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  1. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Yup, I did an amtrak from Pittsburg PA, to Sanford FL, Never again. It's the equivalent to being stuck on an airplane for 24hrs.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    My wife was looking for one of those collapsible buggies you see parents hauling stuff down to the beach with. She was planning on using it to haul veggies to the house. That's when I pointed put it would be much easier to drive the tractor over their and load the veggies into the bucket to...
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I have a similar wheel barrow [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787] my wife said she wanted to buy a utility cart to haul around behind the zero turn for gardening. I pointed out to where we park and said "Why??? There is a self propelled wheel barrow parked next to the...
  4. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    I got a kick of the doom and gloom referring to the eclipse. There was so much fuss about bringing your animals inside, close the blinds, etc.... The cows across the street kept on eating grass. Heard a couple of moos from the calves, but they have been pretty talkative anyway. Dog picked...
  5. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Your phone must take better photos then mine [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787] That's how I got my photos as well [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  6. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    First time I've ever seen a sunset in the south and east [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23]
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    Good morning!!!!

    From my front porch. Got a front row view of the eclipse and don't have to go anywhere [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    The budget and haul trailers I've seen and used had hydraulic surge brakes instead of electric brakes.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Dang.... that turned out better then expected when I saw it come loose [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji849]
  10. Dftodd

    Pulled over for a one-ton truck pulling a water pump in CT.

    Diesel driven water pumps start out weighing around 3,500lbs for a 25hp 4" pump and go up from there. Average weight of a 6" pump is around 4,500ish to 5500lbs depending on how they are set up. I driver commercially instate and out. I don't stop for the local weigh stations in the state...
  11. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Sounds really good though [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I would have to agree with you there [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787] I came home last weekend and found one of the neighbors young calves wandering around my front yard. Calf is only a month or two old and not used to humans at all. Well I walked out to see if could get it...
  13. Dftodd

    Purchased a New Massey

    They use the same frame and chassis for the 25, 30 and 40hp units in that series. Being that it's a 25hp unit, there is a lot of unused space under the hood [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
  14. Dftodd

    Purchased a New Massey

    Got my wife out on it today getting used to the controls. I spread 5 loads of stone with it a couple weeks ago for the driveway. Absolutely love having the tractor [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
  15. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Wife and I do similar for valentines day. I'll cook something she likes for dinner. We'll go out this weekend for dinner [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  16. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Airport will cost you $10 just for the sandwich.
  17. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    That brings back memories of when I was a kid. Lost count of how many times I've ridden on a tractor like that when I was a kid. Also used to stand on the draw bar and hold onto the back of the seat while dad was driving. My twin brother and I were the ballast for the back blade when needed...
  18. Dftodd

    Dog stories

    I've been knocked down with Bronchitis the past week or so. Well Saturday night, I slept out in the recliner since each time I played down I felt like I had a gallon of water in my lungs. Well gypsy came down and checked on shortly after I sacked out in the recliner. Then went to bed with...
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    Dog stories

    My buddy's brother in law had a great Dane with major separation anxiety. In an hour, the dog did $2,000 in damages to the house, plus another $1500 in vets bills from a deep gash it recieved from a busted window.
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    Dog stories

    Years ago I was renting a room off some friends. They had a PitBull that bonded with me really well. She was an absolute sweetheart, but would get jealous if a women came into the house and sat next to me. If a women sat next to me, Tasha would have to set things right. She would get up on...
  21. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I knew about the tunnels. My brother worked for Disney during highschool, plus quite a few of our friends worked there as well. I learned about how the tunnels were built years later. I believe it was a segment on "How did they do that" or "How it was made". One of those shows. I actually...
  22. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Actually Disney worlds tunnels are actually at ground level. Central Florida is predominantly swamp. So the normal practice is to build retention ponds for all the ground water. The material from said ponds is used to raise the rest of the area to get it above flood level. Disney built their...
  23. Dftodd

    Need some home heating feedback: Wood boiler or fireplace insert?

    We had a fireplace insert in our last home and loved it. Neighbor was getting rid of theirs and offered it to me. They had used it twice. Install wasn't bad. I contracted with a local fab shop. Took them a cardboard templet and had them fab me up a trim piece to go around it. Sealed the trim...
  24. Dftodd

    Dog stories

    We had a Jack Russel Terrier that would poop in someone's shoes if he didn't like them [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
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    Dog stories

    Yup.... but you may not like what she shows up with. With her, she could very well show up with a skunk, possum, or armadillo [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23]
  26. Dftodd

    Dog stories

    My mom's got a rescue dog (mixed breed) named Royal. She's about the size of a lab, part pit, kur, and not sure what else. This knuckle head is always bring home critters. For a while it was a male fawn. Mom posted some really cute videos of Royal and the fawn playing. After my step dad...
  27. Dftodd

    Snow

    I noticed that with the cows across the street. I was getting cat calls from them when I was out walking the pooch [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  28. Dftodd

    Snow

    Local TV station had lower then normal Temps listed on the weather map [emoji848][emoji848][emoji848] that's when I realized they were listing wind chill projections inciting more doom, gloom and panic. Noticed the same phenomenon on my weather app. The banner was showing 4° temperatures for...
  29. Dftodd

