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  1. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    I've been thinking about getting another bike to commute, but every time I do, I nearly hit something (a big coon hound this morning). I have a 130 mile round trip commute. Down here there are some things you don't want to hit. Black angus cows at night, black hogs at night, armadillos, and...
  2. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    A real biker. Congrats on your retirement. How is your commute, is it backroads?
  3. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    who's porch is it anyway? Which one is Alpha? air cooked fresh potatoes sounds good, can you cut them as thin as shoestring potatoes? Grandson pic is great! Songs sound really good too for no editing. Thanks! Ha! Newest vehicle in our "fleet" is 2015. Rest are 2010 or older.... Daughter...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Since I worked for a yamaha dealer, I love the TT/XT 500/600 bikes. The motors were/are very reliable, just make sure they have oil. I can still see the engineering leftover from the 75' TT engine in todays engine they use in the Rhino, except they went to 4 valve heads in 1984 if I remember...
  5. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Ron, that's a great pic! What memories. Pull that mainsheet in! Yes on the dross. Not real bad, most would come off with a heavy duty scraper, but a grinder would do a better job. Metal is .071 thick, supposed to be 14 gage .075". We have been learning. On smaller cuts, pockets need to be...
  6. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers you get better. Billy, sometimes the professor will award one to the student who answers a question first. Since our kids are engineering students, we try to give them some "hands on" experience, but in many cases, we give them demonstrations. They are taught the pro's and con's of...
  7. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Son mowed and weed eated the yard. I got on the 4310 and shredded for about 2 hours. Maybe 3-4 acres worth. Stuff was thick, couldn't go too fast. Prayers for Sophie too David.
  8. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    RNG, take your home selling drone pics now, while the grass is green.
  9. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Hope to get some mowing done, but grass is still wet right now, and fields may be too muddy. Have a wedding to go to at 4pm. Prayers for Bupps and wifey, Drew, L4N, LS, Ken, Phil, and others with silent needs. Also Ukraine and Israel. I would like to write about some updates of the Russian...
  10. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    RNG, the paint job on the trailer won't effect the sale much IMO. Trailers sell fast usually. Let the next owner decide how **** they want to be about the paint... What I would do if I were near Chico CA, is go see the AMA Flat Track races today/tonight at Silver Dollar Short Track. :) I saw...
  11. Kyle_in_Tex

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    Or a little more loving too.
  12. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Good to hear you are still splitting our ribs. I'd bring you a rack of raw asparagus with no salt! There are but a few things that, when they suck, it is a good thing. I have used a central vac before, and it worked well, but the hose was really long. The thing I liked the most about it was...
  13. Kyle_in_Tex

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    Please take it easy, and let it heal. Not sure how you would tie your shoes. I tell the wife that my friends and I compare the grunts we have to make bending over to pick something up.....
  14. Kyle_in_Tex

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    Doesn't your shoulder still need recuperating?
  15. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    There was a whole huge company in Austin that made replacements. They got sued out of business, because somehow, the cleaning process got "improved or deleted" or whatever. Same thing. It caused a lot of infections that were really bad. This is good news! You take it one day at a time, and...
  16. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Rich, how's the build coming? My buddy's Astro 360 would crack pistons after a few races. I believe he switched to Wiseco maybe?
  17. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Sounds like somebody trying to startup another tractor board, and somehow got the list of TBN???
  18. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I'm worried and praying for Bill. A month and a half ago, we had 2 chickens. Then a friend of a friend gave my daughter 2 ducklings. Now we have a pea hen. That is noisy. The reason she is noisy, is because the chickens leave her behind. They will eat while she waits, then when they are...
  19. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    You need to get onto the new headlights being put in Fords, they are overly bright. Call the bureaucrats about them. This is a great thread, where people share having fun with their passions, and you are the only one going the other direction. Please have fun with us.
  20. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    We have all stated we use these in the daytime. Daytime means sunlight, and you don't get blinded by oncoming headlights, and you can see your lane and your way despite the highbeam. How many bikers have been killed or hurt because people don't see them? 1 is too many. So what's the problem?
  21. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I'm praying we hear from Bill. Hoping he got to medical care. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms. We have plenty of them here albeit in the background. My mom is 94. We took her out to eat on Friday. She wanted TexMex at a new place. My wife and I didn't care for it because they slathered...
  22. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    We have a new chicken that showed up after the hail storm. She's fitting in well.
  23. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    To lawn, or not to lawn, that is the question. Sometimes I feel like I wish I lived in a home with a postage stamp sized lawn....and a small tree in the middle for shade. I'm all about simplify. I like that plan. shoulder deep and getting deeper. Prayers Thomas.
  24. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    L4N please get to ER quick, hope they can figure out the problem and help you. Prayers.
  25. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers Drew. I have a fleet of jalopys if you ever need to borrow one... Cuteness. I'm sure she will have a good home. Oh the work raising another pup, but the joys overcome the work, especially when they get trained and bigger. I'm a firm believer in every ounce of training pays off in...
  26. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

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    Good morning!!!!

