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D.O.T. / Re: SpaceX launch
« on: Today at 01:24:39 PM »
Phil,

I still get chills every time I watch a launch. I think it goes back to me as a kid watching the Apollo missions take off.

Very cool how they are deploying the 60 Satellites. "like a deck of cards fanning out".  So are they basically on the orbit path and then one by one will put on the brakes to settle in to their stationary position? I guess I am assuming they will all be on the same orbit but maybe they would be. More of a mesh?

Either way congrats! Love hearing the crowd cheer in the control room at each milestone during the launch. We don't get to do that where I work..  :sad:

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I almost qualify for the "Always been deployed ribbon with the sad face devices...

But I had one assignment as an instructor (Read: Cush) so, missed that one.

Notice the colors??

Helped get my boss get promoted is brown...That's crap ;-)

never got a ribbon, ribbon...yellow...

Funny

Everyone on this website should get one, "Had to put up with Don, award" with a horsewhip device for each firing

How many would Shawn have???
I think Shawn would be awarded MVP ribbon.


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CIEMR / Re: The real russian agent
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:51:48 AM »
I have a little faith in Barr and hopefully some justice will be served. Maybe not Ken’s GF but maybe all of her cabal

Anyone that tells Feinstein “that’s not a crime” while being questioned and leave her dumbstruck is ok by me. Lol

Time will tell. There have been many investigations going on for 2 years during the Mueller kubiki theatre . Barr has all of that. First one to have the balls to say publicly that Trump campaign was spied on.

Trump might just use a maximum leverage. You already see what a dope Nadler is.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 21, 2019, 12:32:01 PM »
In Vegas for a IT conference. Had to get my In-N-Out fix double double.

Mad house but not hot so that is good. 9 hours on conference room.








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Ah, wireshark. Love and hate it.


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Yep. Glad I'm not the one that has to use it. Wouldn't be pretty. I just go to these so I know what is possible so my BS meter is better when talking to my Network Engineers.

Today AI




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 21, 2019, 12:14:41 AM »
In Vegas for a IT conference. Had to get my In-N-Out fix double double.

Mad house but not hot so that is good. 9 hours on conference room.








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My neighbor is there too. Mike Walton, presenting for MicroSoft.
Nice. I will have to look him up unless he is the one you had the “dog” incident with.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:48:19 PM »
In Vegas for a IT conference. Had to get my In-N-Out fix double double.

Mad house but not hot so that is good. 9 hours on conference room.








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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 20, 2019, 03:51:37 PM »
Prayers sent Mike.

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Build Threads / Re: 74 w200 cummins crew cab build
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:17:52 AM »
Technically, we all just need to be neighbors and between the 20-30 of us regulars we would have all aspects covered!  :likebutton:

I vote for Idaho, next to Ken pretty sure with that many of us we could permanently lose his gf too!
Great work on the project. Thanks for posting it up. Challenges and all.

I agree with ^^^. That is as long as we can encourage Ken to lose H.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 19, 2019, 09:47:16 AM »
Interesting find Jon. Happy Birthday’s as well!


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Build Threads / "Shorty"
« on: May 18, 2019, 10:14:10 AM »
I think the Chevy will go down the road around $3k  At that price point it will run and drive.  Bring a trailer, it will still need rubber....and refinement. LoL  Engine is out right now getting some work done to it to make it reliable and semi fresh.

If it doesn't sell at that price point, I will put some 1 ton axles I have and other parts in it and move it higher.

KooT, What ever happened to the yellow truck? Did you end up selling or upgrading it? Do you have a 454 and Auto Trans to put into it? :)

Spoke to Norm today, he’s been busy planting. Week or two ago he mentioned he had sold it.
Thanks for the update. I would imagine Norm is really busy right now. All of the farmers up here are going crazy trying to get everything planted.

Glad to hear also he wasn’t flooded out.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:20:29 PM »
Bummer, trailer flats suck
That would be beyond annoying.


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Build Threads / Re: "Shorty"
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:18:22 PM »
Buy it, buy it, buy it...
Lol. He did say he needed to get rid of it by June and it is May and all. We will see if it still sitting there.

I at least have a somewhat finished shop that I could work in with a little effort to make room.


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Build Threads / Re: "Shorty"
« on: May 17, 2019, 02:54:53 PM »
I think the Chevy will go down the road around $3k  At that price point it will run and drive.  Bring a trailer, it will still need rubber....and refinement. LoL  Engine is out right now getting some work done to it to make it reliable and semi fresh.