    Dog stories

    So, back when our daughter still had our shepherds brother we dog sat for about a month. So two full grown German shepherds, me and my wife in bed..... it was cozy [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji23] I woke up one night and had to pee...... badly. But I could not move.... at all...
  30. Dftodd

    Dog stories

    We adopted two German shepherd pups. They were identical except for genders. We kept the female and our daughter took the male. The male was protective. And they ended up having to give him to a friend of theirs. Said friend takes in homeless people down on their luck from his church...
  31. Dftodd

    Snow

    They only treat main roads around here as well. The rest are left on their own. So you get a thaw during the day and skating rink at night. I had to find an alternative route into work yesterday. Police and a tow truck had the road shut down fishing someone out of the woods...
  32. Dftodd

    Snow

    I work in little Rock. But actually live about 30 miles due north. We got two to three inches at my place.
  33. Dftodd

    Snow

    It's not the snow that gets us. It's all the ice that usually comes before it. And after [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849] They don't have the road budget so they only treat main roads. I was actually shocked to see our road get plowed. But that could have been one of the farmers putzing around.
  34. Dftodd

    Snow

    You didn't have stupid drivers in Mississippi???? We're flooded with don't know how to drive idiots around here. One person even got on the news because she was walking everywhere during the storm. She said she has a late model 4wd at home [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849] I thought...
  35. Dftodd

    Snow

    We got a couple inches in Arkansas. Wasn't too bad. But it did shut things down for a couple days [emoji849][emoji849] I got a couple snow days from work so it turned into a 4 day weekend and got free paid days off monday and tuesday since they shut down the shop...
  36. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    My Sierra 1500 leather and loaded was 3yr old with 40,000 miles. I was out the door for $22,000 [emoji41][emoji41][emoji41][emoji41][emoji41]
  37. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    I had actually lived over 20 years in the south. But never had a place that had a heat pump. Both houses in Florida, and my apartment in Arkansas had gas heat, and a stand alone ac unit. The house I bought in Arkansas was the first one with a heat pump.
  38. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    Coworker did that when I worked for an alarm company. Had a coworker also crush his ring when I worked for the carpenters union in my mid 20's Took three guys to hold him down to cut it off. And that's after we called his wife and she came to the jobsite to talk some sense into him. She said...
  39. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    The simplest way to explain it is the unit runs one direction while heating. The opposite direction when cooling. It's basically switching where it bleeds off the access heat. Whether it's inside or out depends on whether it's heating or cooling. When it's set to heat, the outside unit is...
  40. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    No problem [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  41. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Must have pi$$ed off the loader operator [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji23]
  42. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I encountered two older gentleman that decided to get into hot shotting during covid. They went out and bought a brand new gmc 2500 diesel and a 35ft goose neck trailer. They hauled a skid mount pump to my branch. The pump weighed 12,000 lbs. These guys had it loaded on the front of their...
  43. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    Challenge accepted [emoji41][emoji41][emoji41][emoji16][emoji16][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51]
  44. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    Not being used to a heat pump in our last house I did something similar [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787] In the winter, we had the heat running. Was outside and walked past the unit just as it went into defrost mode. Well all of a sudden the unit let out this God awful squeal...
  45. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    The only time I'll wear my wedding band at work is if I know I'm gonna be in meetings or a classroom setting all day.im a mechanic and have seen photos of the after effects of someone catching their ring.
  46. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    The computers at the hospital my grandmother worked at just rolled back to 1900
  47. Dftodd

    Purchased a New Massey

    I noticed that as well. But once the lots cleared, the lights on the outside of the rops shouldn't be much of an issue. It will sure see some use this year. I'll be alternating between brush hogging an area. Then chain saw the bigger stuff to clear out the scrub and clean it up. As well as...
  48. Dftodd

    Purchased a New Massey

    Got it figured out pretty quick. I've been running equipment, and tractors since I was 13yo. I've operated a hydrostatic a couple times over the years, but about 99% of my time on a tractor has been with a manual transmission of some sort. With this one being a hydrostatic, I keep catching...
  49. Dftodd

    Purchased a New Massey

    I used to have an old Grey market L1501 kubota that was 2wd. But sold it a few years ago. It was fixing to need a clutch and some other work done. And I didn't have the time or ambition to deal with it. [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849] I looked at a Kubota L2501, but they were awful...
  50. Dftodd

    Purchased a New Massey

    Here's some taken right after it was delivered. Then a before and after of the area.
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    Purchased a New Massey

    Just like the title says. Just picked up a brand new Massey 1825E with woods bush hog and a box blade. Loader came standard with quick attach bucket. So I'll soon be investing in a set of pallet forks as well.
  52. Dftodd

    What happened to Massey Ferguson?

    No, just posted in good morning about it.
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    What happened to Massey Ferguson?

