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  1. I dealt with seasonal allergies for years, used to take Sudafed like candy and when the pain got bad it was Tylenol sinus. Went to allergy doctor and had the tests, was told I didn't have allergies, just reactions to most except for grass pollen. Did have the bee sting allergy to yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets. Went thru the shot treatment for five years for that condition, and it seems to have worked. Back to sinuses, Dr. put me on claritn, but I feel that it made things worse, you had to take it regularly, if you stopped things got really bad. I hated taking pills all the time. I heard about a product called sinus blaster, it is natural, made from hot peppers and stinging nettle. A shot in each nostril and I am good to go. It clears out my head, causes my eyes to run, makes me sneeze, and my nose run. Two or three nose blows and I am good to go. Most time I need it, one shot is enough, very rarely do I need a second shot. I can usually feel my head getting stuffed up and I take a shot and then I am good to go. I can't remember the last time I took a pill. This year was a crazy pollen year in SE Pennsylvania, people who never react to it were all affected, it lasted for six weeks from grasses to trees.
  2. I replaced mowing with my older quiet line cubs with a cub cadet z force sz 48 commercial back in 2015. Cut my mowing in half, the steering wheel zero turn is great. I wish I would have gotten the 54" deck, it hangs out wider on the side for trimming. I debated spending over 5k for just a mowing machine for a couple years, but I I very satisfied. Only problem I have had is that sometimes it stalls like running out of gas, only seems to do it on the left tank. Mowed tonight with no trouble. I got a new fuel filter, but the easiest way to change it is to remove right rear tire and I haven't gotten around to take yet. It makes my very rough lawn in the woods looked great. I really want one of those out front mowers, but talk about pricey! I was close to making a deal on a husqvarna r322, but it just did not feel as stout as the cub I got. I'm keeping my eyes open for a Kubota gf1800, but they are scarce, since they don't offer them in the USA for the last ten years or so. The bigger Kubota f series are mostly commercial units and the used ones are pretty beat. When I bought this property, it came with a husqvarna 23 hp 46" cut lawn tractor, it was a nice unit, but it was so light, it could not stick to the hills, the rear tires would lock up and it would just slide right down the hill. Pretty scary the first time it happened. I sold that with my house in town. Good luck in your search.
  3. How do you like the Mitsubishi BD2G ? I've looked at them and thought they would be a handy little machine for a small property.
  4. Saranac brewery is there, could do the tour and have lunch. Hudson's sled savage yard is just north of the city. Can't help with more than that.
  5. Check with your extension service, here in PA, Penn State publishes a rate chart for custom machinery rates every year.
  6. You will love that bike. I rented one like that last summer in Chicago, rode to Racine, then to Milwaukee and back to Chicago. Would have loved to have it for a full week and do all of Wisconsin.
  7. Usually only see that country when it is covered with snow. On a good year we can ride down to Camden from Tug Hill. I hope to get a weekend up there this summer. Would love to ride up on the Harley.
  8. '62 bubble window BelAir with a 409, sweet! Bet it had the bench seat with four on the floor. Would be a real race car with the factory delete radio and heater. There is one like that around here in maroon.
  9. The Harley museum is great. Told my wife I spent 6 hours there and she just looked at me and said, what were you looking at all that time? A CaseIH museum would be great! I rode to and stayed in Racine the first night. I wanted to do the CaseIH factory tour, but they were on shutdown the week I was there. Toured the SC Johnson house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright instead. Rode to Milwaukee and toured the Harley plant, then the Miller and Lakefront breweries on Friday. Saturday at the museum area and a ride up the coast of lake Michigan. Sunday rode back to Chicago for my training there during the next week.
  10. I rented a roadglide last summer in Chicago and rode to Milwaukee for the weekend. It only had 450 miles on it when I picked it up. I tried to double the mileage before I returned it, but I spent too much time at the harley museum! It was a very nice ride, the fixed fairing u s v very different. I'm not ready to get rid of my '13 ultra, but when I am, I will think about a road glide.
