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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6860 on: February 01, 2019, 02:41:29 am »
It looks like the worst of the cold for Florida is over.

From tomorrow the temp will rise steadily, we may get the odd rain shower, and by this time next week we will have temps in the mid to late 20"s :biggrin:

Maybe soon I will be able to go fishing again  :ricky:
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« Reply #6861 on: February 01, 2019, 04:27:33 am »
Poor fish must be shivering in their waters! :lol8:
Looking forward to your interesting catches.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6862 on: February 01, 2019, 06:20:27 am »
I saw on a National Geographic channel last week that there are all manner of exotic fish taking over the rivers and swamps in Florida.
Some seriously ugly Asian giants with piranha-like teeth among them.
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« Reply #6863 on: February 01, 2019, 05:30:00 pm »
Only at Walmart...

I had to have blood drawn this morning for a blood test, and it just so happens that the nearest lab accepted by the our health insurance is located in Walmart. (Walmart is like a mini mall, there is the diagnostic lab, a bank, a hair salon, an optician, etc.).

I arrived, and found I was not able to enter the lab because a MORBIDLY OBESE  :imaposer: 600-pound woman on her electric scooter had gotten stuck in the door and security was trying to get her out. She was so obese she could not even leave her scooter and stand up. They had to move furniture and everything. They were debating calling the fire department (but I'm not sure what they could have done). After about 10 minutes they got her unstuck with brute force and I could get in.

I'm going for my daily 5K morning run now, because apparently I'm OBESE!  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6864 on: February 01, 2019, 06:17:40 pm »
Now where are the pics, Mrs Z? 600lbs...  :o :o :eek7:
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« Reply #6865 on: February 01, 2019, 07:03:54 pm »
Picture found on the internet, but this is pretty accurate...
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« Reply #6866 on: February 02, 2019, 03:55:18 am »
I got home late tonight.

At 4pm I was told to go and install a new hot water heater at a home up in Cocoa Beach. Just made it to the supplier to get the HWH before they closed at 4:30, then drove the 30 mins to Cocoa Beach.

The install wasn't too difficult, draining the old one so I could move it out took some time though. Then drove the van back to the shop, and loaded up another HWH that I will be installing at 8am on Monday morning.

Then packed up and came home. Mrs Zog had made her world-famous meatloaf for supper. YUMMY  :drif:

Now it's 9pm and I'm relaxing with a beer.

Soon to bed, I've got a lot of jobs around the house this weekend...  :lol8:
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« Reply #6867 on: February 02, 2019, 02:11:50 pm »
To keep you outta mischief ne'  :imaposer:
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« Reply #6868 on: February 02, 2019, 02:22:10 pm »
To keep you outta mischief ne'  :imaposer:
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« Reply #6869 on: February 03, 2019, 08:38:03 pm »
To keep you outta mischief ne'  :imaposer:

mischief = fishing  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6870 on: February 04, 2019, 02:58:05 am »
Another weekend gone... almost.

Sitting here with the TV on, it's Superbowl VIII.  :patch:   I was gonna write a whole long story about what I perceive American Football to be, and all the hype and stuff around it. But I changed my mind. Lets just say, I don't get it. Maybe that way nobody gets hurt  :peepwall:

I took Rian's advice, and figured out a way to attach the tow-ball to the front of my lawn mower. It doesn't look too strong, but I used it to pull / push the boat around and it seems to be holding up just fine. It doesn't carry much weight, but it does need strength in the pulling and pushing directions, and it those planes I think it's ok. It sure is a whole lot easier to have the ball in the front.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #6871 on: February 04, 2019, 03:06:18 am »
The two big Maple trees in the back yard have finally stopped shedding their leaves in my yard.

The one on the left still has a few leaves right at the top. The one on the right has already started making the new leaves for summer.

The garden will be nice and shady again soon...  :thumleft:


I also ordered a couple of stickers online a couple of weeks ago. I finally decided on a name for the little Jon boat.

Now every time I go fishing, I'll go fishing with my Dad, Oupa John as he was known by my Son.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #6872 on: February 04, 2019, 03:17:54 am »
I went fishing with Oupa John this morning.