    I just picked up an 1825E last Friday. Unit was pretty comparable to kubota and Deere. But without the hefty price tag. Dealers just as close as the other two. The big issue I have with kubota and deere is both dealerships were bought out by larger conglomerates. After the buy out, prices...
  54. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    There is a little. Wife's working tomorrow so I'll be out clearing some around the property. I did notice that the dealer mounted the tires hub out but wider portion of the rim in. So at some point I'll have to pull the rear tires and widen the stance all the way out...
  55. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    I just had to talk missus clause into it [emoji48][emoji48][emoji48][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  56. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Merry Christmas and happy new year. Hope Santa was good to y'all. I cleaned house this year. Got a flat top grill, rotisserie attachment for the pellet smoker, some flannel shirts that actually fit [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] Kids got me a fancy knife set for grilling...
  57. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    It's funny how they use an engine for multiple applications. My brother had a speed boat that had the same exact motor (Chevy 250 straight 6) as my 65 Belair [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]
  58. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    It only had 1 cylinder. 400cc.. so one great big piston. You rotated it to the compression stroke. Then pressed the compression release lever. Then gave it he$$. If you neglected to hit the compression release lever, it would kick back and launch the person over the handle bars...
  59. Dftodd

    Walk the dog, then post a photo

    The calves across the street are really inquisitive. They will usually gather at the fence when we are out walking. Of course, one of the adults usually chaperones them to make sure they don't get into too much trouble [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  60. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Yup [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  61. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Yup, unless someone knows what that little lever next to the clutch is for [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23]
  62. Dftodd

    Walk the dog, then post a photo

    She's funny with the calves. She gets up close to them. Then starts hopping about wanting them to play with her. There were three up at the fence today. Just got a pic of the one calf and it's momma though.
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    Walk the dog, then post a photo

    She has to say hi to the kiddos across the street [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  64. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I had a 400cc Suzuki 1 cylinder for my first bike. Kick start only. The only way it could be spun over is using the compression release lever. If you neglected to hit the compression release, you would get tossed over the handle bars [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51] I won many...
  65. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I love the markings on the pooch though. The coat is super pretty.
  66. Dftodd

    Waterproof Solderless Heat Shrink Butt Terminal on sale

    I posted because his link above said "Waterproof Solderless" was the same kits my coworker purchased for the work trucks. I test the crimp before heat shrinking the ends by giving the wires a tug. The last thing I need or want is to get called back by a pi$$Ed off customer because my repair...
  67. Dftodd

    Waterproof Solderless Heat Shrink Butt Terminal on sale

    Your just assuming. The kits we have are crimp with heat shrink on the ends. Not a solder connection.
  68. Dftodd

    Waterproof Solderless Heat Shrink Butt Terminal on sale

    Coworker ordered a couple kits of butt splices from Amazon for our work trucks. To tell you the truth, I was disappointed. The kit seemed really nice. But the metal they use is way too soft so the crimp is extremely weak.
  69. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    That's post count, not page count [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16] Page counts gonna vary from person to person depending on how many posts they have selected to show per page.
  70. Dftodd

    Playing bill collector

    My wife had that happen to her during an ER visit. The hospital was her in network hospital. But the ER doc ended up being out of network. We called the doctor and told them if they wanted to be paid, they needed to file with her insurance first. I had a dentist office do that as well. They...
  71. Dftodd

    If you are living in a rural area and have trouble getting high-quality internet but 5g At&t service available, try to find att internet air.

    Wife's had to pass on a couple work from home gigs due to lack of internet. We could go with a wifi box from a cellular provider, but we are in a black hole for cell service. Internet on my cell phone is equivalent to dial up.
  72. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Lack of frame support and stiffner for the crane would be my guess [emoji848][emoji848][emoji848]
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    If you are living in a rural area and have trouble getting high-quality internet but 5g At&t service available, try to find att internet air.

    No charge here. They alotted one port for house. The issue is my place is new construction, so we are waiting on their construction department to install the port. Once the ports installed the can finish hooking use up. I already have fiber run from our camper to the temporary pole. Their...
  74. Dftodd

    If you are living in a rural area and have trouble getting high-quality internet but 5g At&t service available, try to find att internet air.

    This absolutely chaps my bottom. I have fiber out at the street, but can't get the local internet provider out to put a port in so their techs can tie us in. We've been waiting 3 months now [emoji36][emoji36][emoji36]
  75. Dftodd

    One of the sweetest sounds on Earth

    The sweetest sound though was getting a call from my wife today, and it turned out to be my 3yo grandson on the other end of the phone saying "HI Papa!!!" [emoji3059][emoji3059][emoji3059]
  76. Dftodd

    One of the sweetest sounds on Earth

    I used to keep my phone in my shirt pocket. After losing a work phone in a Porta potty, it goes in my back pocket now [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849]
  77. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    My old roommates bought one of the gigantic bags of catnip from Costco. The next morning I got up and was walking through the house in the dark. Their cat was going nuts, rubbing on my legs and meowing. I got into the foyer of the house and starting feeling something crunching under my feet...
  78. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Well.... maybe in my drunken days.....
  79. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Sorry, it's those bloody tacos [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51]
  80. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    That's the easiest way to drill holes through drywall with a hole saw as well [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
  81. Dftodd

    What's for supper???

