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by Red Dave
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Thinking about new project
Replies: 9
Views: 72

Re: Thinking about new project

Not trying to be critical but: Today's cars are so low that very few people even try to get underneath one to work on it. Shops use lifts. Even assuming I would ever have a car that sets high enough that I might ever be tempted to try to slide underneath it, the biggest problem isn't getting down, i...
by Red Dave
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Wow. Doesn't reflect my experience, but scary
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Wow. Doesn't reflect my experience, but scary

There are definitely some bad doctors out there, and they all don't work for the VA. That guy was a drunk, who apparently was good at hiding that fact. Doctors are some of the worst substance abusers there are. The have access to a lot of things, not just alcohol, and they know enough about the dete...
by Red Dave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Retirement ponderings...
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Retirement ponderings...

Everybody's situation is different, but for us, being able to maintain medical insurance until we are eligible for medicare was the biggest question we needed an answer for, and it is still our largest single monthly expenditure. Whatever you decide to do, don't only make sure your plan provides eno...
by Red Dave
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: 14-- thanks for the tip
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: 14-- thanks for the tip

Tom I use mine clamped in a vise too. I don't have room to use the permanent bench mount that came with it.

I have no plans to use it any other way. You are right, they are handy as a pocket on a shirt.
by Red Dave
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Idle Curiosity - Grocery Bill?
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Idle Curiosity - Grocery Bill?

I have no German in me, I don't generate spreadsheets to track every penny, but I still pay attention to spending. Like you, we are feeding three adult mouths here, but we are a bit lower on expenditures. More like the $650-700 range. I suspect the difference may be a slightly lower cost of living h...
by Red Dave
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Hey Bernie
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Hey Bernie

I've had hearing tests and according to those results I hear better than most men in their 60's. My hearing tests have been charted as a part of a hearing conservation program over the past 30+ years and has degraded very little. I'm the guy that the old timers made fun of back in the '70's because ...
by Red Dave
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Hey Bernie
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Hey Bernie

"my hearing is getting steadily worse and I miss a lot of what is said over the phone." Whut!! :lol: Got hearing aids in both ears and i still miss a lot of what's said over the phone. Yeah! I got hearing aids in both ears, and although they help a LOT, I still have problems understanding when peop...
by Red Dave
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Word of Mouth
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Word of Mouth

I gotta Stihl 660. You better set it on the ground, stand on the foot plate and lean hard on the cross handle! Don't ferget the compression release, or it will straighten out yer finnigers in a hurry- or pull you over on it. I've run into a couple of those. Big ol' Stihl concrete saw comes to mind....
by Red Dave
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Well, that's enough of that ssss....
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Well, that's enough of that ssss....

Cleaning up? Catching up on projects?

You better knock that crap off or you'll make the rest of us look bad.
If my wife ever finds out that some of my ju... uh, reserve inventory could be disposed of, I'm gonna want to blame you.
by Red Dave
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Stalling problem solved
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Stalling problem solved

Well, whatever you do, don't try to clean it out with a vacuum cleaner.
I know a guy who tried that. He lived to tell about it, but it could have just as easily killed him.