    Good deal, I wonder if it was maybe mold allergies like my doctor suspected in me?
  28. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    BINGO! Interested to hear of any side effects from shingles vax. Hope daughter's knee gets better. Some need arthroscopy.
  29. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Not sure myself.
  30. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    This is one of our buildings at work. I thought the colors of the blooms looked nice. It might be difficult to scale the awning in the background. It is huge, maybe 6 or 7 stories up in the air, 120+ feet or more wide. Biggest awning I've ever seen. Hate to be around if a tornado hits it.
  31. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Glad foot is better, and eye exam went well. Ducks will crap water up real fast. Coffee cup struggles? I would call the wifey and ask her where she hid the keys to her tractor, "Honey, I need to uhhum mow some this afternoon." Then drive the tractor to town.... :) Trying to remember....do...
  32. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday Frits! Could your dizzyness be related to low blood pressure? When I had bad, bad vertigo, it hurt like crazy to move my head from any position or angle. I ended up trying to sleep in the recliner, so the morning's trip to bathroom didn't hurt so much. The reason I had to...
  33. Kyle_in_Tex

    IMHO THIS TRACTOR PUTS JD TO SHAME!

    Parts and number of dealerships that are healthy in business, are a stickler. Deutz are decent too.
  34. Kyle_in_Tex

    Plantar Fasciitis, what a curse!!

    Sometimes I get pain about an inch behind my 3rd and 4th toes on left foot still. I wear Sketchers slip on shoes now, and they help. I don't like walking barefooted. I have almost all but stopped drinking for about 2 years now. Only maybe 5 beers a month for the last 10-15 years, mainly...
  35. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes, good news, now get better and be able to tell about the history of your childhood land. :) And talk about tractors...or maybe soon your new green house, when you can figure out what you want. Yes sir! Hope. I think I might go fill up all my cans with diesel. Thanks for checking in...
  36. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    ughh... Boo a screen guild actor on strike? Drew, prayers it's not something major. My wife has Meniere's. We both had something like what you're talking about, and the doc prescribed antibiotics/prednisone, and after it got better, he said he believed it was mold related. I couldn't drive...
  37. Kyle_in_Tex

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    Yes, hope surgery proves to be a good choice for the long term... That being said, my buddy had major shoulder surgery, and his sports med doc in Houston told him "Don't lift ANYTHING FOR 6 WEEKS!" His is much better now.
  38. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Diesel not far off from regular. Still too high IMO.
  39. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Mrs. RS, happy birthday from Texas! Hope you get a big piece of cake and enjoy your new trimmer saw.
  40. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Bupps, glad to hear you can still do some work. Ken, prayers you get better. Yesterday, my son lost his first match in the 8th grade district tennis tournament. It was single elimination and so he was out. He opted to stay and watch his team compete. He played in the "A" bracket, while his...
  41. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Yep, I'm more worried about the blue haired ladies, and teens texting, pulling out in front of me. Run my highbeams during daylight hours.
  42. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    did your cohort cancel because you teased 109 on 309? LOL Did he give any indication what the problem is? If it dies, and it is a twin, you should be able to eliminate compression as a culprit, because 1 cylinder should keep running. That leaves spark and fuel to home in on. Hope eye gets...
  43. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    And happy birthday to the grandkids y'all.
  44. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    glad to hear your on the mend. Yep, $5 for a young tomato that they planted 5 weeks ago... Our small hospital 25 miles south of here was a victim. They paid $17000. Then they went out of business about a year later. Hoping your son has safe travels. I had anxiety of having a wreck, after...
  45. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Don't use a realtor to buy it. Just a lawyer and save the 4%
  46. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Wouldn't sign that either. I like Don's lawyer fee. Raw oysters cause many of the REAL (meaning hospital stays or death) worst cases of food poisoning in USA. Not to mention I've seen the water that they live in, and I will not eat them raw. Fried is good, if fresh and rinsed. riptides...
  47. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Normally 1,2,3 But our 100 year old building at work, the first floor is ground level in the front, but building is built on a slope. So in back, 1st floor is below ground level So at work they use, 0,1,2 Helo, very nice building with woodwork. We have thrown away most of the old draft boards...
  48. Kyle_in_Tex