    The pellet smoker was a must have once we moved to the property. The campers oven is similar in size to a kids EZ Bake oven [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23]
  82. Dftodd

    What's for supper???

    Geeking out with the new pellet grill today [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51] I got a 2lb beef tenderloin from work. So I got it with a dry rub earlier. Got the pellet grill set to smoke with hickory pellets. Hooked up the meat probe to the display so I'll I have to do is just walk out...
  83. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    My tech support is my grandkids if I can actually catch one of them. The oldest two are teenagers. Between girls, sports, and school...... its hard to catch up with them.
  84. Dftodd

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    I think most of us have torn the house apart in a panic looking for the car keys as well, just to realize they are in your hand with the rest of your crap [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51]
  85. Dftodd

    Amazon rant...

    I ordered a small table for my wife. It was supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I heard a bang outside a little while ago. Of course it's storming out and raining like a sum beach out at the moment. So I wasn't sure what the noise was, whether a limb came down or what. Then I heard someone...
  86. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I've had some instances being stuck traffic where if I had one of those dozers, I would have probably made national news [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
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    Amazon rant...

    We have an Amazon distribution facility down the street from work. They had a shooting in the parking lot a last week. A kid that was turning his life around and gave up the "Thug Life" was shot in the parking lot. Figure it was one of his former gang members. Security has the facility...
  88. Dftodd

    Amazon rant...

    Similar experience at my place. If it's small where it stands a possibility of blowing away, they leave it in my mail box. Bigger items are left on the front porch.
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    Dog pics

    She was trying to tell me it was time for her treat (first pill) and a walk before supper [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23] She's a mess and keeps me on my toes [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787]
  90. Dftodd

    Dog pics

    Someone's good and comfortable in my spot [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23]
  91. Dftodd

    Auto dealer maintenance upselling

    The service writer never actually looked at the vehicle. She based her assumption off the mileage. Wife made her look like a fool, and they lost a customer over that attempted upsell.
  92. Dftodd

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    An interesting article. About the true cost of owning an EV. https://www.thestreet.com/electric-vehicles/electric-vehicle-tesla-adoption-curve-cost#:~:text=EV%20ownership%20equates%20to%20%2417%20per%20gallon&text=Adding%20in%20the%20costs%20of,%2417.33%20per%20gallon%20of%20gasoline.%22
  93. Dftodd

    Future of HVAC and industry supply issues.

    Stay away from a rental - purchase agreement. That's not really a viable or strategic option. We have that ability at the rental location I'm in. But we don't bring it up to customers, and actively discourage someone from going with that option. Either purchase, or rent. Rent to own...
  94. Dftodd

    Auto dealer maintenance upselling

    Wife had her car in at the dealership for a service. Gal at the service counter started in on her about how her car needed new tires and that they were badly worn [emoji3166][emoji3166][emoji3166][emoji3166] Wife walked the girl out to her car and asked where the tires were worn??? Gal started...
  95. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I skipped it after the first paragraph. [emoji2369][emoji2369][emoji2369]
  96. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Yeah, I quit that thread shortly after checking it out. [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  97. Dftodd

    PEX & Kinks

    Have you looked into the cost of the fusion machines??? We have one at work. And it's $$$$$ for parts [emoji33][emoji33][emoji33][emoji33] My coworker is the fusion guru, so my only operation of the machine is starting it, and unloading it from a truck for one of our drivers...
  98. Dftodd

    Hey Bear, unbelievable!

    Cocomelon, trash, truck, the Mims (minions), cars, and a few other movies. He gets at our place, he wants to go "Hiking" [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji23] Which won't be bad once we invest in a tractor and brush hog [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16] Until then, hiking around the...
  99. Dftodd

    Hey Bear, unbelievable!

    Gotta watch what you say and what you do with a little one running around [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51] I started growling at idiots on the road trying to tamp down my road rage with him in the truck. We're going through Sam's club and someone was in our way. He started growling...
  100. Dftodd

    Mahindra 2555

    The injector has a serial number (basically a calibration code) that gets assigned to the cylinder it's installed in on electrically governed tractors. Injector two might need to be held open a touch longer/ shorter to deliver the same amount of fuel as injector 1. So by swapping, cylinder 1...
  101. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    After seeing that cab, I'm not sure anyone would have survived. Hopefully there wasn't anyone in that sleeper when it came through. I had a family of four hauling out of my shop last week. Husband and wife, plus two kids. Only two seats in the cab, so you know the kids were hanging in the bunk.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I seem them regularly hauling that stuff into the Wellspun plant near my shop. They are usually on their side with three chains running through them with a binder for each chain. One chain pulling straight down. One pulling forward and one pulling back. This way they can easily load them.in...
  103. Dftodd

    PEX & Kinks

    Look at the majority of new home construction. It's your cookie cutter neighborhoods that are being thrown up as fast and cheap as possible. [emoji6][emoji6][emoji6] I didn't say I agreed with it. Heck.... I don't agree with most building trends you see.
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    PEX & Kinks

    Most new home builds use pex. If installed correctly. It will last a long time. My issue with the camper we just purchased (second hand) had some cobbled together plumbing that the RV sales place should have caught. The former owner must have frozen it at some point. And did a half arsed...
  105. Dftodd

