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I had a quad espresso this morning while getting the exhaust fixed on the Monaco 500.

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Realized I had over half of it just sitting around talking to the owner of the shop. Good thing it was getting cold, I started feeling a little jumpy! Went and got some gas, and took the car for a drive, it was great to have an old car back on the road.
New exhaust or just some repairs on the old system?
 

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New exhaust or just some repairs on the old system?
Just repair the poorly done weld on the pipe flange. It's a crude older job, it's nice sounding, probably because they seem to be 2" pipes. I might spring for a tti system, I love them, their 2.5" kit practically falls into place.
 

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Doing my morning rounds of the sites with a cup of (wait for it) tea. :p
 

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2 cups this morning and then I did some much needed cleaning on my Colorado and the wife's Vue. A little too much sun and now I truly am a redneck:D
 

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2 cups to start the day, mowed the grass at the church. With the wind it was pretty bitter cold for a spring day. Installed 2 outlets, wired them and put in breakers at the box for my freezer and extra fridge in the basement.
 

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I usually have at least a couple cups to start my day. Sometimes I get underway right away and sometimes not until after lunch. LOL I do spend a lot of time here on Joey's sites. Hey, I baked cookies this afternoon. Always something to do.
 

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2 cups this morning and then I got this finished up at work.

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It was a 350, but over the winter he had a 454 built. I swapped the engine out, added a stall converter, headers, changed out the p/s pump and brackets, alternator brackets, modified some wiring for the big block, added a MSD distributor and a 6AL box with soft touch rev control. It sounds really good, the machine shop that built it figures it's about 525 hp

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still sitting on my butt, 3:26pm looking at a screen/monitor
drinking a nice cup of Joe, coming over from FBBO to check in

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Day 2 of water-blasting and house washing my parents house....with my brother assisting. had my elder son helping out yesterday also......got pretty wet & cold by the time dark o'clock rolled around today. So I made myself a nice hot cup of Moccona to settle down after a hot shower. One day left before city-wide water restrictions kick in, and no more hoses or water blasting until the dams refill to a decent level. House is looking almost ready for paint & stain ....starting on the weekend. :)

The broken timber below is what I was standing on about 10 minutes after we started work the first day.....rotten as a pear. My son couldn't stop laughing as I performed the most awkward somersault and mud-grab on the lawn below. Could have broken my leg...ended up with a lump on one knee instead....no blood...lucky escape I call it.
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Decking above was absolutely black with dirt and lichen (algal growth) ...came up pretty good considering...
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I don't care too much for the deck and railings colour...but Mum likes it, so it stays. That'll get a re-coat in a few weeks....if we get decent weather. I'll spray some moss & mould killer on it - the stuff I get keeps working for up to 6 months. Rain just keeping activating the product, and I can paint over it. The deck might get an oiling....very light colouring if any.

The cedar siding has come up pretty good too. My brother had a go a few years ago, and ended up making a mess down at the back of the house. Lost concentration and I tried to disguise the swirly marks from the blaster. Doesn't look too bad now. Being a soft wood, it doesn't take much to ruin the texture. I have a technique and the overall appearance is nice now. :)
 
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Day 2 of water-blasting and house washing my parents house....with my brother assisting. had my elder son helping out yesterday also......got pretty wet & cold by the time dark o'clock rolled around today. So I made myself a nice hot cup of Moccona to settle down after a hot shower. One day left before city-wide water restrictions kick in, and no more hoses or water blasting until the dams refill to a decent level. House is looking almost ready for paint & stain ....starting on the weekend. :)

The broken timber below is what I was standing on about 10 minutes after we started work the first day.....rotten as a pear. My son couldn't stop laughing as I performed the most awkward somersault and mud-grab on the lawn below. Could have broken my leg...ended up with a lump on one knee instead....no blood...lucky escape I call it.
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Decking above was absolutely black with dirt and lichen (algal growth) ...came up pretty good considering...
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I don't care too much for the deck and railings colour...but Mum likes it, so it stays. That'll get a re-coat in a few weeks....if we get decent weather. I'll spray some moss & mould killer on it - the stuff I get keeps working for up to 6 months. Rain just keeping activating the product, and I can paint over it. The deck might get an oiling....very light colouring if any.

The cedar siding has come up pretty good too. My brother had a go a few years ago, and ended up making a mess down at the back of the house. Lost concentration and I tried to disguise the swirly marks from the blaster. Doesn't look too bad now. Being a soft wood, it doesn't take much to ruin the texture. I have a technique and the overall appearance is nice now. :)
looks great @kiwigtx

making me feel lazy/guilty
I have to do much of the same here
it's still raining occasionally here, no big deal for pressure washing
but for prep & for paint, not so good

so I'm procrastinating for a while still :bananadance:

glad you stuck the somersault & landed well too :carrot:
you're ready for the "now" 2021 Tokyo Olympics :poke:
 

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2 cups this morning, mowed the church, put a alternator on the kids car, then mowed my yard. My bosses son is selling this John Deere F725, nice mower, but I am not sure.

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This is my current mower, only a 42" deck, the bigger Deere has a 54" deck.

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My backup mower has a 46" deck

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I have been kicking around the idea of getting a zero turn, that's why my boss brought over the F725. To let me try it out and see if I am interested in it. Not quite a zero turn, but it will turn sharp. Still don't know.
 

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2 cups this morning, .............

I have been kicking around the idea of getting a zero turn, that's why my boss brought over the F725. To let me try it out and see if I am interested in it. Not quite a zero turn, but it will turn sharp. Still don't know.
I have been thinking about getting a ride-on mower just so I can have a small tractor. :D

Started my day with a nice coffee - Moccona....and Banana pancakes with blueberries & maple syrup. then back to my parents place to continue staining the cedar siding.
 

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I had an F725 and liked it. Unfortunately a couple years ago when I pulled it out of winter storage while it was idling to warm up so I could change oil and such - the engine let go with a bang. And those Kawasaki engines and parts aren't cheap. But I got good credit for it trading it in.......
 

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Just sitting here typing & drinking my second cup, of a 2-cup container
browsing the forums

not much going on here

freaken' raining "yet" again

I'm so over the rain & snow this year

even if we do need it
 

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Times been flying, and I've been getting ready to fly the coupe! I had a cup full of four double espressos, thanks to the gas stations $1.00 Fufu on Mondays, and I was bouncing off the walls! That was enough for the whole week. I got yard work done, and cleaned up the branches and lawn trimmings, I love it when I stack the braches, grab a few lower ones in the pile and they all slide out and I'm done in less than a minute.
 

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The rain we had earlier in the week made the grass grow like mad. I mowed Thursday night and had to mow again today. Clippings everywhere, if this keeps up I may have to look into getting a sweeper.
 

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The rain we had earlier in the week made the grass grow like mad. I mowed Thursday night and had to mow again today. Clippings everywhere, if this keeps up I may have to look into getting a sweeper.
I'm too cheap to buy anything for the mower, I just run a few laps after I'm done and blow it into a row. But I only have .28 acres.
 
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