    New shop started

    aeration vs compaction....after sprigging good to roll.
  49. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I'm sorry to hear this. Prayers my friend. For wife too.
  50. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Here is what CIC Sam Houston (General of the Texan forces) wrote just before the battle of San Jacinto. Not many realize the watershed event this was for all of America. The battle was on April 21, 1836 tomorrow is the 188th anniversary. My favorite part in bold. April 19, 1836: Santa Anna...
  51. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I hate to joke about it, but I would hate it more if they ran it thru the milkhouse after you did all the work. Maybe your daughter had the right idea about moving to Montana. TxDon has some sage advice. The hwy dept is starting to plan a loop around our town. They have 4 different route...
  52. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Popgadget, those cuts look great, especially the thin areas. Our machine is blowing out the "thin" areas right now. My student worker and I were doing the same thing today. But we were not getting cuts as smooth as you. Found out our X and Y won't feed higher than 175 inches/minute. We are...
  53. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    https://www.thestreet.com/travel/how-to-not-get-charged-roaming-fees-when-traveling
  54. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    The restrictions on not building anything until a home permit is done, would make my mind up.
  55. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Bet they're flooded. There are masses stranded at airport with no food. Box turtles were tame and came up to me to eat out of my hand. Others live in our pond a eat the fish. Oh my. Hope you can get that straightened out. Prayers for you, Bupps and wife, and our team. Also nation, and world.
  56. Kyle_in_Tex

    New shop started

    I have about 4 mystery boxes of stuff in my barn. I need to go back thru them to get a mental picture of all the cool stuff I have sitting in boxes never getting used....until I need it.....then I can't find it.
  57. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    I still dream of dual purpose rides. I've ridden the continental divide in Colorado between Crested Butte and Aspen. Made it up to Pearl Pass. Also taken same bike down below Monterrey Mexico to Horsetail Falls and deep into the mountains there drinking my fare share of Coronas.... A friend...
  58. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I love box turtles. Had 2 in my youth, fenced in backyard. They would come up on our porch and eat out of my hand. Hard on ripe tomatoes though...You can keep the red ear sliders and snappers. you're not crazy. Sounds like it makes a lot of sense to me, or should I say you have me...
  59. Kyle_in_Tex

    New garage time!

    My garden grows rocks too. Cute baby there.
  60. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I didn't have time to tell the rest of the story, so I bought all new slats, and we also painted them with POR. Then I bought the special water treatment and conditioner from Lincoln Electric, so our water is red. But now that we've been making a few cuts, the water gets under the POR and...
  61. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes Billy, in 8th grade he was the primary running back on the FB team, made the A team in basketball (because of being easily coached but BB his weakest sport), track team (last year's 7th grade district champ in the 400m dash, this year runner up in the 800m), and now tennis. His tennis game...
  62. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Hope whatever you decide, works out best for you. I know you like to be active. While I know absolutely nothing about shoulder surgeries, why is it that a whole replacement would be needed? Can't they maybe repair something in your OEM version? I know mine almost got ruined over 5 years ago...
  63. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Went and played tennis with son this morning. Working on my thigh gap hahaha. Except for post play taco. Pop, looks great. I'm wondering how to get cleaner cuts. Ours has hypertherm power max 105.
  64. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    How you know your Mexican food is authentic... But Yummy with green Verde salsa.
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    Great lake boats, a good video

    I googled the sandbar, and this came up with a tale of 2 cities (weather wise). Thought I'd share. Right side winter, left side summer. Big difference. Glad I'm not a surfer.
  66. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Looking Good BEF and wifey! Billy, will you get many apples?
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    Good morning!!!!

    Glad the mower is going. Welcome pardner. Would that be state or Federal? David, that almost sounds like a ripoff. Are you saying they don't want your tractor in trade? Is your tractor under any kind of warranty still? I may have missed it, but what is wrong with it and why can't they fix...
  68. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    That is a 4th gen TMax. IIRC a 530 cc engine. Not sure if still sold here. The MAX Series Pedigree They sell an XMax. 300cc
  69. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    It used to be, maybe still some do it, but people would go across the border into Progresso Mexico for cheap dental care. Sometimes, you got what you paid for. Great pic! I can "kind of" understand no gasoline powered tools for noise reasons, but I can't understand not being able to use...
  70. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    When it was about 33 percent Students watching Note the crescent shapes on the sidewalk
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    Good morning!!!!

    eclipse came, every now and then there would be a hole in the clouds and the crowds would go "Ahhhhh"! I texted the wife to see if the chickens went into their cage (nightly ritual) and she said yes. About 95% covered, with clouds the night lighting at the school turned on.
  72. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Buppies, beautiful walk way. Looks like Disney world landscaping. Ron, how much more rock you hope to move? Are they big one's ? We studied Ephesians 6 today at home as a family. Son did some weed eating, I did a little mowing with the Beast. Need to spray for scorpions... Having BBQ'd...
  73. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Great Mantra! POTD. Lots going on it seems there. I'd be interested to hear what town the old house is in, but understand if you would not want to divulge it. A buddy of mine was chief appraiser for a while. He's retired now. :( He lives a county away from the one he was appraiser for...
  74. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Sorry about the insurance run around. Glad I don't live in that state. It is beautiful, but can't take the drama. So glad to hear your son is OK and going to be alright. Glad you're getting over the worrying about the insurance. Hope his mind heals too (about not wanting to drive). I had...
  75. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Hope she has a safe trip. Sorry about the stress. Is it the paperwork? The money? Bureaucracy? Or just all the work involved? Don't let it age you, keep it in perspective as best you can.
  76. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers Bupps. Seek help from her doctor.
  77. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes, Happy Birthday to Helogabal's wife! Safe travels and fair weather too.
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    Good morning!!!!

