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racsan

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Did the other side of the escape today, passenger side knuckle/bearing/hub assembly. had issues getting the lower ball joint stud out, even tried spreading the pinch area of the knuckle with a chiesel. finally got it apart. this side wheel bearing felt a little worse. went back together good. overall went faster. makes a difference when you know what tools you need (and they are already out). Hung a ceiling fan in the garage, bought it last summer sometime & meant for it to be in the chicken house then decided it wouldnt work out there. Its been in my way ever since until now. Weeds are growing in the yard but thats about it. Might wait until next weekend to mow again. Im ready to do nothing for a bit.
 


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That delta8 thc stuff.. the fed legal kind.. so wierd. Tried it once and it just made me.. uneasy. Nothing like the real thing.
So, the Delta8 and Delta 10 (both to my understanding are technically Fed legal), it seems like there’s some great disparity in quality depending on where you go and what you buy. I’ve had some that were great, and some that were not. There’s one vape shop (they now have two locations) that has some store branded D8 gummies that are actually pretty good and very consistent. Most of my D8 and D10 vape stuff comes from there too, they have the best selection and quality I’ve found local. Of cours, the stores are an hour to hour and a half away and that stuff is just for practicality. Really I like the CBD bud form the best, but it looks and smells like Marijuana, so there’s that. The CBD bud will help my hip pain though and not much else will. Couple specific strains though. Most don’t.

What percentage nicotine juice were you using? They say pack a day smokers won't really be satisfied with less than 12%. Seems like the most common % bottles in the shop I go to are 3 6 and 9%. My 100ml bottles are 6% and the cinnamon 30ml bottle is like 4.8%.

Apparently people only absorb around 1mg of nicotine per ciggarette, and my 30ml bottle says there's 48mg in the whole thing. So.. 5ml per tank works out to 6 tanks per 30ml.. and that boils down to the equivalent of 8 cigarettes per tank.

I was a pack a day smoker at least.. probably closer to 1.5 a day.. so it seems kinda crazy to me how I'm not going crazy and pulling my hair out by getting less than half of the nicotine I'm used to 🤷‍♀️ especially since science says I shouldn't be. I'll take it though. I don't stink (so much) anymore AND it kinda satiates my cravings for sweets which helps since I'm also trying to cut way back on my sugar intake lol.
Interesting. I tried getting my one now friend (we tried a relationship for awhile but I think we make better friends) to quit cigs for vape. She used 6ml and I think even tried 12ml at one point and still prefers cigs. She was close to two packs a day though, now she’s usually a pack or less a day.
 

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Went to the swap meet this morning, didn't end up with too much, just some odds and ends mostly from $1 tables like bi metal hole saw, end nippers, a pipe cutter with a knurling bit in it that I couldn't pass up and a couple Crosman 760's for $10 together...

Then when I got home I finished mounting and filling the tractor tire, went fine, the side that was rusty is too small for the bead to hold without pressure (the pressure of having fluid in it is enough to hold it though just not 0psi air), mowed for almost 2 hours and it's still perfect so it'll work for now! The gash I fixed still looks goofy so I'll plan on getting tires for a winter project...
 

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Yesterday morning while it wasn't I hot took one of my daughters outside and we played with the R/C trucks to let her experience driving them. She didn't seem to impressed with them so I don't think she will be one to get into them but we made plans to take the Summit and the TRX4 out and do a trail walk with them as just bombing around the parking lot here is really not all that fun so a different venue may help get her into it or help her decide it's not for her.

Today being humid I hid from the world and watched it pass me by through the windows.
 

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Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely
I’m following some of these posts out of curiosity. I was hooked on cigars until about 20 years ago. I’d only smoke a couple times a month. I got a sore throat one day. I didn’t think about it. The next time I got a sore throat that lasted for a day and I did think about it. The next time I got a sore throat for the whole weekend, I figured the Man upstairs was trying to tell me something, and I never smoked another one. Many years ago I lost several loved ones, including my father, to cancer. All chainsmokers. I’m not preaching, I’m not being critical, I’m just sharing information.

I’m watching John Wayne in “back to Batan“ right now. 1945 movie about Americans and Philippine resistance after the fall of Bataan early in the war. There’s a scene where John Wayne, a colonel in the movie, meets his General about the United States pulling out. The general has one American cigarette left, he cut it in half, so both of them could share it.

There must be a 30 second long closeup of John Wayne inhaling this thing, deeply, and blowing the smoke way up into the air. The stub barely fit between his fingers, but you could tell he was loving every single second and millimeter of it.

Can you imagine that movie today? I just thought I’d share it.
 

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Trailer, brakes, and bearings and a little welding today in the 95° heat. Bearings and brakes are always clean work, huh? When I came in, Lincoln and I were twins: mostly black with a few tan edges….

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racsan

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the grey-t escape
This. at least for as long as she lets me anyways.
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sgtsandman

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Weeds are growing in the yard but thats about it. Might wait until next weekend to mow again. Im ready to do nothing for a bit.
It's bee too hot and dry here this past week to worry about the yard. It's supposed to rain today and cool things off. So maybe it will need cut this week.
 

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I got the mud tires installed and the TPMS sensors trained on the 2019 (build thread) and did some more work on the spare tire mounts for the utility trailer (build thread for it) yesterday. After spending pretty much all week out in the 90+ degree heat, I'm taking the day off to rest.

Oh, and conveniently, the air conditioning for the house decided to take a dump yesterday. I guess the heat finally over stressed it to the point of failure since temperatures this high on a regular basis are not a normal thing for around here and probably wasn't configured with that in mind. So, I guess I'll be calling an HVAC guy here in the near future. It would have been better if it had decided to fail before I bought the tires for the truck but noooo, we gotta do things the difficult and inconvenient way...
 

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did some metal bending for a couple temporary (push something around the yard) trailer hitches.
I'm going to use a bar with couplers on each end to push 'n pull a couple non running cars.

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More progress on the Road Ranger for Nationals, I’ll write it up tomorrow.

Second time my workstation almost killed me.

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Only took ten minutes, some wood glue and construction screws, and a wafer board scrap.

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Free kitchen chairs don’t grow on trees….
 

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Free kitchen chairs don’t grow on trees….
You’re looking in the wrong place. They grow in piles out by the street in front of people’s homes.
 

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Used my cement mixer to mix together dirt and mushroom manure for the container garden.
Better late than never!
 

Rick W

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Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely
looks like you are giving that old wood chair another chance at hurting you...............
Hey hey, hey! That’s my second best, five times rebuilt free chair! Waste not want not

When I’m done building the Raith, I’ll pull the screws out and turn it into fire put fuel.
 

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