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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
So it's 02:10 in the AM and the mutts whining that she needs to take me and
her out for a stroll.
Get up and get us both dressed and out we go. Dang.....snowed another
inch overnight, that makes it about 3-4 inches this time round. While she's
searching for 'just the right spot' I clear a path to the barn and crank up the heat.
That should to take the chill off by the time I'm ready to attack the next hurtle in
the morning.
Ok....let the dog out....let the dog in...and I'm still all dressed to brave the cold, so
I figured I'll clear a bit more before I hit the hay and try for a few more winks.
Now, I know you guys down there in the tropics don't understand this....but once
you get to shoveling snow, you get this warm feeling inside. I'm not talkin' about
the warmth from the exercise, it's this mental thing from blazing a new trail to somewhere.
I think it has something to do with that dopamine pathway that's responsible for the
motivational component in reward-motivated behavior. Something like the satisfaction
you feel after finishing a King Size Reese's peanut butter cup.
Once you get started, it's hard to stop till you hit some goal. My goal was the whole
pad in front of the garage and of course...the path to the barn.
So here I am at 04:00....warming my tootsies and my insides with a warm beverage,
and......finishing up the last two Reese's peanut butter cups.
Man do I feel satisfied now. So me and Wynken, Blynken, and Nod are gonna sail off in
a wooden shoe.
Night all,
DG

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Denny
That is hardly enough snow to even call it snow!
But, I am not complaining, as we had about that much last Sunday, but then a warm wind came thru
and the lawns are all green again.
Have shovelled a couple of times but have yet to have had to get my tractor "Dixie" out of the barn.thumbs up
Brian


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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Denny, it's not just a cold climate thing.
I used to get the same way about skimming leaves from a swimming pool when I lived in Southern Cal,
and still feel drawn to it on the rare occasions I see pool up here.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Okay Denny
I had to step outside 5 minutes ago, and take these pictures for you.
One shows all the snow we have left (from a pile I shovelled off my pad in front of the garage) and
it is a balmy 1 C here at 11:00 am.
Brian


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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Dang I like that old Ford. Every time you post a picture of it, I start thinkin'
about trying to pick one up to restore. Spent all day for four summers on
one of them when I worked at the Sod Farm back when I was in high school.
But.....I gotta resist the temptation, I got enough on my plate as it is.
Yeah, 4" isn't much to shout about, still, it took me till about 10:30 to get it
cleaned up and the piles are gonna be with me the rest of the winter.
Now the Sun's out and trimming up the loose edges real nice.
I got so damn little sleep last night I just can't get motivated to do anything
in the barn. Maybe after a little nap!
I'll bet Rick is sitting out on the patio in his shorts down there in FLA. sipping
a cool one and laughing at what we gotta put up with.


dg


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Here is a better picture of "Dixie"
Don't get distracted Dennyeye rolling smiley!



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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
Lots of snow at my house, so I moved to where this is my front yard for the next two months.



1929 Riley Bitsa


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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Keep it up Buddy!!! Your gonna get me in trouble with the misses if I bring
home another project.
I did a lot of plowing, disking, dragging and planting, besides the mowing
with that little old flat head. I remember one time me and the bosses son Bob,
were gonna pull a little tree stump out down behind the barn. We hooked
a chain to the top link pin. Bob let the clutch out and she stood right up
on her hind end throwing him off. The only thing stopping it from going
over was when the draw bar and lift links hit the ground. I would have
thought that MS carb would have run out of gas before it got straight
up in the air.
Great little tractors, and to think, they're still working after nearly 70 years.
dg

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Rub it in Don!angry smiley
And Denny
This one is the "Widow Maker"
When these hooked to an immovable object they when over backwards, usually with poor results for the driver!
Brian


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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
In reply to # 37455 by Denny Graham
Now, I know you guys down there in the tropics don't understand this....but once
you get to shoveling snow, you get this warm feeling inside.

We understand all there is about shoveling snow. That's why we live here now.

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
All that sun is bad for your skin Don. Best come on
home while your still healthy. Besides, shoveling is
a good cardio workout and helps keep the weight off.

Now that's what I call patina Brian. What were ya
planning on doin' with that, turning it into a 'Rat Rod'?
Hey, on your 8N, what is that hanging off the right side of the cowl???
Looks like a mason jar?
Oh....and that old Ford I used to ride 60 years ago, din't have a cushy
seat like ya'll got on yours. Of course 60 years ago my hind quarters
could take an iron seat better that it could today.

dg

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
I was just in Don's neck of the woods today and with the amount of snow up there, he'll get better therapy staring at the girls on the beach.

Nice yard Denny!



S'all for now!

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Denny
That seat came with it when I bought it! I quickly collected a couple of correct seats, but never got around to
changing it, as it is comfy and warmer than steel while plowing snow.
The OLD Fordson is a 1936 (last year of the Steel Wheeled tractors.....I bought it for Yard Art, and enjoy looking
out the window at it every day!
Still above freezing here, with no snow!smiling bouncing smiley
But did work on the Ice Racer today in anticipation of a big freeze before the daffodils start blooming???eye rolling smiley
May not need to stud those knobbies after all!
Brian

fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
Been there, done that yesterday.


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