like a normal type day around here. ;lol

    Hope you get to enjoy the quilt show Shari. You've earned it.
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  12. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Surely you kid me - when I was done with the wood I came inside and took a hot bath and a nap. Remember, hubby is gimping around here with a broken leg and taking FULL advantage of his current handicap. :)

    There's always another quilt show - next year. :)
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  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Some kidding for sure Shari but it seems we have plenty of those type of days. And how many times it seems we have to do a job over because it was wrong. But as my neighbor says, "That way we get lots of good practice that others miss out on."
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  14. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    One step forward, 2 backwards, as long as you make some progress it is better than none;)
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  15. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    No offense taken BS - I like your neighbors saying. I was really frustrated Saturday morning - it took me about 2-1/2 hours after I started getting equipment set up before I even split that first round.

    I think I could safely say "My Irish was up!" when I pulled the cord to start the splitter.

    Man, I love my 38 yr. old splitter (Didier brand). She sat all winter and still started on the third pull. She & I bonded some years ago. :)
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  16. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    I think I have the same one 100_5585.JPG 100_5586.JPG
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  17. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    We have twins - but mine has 'morphed'!

    Before:

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    After:

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  18. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Nice morph job, I put mine on blocks, changed the motor out about 5 years ago. Works like a charm;)
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    Those tires were only flat on the bottom! ;)
    Sorry you had such trouble. I think we have all had those days. You just had two in a row.
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  20. ScotO

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    Heck, what she just described is an everyday occurance for me!==c
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  21. PapaDave

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    Hopefully, you did this so we can laugh with you. Let me know before I start with the chuckling, so I don't hurt your feelings.;)
    I finally got so tired of having to put air in the tires EVERY TIME I needed to use the tractor, I put that green slime stuff in.
    No more flats. Ahhhhhh.:cool:
  22. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Laughing with me is fine - sharing my pain is better. :)

    PS This free wood is turning out to be multiple loads - he cuts down, calls me to pick up, he cuts down, calls me to pick up - wash/rinse/repeat. Looks like a rainy week may slow the process a bit. :)
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  23. Defiant

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    What's the rush?:cool:
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    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Air in the tires only lasts just so long...... ha! ha!==c
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    ;lol

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