Saturday, February 28, 2009


B-shift had a house fire this morning about 3 am. It has been quiet today other than the usual EMS calls. I didn't think the Nationwide race was ever going to end, cautions everywhere. Been working on importing my address book from AT&T to gmail. That is done. About it for now, I will be working on the master bathroom tomorrow to get it finished.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Problems Still

Usual mall day, 7a-3p. Got home and spent an hour and a half with AT&T and still have the same problem but not for long. I called Dortha to find out what type internet set up they were using. With info in hand I called the g3store and ordered a Cradlepoint PHS300. Next stop Verizon for an 5G aircard. Thanks Dortha, hopefully no more problems.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Not A Whole Lot

Mall 7a-3p usual day. Home relaxing, been on facebook and reading blogs. Chatted with Joe (speedy) on facebook, he has to work evening shifts now. Bridget is still working on the master bathroom, I should have pics when she finishes. The in-laws are visiting this evening. Mall 7a-3p tomorrow.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Up at 6, Bridget said she was tired of changing the alarm clock from 6 to 6:30 and back. I used to get up at 6 for the mall and 6:30 for the FD, now I get up at 6 for both. She did cook breakfast as she does every morning that I'm there, this morning was a 221, 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 1 toast along with orange juice. Same ole day at the FD, nothing exciting going on. There was a large building fire in Flora (Kerney Park) earlier today, it is about 20 miles from here, several departments in Madison county were called but not us. It was a total loss.

About tired of AT&T so I am thinking about getting rid of it, house phone and internet.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


The mall 7-3, usual mall day, temps in the 60's but windy. Gone home and battled with AT&T about my email. I had Bellsouth email but AT&T has a new email with yahoo and were switching the Bellsouth email accounts over. I can get the emails from my main email account but not from my sub-accounts. I still don't but they said it may take 24 hours for the changes to occur, we will see. Bridget and I went out for supper to an Italian restaurant, it was our first and last time. Food portions were good but tasted as if it came from a can. Not my kind of Italian. We will stick with Cerami's were we know it is good. Back in the recliner.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

New Tires And Wheels Installed

The old tires and wheels.

Ramp set up.

On ramp ready to remove the wheel.

Air wrench used to remove the wheel.

Old wheel off and...

New wheel on.

Torque the lug nuts and...

the new tires and wheels are

Ready for the road

Started at noon and finished at 2:15 with a stop for lunch, pasta with shrimp. After cleanup I headed down to the Flying J to refill the propane and dump the holding tanks. While there I retorqued the lugnuts. After getting the trailer backed in behind the house it was time for wallpaper removal and painting the ceiling in the master bathroom. Bridget made fish with brown rice and corn for supper, kicking back in the recliner.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Last Half Of A 48

Second shift, finished the fire truck specs, looked around somemore on facebook, watched the race JJ finished 9th, my brother Harold's driver won, Matt Kenseth. Did find out that on of my friends on facebook lives close to Harold in Jacksonville. Tomorrow I will be changing out the wheels and tires on the Suite.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009


Well it seems as if I have stumbled upon Facebook like allot of the other RV-Dreamers, next thing I know I am chatting with some of the class of 80 high school graduates. Also chatted with Dee, we are learning this Facebook stuff. Been slow at the FD, 315 calls since 1/1/09. Off to chat.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Please Pray For Carter

FD to the mall til 3pm, usual day. Left the mall heading to R&K's to install the dishwasher, got the dishwasher set and started hooking up the plumbing, low and behold the electrical tape that was holding the drain connection together had come apart. For those of you that don't know, electrical tape is not used for plumbing. The further I got into it the more that I found bad. So from the sink basket to the wall is all new. Got water, drain and electrical hooked up and the dishwasher works with no leaks. Back at the house, will be working the FD Saturday and Sunday.