    He is Risen Indeed! Happy Easter! Prayers for Buppies and wife.
  79. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I was fairly successful at doing much of nothing today.....watched Supercross that was in St. Louis tonight. I did feed the cat and the 2 angel fish.... G'night.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Popgadget, our cnc plasma Torchmate is supposed to have a height sensing capability where it can go up and down with warped material. It is not working yet, I have sent emails to them with no reply. Maybe they are hoping I will relent and call a serviceman, who has to travel 2 hours to get to...
  81. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks and Beautiful pics. It was very windy here yesterday morning too, but not like you had on top of the mountains. I'm thankful you can still get around and do your hiking. rs was the early bird today. How are the strawberries? Are they coming up yet? Ron, nice photo. Bad stories...
  82. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes, I did my shopping Thurs evening. HEB will be closed on Easter. Good Friday. Was talking with my young student worker. We were talking biblically about Easter. He said the words, "Very Humbling". I agree. Got 2 vehicles hand washed today. Changed the oil in another. Changed out the...
  83. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes sir. Keep polarized sunglasses handy. And car visors are not over rated. Listening to a book today, taking it easy this morning. Son made Belgian waffles for breakfast. Grocery store had steaks on sale. Can we say New York strip here without getting cut? Nice 1" thick ones for $3.99...
  84. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Wow, not sure that was designed to do that. I'm seeing broken bones in the forecast.
  85. Kyle_in_Tex

    California Drought

    The state of fruits and nuts....and goofy agenda and laws. It just seemed like yesterday when alligatoritus hit and everyone worked from home... Glad I don't have to mess with that security bs to that degree.
  86. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Son won his 800m track race Tuesday night. going to work in the morning....a small amount of fog on the right coming home from work... Notice anything annoying?
  87. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    How much did you have to buy to get back $467 ? Prayers Mostly, and to have a good time in Kerrville. Prayers for you and your wife. So for my wind damaged roof, the adjuster came and estimated repairs, and cut a check to the bank and me. I got the roof repaired, showed pictures of the job...
  88. Kyle_in_Tex

    Who rides motorcycles?

    That came in the later years I quit working for Yamaha in 1987. But I believe all the Japanese manufacturers made a big comfy recliner type scooter. They're probably the funnest thing to ride but the worst thing to be seen riding on.
  89. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I would post the screenshot of the ad that's popping up but it would probably get me kicked out for a day.... Hope you guys had a blessed day. Prayers. My boss had flu A, and he said it kicked him to the couch for four solid days and a half a day.
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    My Industrial Cabin Build

    Prayers the procedures improve her life. I'm so glad to hear this news of her finishing degree and such.
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Went riding some country roads in Texas, weather was perfect about 75F and sunny. All old friends, we all worked for the Yamaha shop at 1 time or another. My friend owns the 2nd generation Vmax and the black FJR 1300, which has a very concealed turbo charger and is FAST! I rode it. About 180...
  92. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    And the wildflowers were beautiful. Sorry no pics at highway speeds.
  93. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    While in Victoria, met up with a bunch of old friends and went riding. All Yamahas, today I figured out today that all of us worked at the Yamaha shop at 1 time or another. I was riding a good friend's bike, the 3rd from left. FJR1300. A very special bike because the original owner bought...
  94. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    BEF , happy birthday to Dad. Cool cake. Hope all went well. Sophie is a Texan! Son won his 800m track event Friday. Beat a kid who nipped him at the line in the previous race by about 17 meter lead. He has a Tuesday event in Lagrange, which will determine if he gets to compete for district...
  95. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Drew, where is "C" on your map? Is it a stopover?
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    Good morning!!!!

    glad you got to use the old wood for firewood. I hate it when chainsaw bar gets pinched. Keep a 2nd chainsaw just in case. Happy Birthday Sophie from Texas! I hope y'all have a great 100 year celebration! Chilly, 51F here. Headed down south to pick up my new to me oven. Hopefully get to...
  97. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Only takes a minute or 2, to submit a google map change or comment. De minimis. I sometimes leave positive comments, I sometimes leave negative comments. I ring the bell if I get good service. Frits, glad for daughters, prayers for son. Nice knife sharpener. Women typically dull knives...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers for Bupps and wife, Frits and wife, Sophie's appt, Mostly, and others in need.
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    Good morning!!!!

    I'm not a fan of Verizon, after some crummy service and crummier phone support. Did your post get trimmed? Maybe the type of oil you were going to rub on joints? Pun intended. :) This is me, I want to upgrade, but my son for Christmas got a refurb apple phone, and we put his 4G Moto Power...
  100. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Phil, beautiful work and wood. BEF, sorry about the old homestead. deserteagle, wonder if tumbleweeds have any composting value? beautiful mountains. Popgadget, glad you got some space now in the shop. rswyan, I'm waiting to hear about a bountiful strawberry crop. I hope all your work pays...
  101. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Bupps, hope you got some sleep. Billy, beautiful pics. Glad you had a 3 day outing with safe travels. I like the John 3:16 note. Question, on your middle picture, someone clear cut a big section of the land. Fire safety? Motocross track? Who knows? PopGadget, cool tool. Zoe could herd...
  102. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    May the wind be at your back. Not sure how high soapstone heaters are, but they weren't giving them away about 18 years ago when I was looking for a wood heater. You might can get more for the wood up there, if it is good firewood.
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    The day the music died.

