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  1. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Never used SIPs until we built this house. Used these https://www.tclear.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/protec/ProTEC-Brochure.pdf Walls all R20. Basically 1 helper and I put up all the walls. It was a great decision vs stick frame.
  2. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Several of these on my LS So I bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QK8VL35/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1 And the female type on the BX So I got https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QK8VL35/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1 Somehow I seem to lose.
  3. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Kyle, thoughts on son’s motivation. Perhaps a longterm contract, start of HS thru graduation. His motivation, so maybe tap into that by having him set the conditions - with subtle Dad guidance of course that ensures it achieves what you want while he thinks they are his ideas. Perhaps a big...
  4. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    67°F and 1.4 inches rain. Off to Costco this morning. Likely last time before we go to mainland and 4th of July. On our last bag of dog food. Nice dinner with friends. Last night. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  5. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    67°F and .28 inches rain. Some piddling about yesterday. My tractor tech says he is awaiting parts and will update after he has in hand. Progress. Happy Hour just a small group of 7, but a good time. Got an afternoon phone call that changed trajectory of today. My end of month dental will...
  6. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Maybe another attempt at WV, Dennis?
  7. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Soooo much better (and faster I reckon) than the plates I cut with reciprocating saw and grinder.
  8. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    My repair seems to be OK, but now I have a toe out problem. Apparently quite common and several fixes on Youtube.
  9. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Looks to be THEIR place [emoji16]
  10. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    That parade will coincide with the National Association for Advancement of White People parade, which will feature floats celebrating White History Month driving just ahead of Historic White Universities. With special appearance by members of the Congressional White Cause, joined by contingents...
  11. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly, with the EPA security mandates our dumps (actually Transfer stations) are only open 3 day/ week, closed Wed. Closest 2 to me are Mon, Th, Sat and Tu, Fri, Sunday. Basically taxpayers pay to have a security guy sit in truck all day while open. Of course they will reprimand if catching you...
  12. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Nice. I don’t have any pics, maybe someone else in family does. My Dad built 4 boats similar for us boys. Guessing probably 8x4x1 as they were plywood. They stayed at the lake property. At some point I acquired a small Merc, beefed up the transom and had fun. It was a balancing act as motor...
  13. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    69°F and .07 inches rain. Did get my repair made, but not tested (rain) Installed new battery and got it running. . Looks functional, but I see where welding might help. Will give it a run today. Need to spend time getting in touch with tractor tech as he didn’t respond last week. Happy...
  14. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    LOL
  15. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Drew, nice fresh ahi, mmmmmmm Marinated and grilled, macnut crusted fried, poke, sashimi, hard to beat.
  16. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    69F and 0 inches rain. Plan is to put finishing touches on my mending plates and get them installed. Probably show make a dump run today. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  17. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Interesting day Can’t explain how or why, but Sophie’s Scag started and ran a bit. Have it on battery charger and have cranked it every now and then . One day I kinda over cranked it and it coughed a bit. Shocked. Did again today while playing with choke and it started. Played with throttle...
  18. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Drew “Hear us roar” IMHO, it’s not the people, nor their relationships, it is their in your face activism and intolerance. Then again I have a very low tolerance level for most activist these days. Live and let live should swing both ways. Prejudice and discrimination should not be tolerated nor...
  19. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    That would be fast here, although the Mayor has promised the new automated system will be better.
  20. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Scotty, 🤙 for putting the kids in swim lessons. I think ALL kids should get them. We did our granddaughter summer she was 7.
  21. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Don, We have 2 pool robots. The older one is a Maytonics Dolphin. This is a cabled unit, but can be controlled on iphone. Runs about 2 hours and can schedule. Basically, just pull out and clean periodically. Newer one is Aiper, completely untethered, have to remove to clean and recharge...
  22. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Mike, managed to dislodge the tail light lens on Sophies BX. Suspect half is in the trees where I mowed between. Know where other half is as I heard it crunch in the mower and saw the orange pieces.
  23. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    71°F and 0 rain, but quite blustery. Been windy all night. So the medical news while not what we hoped for can still be viewed as positive and certainly has the Dr’s attention. His exams have taken own an increased intensity and he remarks how rare her condition. No response from LS tech to...
  24. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Sophie’s ophthalmologist appointment somewhat disappointing. Dr didn’t see expected improvement from previous laser procedure. Evaluating other options, one being surgery. That issue scheduled for Aug 5 although he will have options, one being a suture. At least 2 preop appointments before.
  25. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Very sad. I was in HD today. Amazed at how much stuff is locked up. Penalize the customers but not prosecute the thieves. I didn’t realize we had that bad a problem locally. There has to be better methods that do not inconvenience the legit customer. Unless I’m really needing something...
  26. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    71°F and .1 inches rain Guys lost H&F, but the Garlic Honey Shrimp stir fry was excellent. Off to Hilo this morning. A few errands and Sophie has ophthalmologist appointment. Evaluation and hopefully another laser procedure. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  27. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Good thoughts Drew, but I think the reality is I’m a residential customer, not a commercial account. Their main Hawaiian location is on Oahu. Maybe a loaner to someone with a fleet, but not me. As far as I can tell they only have 1 LS tractor on island and that is an economy model being offered...
  28. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Nice splitter, Frits. Thanks for asking. Almost 9 weeks at dealership. Actually spoke with tech face to face last Friday. He was able to experience the problem, but no codes, so still a mystery. I gave him a list of service type things to do before I pick up, hopefully next week or so. I still...
  29. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    69°F and .11 inches rain. Good results with the PW yesterday. Sadly my new one started acting up, electrical issue I think, so had to switch over to the Ryobi. Area looks good. Today, I’ll start inside the old tractorshed getting straightened up. Quick trip to town for some essentials and...
  30. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    When I worked with my Dad all plate screws had to be vertical
  31. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    68°F and 2.2 inches rain,,but none since midnight. Looks like another wonderful start with sun forecast until 3. Back out to solar shed and resume, starting with a good power washing of the floor. Have an area I knocked over a gallon of diesel. Get the floor done and then attempt to rearrange...
  32. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Congrats on new place Don. Pics?
  33. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Glad we’re stuck with you Drew
  34. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Only 2.12 inches rain, so effectively rained out. Did get a short nap before our latte. Life is good.[emoji106]
  35. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Spending time cleaning up my solar shed where I park the BX, Scag, and Mule. Now starting to rain. Why do I not like pressure washing in the rain? Taking a break.
  36. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Nice on milk house, Mike 🤙
  37. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks for update, Bill Prayers for a full and speedy recovery.
  38. sodamo

