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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Been out in the barn on and off since about 04:00 trying to get some
heat up, dang it's cold out thar!!!
I hope ya'll down there in tropical paradise (that'd be anywhere
south of the 35th parallel) appreciate just how good you've got
it in the winter.
But...even with the sweaters, coats, gloves, trapper hat and having
to feed the pig wood every half hour, I still get more done on my
shop projects in the winter. Mostly cuz the outside work turns to
a trickle and I can hang my 'grounds keeper' hat on the nail. That
is.....as long as I don't have to plow snow.
So....I'm still putting the finishing touches on that dang weld positioner
this week. I would have had it finished last weekend but I've been
waiting for the motor. And, my new Dayton Universal Gear Motor
got dropped off after supper last night, and I spent most of yesterday
gathering up all the last bits and pieces so I can shut the door on
that project.
First thing in the chuck as soon as the paint dries is going to be
some parts for the Riley front end. Not that I really needed a weld
positioner for them, it's just that it's gonna make them look much
more professionally done.....and I like that.
One can never achieve perfection, but that shouldn't keep one
from aiming for it. For some it comes easy, the rest of us have
to work our ars's off to even come close.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
Yeah, the weather here has been absolutely gorgeous lately.
That being said, the summertime here is brutal when it comes to working in the garage.
I have to go out there early and fire up the AC, just so it'll be tolerable when I finish breakfast. Then I have to take periodic breaks and go jump in the pool to cool off.
Most days, I can drink the better part of a gallon of iced tea by myself.
The worst part is, if I have to go anywhere in the car, I have to spend several minutes scraping the sunshine off the windshield before I can go, not to mention the back breaking agony of shoveling the humidity out of the driveway..
It's rough, I tell you.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-11-21 09:57 PM by 1908Rick.

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
I sympathise Denny, had a light frost last night, but then I suppose you've got to expect it when your on the same latitude as southern Canada. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Yep Rick, that must be brutal, can't even drive the Miller on the pavement
for fear of melting the rubber right off 'n the rims.
But....that's the toss up when it come to where you choose to live. We go
the bitter winters but beautiful the rest of the year round and ya'll got the
brutal heat in the summer, nice and temped the rest of the year. I recall
spending Christmas vacation at Disney World back about '88. Actually
needed a light jacket or sweater when we were out in the evening.

Yeah, even though your livin' north of the 49th Chris, your keep nice
and warm by that Golf Stream. I'm real partial to your kind of weather,
those dark damp rainy days are when I'm mentally feeling at my best.
I think it might be in my DNA cuz the Graham's were Scotch/Irish and
I'm not to far from where the fruit fell. Grandpa Graham. me dad's pop,
came over here around 1900.
Mom's mom immigrated from Sweden about the same time, maybe
that's why we choose to live up north. Actually, I can tolerate the
winter much better than the heat.....again....the DNA at work????

And to all you Yanks.....hope ya'll have a happy and filling Thanksgiving,
I know I'll be giving thanks......and saying a praying that we get the
chance to save our democracy in a couple of years!!!

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
I give thanks that I live in the White Mountains of Arizona.
I pray that everyone that reads this forum has a fantastic Thanks Giving.
I give thanks that our democracy was saved two years ago.

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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
Had to wrap the pipes tonight in Southwest Georgia. Spoze to get down to 43 degrees. LOL Sorry. I was born in PA. I feel for you guys.

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Just came in from the barn. Had to get the heat going so by sunup
I can shed the heavy coat and gloves.
It's cooling down around 20F every night now, but we've been lucky,
it's still a blistering 35 to 40 in the daylight. Hope I've split enough
fire wood to take me thru February and March.
And as I opened with....I really do like Winter, at least all the vegetation
is sound asleep for a few months, which frees up a lot of time for me.
But dang it, I keep dragging out more of those projects that have
been waiting their turn for 20, 30 and some, for 40 years. But that's
the price one pays for having an interest in dang near everything.
I'm not looking forward to Spring and I actually wish I had an
extra couple of months of winter to spend in my cozy little shop.

Well....me and the mutt are back from our morning constitutional,
we finished our warm milk, and we're headed back to the sack now
for another hour or two of shut eye.
Night all.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
It's 6:20pm here in Southwest Georgia USA and has cooled down to a wintery 73 degrees F. Brrrrr.

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
Cold here then, it's an unseasonable 9C (48F) daytime 5C (41F) night, it's usually around freezing this time of year, but then we're a tad further North than Georgia (and the rest of the USA).

Chris

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Heck Chris, 48°F is a heat wave. That's what it was working in the barn this morning
when i came in to take the mutt for her morning constitutional. If it warms up outside
sometimes I can get it up close to 55°F or 60°F out there in the shop.
With January and February on the horizon, I'm expecting some sub-zero days and
a few weeks of daytime single digits. But....on the up side.....I don't have to mow grass!!!
Now to catch a few winks before sun up.
Night all,
dg

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
When does Sweetie Face walk the mutt?eye rolling smiley
Happy New Year!
Brian

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
When she's not ailing, which is a lot of the time the last few years. Heck, I'm nearly
ten years her Sr. and in much better health. I married a young one thinking she would
be able to take care of me in my old age but I think we're gonna have to switch roles.
But....she's a good old gal. She takes care of all the finances and gives me my allowance
every couple of weeks. She does half the cooking and washes half the dishes, I wash
the other half. And she does most all of the shopping, 'specially at Christmas. She also
keeps me in new socks and underwear. And I found a new Duluth work jacket under
the Tannenbaum last week to keep me .warm and toasty out in the shop.
Best of all........she lets me by a lot of STUFF from McMaster Carr!!!!!
Hey.....mutts travel really well, and they give the wife something to cuddle with when we're
out in the barn working on our toys all night, and they keep her from running off with the
milkman for companionship. Really though, we've always had cats or dogs around us.
Exposing you and the kids to their bugs is good for the immune system you know!
dg

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