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sorry all, we made it,  just had our early Christmas and dinner with my family in Minnesota, it was a safe trip and i just got back from taking my grandmother home.  My sister and her family came down from Minot so mom had all her young grand kids running around the house and that warmed her heart. it was very nice and i am too full.

 

The train ride was much better than driving in rush hour traffic. It took a bout the same time as driving one way, and was cheap. everything was clean and there were only a few examples of poor life choices.

5 am tomorrow we are headed back to the airport (on the mass transit trains) to head south to florida and meet with the wife's family.

 

1 hour ago, bitty said:

Are you all going to wear wheel weights as jewlrey on the plane ride home ? :):)

Have a Merry Christmas and safe travels to the lower 48 and back

kind of, I have a hydraulic cylinder in a duffel for checked baggage, a Hydraulic power unit from Northern Tool for a dump project, a steering wheel for a 460, and  a few slow moving vehicle signs, maybe a trip to the farm & fleet

 

If i could get away with it I sure would, i bought a set of IH wheel weights last summer and need to figure out how to get them home, 

 

 

Merry Christmas all, and have a safe weekend

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Merry Christmas 

There were shepherds living in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you, he is Christ our lord

 

 

 

 

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Well the Florida leg of the vacation has been wonderful,  started out in Orlando and drove south, then stayed with here family. Had a day trip into the Everglades. Now up at horseshoe beach.  Pictures soon

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Trip into the Everglades, 

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The kids were fishing some, and along came the spectators looking for a free meal

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One of the air boats

 

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this mornings sunrise at Horseshoe Beach

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more pictures, my boys fishing (at least they got to be hair farmers, dang they need hair cuts)

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The family coming back from the Everglades

 

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How you know your driving in the wrong neighborhood

 

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Been looking for a red headed southern bell, but alas no sightings yet.  A few orchards, and a lot of pasture with a few hay fields.  I really have been surprised at the lack of vegetable fields, like ZERO. I did see the Don Gartlis (SP?) museum sign but we were traveling. We went to the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, which was great and I would like to recommend to anyone (with or without kids).

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Other boats with her cousin

 

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the trail in

 

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The cabins they have had for decades, kind of a moron deal, every year they add more on

 

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Gators off the dock, just in case we dropped something.  Do not sit on the edge with your legs hang off they said

 

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then the Aquarium

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It really was good, with sharks, fish, sea horses, jelly fish, sea turtles, manatees and otters to name a few

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1 hour ago, AKwelder said:

oh, i just heard, we got 16 inches of snow back home.  perfect timing

I'm snowed out to, at least the house isn't getting burglarized. Likely Have to while in.

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1 minute ago, mader656 said:

I'm snowed out to, at least the house isn't getting burglarized. Likely Have to while in.

yeah, nothing like a welcome home. heres your shovel

 

I just hope the deck don't collapse on my tractors from the wait

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  • 2 weeks later...

Home sweet Home, but dang

 

got in last night, and found 14 inches of snow. today will be busy, going out to plug in the 460 shortly. starting to shovel the walkways

 

 

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On 12/30/2016 at 5:46 PM, AKwelder said:

oh, i just heard, we got 16 inches of snow back home.  perfect timing

My sister and her family just left today to go back. Been here for 2 weeks. She was saying someone told them they had 2 feet in the driveway waiting for them. BIL said the snowblower is blown up so its all shovel. 18 hour trip with 2 kids under the age of 5, get home at 6 am. They are not lookin forward to it.

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9 hours ago, AKwelder said:

Home sweet Home, but dang

 

got in last night, and found 14 inches of snow. today will be busy, going out to plug in the 460 shortly. starting to shovel the walkways

 

 

Welcome home, huh

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6 minutes ago, NNY farmer said:

My sister and her family just left today to go back. Been here for 2 weeks. She was saying someone told them they had 2 feet in the driveway waiting for them. BIL said the snowblower is blown up so its all shovel. 18 hour trip with 2 kids under the age of 5, get home at 6 am. They are not lookin forward to it.

Yikes, rough, where are they living again?

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2 minutes ago, mader656 said:

Welcome home, huh

Yeah, I plowed the important stuff today in the daylight,  my neighbor had stopped by and kept the drive lane open. 

 

This is weekend I will be shoveling off the deck and cleaning the parking out, then I need to decide if I will open up the lower lot entrance or just leave it until spring

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3 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

Yikes, rough, where are they living again?

How was your new blade? Sounds like it got used right away

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5 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

How was your new blade? Sounds like it got used right away

Works good rolls snow, need to add hydraulic angle and I'll be happy.

Does not push off as far as I had hoped

Might wing wider again these nuisance little snow 2 passes is really nice.

Also going to mount my old blade at a 45 on the loader to push piles back faster.

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1 hour ago, mader656 said:

Works good rolls snow, need to add hydraulic angle and I'll be happy.

Does not push off as far as I had hoped

Might wing wider again these nuisance little snow 2 passes is really nice.

Also going to mount my old blade at a 45 on the loader to push piles back faster.

If you get a blade on the front and get a taste of looking forward more often things change

 

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On 1/9/2017 at 8:12 PM, AKwelder said:

If you get a blade on the front and get a taste of looking forward more often things change

 

The v plow I ended up with works great to push back piles.

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21 minutes ago, mader656 said:

The v plow I ended up with works great to push back piles.

Oh good. It's always nice when things come together

 

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