If it doesn't sell at that price point, I will put some 1 ton axles I have and other parts in it and move it higher.

KooT, What ever happened to the yellow truck? Did you end up selling or upgrading it? Do you have a 454 and Auto Trans to put into it? :)


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Donations / Re: christmas 2018
« on: May 17, 2019, 02:43:26 PM »
Sounds perfect to me! Thanks for the update.  :likebutton:

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My very first car was a '48 Willy's with a 4 Flathead. Had a burned valve so my Dad and I fixed that and I drove to High School. I don't see a category trying to spin all four wheels in low range by dumping the clutch and frying it. Some kids are just dumb.  :knucklehead:

I think I would score in the upper 300's. I didn't roll it though.

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D.O.T. / Re: SpaceX launch
« on: May 16, 2019, 09:04:27 AM »
You are such a tease Phil! LOL  :popcorn:

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:26:42 AM »
This Easter Sunday there is a family that nearly lost their father. He is in a medically induced coma after a farm accident. Last harvest he was having trouble with the auger plugging up so he removed the grate in the auger hopper. 2 days ago he was moving some corn. He did what we all do. Step on the hopper to clean out the truck. He forgot the grate was gone. He was alone with no cell service. He had to cut his foot off with his pocket knife and crawl to the house. He nearly bled out.  They ended up taking his leg off just below the knee.
This hits real close to home. Kurt Is a friend and neighbor. We worked together many times. He comes over for coffee in the mornings sometimes just to sit and visit. He is a very strong willed man. I believe he will recover but its not going to be easy.

Jon, It looks like your friend has made National news and sounds like he is going to be fine. Great to hear!

https://www.foxnews.com/health/nebraska-farmer-amputates-leg-with-pocket-knife-after-its-caught-in-farming-machinary

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Site Help / Re: Restore
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:14:28 AM »
Good Job Nate! Thanks for staying on it and getting the restore done. We all appreciate what you do for us even though we like to Rib ya!  :likebutton:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2019, 12:38:37 PM »
Yeah. Saved about $50k. She has a full time job and starts June 3rd. Good kid.




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2019, 08:15:21 AM »
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Looks like a fun weekend Nate!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2019, 08:11:14 AM »
At my daughters college graduation!

Completed in three years.




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:41:57 AM »
Check northern and HF. They sell those Honda engines


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Yep. It is already in the trash. I replaced the pump a couple of seasons ago. It was rode pretty hard by my next door neighbor gardener in NJ. He put many hours on it.

I kind like the HF ones with the predator engine. Seem to have good ratings. Similar with Honda is only $100 more on Amazon though so it might be worth sticking with Honda.


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I bought an auger from harbor freight, which I believe is one of those predator machines. It is 100% junk.


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I will probably go back to what I had in a Honda. It honestly lasted a long time. And looking at the pics the valve stem on the intake must have broke that started the carnage. I thought it dropped from the keeper but the pic showed the keeper and stem still there. And yes it had oil.. :grin:  I have never bought anything with an engine from HF. Just grinders and tool boxes. Stuff like that. Thanks for the feedback.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:30:28 PM »
Check northern and HF. They sell those Honda engines


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Yep. It is already in the trash. I replaced the pump a couple of seasons ago. It was rode pretty hard by my next door neighbor gardener in NJ. He put many hours on it.

I kind like the HF ones with the predator engine. Seem to have good ratings. Similar with Honda is only $100 more on Amazon though so it might be worth sticking with Honda.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 06, 2019, 04:25:30 PM »
What make engine was that?


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It was a Honda 6.0HP OHC similar to this one.


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:42:42 AM »
WYO. Prayers sent.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:37:06 AM »
Have to go back to WORK to rest up after this past weekend. Spent Saturday on yard stuff and grading the potholes and whoops out of the driveway. Sunday the wife wanted to power wash so I interrupted the building of my shop hand tool racks and got the power washer out of mothballs. After I got it running the hose had de laminated as leaked so one hose down. Then had to root around the boxes in the garage to find the other hose. Then had to totally disassemble the fittings to get the hose off. After a half hour of that got the newish hose back on a fired up.

Wife went to power wash. After about 30 minutes she calls me and said the thing popped and was smoking. So back to mechanic mode and went to check it out. Looks like it had dropped a valve and then punched a hole in the head. Kaput!