Assistant Chief Carter Hill has been diagnosed with a rare cancer, he has been with the FD since April 1979. Carter's father passed away right at 3 weeks ago. He has two brothers, 1 in Louisiana and the other in Texas. There are 3 facilities in the U.S. that treat this type of cancer. I ask for your prayers for Carter and his family.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lunch With Friends

The usual FD day. I did have luch at McB's with Kay, Amy, Frank and Bridget. Kay's husband Bo made it as we were leaving. Our internet at the FD is acting up and taking forever to load so I may not make chat tonight. For those that missed it we cancelled our March Kerrville trip but will be at the October Kerrville Rally.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Trailer Tires

Let me explain about the tires. Like Howard and Linda, we have upgraded from 16" to 17.5" wheels and tires. I purchased them from the same place Howard bought his and had them delivered to the mall on the 25th of January. Unlike H&L, we are stationary so the tires have been stored in our garage. With our trip coming up in March I am having to schedule time (make myself) to change the wheels and tires out, I am estimating 4 hours and I have put this in my things to do schedule so I won't keep putting it off. I will have to pull the trailer out from behind the house and it has been raining the last few days so the ground is very wet, after this evenings rain it is not suppose to rain until after Monday so hopefully the ground will dry out by Monday. It is raining right now and windy with temps in the mid 70's. High tomorrow, you guessed it, the mid 50's, gotta love this weather. Bridget is still working on the anniversary stuff.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Normal Stuff

Posting from job#2, the mall. Stayed around the house this morning with the exception of our trip to Walmart for groceries. Bridget is at Kay's working on the anniversary stuff. I will be glad when 11p gets here, I am off tomorrow. I still need to put the tires on the trailer, I have that scheduled for Monday if nothing else happens. I will be at the FD all weekend working my shift and a shift for Carter.

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Monday, February 16, 2009


Day full of meetings and paperwork, we just love meetings and paperwork don't we Speedy. I had a truck spec committee meeting this morning and the rest of the day was spent working on the specs. Bridget has the day off, wait a minute, she has every day off. She has been working around the house and helping at R&K's. She stays busy.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Day

Got up around 8:15 and made waffles for breakfast. After breakfast we watched TV and surfed the computer. At 10am I started getting ready for the mall. Worked 11-7 at the mall then to the house. That was my day.

Bridget went over to her mom and dads, then she drove then over to R&K's, Bob wanted to see the house and new floors. When she got back she called me and said the Ram was stuck in her dad's front yard. Annie and Terry came by and got her out of the yard, Thanks Terry.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Tub

Home from the FD, had breakfast then started on the oil filters, oil change and transmission filter and fluid change. When that was done we headed to R&K's to help Terry with installing the wood floors. Finished that at 6:45 then to Sonic for our #1 combo's for valentines day dinner. Home now about to soak my sore body in the tub. Getting up and down over and over and over works parts of the body you didn't realize you had.

Happy Birthday Molly!

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Tomorrow The Ram

We just finished watching "Behind Enemy Lines Columbia". Usual FD day and I an tired so I am going to bed early tonight. I will be servicing the Ram tomorrow, oil, tranny and radiator.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gatorade 150

It happened again, I woke up about 4:30 this morning but couldn't go back to sleep, I did try. Up at 6 to get ready for the 7-3 at the mall. Usual mall day, took a nap when I got home. Actually I started watching the Gatorade 150 second race but only remember a few laps so I am assuming I dozed off. Bridget has been working on removing wallpaper from our master bath, said she learned how to remove it from R&K's.
See you in chat if I can stay up that long.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Working On The Truck

To the mall but after a stop at Bob's. Marcy wanted to give him the shot so I won't have to go by each morning (which I don't mind doing) so I watched her, she did great. She feels confident enough to do the rest (3 more). Bob is not having much pain which is good, he is using ice packs which the doctors told them to do.