    Starlink

    I agree as well. Now I was recently offered opportunity to get fiber from local telephone company. Only $59,000 paid in full up front to run line to my property. Without any price changes about 100 years of Starlink to break even. At 77 yo, don’t think I quite have 100 years left.
  39. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    69°F and .11 inches rain Seems we missed the storm ravages again. Although we did have about 20 minutes of it yesterday. Very nice Happy Hour. A couple neighbors who live close to hosts invited. Nice to catch up. One, only built a couple years ago has modified the hot water to include electric...
  40. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    68°F and 1.78 inches rain but 0 since midnight. Sun shining, hinting at beautiful day. I’ll be piddling about. Doing what I didn’t do yesterday. I was able to get my VA disability application finished and accepted. Long story, but we’ll see how it plays out this time. Happy Hour at...
  41. sodamo

    Starlink

    I can sign in from both my ipad and iphone.
  42. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Caught up with postings. Had hoped to see one from Bill. Extra prayers he is OK.
  43. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Gotta luv puppy pics
  44. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    A very good read, Scotty
  45. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers out there 67° and .27 inches rain. Likely a mixed day ahead. I did finish my round of mowing. So a week or so off. Mostly, my times are just estimates but pretty good. Yesterday I looked what I had to do, finished last swath only 5 minutes later than...
  46. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Lot noisier than a chicken
  47. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .59 inches rain Sun a shining, giving me hope I can finish up this round of mowing Eye seems good from procedure. Return in two weeks for prescription check. Tempted to see how much I can adjust to without glasses. Near vision maybe more a challenge than far. Actually typing this on...
  48. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly Re the 2 columns. Left column is my normal expected planning time for each area, ideal conditions. Right column reflects things like extra growth, wetness, more pig rutting, etc that take longer.
  49. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    I’ll admit to not being a good water drinker The only thing unusual about last night is I don’t know if maybe some different spices may have been in meal and I drank 4 cans of Guiness whereas I usually only have 2-3.
  50. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Got a couple hours mowing before the rain. More importantly actual spoke with tractor tech face to face. He had replied that he was in a poor cell area but would call back. As I was mowing I noticed a pu truck with the dealer name turn down side road. Made me wonder. Of course he drove to an...
  51. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    They actually have verbiage on the menu explaining the charge, that isn’t part of tip etc. this is a major statewide chain, in existence like 55 years. Hi min wage is $14/ hr and I suspect they exceed that. Guess we just won’t eat there.
  52. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Just for S&G’s
  53. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    I have mixed feelings re lawn. Surely don’t do much lawn related other than cut. I do find cutting on tractor somewhat Zen like, but also can be expensive as I conjure projects.
  54. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Rs, didn’t realize Arthur Treachers was still around. Used to like their fish.
  55. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Cute 🤙🤙
  56. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .35 inches rain. Guys won H&F last night. Didn’t sleep well. Up about half dozen times with sharp, cramp like pain in my calves. No clue as to why. Could walk them off a just a few minutes. 3 areas left to mow, should get 1 and a partial done before heading into town for laser eye...
  57. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Any pics, Scotty?
  58. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Glad you are on the mend, Drew.
  59. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    65°F and .25 inches rain. No laser treatment for Sophie yesterday. Treatment scheduled for next week Friday. Dr did appear positive about healing but wants to evaluate going suture route vs the laser. Something new. Had a late lunch at the mall. Usually when we eat there we get take out and...
  60. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Got to mow a few hours before coming to town. Talked with soon to be new neighbor mowing just above my area. Mowing with one of those tracked Altoz zero turns. Cost almost same as Sophie’s BX. Said he really liked it. I had cut that same field several times with my ft rotary. Seems like the...
  61. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Finally able to talk with dealer tech about my LS. He was finally able to observe the stalling issue. Hope to have more info by end of week.
  62. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Sorry you aren’t better, Drew. Glad you chose to be safe, albeit disappointing. Extra prayers to get better.
  63. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    65°F and .25 inches rain. Got some mowing in yesterday before the rain and heading into Dentist. My new crown installed. Looks like I can get another couple hours mowing before taking Sophie in for ophthalmologist appointment. Another round of laser to repair the cleft he found. Hopefully...
  64. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    She should know by now. We often procure a solution, put it someplace for safe keeping, and eventually find it when we have more time. [emoji16]
  65. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday, Frits And many more.
  66. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Dennis, curious, are those screws used with or without glue? I seem to recall it being very difficult to eliminate the squeaks without glue.
  67. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    With a twinge of envy I read your gas/diesel prices. Ours seem to hover around $5/g. To be honest I don’t pay that close attention, other than complain, just buy what I need. Only other choice would be stay home and do nothing, but not really an option yet. Using E-0 is self inflicted, but...
  68. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Welcome back, Ted. Missed ya, but understand. 🤙
  69. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Drew, sure hope you are on the mend soon. Everyone else too as I sure can relate of late. Sux.
  70. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and .4 inches rain. And it continues. Likely another frustrating no mow day. So some inside clean up. Also hope to engage with the tractor dealership regarding my tractor repair. Need resolution and tractor back. In town Happy Hour this afternoon. Prayers for all Be safe Have a...
  71. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday to the Mrs, RS
  72. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    So true, Sophie can’t get enough sauce. Me, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Chicken, pork, beef, like them all.
  73. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Kyle, would be happy if it ran on a single cylinder, but can’t get it started at all.
  74. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    65°F and .84 inches rain. Did get rest of area mowed yesterday, but looks terrible being so wet, but figure that was better than letting it grow. Looking very doubtful mowing another area today. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  75. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .74 inches rain. Looks to be clearing. Never got to mow yesterday as it rained non stopped. Laser eye procedure uneventful. The dilation was the worst of it. No discernible difference at this point but wasn’t expecting much. Dr will evaluate next Friday when I get right eye done...
  76. sodamo