    Eric Carmen of the Raspberries passed away. Had a strong solo career too.
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    Great lake boats, a good video

    Can the big ones make it all the way to Pittsburgh to deliver the ore?
  105. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Woke up to the sound of thunder, right on top of us, so no wondering. We need some rain. RNG, does this mean you are going to bring some firewood down with you at some point, or did you already haul some down? When do you hope to put your old place up for sale? Taking son and 4 friends to a...
  106. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    That's why it's nicknamed the "Left Coast". Hope he gets an email from the cruise line, confirming reservations or something. Oldest dirty joke....white sxs went through the mudhole. Looks like fun! I'd of had the windshield down. Buppies, good to hear things are better. Prayers for rest...
  107. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I have a dual pane window, about 36" square, I need to remove, take apart and clean it. Would like to fill it with argon or nitrogen. Way low on the priority list. A steal on the steel! Sorry your friend is shutting down. I'll bet you wish you had a lot of the stuff just to tinker with when...
  108. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    The church was having a garage sale. I bought this stainless cooktop, to hopefully make an outdoor cooker someday.
  109. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    glad it all ended well. Sad for you. Condolences. wow wee zoweee! Sorry for your health, prayers. And congrats on new grandson! Sorry for your loss. Glad you got to hug her. End of life is not easy, but I know of the best long term retirement package. Bluebonnets are up, clocks are...
  110. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks for sharing and elaborating. My son says there is still pain, but he says he can run because he doesn't run with his arms above his head... I was thinking $10/hour, that is what MacDonald's pays here. Also, you would be housing and feeding him. Let me warn you about young men and their...
  111. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Don, hope the MRI works towards what you need done. I found out thru BCBS that I can get my son an MRI for $436 at South Austin Health Imaging. (deductible $400 so I could get $36 back WhooHooo!)....oh wait, darn I forgot about copay..... LOL. BEF, glad y'all are better.
  112. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Oh my, what a horrible situation. Old man had no business behind the wheel. Some news I'm glad to hear. some things are calming down, for you and your wife. Don, if you like that type of book, I highly recommend the Jack Cook series of books. The book for The Terminal List was far better than...
  113. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    newbury, my wife is asking if you might would elaborate a bit more. She's asking if you were in a lot of pain that steered the situation towards the MRI? You did say you tried to tough it out, so I'm guessing a lot of pain. Anyway, I'm glad you're good now. My son is not in pain any longer...
  114. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes, a heart event will cause water in the lungs, which for some is triggered by too much salt sometimes. Prayers for your sons. My son is healing exponentially fast. He went to school today with a very light back pack. Tonight, he was active and even playing a little ping pong (I was...
  115. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers for your sons Frits. I can only say that the prayers for my son are working! We had to take him back in for another Xray on Sat morning. They never called us with any report yesterday. We called them today asking what is up? Meantime, the prayers are working. At first, he could...
  116. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers for your sons Frits. Prayers for you and wifey. Thanks for the prayers for my son. He can't use his arms to lift anything of any weight. He can't raise them up but just a little. He rolled off the couch onto the carpet, and he couldn't get up as his problem is too painful to use...
  117. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Just heard from the clinic. We got to clinic at 3:45, gave son 3 ibuprofen at 4:30 while we were waiting. I called at 7:15pm and operator said "Provider will call you as soon as we have info, and we close at 8pm, so she should be calling you." Well, it's 8:30 they called....glad we didn't wait...
  118. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Still awaiting radiologists call. MRI would be next if ordered. Managed health care. Xrays first. I thing the MRI comes out of my deductible (pocket). Not sure. Thanks for the prayers.
  119. Kyle_in_Tex

    Is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a joke?

    You missed Days of the Future Passed. And, To our Children's Children's Children. I love them too. Play them often on Alexa while showering.....
  120. Kyle_in_Tex

    Tractor backhoe - homemade

    You have some skills!
  121. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    BTDT, did not have a pretty girl handling my unit. prolly a good thing. Son called from school. Said he was squat weight lifting and felt something "snap/pop" in the top center of his spine. (where the bar rests) Took him to clinic, got x-rays, awaiting further information of results...
  122. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    That was one of the most powerful dirt bikes you could buy in 1970. I would love to have a running model of one of those right now.
  123. Kyle_in_Tex

    Is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a joke?