    PEX & Kinks

    I would say the installer needs to fix that kink, since it looks like potential time bomb later down the road. I had a crash course in pex pipe this week. It's super handy, but as I found out, it can be a ticking time bomb. I'm still fighting with the camper sales place over the leak we had...
  106. Dftodd

    "Emergency heat" from oil-filled space heaters - advice please

    It's a Kenwood. I couldn't find a model number on it. I've had it for probably 10 years
  107. Dftodd

    "Emergency heat" from oil-filled space heaters - advice please

    The oil filled radiator space heaters are pretty decent. We have one in a small green house enclosure to keep some plants from freezing over the winter. The one we have is a set and forget type. Set the temperature to the desired temperature and it has a built in thermostat. The only issue...
  108. Dftodd

    Take the truck my boss says

    I agree. I've had to explain that to my wife.
  109. Dftodd

    Take the truck my boss says

    Yeah, I'm pretty picky where I stay for work trips due to parking. But if I'm traveling for work, 98% of the time I'm in an F550 service truck w/ crane. So parking garages are an automatic out. I had a trip to Memphis and the manager took it upon himself to book my room instead of me doing it...
  110. Dftodd

    Take the truck my boss says

    Why does it matter whether you put air or nitrogen in?? I've had this repeated conversation with my wife on multiple occasions. She will have a tire that's low at work. My response is ease it to the gas station and air it up. Then she starts freaking out because the tire shop put nitrogen...
  111. Dftodd

    Dog pics

    That's our shepherd most nights in bed with us [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23] she will back up tight to us. Roll on her back for a belly rub. Then flop on top of you [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51]
  112. Dftodd

    Dog pics

    He's looking pretty proud of himself there [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji41][emoji23][emoji1787]
  113. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I can make a guess [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  114. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I'm wondering if they are two different types of wood. Pine for the modern and oak for the antique. The antique has a reddish color.
  115. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Funny how that works [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787] its the same for me as well.
  116. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    An elderly neighbor tried to pay me for some chores I did for him. I told him I just hoped I had a ypunger neighbor that would do similar for me when I'm his age. [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
  117. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I'm not even gonna attempt to say that [emoji15][emoji15][emoji15]
  118. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Personally, I would have dragged the trailer to a safe spot before I stopped. I've done it many times before. Years ago I had a customer damaged an axle and abandoned the piece of towable equipment on I-40 in Orlando smack dab in the middle of a construction zone. I just whipped up in front...
  119. Dftodd

    Cool Nature Photos

    Full moon last night with just a hint of fog. It gave it a surreal glow.
  120. Dftodd

    Mouth Taping, Anyone Else Doing It?

    Thanks for the quote. I fixed raping to taping [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51]
  121. Dftodd

    What is the most money you paid for service on your vehicle?

    I've spent around $5000 between front end work and new tires on a truck we used to have. At work.... I've spent quite a bit more than that.
  122. Dftodd

    Mouth Taping, Anyone Else Doing It?

    The title sure didn't result in what I thought it was [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787] My first thought was "Your a brave man Charlie brown" If I tried taping my wife's mouth, I would end up in the hospital [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51]
  123. Dftodd

    Why is it.....????

    I have service calls occasionally at a pet food factory. I had a customer flag me down next to one of the water treatment ponds to talk to me. Well, if that ever happens again, I'll make the customer move to a better spot before I'll roll down the window of the truck. After talking to the...
  124. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Safety directors husband was in a car wreck. He got rear ended. He was in his 4 door pickup. She was driv8ng a small sport utility. Once the dust settled the lady that rear-ended him was looking for her purse. They found her purse in the back seat of the pickup. Purse went through the...
  125. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Occasionally highway patrol will set up an inspection area on the side of the road. Most highways around here have a designated pull off area around here just for the purpose. Usually it's for commercial vehicles. But on one occasion they really did a crackdown on all the shabby trailers being...
  126. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    This is something I really don't understand. You can rewire trailer lights for $40 or so. A set of magnetic tow lights will run you around $40ish as well. I don't see any valid reason for running a trailer without lights, whether someone can see the truck taillights or not. What happens if...
  127. Dftodd

    Need new Batteries for vintage John Deere Crawler (light bulldozer)

    Someone else makes deeres batteries for them. So I don't really see the point of purchasing batteries from a dealer. At work I have a battery supplier that keeps me stocked up. For personal use, I just lug the batteries over to the local auto parts store. I will say this. May folks are...
  128. Dftodd

    Strange Symbols Painted on Ground

    That's the thing. No locates were necessary except by the road in the utility easement.
  129. Dftodd

    Strange Symbols Painted on Ground

    Never mind my earlier reply. This post explained it for me [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
  130. Dftodd

    Strange Symbols Painted on Ground

    It's funny. The local power company used white to mark power pole locations for install. Local electrician marked in white as well for his guys to place the temporary pole as well as rv and septic pedestal. Local water company marked in blue for their install locations...
  131. Dftodd