I have never taken one apart so I thought I might be able to salvage it by buying a new head and valves and possibly piston. After taking it all the way down it splits diagonally below the piston and you have to pull everything out if the bottom. Because the valves are in the piston chamber you can't rotate it up enough to get the crankshaft out. Plus the entire top is a complete casting so you basically have to buy a new engine to repair this one. Nope.

In the trash it went. Will now need to buy a new power washer.

Then back to making 5' X 24" boxes with routed 1/4" slots in them every 3" for dividers. One made one to go. :)


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:13:11 AM »
Don, You mentioned leaving in May a while back. When do you plan to head out? Are we going to have  a NORAD like Santa Claus tracking enabled?   :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 04, 2019, 05:27:08 PM »
Nice find JR. Our on the well but it is a one time charge and will greatly improve the property.




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Faith Discussion / Re: Power of prayer, a praise report
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:50:48 PM »
Great news. Answered prayers.


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D.O.T. / Re: SpaceX launch
« on: May 01, 2019, 11:27:24 AM »

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:51:19 AM »
That’s why I love TX. I don’t have to permit anything. 


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Speaking of... when are you moving to Lexington or Indy? :poke:  :popcorn:

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UTV's / Re: Quad vs UTV and why?
« on: April 29, 2019, 07:53:44 AM »
It really depends on what you are going to use it for. From what it sounds like it will be mostly for work rather than play.

When we had the 660 Yamaha Rhino is was all work. 660 is probably the smallest I would go but it had plenty of power for what we used it for. The height of the dump bed was particularly nice because you could load it up high and then just dump it. If you pull a atv trailer they are pretty low and not sure how easy to dump.

The 660 was fast enough to get the daughter in trouble. She was driving the ditches and came in a little hot to the driveway and rolled it right on the gravel drive. Other than scaring the whoha out of Mom we just flipped it back over and she was no worse for wear other than some scratches. The seat belt and roll cage kept her safe. She was also a little slower after that.

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Parenting / Re: Texas Prom 2019
« on: April 29, 2019, 07:44:20 AM »
That's friggin awesome. Good for them.
Mike, good lookin' (young) kid.. you sure he's your's? ;)

I love kids like Baylee and Lexi. You hear so many stories about kids these days it is heartwarming when you see what is rarely ever reported. We still need a status report of how it all went! I'll bet they had fun. There are events in a kids life that tend to stick out and prom seems to be one of them.

Ken--- I'm sure that kid is my wife's! LOL and as a side note. I am really grateful for the choices my kids have made relative to who their friends are and who they hang around. Takes a little worry out of events like this.  :likebutton:


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Parenting / Re: Texas Prom 2019
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:10:58 PM »
Way to go!  Kids can be cruel. Glad it all worked out and she will have a much better time.

Here in MN today my son had prom as well plus it's my wife and I 22nd anniversary








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Faith Discussion / Re: Andrew Budek
« on: April 27, 2019, 12:07:40 AM »
Prayers sent for Andrews strength and Barb.


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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: I stand
« on: April 26, 2019, 11:42:37 PM »
Standing here.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 26, 2019, 08:13:03 AM »
I'll get an electric for the wife....jus sayin....

TRN I have an old Stihl Farmboss that I use and works great. I do have a couple different bars and chain combinations but rarely swap them. It is on the heavy side so I tend to cut everything horizontal and let the weight of the saw rest on the wood. I would have never thought of buying a cordless chainsaw for the light vertical stuff until I watched this video.

If you already have the batteries for other tools it might make sense. I haven't gone that route yet so I would appreciate you spending your money and trying it out and letting us know. LOL

https://youtu.be/1RwF5Gg5LFs

Plus if one of your friends see's it in your tool shed you can just tell them it's for "your wife". :)

Don't forget your life preserver if your heading out mowing.  :likebutton:

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Faith Discussion / Re: Power of prayer, a praise report
« on: April 26, 2019, 07:49:40 AM »
Don, I'm glad there is some light there. Sad but true those that produce and do a great job tend to get the harder jobs and more responsibilities due to covering for those that don't. I see it all the time.

Life is too short to not look forward to getting up and doing what you for the day. If it is a short period of having to bust a## to accomplish a goal then that is fine. But if there is a never ending trend to more with no relief it is time for a change.