  11. They were predicting 18-24" for us in Berks County. We ended up with about 16" of a wet heavy snow/sleet mix. As soon as you touched it, it turned to crap, was very hard to moved, it packed up solid. Didn't help that all my places except my sister's place were gravel and the ground was not frozen. The stuff that didn't get touched yesterday plowed up nice today since it got cold overnight and the snow dried out. I wasn't quite ready for spring, but I was glad it was drying up, now we will be back to mud. I kept telling people that we could get a big dump in March, when they were talking about winter being over. Did get a chance to try out the new rig, 2015 Wrangler with a Boss plow, it worked great. It would be hard to get me back out on a open tractor. Have to resize pictures to post.
  12. Thanks for all the replies and advice. Anyone have any experience with the larger Champion brand units? I have a 3500 watt unit of theirs that works great. Only use it occasionally, but it starts up and runs great every time I need it. Did some shopping this week and have narrowed it down to either Generac or Champion. I like the general XG8000E, 8kw/10kw peak and the champion 100110, 9.2kw/11.5kw peak. Champion has to be ordered from Lowe's for $950 and I set it up. Generac is in stock at local dealer, all set up for $1369. This is only for backup and occasional use, so is it worth $445 more(after taxes) for the generac?
  13. Since I had to redo the electric panel with the new addition, I had the contractor add a generator transfer switch and outside plug receptacle. Was planning on a new generator, but haven't gotten around to getting one yet. We had bad storms on Saturday and were without power for about 12 hours, so the generator purchase has moved to the top of the list. I'm looking for around an 8000kw unit with electric start. I love Honda's, but they are really proud of them. I have a Champion 3500kw unit for the camper and to haul around if needed that has been trouble free, but am thinking I need something better quality than that for the house. Have been looking at Generac, but they have 3 or 4 different grades of units. So I am looking for some advice on brands, grades of machines, buying from a dealer, big box store or online, etc. Should I worry about an inverter style for clean power, or is a better grade standard generator good enough? Generac makes a neat unit for Lowe's, but it is exclusive to them so what about service or parts? Thanks in advance for the advice.
  14. Chris, I feel your pain in both equipment and building projects. Just got done with an addition on the house, and it was like pulling teeth to get contractors to bid on the job. Ended up with the contractor who built the house originally, and that even took effort to get them interested in the job. But we are very happy with the end result. On equipment, I was looking to add front auxiliary hydraulics to my Kubota. Company from down South has a kit you can buy specifically for my model, but they don't sell retail, only to dealers. So back in December, I go to the local dealer who I have dealt with before, salesman was too busy on the phone to deal with me so I get to talk to one of the owners. He takes down by information and knows exactly what I am looking for and talking about, says they will get back to me. I am still waiting, so last week I decided that I should just upgrade the tractor instead of spending the money on the smaller machine. I send an email to a local tractor jockey that specializes in Kubota last Monday, still haven't heard from him! What is the sense of having a email contact form, if you don't answer it. Ok, rant over, but I know what everyone is talking about. I have had this same discussion with my buddies.
  15. This is what I am looking at doing. Old boss told me when I got his job, that the office and desk would add 20 lbs. I didn't believe him, but he was right. Not out in the field and upper management stress does add up. All my clothes are too tight and I am tired of walking around uncomfortable all the time. I was eating fairly healthy, but too big of portions and way too many carbs, bread, cake, pizza, subs, and don't forget donuts! I love my craft beer also, that is going to be the hardest thing, but I can still do bourbon on the rocks. I would like to drop 20-30 lbs and then add back some healthy carbs like fruits and "bad" vegetables like potatoes and an occasional beer or two. I just turned 55 last week, so it doesn't happen as easily as when I was younger. It is good to hear all the success stories on here, keep up the good work guys! I'm looking forward to more energy and a clearer head. I get the winter itch, a dry burning itch on my back and torso, so bad at times, it wakes me up at night, hoping that adding more healthy fats will help my skin. I maybe if I lose enough it will clear up my sleep apnea and I can sleep without the cpap machine. It really is a lifestyle change and choice, I am hoping to keep up with it. My wife doesn't want to talk about diets, but she said that she will support me and hopes to get some benefits from it also. She has blood sugar issues, so the right eating plan could help that out. Good thread at the right time!