    Strange Symbols Painted on Ground

    Here, power is white, blue is water. I couldn't tell you what the others are.
  132. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    All of the time..... I see this on a daily occurrence. One today. Both taillights were completely busted off.
  133. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    We've had a couple decent winning tickets sold locally. I was pretty darn excited when I heard it was the local gas station convenience store that sold the tickets. I was then bummed out and cussing when I heard a clarification that it was one of the other 3 stores from that franchise in town...
  134. Dftodd

    Help us choose a dog

    Yes he was. He would get exasperated with you if you didn't get his treat quick enough for his liking [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787] He would get over by the pantry, and if you ignored him, you would get a howl out of him signaling his displeasure. That his version of...
  135. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Makes you wonder if we are the only intelligent life on the planet???
  136. Dftodd

    Help us choose a dog

    We had a neighbors Siberian husky come visit us. She was a knuckle head and full of personality. She managed to sneak into our backyard one day. Then squeeze her fat booty through a doggy door designed for a 20lb dog. Surprised me when I got home and clicked on the sun porch light and had our...
  137. Dftodd

    Help us choose a dog

    We had a Jack Russell terrier. He was super cool. A huge personality, and great dog.Did I mention a huge personality [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji23] The big issue was keeping him in the yard. We had 1.5 acres fenced. But that wouldn't keep him contained. He was a...
  138. Dftodd

    Here comes the rain...

    The baked beans reminds me of my childhood. Grandma tweeked her mom's recipe for baked beans. They were sweet with maple syrup and brown sugar in them. What was rough, was when she made them. She would prep them. Then put them in crocks and slow cook overnight. The issue was they would...
  139. Dftodd

    Help us choose a dog

    My daughter has a labradoodle. That thing is a spaz!!!! It's like someone took a dog with ADHD, fed it a bag of coffee beans, and then mainlined the thing with a case of redbull [emoji33][emoji33][emoji33][emoji33][emoji33] To give you an idea how this dog is. Think back to the childhood toy...
  140. Dftodd

    Help us choose a dog

    My son has two boxers. They are absolute knuckle heads. Of course grandpa might be encouraging some of the antics [emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51]
  141. Dftodd

    What's for supper???

    I do equal amounts tomatoes and beans in chili. What ever ground meat I have on hand, a large onion, and sometimes veggies if I'm trying to sneak in servings for the kids and grandkids [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
  142. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    Well between moving in the camper, cleaning out the rental, and getting most of our stuff into a storage unit it's been a rough couple weeks. Been in the camper for a week now. I had to extend the stairs out some. They were steep. Gypsy has adjusted pretty well. She's finally coming down the...
  143. Dftodd

    What's for supper???

    Cooling off. Was about 45° this morning. Supposed to 40° tomorrow morning. So I mixed up a batch of chili and have it going in the crock pot. [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] I'll make up some cornbread when the chili is about ready [emoji41][emoji41][emoji41][emoji41]
  144. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I was coming back on a two lane highway from Melbourne FL, to Yeehaw junction. I got stuck behind a truck hauling a construction office trailer. Noticed a wobble for a few seconds and then a wheel and hub came off one of the trailer axles. Just as it let loose and traveled into the other...
  145. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I had a DOT inspection on a F550 service truck. The dude doing the inspection overtightened and stripped out the lugnuts on one the rear passenger side duals. I was going down a toll road in Orlando FL. I was in the center exit lane which could go either east or west bound onto another toll...
  146. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Years ago I was driving down the road and saw a mid 80's regular cab, 4x4, jacked up Chevy pickup sitting on top of a Pontiac fiero at a stop light. [emoji848][emoji848][emoji848][emoji848] A cop was walking around it with a clipboard, scratching her head, and occasionally giving the WTF...
  147. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    If only he had some way to pull it [emoji848][emoji848][emoji848][emoji848]
  148. Dftodd

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Put yourself a painted line on your trailer or take note of something (fender, etc... ) for a reference point for loading the next time. I was one of those weird people that would back my tractor onto my trailer. The way the tractor was balanced, I parked the front tires on the edge of the...
  149. Dftodd

    Outdoor burning laws

    Yeah, but I can also understand why the dude mowing the roadside flipped out and called the fire department. Since it was internal, it had a chimney effect and actually made it look like the woods behind the stump was on fire...
  150. Dftodd

    County Noise Ordinances?

    Even using cold water, it worked pretty well on the oil and grease spots on the shop floor.
  151. Dftodd

    Well, that is strange!

    Went riding with a gal I used to date. The horse I was on had to stop and greet every bug it met [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] That was one long ride [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849]
  152. Dftodd

    Well, that is strange!

    And they say animals don't have souls [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  153. Dftodd

    Outdoor burning laws

    That reminds me of the homecoming football games at my local high school. On homecomingz they would set up a big pallet bonfire on the edge of the field [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji3060][emoji3060][emoji3060][emoji3060]
  154. Dftodd

    Outdoor burning laws

    I've had numerous fires on my property this summer. As long as there is no burn ban, I can burn pretty much anytime I want within reason. I did have the fire department called on me one day. A large rotted stump caught fire. The fire actually traveled through the roots under ground. All of a...
  155. Dftodd

    Offers I can't refuse?

