08/12/19

  09:20:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Come have a seat !

Our hand me down couch ..has had it.
The person that gave it to us did a wonderful thing and we appreciated it to pieces...literally !
..Screws keep falling out of it...also it was not very big so when we had company, they had not much places to set.

Sooo...
$750 at Big Lots - we have a year to pay it off and I know we can do it.

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07/23/19

  08:17:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Starter on Williams car is borked...no go unless you bang on it with a mallet.

If it's not one thing it's another, i still need to install swaybar links but have been busy. As is always the case we have no money.

Reman starter from local auto store = $200 and its not in stock
Reman starter from Amazon = $100 and that includes 2 day shipping cost ( the starter is only $65)

Well, that will not leave much $$ left to eat or gas but it's ordered.

One day..ONE DAY it sure would be nice to get ahead, live somewhat comfortable and be able to pay our bills - nothing exorbitant but not always on the verge of being destitute.

06/26/19

  10:23:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Woot

06/22/19

  06:38:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

This weekends project....
The Wheel bearing hub assembly in Wuf's car on the passenger side is noisy...that means it's dying.
Anyway..i ordered some online from a descent company for half the cost of the junk at the auto store.
This morning I replaced the noisy one, not to hard a job. I will go ahead and replace the other side once the back ordered sway bar links come in the mail.
While I was inspecting the issue, i noticed that the boots on them are failed.

06/09/19

  02:10:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

We had loss of coolant and eventual overheat.
Parts ordered online and hoped they are the correct ones.
The job itself was not too bad and so far the car is running fine now other than the bearing hub issue; which is the next part to replace.

05/21/19

  07:28:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Gifts from the Amazon

Say what you will - Amazon is for sure killing brick and mortar stores but....

Presto is who makes the expensive Orville Redenbacher popper - Presto brand was like $15

AT-205 is $9 and not sold in auto stores because it apparently actually WORKS and the stuff the auto stores sell only works so long as you keep buying more and adding it every oil change (I'll let you know if it actually seems to work)

2 foot patch cables were dollars each - 10's of dollars in the store

Feeler gauges were $7 and the store price was twice and only has either SAE or Metric and this kit is both

Bosh air filter was under $5 , store is $20

The bad part is that only the AT205 was made in the USA, the rest is all china :/

05/12/19

  11:40:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

04/27/19

  02:14:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

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Working in the supply right now, should be good to go.

04/20/19

  11:33:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Meet HAL5.
The old server is old and out of drive space. I have had this guy for awhile but life stuff kept me from splurging on parts to get it back into production.
A good friend of mine recently handed over some computer things and stuff and it gave me enough drives to get this guy up and running.

I managed to purchase a memory upgrade awhile ago but drives were what I really needed.
I wanted to drop in 4 2TB (the largest this raid card will address) drives but that will have to wait still.

Dell PowerEdge 1900
2 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5120 @ 1.86GHz
Memory 16420MB
Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa

SCSI Disks
TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C
ATA WDC WD3200AAKS-7
ATA ST3250310AS
DELL RD1000
DELL PERC 5/i

03/17/19

  11:30:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Shamrocks

Rock'n it!

03/11/19

  07:54:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Okay, so the pit is not deep enough for the new pump...

02/26/19

  08:34:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
sump pump won't pump sump no more

Sump pump in crawl space died - replacement aquired.
...been under the house every day when i come home to adjust the float. I dont think the well is deep enough nor wide enough but I'll keep tweaking the float a few more times.
I think the well needs redone though.

02/14/19

  09:06:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Rose

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet..except this one because it's special.

01/27/19

  10:59:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

I decided to make chili and since it was a nice day and I have not seen the sun much; I did it outside.

Have a look!

01/21/19

  09:52:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Got the deck all cleaned up and put away for the winter. Its mostly in great shape but needs a little work with the bolts that hold the belt cover in place. Snow plow has been attached. Now...its not that useful against the sheet of ice since the skidplates just ski over it but it's called a snow plow not an ice plow. The tractor is heavy enough though to bust up the ice just driving on it. I can see that I do indeed need to do some work to the front tire bushings when I pull the cowell off and work on the stearing this spring.

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