Worked the mall until 12:30 then to the FD, one of the dealers brought a truck by for us to look at. Still working on the aerial purchase. Hopefully the decision will be made by the end of the month. It will take 7-9 months for the truck to be built so I may be retired by the time it is delivered. I left there and dropped off the trailer I borrowed then to the house. After a nap I read blogs. 7-3 at the mall tomorrow.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I usually get up at 6:30 when going to the FD but this morning it was 6:00 as I had to go by the in-laws to give Bob a shot for his knee. He will have to take 4 more daily shots.
Been a slow day at the FD. Weather has been in the 60's and 70's with rain coming tonight and tomorrow.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Moving Day

FIL had his knee surgery today and is now at home with pain but taking pain meds. Worked the mall 7-3, after I got off I went to pick up the trailer I returned a few days ago so we could pick up Annie and Terry's old furniture for R&K. Annie is getting new living room furniture. Waiting for Robert to get here, then to Annie's, then to R&K's.

We have made reservations for Buckhorn Lake Resort for the Rally, October 5-12.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

2009 RV-Dreams Rally

We have registered for the 2009 RV-Dreams Rally in October. Worked the mall today 11a-3p not a lot going on Sunday's. Went to my niece's house to deliver a birthday present. Left there heading to R&K's to do some sheet rock work. Back at the house now.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Shootout

Working at the FD today, so far we have had 8 calls. Just finished watching the Bud Shootout, Jimmie Johnson finished 14th. We will see what he does at the Daytona 500 next week.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

BD and Welding

FIL's surgery has been postponed due to meds he is taking. Worked the mall today, usual stuff. Dropped a table saw and miter saw off with Robert, he is installing wood floors in the house. Hooked the trailer to the truck and headed over to Annie and Terry's so he could re-weld the jack that broke while my brother Bill was borrowing the trailer to move his cars to Arkansas. After the job was complete we took the trailer back to Kevin's and dropped it off. Back at the house.

Happy Birthday Leno, fellow chatter.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday MIL

Got off from FD and did not have to work at the mall. I had breakfast when I got home then hooked the trailer that I borrowed to hall off some junk to the Canton landfill, left there and went to pick up my mower that I sold to one of the FF's and dropped it off at his house in Clinton then back to the house. Had lunch then off to R&K's to do some more plumbing and Bridget removed some wallpaper. Got home and had supper then off to Bob and Marcy's for her birthday. Cake and ice cream and visiting with them and Annie, Terry had to work at Nissan. FIL has knee surgery in the morning. Sitting in the recliner about to head to the chat room.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Anniversary Joe and Sherri

First off, Happy Anniversary to Joe and Sherri, Joe aka Speedy is a regular chatter as is Sherri when she is in town.

Working at the FD today, not a whole lot going on today. We did have a call for a vehicle that struck a building and when I got on scene I reported the vehicle had left the scene. There was damage to the outside, broken glass, wall bent in but intact. I asked a lady that was sitting there if the vehicle had left the scene. She said "No, it's inside". Sure enough the vehicle was inside, it had knocked the wall loose at the floor, the car drove under the wall and the wall came back down, I have pictures and will load them tomorrow. That's it for now.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bill's Birthday

Today is my brother Bill's birthday. Today was spent at the mall, I worked 6:30a-3p. I meet Bridget, Amy, Kay and "Bo" Kay's husband for lunch at PF Chang's which is located at the mall. After I got off I headed over to R&K's house to meet a plumber (one of the FF's) to change out the seats and washers in the bathtub faucets, they are still leaking so I will most likely end up tearing it out and installing new pipes in the wall. Will be at the FD tomorrow.

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Monday, February 2, 2009


Posting from the mall, we are finishing up for the night. I work tomorrow at the mall 7a-3p. Today Bridget and I went over to Robert and Kelsey's to do some electrical work (ceiling fan and light switch). In less than an hour we were done. Watched TV and took a nap before coming to the mall.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is about to start, I don't watch allot of football but do try to watch the Super Bowl (for the commercials). I would like to see the Cardinals win, we will see. Not much going on hear, we are making all kinds of junk food for the game.

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