    Troy L. Smith, "pop" culture journalist, probably more hip hop or rap oriented. QED.
  124. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Texas Wildfires. Sad and serious. I heard if they can't snuff them out by Sunday it is looking like dry windy conditions will kick them in high gear again. https://satlib.cira.colostate.edu/event/texas-panhandle-wildfires/ This is mostly ranch territory. There are quite a many stories...
  125. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy B'day Sassy! Popgadget, that looked like quite the job. I hope you had some help lifting things in place to stab a bolt to hold. Hope wifey is happy with old trusty vehicle. That Parilla was really cool back then. It looks about what a GP bike in the day looked like. Did the engine...
  126. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I like this approach. Hope BMW comes out of hibernation ok. Daughter is beautiful.
  127. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    IF, you could find one of those from Japan, in clean shape, it would be worth a lot of money. Some got "wadded" road racing. Some guys down here had put Toomey exhaust on them. If the Toomey's helped the 500 as much as they did for the RZ350, it could have bumped the hp up maybe 15-20 with...
  128. Kyle_in_Tex

    Round Baler Recommendations

    Not here in Texas...but there's a trend happening. Some custom Balers are baling 4' wide now, to get the same money as they would charge for a full 5' bale. Also, people are selling 4 ' bales for pert near what the 5' sell for. Hay is going to be scarce down here I figure this year. Saw an...
  129. Kyle_in_Tex

    Round Baler Recommendations

    One thing is for sure, they are all very expensive these days..
  130. Kyle_in_Tex

    Lawn Boy problem

    I love the old lawn boy mowers. But if you loaned it to your neighbor, you had to send a can of premix gas along with it
  131. Kyle_in_Tex

    Is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a joke?

    Yes, it has become a joke. Diversity the reason. Rock n roll is Rock n roll. Not else. There have been some great performances over the years, but they have digressed.
  132. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    If money was no object, and I was retired, I would enjoy coming to give you a hand. It would take an enterprising amount of time to figure out a supplier of the seals, and put together your own kits for a fraction of the cost. Neat, but a quagmire on the left end of the crank (as you sit on...
  133. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Is that smiley face for the less wind, or the can't login? hehe Maybe try these guys, if they have it for your model, it can save big bucks. They had seal kits for the bigger tractor, but not my 4310's 430 loader. A&I Products: Agricultural, Industrial & Turf Manufacturer & Distributor Hope...
  134. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    How did you manage to stop at 1/2 way. Girl scout cookie boxes get smaller and smaller over time. Prayers for feeling better and getting some energy back. SCORE! Let us know how the fancy coffee maker works out. Hope the watermarks work... I've used the reverse spiral for G10, and such to...
  135. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    prayers for Buppies. Phil, glad you and wife are better BEF, I hope Girl Scout cookies work their magical healing power on you. I'm back down with the crud again. Not sure if it's the spring pollens, or the dust from mixing sackrete Saturday night.... up all night coughing, taking today...
  136. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Me too Lou. I take pics, I can look at them on Google photos from any login without doing anything. They automatically upload. God made grinders for us wanna be welders. Yep. lots of times its the tip over switch Drew. Not sure why they are so problem prone. Tired. Son has first track...
  137. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Got the backboard up just now. 60F outside and breezy. Son can't wait to play.
  138. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Wow! Doing the math....43560 square feet per acre, if you planted 4 containers per square foot. It would cost you $1,040,212.80 per acre to have a lush field of bluebonnets. I'm in the wrong business.
  139. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers for your son, and for your wife communicating with him. Glad Cody is better. 44F here, same as RIGA Latvia! Although it might warm up much more here, as we have sunny skies and they have rain. Almost done with the basketball post. Ground down the gorilla welds, sprayed some...
  140. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    As you know, male Goldens have a bundle of energy until they are about 4 years old. Females calm down sooner. I'm worried that if you focus on a hunting pedigree, you might end up with a hyper dog. The best hunting Golden I ever saw, belonged to my friend who had 2. He would take the Alpha...
  141. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly, I'm glad to hear you are getting out and visiting the stepdaughter. Prayers.
  142. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Check the flywheel key. Does it kick back, or pop? Also, like 7040 said, are the plugs wet after a start attempt? I don't usually tighten my full tight when I'm diagnosing. Do you have a good hot spark? Some Kawi coils get weak, but don't go changing them just yet. Is there something that...
  143. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    A golden can be a great hunter, or a great inside companion, or both. Glad you got the staples out, and hope for comfort and well being.
  144. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    We have a tree on our land, not sure what type, that is already budding out green.
  145. Kyle_in_Tex

    House Build 2023

    Don't know if you can adjust the humidity, but 50% is comfortable for me. Having a garage/barn to park in is great.
  146. Kyle_in_Tex

