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        07-24-2013, 11:51 PM
      #11791
    Weanling
    I should be in the "over 50" thread, but I just had to post of the aged companions we each have. Blessings to all who have lost loved furkids, and to those going through the process now.

    I lost my girl Keno last year at 12. She's the chocolate lab. She would act like a maniac, bulging eyes, ears up, squeeking and whining and trying sooo hard to stay in a sit if you held up a tennis ball and asked her if she wanted to have it. She would retrieve that ball until she fell over with a stroke if you let her. She loved to swim, and if you rubbed your hands over a ball sized rock and threw it in the water, she would bring that rock back to you...she was the penultimate Labrador retriever. She is greatly missed.

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    Then there's the Moose. Believe it or not, she is a wolf/malamute hybrid. Yeppers, no idea where the yellow came from, but you can see the truth of her heritage in her body and her face. She is hubby's girl through and through. She's 12 this year. She's getting achy and going blind. We cherish every moment we have because we know her end is near.

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    And then there's little Cheyenne. She's a Cairn Terrier mix. She's just coming 2 years old and is the most mischievous little turd. When I tell her to do something, and she will tilt her head up and literally think about it before responding. She does what I ask, but she just has to let me know that she really doesn't have to if she doesn't want to. Cheeky little brat.

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    We are thinking of looking for another young girl so Cheyenne will have someone else to terrorize besides poor Moosie, who just wants to stretch out in the fresh mowed grass and nap. We're still torn though, so we just figure when it's right, something will happen and we'll end up with the right furkid.

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        07-25-2013, 12:17 AM
      #11792
    Trained
    Awe you puppies are cute
    Sorry about losing your dog
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        07-25-2013, 01:08 AM
      #11793
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    Originally Posted by FaydesMom    
    I should be in the "over 50" thread, but I just had to post of the aged companions we each have. Blessings to all who have lost loved furkids, and to those going through the process now.

    I lost my girl Keno last year at 12. She's the chocolate lab. She would act like a maniac, bulging eyes, ears up, squeeking and whining and trying sooo hard to stay in a sit if you held up a tennis ball and asked her if she wanted to have it. She would retrieve that ball until she fell over with a stroke if you let her. She loved to swim, and if you rubbed your hands over a ball sized rock and threw it in the water, she would bring that rock back to you...she was the penultimate Labrador retriever. She is greatly missed.

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    Then there's the Moose. Believe it or not, she is a wolf/malamute hybrid. Yeppers, no idea where the yellow came from, but you can see the truth of her heritage in her body and her face. She is hubby's girl through and through. She's 12 this year. She's getting achy and going blind. We cherish every moment we have because we know her end is near.

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    And then there's little Cheyenne. She's a Cairn Terrier mix. She's just coming 2 years old and is the most mischievous little turd. When I tell her to do something, and she will tilt her head up and literally think about it before responding. She does what I ask, but she just has to let me know that she really doesn't have to if she doesn't want to. Cheeky little brat.

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    We are thinking of looking for another young girl so Cheyenne will have someone else to terrorize besides poor Moosie, who just wants to stretch out in the fresh mowed grass and nap. We're still torn though, so we just figure when it's right, something will happen and we'll end up with the right furkid.

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    No you don't have to be in the over 50s thread I'm a ways north of 50 and I spend a considerable amount of time talking on the 40s plus.
         
        07-25-2013, 01:36 AM
      #11794
    Started
    O/K I know its a couple of posts to late but is this the same moon you shot CW
    The moon in New Zealand. Photo taken this morning around 6-00 as I was leaving for work.



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        07-25-2013, 06:55 AM
      #11795
    Green Broke
    Did not get any horse time in yesterday as I was, again, welcomed home to severe storms. Luckily it only lasted long enough for me to eat supper and visit my magazine room. Then I went out and finished torquing the bolts on the Dually axle to specs since I was able to borrow the correct axle nut socket. I stilll need to replace the back brakes and the rubber transmission cooler line that was leaking before putting it back on the road full time.

    It felt so good to drive it even for just a short drive to test the feel of the new bearings.
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        07-25-2013, 07:18 AM
      #11796
    Green Broke
    I do have a question for your opinions.