    I don't have the luxury of not answering on my work cell phone. It could be a customer. Granted I've answered and hung right up as soon as someone starts in on a solicitation speech.
  156. Dftodd

    County Noise Ordinances?

    I just bought 5 gallons of ZEP purple degreaser from home depot. Got it mainly for cleaning the shop floors since I have a self contained filtration unit to recycle the water in the wash bay. I had a radiator that needed to be cleaned. It was clogged solid with dust, grime, and probably a...
  157. Dftodd

    County Noise Ordinances?

    I have an electric Karcher that I picked up for minor little stuff around the house and washing the cars. I like the fact that once you let off the handle and it reaches a certain pressure, the motor shuts off till you squeeze the handle [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
  158. Dftodd

    County Noise Ordinances?

    I had the 12,000 pound brother to that machine dropped off at my property for a week. You dhould have seen the logs and other crap I moved with it. [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
  159. Dftodd

    To fly Oct 1st you need "Real ID"

    There was no difference in price. When I renewed my license several years ago, the lady said if I wanted to upgrade I could just bring in the required paperwork and they would issue me the other license. When we did get around to getting the enhanced license (2 years ago when we moved) it was...
  160. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I notice the hate for coal.... but nobody says squat about paper mills [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849] I've been in a few different paper mills that are probably more detrimental to the environment then a coal fired power plant.
  161. Dftodd

    County Noise Ordinances?

    Half of the loud mufflers around here are young kids. The other half are older guys with older beat up trucks. Pops had a 1980ish dodge. When the stock muffler rotted/ rusted out, he just went down to the autoparts store and bought the cheapest replacement they had which were cherry bombs if I...
  162. Dftodd

    County Noise Ordinances?

    I never complained when my neighbor next door would mow his lawn either early morning or at dusk in the height of summer. You tend to make concessions when it's gonna be 100 plus degrees with high humidity.
  163. Dftodd

    County Noise Ordinances?

    Heck.... when we plowed snow, we started at 3am. Our customers wanted their driveways cleared, sanded and salted so they could leave for work in the morning. Never had a noise complaint. If we did, all we would have needed to do was let the rest of our customers know about the complaint. It...
  164. Dftodd

    Fed up with the garden

    That's been our experience with the fresh corn we've picked up this summer. I bit into an ear of corn and shot my wife who was sitting a few feet away on the couch [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  165. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    That was my thoughts as well. I purchased a low light option to put on the post by the door. Since the ramp is only railed on one side, I wanted something so someone didn't step off the edge and get hurt. Same order, I also purchased a solar powered motion light that has a remote. This way I...
  166. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    It's not getting moved until we have a home built and it's ready to be sold. At that point, I'll move the deck.
  167. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    Out there tonight it was so pieceful and quiet. Awful dark too [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787] It will be nice to get away from the light pollution of the city. I will need to address a couple lighting issues outside. But no biggie. I'm gonna install a solar powered motion...
  168. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    Picked up takeaway and the pooch. Letting her just chill for a bit and get used to the camper. Hopefully this move won't stress her put as bad as the last one.
  169. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    Electrician finished their stuff Tuesday. Power company set two poles and hooked up power on Thursday. So today, I hooked up water and power to the camper. Finished hooking up the septic line from the camper. Then finished the deck. Got everything tested out in the camper. And finished...
  170. Dftodd

    To fly Oct 1st you need "Real ID"

    Doesn't effect me. I happened to have the needed paperwork in the truck when my wife and I did an address change a couple years ago. I can't for the life of me remember why we happened to have the paperwork with us, bit it sure came in handy. We went ahead and updated our licenses while...
  171. Dftodd

    trailer hitch hard to get on and off the ball

    Just like any hitch, bull dog hitches have their draw backs as well. I work in the rental industry, we either use bulldog hitches or pintle hooks. The issue with the bull dog is you need to keep the pivots lubed so rust doesn't take over. The second draw back, is if someone slams into the...
  172. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    We've discussed those. The only issue is it coming on all night long due to critters. I haven't had an chance to look yet to see if they have any that offer an off and on by remote.
  173. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    Been working on the deck this weekend. Gotta get a couple more pounds of screws and 3 bundles of 1x2 to finish the railings. We had to keep the side closest to the camper open so we had access to the the storage bins. One of the bins has outlets that I need to access for the heated water hose...
  174. Dftodd

    Has anyone put a quick disconnect on a grease gun?

    I just have the pneumatic that accepts standard grease cartridges.
  175. Dftodd

    Has anyone put a quick disconnect on a grease gun?

