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Old 12-16-2009, 09:34 PM
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:53 PM
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Been busy here! I have been trying to get a lawn mower rebuilt for my dad for Christmas, that has been taking up pretty much all the free time I have.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:20 AM
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Beating the bushes trying to find some work. Things aren't getting ugly, but they could be allot better. Maybe Santa will bring me a job offer from one of the places I've been beating on the door. I wouldn't complain if he sent parts for the Pavement Princess though
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Beating the bushes trying to find some work. Things aren't getting ugly, but they could be allot better. Maybe Santa will bring me a job offer from one of the places I've been beating on the door. I wouldn't complain if he sent parts for the Pavement Princess though
What do you do for a living?

I guess Santa is bringing me more computer goodies, I'm a sucker for those. Can't have too many hard drives.

I still have mods for my truck I just haven't got around to doing, pyro and triple pillar. Plus I still need to pull the turbo, it's just so stinkin cold.

Although if Santa left me a wicked wheel in my stocking I wouldn't complain.
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Waiting for my truck to get out of the body shop. Wrecked it, $11,400 worth hitting a light pole. Don't ask how, it's not pretty. Almost ready.
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Waiting for my truck to get out of the body shop. Wrecked it, $11,400 worth hitting a light pole. Don't ask how, it's not pretty. Almost ready.
over 11 Grand!!

Those tires just couldn't keep that 6.0 on the ground, huh?

I'm hoping your insurance covered you.
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What do you do for a living?
Locomotive engineer, it's been a rough year for railroaders in general...guys with 7-8 years seniority have been laid off since Janurary/Feburary; I made it to June before it got me.
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Locomotive engineer, it's been a rough year for railroaders in general...guys with 7-8 years seniority have been laid off since Janurary/Feburary; I made it to June before it got me.
Both of my brother-in-laws work at UP, they've been sweatin it, but so far have been lucky.
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over 11 Grand!!

Those tires just couldn't keep that 6.0 on the ground, huh?

I'm hoping your insurance covered you.


Insurance is covering everything less a $250 deductible. I wasn't even going 10 mph. just hit solid. Those light poles set on concrete bases 3' tall don't give, any.
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Man I'll tell ya what......Cabot tire and off road completely rocks. Went to rotate the tires on the old lady's Navigator Saturday and found a big chunk of tread missing from one of the firebombs.....cords showing and everything. Called everyplace in the book trying to find a 265/70R-17 for less than $200 per. Closets I came was some no name junk at pup boys for $160.

Monday morning rolls around and I call over to Cabot tire......"no problem" he says. "I can put you in a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers for $135 installed. Don't know how many of you have experience with this tire.....but since I bought my first set it my first choice always and forever more. Best all terrain tire in existence IMO.

Just thought I'd share.....I was totally bummed about having to spend $800 on tires the week before Christmas. Now I'm fairly stoked that I only had to spend $500 and change, and got the exact tire I wanted to boot.
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Man I'll tell ya what......Cabot tire and off road completely rocks. Went to rotate the tires on the old lady's Navigator Saturday and found a big chunk of tread missing from one of the firebombs.....cords showing and everything.
As much as I hate Wally World...I buy the tires for my rigs at Sam's. I can get the tires rotated at any Sam's; and can get flats fixed at any Wally World or Sam's. The road hazard package includes the rotation & balance every 5k miles. Like I said, I hate WM and their tactics...but for me the tires are a no-brainier for me (spend allot of time on the road in different towns/states)
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I remember pricing the nittos when i bought tires for the 250, but I think they didn't have an E rated in 285's
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Been spending most of my free time at Moro Bay. Since Donna passed I have decided to finish my Dad's old camp and move in. When he started a remodel in 95, we didn't know what shape the place was in. My Dad pretty much walked away from it when my Grampa died in 97and I am now trying to pick up the pieces. The old fellow that built it wasn't a carpenter, electrician or plumber, but he put things together anyway. Also, the house was originally built as a houseboat, floating on the water, so nothing is level or plumb. More or less a novice carpenter's nightmare. I have spent a lot of time trying to make things straight and just building around others. Me and a buddy are supposed to start on a total rewire tomorrow if the rain holds off, it is a 3/4 mile boat ride in. Hopefully I can make a nice placed out of it. If things go as planned, I hope to finish most of the house, get the front deck built and then invite you guys down for a housewarming party, Hmmm.... on other thoughts, maybe I could make that a nail bending party
Since I will need dependable marine transportation, I decided to bite the bullet and buy that aluminum bass boat that I always wanted. Not a new one, but nice anyway.
Here's a link to a few pics of my future castle, don't laugh too hard. Picasa Web Albums - Jeff - Moro Bay
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