    When the wheel bearing went out, I took it to my friend's BF to do the work and agreed to pay him to do the repairs. Note: He never gave me a price for the repair work at that time. They are struggling financially too as they are trying to fix up the property my truck was at as a horse board and training facility on 25 ac. And there is no power on at this time. Anyways, I put $20 of gas in their truck(they were on empty and broke) that night as a deposit on the work.

    Two days later he calls me to let me know he got the hub off and can not get the old bearing off, but gave me a list of parts I needed to replace. When I call him to set up a time to drop off the parts, he asks if I can bring a floor jack and jack stands when I come out to help work on the truck. We work on trying to chisel the bearing off for over 2 hours with very little success. Realize the axle threads are boogered and will need a thread file to clean them up, so we call it a night as there is no light other than a small led flashlight. I put another $20 in their tank this night.

    2 weeks go by with no word from him on the truck so I load up my generator, 4" grinder, cutting wheels, shop light, thread file and head out there myself. Get the bearings cut off and worked on the threads for nearly an hour before calling it a night.

    Another week and a half go by and he finally calls me talking about we need to hurry up and get the truck fixed so we can get it out of there. So we go spend another couple hours getting the new bearings on and everything put back together as best we could with the tools we had.



    Here is where I need your opinions.

    He texts me the other day telling me there was some kind of misunderstanding about him working on my truck for just the $40 I put in gas. That he was expecting to be paid better for the work he did on my truck.

    I was willing to pay him to work on my truck as in he do all the work. I have never asked for someone to pay me if they provided tools and help to work on their vehicle. I told him I gave the initial $20 in gas a a deposit for HIM to do the work and gave the second $20 in gas as appreciation for him helping me with the truck since I was requested to help do the work and supply tools. I also gave him the $28 thread file I bought to clean the threads up, oh and a perfectly good (looks brand new and was purchased in 04)40 gal water heater for them to use on the property that was only replaced because the couple relocated a new one in a different location of the house.

    He never listed a price for the work and when they followed me to the house with the truck asked if I had any cash on me. I did not as I never carry cash unless I know I'll need it during my outing.

    Do you think I am in the wrong in my thinking or am I right in thinking that when he began requiring my assistance and tools in the work that it no longer became a paying job and more of two guys getting it done and offering what I gave as showing my appreciation for him helping me work on my truck?

    I sent him a response that if he felt he deserved more than what he got under the circumstances then to let me know a number and we would go from there. I have not received a response yet. This was Tuesday.
         
        07-25-2013, 09:06 AM
      #11797
    Weanling
    I love all the moon pictures! So beautiful. I don't know if I'd be brave enough to ride at night bit those pictures are enough to motivate me!

    Rick, I think your right and have done more than enough. That being said I also think your friends are desperate. You just have to decide if you want to help them or not. And if you do will the money be spent on needs or not? That would factor in for me. Then, I would be cautious of dealing with them in the future.

    It's cooled off some here and I'm hoping to get a ride in later today.
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        07-25-2013, 09:09 AM
      #11798
    Trained
    Rick, I hope you get it worked out. That is one of the problems of letting friends do work for you. Really, any work done should come with a written contract. Otherwise, feelings will be hurt. If it were me, I would give him some cash ($20 - $ 50 or so) and then tell him we are square. Then don't do any more business with him.
         
        07-25-2013, 09:26 AM
      #11799
    Green Broke
    He is not really a friend of mine. He is the BF of the trainer woman I had help me with Boo on picking up his feet. The wife, her and I hit it off and have become friends and it seemed like he was going to be a part of that friendship, but now I'm not sure.

    I think I will give him another $50 just for my clear conscious and wash my hands of any further dealings with him. I had planned on helping them further get their property fixed up by wiring up the well pump and the barn for no charge, but that is out the window. I hate how this is going to affect our relationship with her because of it. We really enjoyed being around her which gave me someone local to enjoy horse talk with. I don't have much of that around here and embrace it when I find it. I have horsey neighbors, but have not made any serious connections with any of them. I'm always too busy to go socializing much.
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        07-25-2013, 09:43 AM
      #11800
    Green Broke
    That is a sticky situation-you know they need money, but feel you have paid enough, right? Cash is sweet, but what about a gift card from a local grocery?
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