    Tractor backhoe - homemade

    Really nice design of teeth on the clamshell.
  147. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Found these for possible repairs of Milton brand. I haven't tried them yet. I've always hated throwing the whole coupler away for the need of a fresh rubber seal. If the center detent part is corroded, then these may not help you...
  148. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    sold by the pound here. Drew, your plants are going to be very valuable if they make it. Prayers. Hope if you decide to get one, you find a good one. You should become a hot tub mechanic too. Save yourself $$$ Ozone can be some powerful stuff. Good way to burn down a barn, leaving the...
  149. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Wow, I haven't known anyone to have LH nuts "in stock". Man, it must be neat to get around in the air, looking at all the traffic jams below. We used to fly over our friends houses in the J3 and yell down to them (before cellphones). Their dogs would start barking and they'd stop and look up...
  150. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers Mostly. You are a good man.
  151. Kyle_in_Tex

    Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    no more freezes predicted in February for much of south Texas. froze last night, 36F right now, it could sneak down to freezing tonight, calm and clear.
  152. Kyle_in_Tex

    New shop started

    y'all just reminded me to go turn off the breakers to mine at 9:30pm and 36F....
  153. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Hope you get better soon! many docs recommend probiotics while taking antibiotics. But check with your MD first. Gut health is good health. And TxDon's might just be the best. Went to start practicing mig welding. Cheapie argon regulator from Amazon has slow leak inside the actual gage...
  154. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I'd try to buy a LH tap? figure out the threads by measuring the diameter of the male thread, and using a metric or standard thread pitch gage.
  155. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I'm going to increase the length of the diagonal brace. I had to put a funky angle so that it would turn out to be at the right height when we put it in the ground. At the bottom there is a 6-in curb that's represented.
  156. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Started on basketball backboard pole. I had to design it in cad. Measure twice, cut once. Reasonably close. Tired. My wife was my helper. Love her to bits.
  157. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Those are really beautiful Phil! Meat! Score! C'mon over, I'll get the fire built. It's still 67F here for a bit. Hope y'all get feeling better so you can enjoy yourselves.
  158. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    My daughter has turned into a hoity toity coffee elitist, and now has a Starbucks addiction....
  159. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I had to take a Vent hood training course that I'd put in for a solid 2nd place to that. No, counter that. DEI training was worse, and frustrating at the same time.
  160. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Billy, great pics! Must've been a nice hike. Ron, nice pics. That one woodpecker seems new to me. Drew, sorry about the wind tossing your shelves. At least your not out to sea facing force 10 gales. But I'm feeling your frustration. Anyone here like Supertramp? I've even like Fool's...
  161. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly, what all, or how does the VFD position give you new opportunities? My 18 yo daughter gets anxious, whenever a new or different event comes into her life. Maturity and life will work on that. sorry about the stress of the new course. Our courses are old, and they still have their...
  162. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks for clarifying. Would you think that if he put the berm higher, to compensate the raised vertical pipe, that it would work as before? Hopefully he will abide and do what's right.
  163. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Send your daughter to our college for engineering education! Girl engineers get good jobs and sometimes better pay for equal opportunity employment. I have similar relationship with my kids right now. They won't appreciate me until they have to fix their own stuff. I'm the grumpy old...
  164. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Popgadget, I really enjoy your aviation photos. What might seem normal to you, is really cool to me! Saw POCO open for the Little river band. Trying to remember if Dan Fogelburg was in the mix... Add FL to start of list??? Prayers for continued healing. Glad storm didn't topple too much...
  165. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Glad it went smoothly after all that worry. Texas is stringent on titles. many ATV's came with a mfg's certificate of origin, not a title Prayers. I totally understand, I get a chill when the temps drop in the 60's too, after a summer of 110F heat.... Prayers for our team, our nation...
  166. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly, prayers for comfort and healing. We have eggs again! So the chickens get a reprieve....
  167. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday Kathleen! Sad news Frits. Too much f'in social media with mean girls/boys just bullying. Blood boiling over crap like this. I teach Sunday school and youth, and I try to lecture about this, but I feel it goes in one ear and out the other. Hope they can give her meds to keep...
  168. Kyle_in_Tex

    The day the music died.

    My aunt used to sing that song, and the melody is still in my head 50 years later.
  169. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    LOL....did the first eye get poked out for wandering?
  170. Kyle_in_Tex

    House Build 2023

    Nice and thanks for sharing!
  171. Kyle_in_Tex

    New garage time!