    Lock a lube [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji41] well worth the expense. Especially if you have a hard to reach spots that you need to grease regularly. Clip it on and then get into a more comfortable position to pump the grease. Had a new guy at work complaining about greasing...
  176. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    I haven't had much luck fishing either. Our luck yesterday was all due to the captain and his assistant. They set up the poles. Cast them out. And we took turns on which ever pole started going ballistic.
  177. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    I had choice coming in a going out. Houston or Atlanta. I've never had a flight delayed or canceled out of Atlanta. I've had every flight delayed or canceled out of Houston. The flight I was supposed to be on this morning out of Jacksonville FL suffered a catastrophic failure and hence the...
  178. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Woke up to a whole bunch of drama this morning. Had texts and emails from the airline. They canceled my flight out this morning. They rescheduled me for a later flight into Atlanta. Then I got to look forward to an 11hr layover not landing in Little Rock till after midnight...
  179. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Freaked me out yesterday when I got off the plane. When I switched my phone from airplane mode I had a text from my chauffeur [emoji15][emoji15][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787] That's something I'll probably never get used too. Gotta get packed and get some sleep. Getting...
  180. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Fishing was a success [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] We got 3 tarpon and some redfish. Only one redfish was a keeper. I caught the first tarpon. They figure it weighed around 50 to 60 lbs. Second tarpon caught was similar size. Last one was between 80 and 100lbs...
  181. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Nice balmy and sticky this morning. [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787] walked out to.the beach and got pictures for my wife. I think the kids are gonna catch he!! when they get home from Europe. She's a little ticked off that she couldn't join me here...
  182. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Thank you. It was a nightmare. My issue was a botched root canal late last year. The dentist missed part of the root. The dentist office I was using had a revolving door of dentists so I never really saw the same one. The original dentist was flacky. The next one was practicing way above...
  183. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Morning. Nice balmy 66° out. Up at 3am to catch a flight to a work shindig. It's an appreciation for the service managers who recieved top shop last year. [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] 2 days at a resort in Florida. Not sure of what's all going on. They did say that the attire for...
  184. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    I had the first two. But thankfully my blood pressure is still good. It's been high the past month the two times I've had it checked. First time I was going in for out patient surgery. Had a tooth abcess the day before. Of course I couldn't take any pain medication. They gave me something for...
  185. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Nope [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  186. Dftodd

    injector leaking fuel

    I believe it.... I'm in the rental biz but occasionally get customers equipment in for assessment and repairs. If they come in filthy, I explain that they are looking at a minimum of 1.5hr labor up front for me to run it through the wash bay so I can actually see what's going on on top of the...
  187. Dftodd

    Dog pics

    Ahh.... the poor baby [emoji26][emoji26][emoji26] I hate seeing them when they get like that.
  188. Dftodd

    Fed up with the garden

    I remember those days [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23] come out of the store and find a couple bags of yellow squash or zucchini in the back seat [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji1787] Course that was back when nobody had AC in their vehicles and didn't lock their cars.
  189. Dftodd

    RUI?

    Years ago, I had someone spike my drink at a bar thinking it was funny. Not sure what they put in it, but it made me sick as he!!. It was 5° outside and all I had was a regular cap pickup. Cop found me in the bars parking lot with the truck running and me stretched put across the seat of the...
  190. Dftodd

    RUI?

    Local guy had a pink moped. He would run it down to the boat dock. Load it on his party barge. Cross the lake so he was closer to work and then hop back on the moped.
  191. Dftodd

    RUI?

    No.... This guy lived in East Middlebury Vermont. Anyone who lived in that area from the mid 80's to early 90's knows who I'm referring too [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23]
  192. Dftodd

    RUI?

    Ahh.... that reminds me of the town drunk growing up. He lost his license after a bit and had his car disabled. He then moved on to a bicycle. He would only ride his bicycle the 1/4, mile up to the gas station. Buy his case of beer and then ride home. The issue was he would ride the...
  193. Dftodd

    Good morning!!!!

    Nice and balmy 60° out this morning. Day two of 12 with the little man [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] his parents are in Rome for their 10 year anniversary. Creeped on them this morning and looks like they made it there in one piece. Got the trailer hooked to the truck. Fixing to go...
  194. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    I've had a camper before [emoji6][emoji6][emoji6] Me and the little man were looking on where we were gonna hard pipe it too. I stopped by a camper sales place this morning and bought the adapter to PVC pipe. I'll pick up the pvc pipe and fittings tomorrow when I stop at Home Depot for the...
  195. Dftodd

    Just bought 6 acre of land. Now what???

    Camper got delivered tonight. I'll work on getting it hooked up and set up tomorrow. I didn't realize we inherited a greatful dead tire cover [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23] Grandson had some fun and was pretty intent on helping out PaPa as well...
  196. Dftodd

    Cutting power use to the bone.

    I agree about the insulation and will add that the windows and doors make a huge difference as well. We had a couple issues when we purchased our last home. Insulation was 3.5" deep in the attic. Attic had a burned out exhaust fan. So the attic didn't ventilate. We also had double pane...
  197. Dftodd

    What is some of your Pet Peeve's

    I'm sure it happens out on most interstates. Across the country. [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849] those idiots need to be flogged [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  198. Dftodd

    ripoff?

    That was the nasty gram I was referring too [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
  199. Dftodd

    ripoff?

    We get quite a few fishing scams at work..... It's normally the IT department grading locations on their security awareness... We get a nasty gram from corporate if we click on one [emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23]
  200. Dftodd

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I kept my old cans in the corner of the garage. It wasn't for the paint. It was for the paint code so I knew what I needed when we would refresh the trim or walls in a bedroom [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787]
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