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Without a truck to move firewood anymore.....

Post in 'The Gear' started by wood-fan-atic, Aug 22, 2011.

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  1. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Your husband sounds like my wife. At least my wife was born on Long Island and her dad is a "Hire a Professional" type of guy for the most part.

    Me, I am like you, just the opposite sex. I got to pull the trigger on my dad's 12 gauge at the age of 5. Couldn't understand why I didn't kill the buzzard I was aiming at over a mile away that appeared to be a speck in the sky, but it was fun nonetheless. Got to hunt on my own at the age of 8 with a .410 shotgun. Didn't kill anything for quite a while, but I was at least out in the woods. I am going to take my daughter with me next year when she is 5 years old and see if she likes it.

    My wife and I have been talking about putting in a 40x40 addition on the new house which will have living space above and a 4 bay, 8 car garage/work area below. I plan on making a good amount of it a wood working shop and then installing a vehicle lift in it. If all goes as planned, I will be in hog heaven in about 5 or so years.

    It really does amaze me what people are charged for brake jobs. If the rotors/drums don't need to be replaced, the repair is less than $100 in parts and it is really easy. Even when I had to replace all 4 rotors and the pads on my truck it was only around $300 for parts. For the cars it runs about $200 for rotors and pads. The repair takes less than an hour. Had a friend of mine get rid of his car because the dealer quoted him $800+ for a brake job. Told him he should have called me and I would have done it for $500. I guess the good thing about cars and other equipment is that I actually get some personal joy out of figuring out how to do the repairs myself.

    Was down in Tampa in May and my in-laws were quoted $700+ by their mechanic to have a fuel filling issue repaired on their Sonata. I went online, figured out what the problem was and they bought the evap canister the next day from the dealer for $200. It was a 30 minute repair. They are still thanking me for fixing it.

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  2. RoseRedHoofbeats

    RoseRedHoofbeats Feeling the Heat

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    Have your five year old play bird dog. Trust me, she'll love it. And let her keep some of the feathers. Unless you're going deer hunting in blinds. In which case, good luck, because I don't even want to imagine a tired five year old in a deer blind at four in the morning. I couldn't have hit the backside of a barn until I was in my teens but you're right, it's fun just being out in the woods and shooting a gun off. There's a little bow and arrow sized for kids that I had growing up, and I got one for my stepkids. My youngest stepson beat the pants off all the other boys in his Scout troop at archery last summer camp. =) http://www.amazon.com/Barnett-Outdoors-Realtree-Banshee-Compound/dp/B001NW74NK (Oh for heaven's sake, now they have a PINK one....)

    ~Rose
  3. atcomo

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    wood-fan-atic.......I need to rebuild my trailer....can you post some photos
    of the back (tailgate section)......thank you
  4. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Most of my hunting is wing shooting. Went dove hunting on Saturday. I actually played "bird dog" for my dad when I was 5, but had forgotten all about it. That is an awesome idea. Don't know how much my yellow lab will like it though. LOL

    I don't deer hunt very much anymore because I cannot imagine a tired 40 year old in a deer stand at 4 in the morning anymore. Now, a waterfowl blind is a different story.

    When I take my daughter out hunting, it will be at the farm 5 minutes down the road and it will be ALL about her. We will not stay too long such that she gets bored. I don't want this to seem like work to her.

    Not only do they make bows and .22's in pink nowadays, but they make camo in pink too. My daughter keeps telling me she wants pink camo because that is her favorite color.
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