    With the bends occurring above and below the port/cutout, I would think that is the culprit? Maybe you could weld some plates over the holes?
  172. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Watch at your own risk.
  173. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy birthday KilroyJC! Hope you got a big piece of cake to go with holding that sofa down... :) I keep 2" thick foam pads almost everywhere, to put down for when I kneel. My knees are still stock, but I've been hard on them from bicycling, motorcycling, hackey sack, softball. I need a pad...
  174. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    There used to be multiple Goodyear blimps. There was one that was hangar-ed north of Houston. That's good you are staying very active my friend. Glad your legs still work. I'm starting to have troubles with mine, and my ankle nearly gave out today about 200 feet from my building. Had to rest...
  175. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    What's an Old Rag permit for? Another way to tax probably. Billy, hope ankle gets better. 41F on back porch, going to low 70's. Rain coming this Friday they say. Had problems with 2007 cnc mill for a while at work (since Thanksgiving). Wrongly diagnosed by their support guy too. Ended up...
  176. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    How you liking your new doozie stove? I like your reason for buying it... Sad for your friend. One thing that gets my goat, scammers taking advantage of elderly people. Drew, you'd better hope one of those mushrooms doesn't grow out of your compost. LOL.
  177. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    pellet gun and bondo?
  178. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers Bupps. Hope you get feeling better soon.
  179. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Condolences to two bit for his aunt. Comforting to know about her faith. Condolences to rs wife's brother. Happy belated birthdays to scootr and rs. Ron, some really beautiful pics. I sure do appreciate them. That pileated was looking for bugs in that dead tree probably. Scotty, you...
  180. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I have a Motorola Android phone with a stylus ($200) that I can use to jot down notes....on Cricket (using ATT network) we have unlimited everything and it's only $25 month per person in our family. My phone is older and only uses 4G, so I think I saw a new 5G model for $129 plus $30 fees...
  181. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    mostly, glad you're feeling better. Prayers.
  182. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Should be fine with that Drew. If both had optical in/out, you could go with a cheap optical cable. There's always these cd players..... LOL MCINTOSH SACD / CD PLAYERS • Scott Walker Audio Still raining...and tomorrow too. We have had close to 5" of rain in the last few days. But just a few...
  183. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Pouring rain, wondering how much snow this will bring you guys up north later this week? 46F
  184. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    modern fuel injection alleviates most problems with ethanol gas Oh wow, one of my favorite guitarists. Ron, what a great shot of a beautiful Pileated. Glad you had your camera handy, and thanks for sharing. Oh wow, glad you're on top of it. Nice shelves. Cool trucks. You guys are...
  185. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Once, I posted facts about why the gasoline prices had risen so much a year or so ago....I did not name names. I just posted facts. Only to be moderated. So, I have learned that facts apparently bother some people. If the weather is bad, we usually know the facts behind it. But not as...
  186. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    exactly. I could see this to try and respectfully explain one's self. But it can get out of hand quickly OTOH. That's just it. The land around here is decent for farming or ranching. There's plenty of crap land due west. Almost like the badlands of Dakotas IMO.
  187. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    No, pretty clean show with purdy girls. Should not get you into dog house.
  188. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes, holiday, and they just announced off tomorrow for weather. Will need to see what county commissioners say. Hope they don't take an under the table payoff...
  189. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Besides an eyesore, I wonder what all pitfalls of a huge solar farm exude? is it photovoltaic? Or mirrors heating vessels for steam? There is a huge difference in operation. Basically, as a business, they need to find the cheapest land they can get. They should NOT get tax incentives.
  190. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Whereabouts is the solar farm? Having your family in the possible path of a really bad man, I understand your stress. I think most everything said here, has been with respect. But some subjects are touchy, and as we share our lives together, subjects can get touchy. In life, I have found...
  191. Kyle_in_Tex

    Great lake boats, a good video

    FWIW...our bird bath here in Central Texas has frozen over solid. :)
  192. Kyle_in_Tex

    New garage time!

    Ouch, that limestone is no good for your blood. Hope you don't play guitar for a living.
  193. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Dallas Cowboys looked so bad, I switched over to METv and watched an old "Love Boat" episode....then, they were playing Valley of the Dolls on the Movie channel. (some lookers in that movie) Congrats Helo to the team! They should have some padding on wall behind the goal, to protect kids...
  194. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    2 ways to look at data. I pray for Ukraine.
  195. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    I am waaay behind due to being in class all week... Just checked antifreeze on all 10 liquid cooled engines I have. All good. Old gator must have a coolant leak, it was almost 1/2 gallon low. Will check that out when nicer. On my k 46 mower's tranny, I sanded the aluminum faces with some...
  196. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Fentanyl is of the devil. Hope your wife's talk reached deep in him. Change will have to come from within him, but outside influence plays a huge part. So much of that drug is coming across the porous border on human mule teams. Drew, sorry about the young man you lost in your life. Thank you...
  197. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Helogabals, I am not used to cold weather. I walked outside without jacket, and it was high humid wind blowing. I got a chill and looked at thermometer. 59F I'm a cold wimp. It has been nearly freezing almost every morning here. Nice pic's y'all. Popgadget I loved the Philly lights...
  198. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    News says Russia is using North Korean missiles, and pursuing getting more Iranian missiles. Crazy world we live in.
  199. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly, my friends had their baby. A darling baby girl, thank you for the prayers.
  200. Kyle_in_Tex

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers for Mr and Mrs Buppies, and for M7040 and wifey, Billy's wifey's surgery. Nice chairs Helogabals. Ka-ching for Wegners. I'd like a big stack of McIntosh MC2500 amplifiers... McIntosh MC2500 Amplifier McIntosh MC-2500 Stereo Power Amplifier SILVER 100V USED JAPAN MC2500 vintage |...
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