I went to a new spot, just a few miles up the road, called Lake Washington. It's a freshwater lake, and is really beautiful. I saw several large alligators, a wide array of birdlife, and I got three new species of fish caught!

I got a Crappie / Croppie, it took a small Rapala lure. Unfortunately I completely forgot to get a pic of it.

Then I got a kind of a catfish. I have hooked them before in a different river, but each time they bit the line off because they have some very sharp and nasty teeth. This time, however I had the lure tied directly to the braid.

I did get a couple of reasonable Bass too, but I finished it off by hooking a nice little Bluegill!  It has a really small mouth, how it thought it was going to swallow that lure is beyond me  :imaposer:
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« Reply #6873 on: February 04, 2019, 04:03:14 am »
And the "I can do" attitude of the day goes to the Bluegill  :thumleft:

Those are some massive trees!

 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6874 on: February 04, 2019, 07:03:36 am »
Great name for the jonboat, Zog!
A fitting way to remember your old man.



From the photo, you could probably shorten the arms on the pushing/towing bar by 2 or even 3 holes.
Adding a diagonal to the centre point would also stiffen it a lot

AFAIK, that catfish is one of the exotics taking over the Florida waterways.
A fitting exception to your catch and release fishing, I think.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6875 on: February 04, 2019, 10:08:41 am »
Great name for the jonboat, Zog!
A fitting way to remember your old man.



From the photo, you could probably shorten the arms on the pushing/towing bar by 2 or even 3 holes.
Adding a diagonal to the centre point would also stiffen it a lot

AFAIK, that catfish is one of the exotics taking over the Florida waterways.
A fitting exception to your catch and release fishing, I think.

Agreed on shortening, and leverage, however, then he cannot Park it around corners.


Catfish makes great eating too.
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« Reply #6876 on: February 05, 2019, 02:36:43 am »
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From the photo, you could probably shorten the arms on the pushing/towing bar by 2 or even 3 holes.
Adding a diagonal to the centre point would also stiffen it a lot

I had to make it that long, as the front of the tractor flips forward for access to the fuel filler cap, dipstick, oil filler, air filter, etc.

When I flip it forward now, it just clears the ball by about 8mm.

I'll see if I can fit a diagonal... when I get some time. Gonna be busy the next few days.

Wednesday morning I leave home at 04:15, get my van and a colleague at the shop, and leave for the next dialysis clinic job at 5am. Should be home late Thursday night. Then I am On Call this weekend and next week. Tomorrow morning I'll take my trailer to the shop so I can get it loaded tomorrow afternoon, ready for Wednesday's crack of sparrow...
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« Reply #6877 on: February 05, 2019, 08:46:02 pm »
Nothing like first hand information.
Typical Zog... he has already thought of EVERYTHING !  :thumleft:
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« Reply #6878 on: February 06, 2019, 01:29:14 am »
Today I bought a tow bar for my work van (I used the company credit card with permission from my boss)

It cost $174 over the counter,and it bolted straight on. Took me about 20 minutes to get it done. Now when I tow the trailer it sits nice and level. Previously I just had the tow ball bolted into the rear bumper. That did the job, but it was way too high..

Just had supper, I made boerie rolls using cheese sausages. Now relaxing a bit before an early night. I'll be out of here at around 4am tomorrow morning. Dish  :eek7:
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« Reply #6879 on: February 06, 2019, 07:22:41 am »
Today I bought a tow bar for my work van (I used the company credit card with permission from my boss)

It cost $174 over the counter,and it bolted straight on. Took me about 20 minutes to get it done. Now when I tow the trailer it sits nice and level. Previously I just had the tow ball bolted into the rear bumper. That did the job, but it was way too high..

Just had supper, I made boerie rolls using cheese sausages. Now relaxing a bit before an early night. I'll be out of here at around 4am tomorrow morning. Dish  :eek7:

Great man - you saved the boss fitting charges. I'm sure your installation will go well - as always.  :thumleft:
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