Prayers sent.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Hauling pallets
« on: April 25, 2019, 07:57:26 AM »
At least the roof isn't going to crush! He has structure inside.  :likebutton:

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 25, 2019, 07:56:02 AM »
^^^ Definitely EFI. I had Yamaha 600 Rhino and it was hard to start if you didn't run it often. Also had a 90 Yamaha and that was a pain as well. (And yes.. the 90 was for the kids.. but I did overload it on occasion, stress testing and all) 

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D.O.T. / Favorite YouTuber's.
« on: April 25, 2019, 07:47:49 AM »
This is probably a very bad idea because I already watch way too many YouTube videos but with the recent AvE discussions I thought I would throw my Top 5 list on here.

AvE is probably #1 just for his commentary as well as reviews. Funny and informative.

RR Buildings - I watch every one of his video's. Amazing precision for a post frame building. Too far away to build mine. :(

Keith Rucker - VintageMachinery.org - Amazing Machining and Restoration videos. I also have SHOP envy.

Essential Craftsman - First started watching for Blacksmith and Building vids. Common sense kind of guy.

SV Seeker - Basically built a steel ship in his back yard from scratch.

Clarion Project - Very interesting take on Islam from Muslim's


Also Ran's:

Machine Thinking - Amazing machining especially his Perfect Timing device he made for a guy in France's marble machine. I was looking for ideas on how to make a better ratchet strap.

Keith Fenner - Another full time incredible machinist.

hickok45 - Gotta have him.

ElementalMaker - The AvE of chemistry.

allthingsbbq - And for Nate and TRN.. :)

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: April 25, 2019, 07:30:40 AM »
But Phil. You didn't stain yours or bevel the edges... Tisk Tisk... LOL  :likebutton:

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hi from Northern VA
« on: April 25, 2019, 07:28:01 AM »
Hello Clemon. Glad you are on board.  :beercheers:

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:35:08 AM »
JR... welcome to a DOT storm... LOL If it has to do with Ken and others... it is almost always a reference in some way to H (illary).  :knucklehead: s...

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:07:52 AM »












before:


after:


This is what I like about Swohobie... always nice clean lines and attention to detail.

Yukon is horizontal so you can read it.   :likebutton:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:54:23 AM »
Sounds like a great plan.  :likebutton:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: April 22, 2019, 07:52:06 AM »
Don, put the foundation in this year. Next year frame it and get it enclosed. Third year complete it.....

Do the majority yourself and sub out what you don’t want to do. Maybe take a couple years to finish inside, what does it matter?
I never really thought about it, but the numbers flat out work. It is possible to sell this place and move down there and have a mortgage free brand new house on our 91 acres.
We are talking about it at the moment. I'm getting an idea of what kind of house she wants. We both agree that smaller and cozy and pass on the big house thing. Our current home is over 7,500 sq ft counting all spaces under a roof and is just way too friggin big. It is costly, and after paying for it, I'll have a country/neighborhood home in a plastic setting. Can't p_ss off the back deck, can't shoot, can't let the dogs run, have to mulch and keep up appearances, and I am just not so good with any of that

Down there life is real. If you don't make or build it you don't have it. Farm life is just the best. And with the income we enjoy and no mortgage or payments to speak of, it could really be nice.

I'll post up as we work down this decision trail, see where it leads.

Sounds like a fantastic plan. I can relate to the large house that is too friggen big. Especially when all the kids fly the coup.

I have always lived and purchased property based on the school system and school environment. (Drugs, Libtards, etc.)

What would you do with the pre rangers and school options? Football, wrestling..?

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D.O.T. / Re: Happy Birthday Don!
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:23:30 AM »
Don. Happy birthday Soldier!

I’m grateful to the Lord for you. You have given us a place to commiserate with like minded people. These men can swallow the anger at today’s Godless world and still keep doing the right things. But you, sir, have given us a place of respite from the everyday where instead of surviving, we are thriving because we gain sustenance from each other.

I’m lifting you up to Him and may He keep and preserve you in His will for years to come.

   


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^^^^^^ what TRN said. Late to the party but Happy Birthday. May they continue to get better with age.


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: April 21, 2019, 10:38:01 AM »
Jon. Prayers sent for recovery. 


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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 18, 2019, 04:46:28 PM »

So, does this tractor make my but look fat  :beercheers:

Well this is what came to mind... But it is late in the day..  :knucklehead:

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