    Scag died

    I still suspect it could be a timing issue. Yea, the electrical has been a problem a couple times. All the safeties check out and it does crank. I had replaced the control module earlier, only way to start was jump the ground, otherwise it didn’t even crank. New module was in several months...
  77. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    65°F and 1.17 inches rain. Had hoped to continue mowing today, but way too soggy at this point. Did some maintenance on BX, then mowed a few hours. Neighbor mechanic returned the Scag, unfixed. Decided engine needs rebuild, which he doesn’t do or be replaced. Not going to do anything at...
  78. sodamo

    Scag died

    Spark is strong, been tried with different plugs and points. Observed just bare and with tester.
  79. sodamo

    Scag died

    valves adjusted
  80. sodamo

    Scag died

    2007 Scag SCZ-36A 19KAI w/ Kawasaki FH580V-AS33 Cranks but not fire/start, even with starter fluid New plugs, gapped .30 New ignition coils gapped Good spark both cylinders. Cleaned contacts, voltage regulator Fuel system Both tanks removed, flushed New connectors New 1/4 in fuel lines New...
  81. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    65°F and .01 inches rain. Pretty good day yesterday. Got some maintenance done on neighbor’s trailer. Ready should I get fortunate that my tractor is ready. Started another round of mowing. Hope to continue that today. H&F cancelled as John has problematic tooth requiring attention...
  82. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    RNG Likely not orange - too big for the BX, but might add some Blue for my LS.
  83. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Drew, did you ever make headway with landlady as to garage man door? Possible to add your new green house to that point?
  84. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    68°F and .15 inches rain. Another day without firm plans, just see how it goes. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  85. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    RNG. I recently asked about Dash cams and got some good feedback. I opted to go with VioFo from Amazon, T130 and VS1, both with the hardwire kits. Haven’t installed yet, maybe next week. So why did I choose those. Good reviews, decent price, but I did NOT want a subscription service, nor a...
  86. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    I’ll call it a functional day. Not up to 100% yet, but functioning. A bit ago I found a rotary mower on CL. New ones on the expensive side. Decent used if available almost as bad, but most in even worse shape than my old Rhino SE5. Local Kubota dealer wanted $3500 for 60 inch Land pride. TSC...
  87. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Ron, agree with your med assessment.
  88. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    68°F and .01 inches rain Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  89. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Best recovery Buppies
  90. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Whatever this was I sure hope never to see it again
  91. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Me too. Thanks
  92. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Wow, i’d say son was blessed to survive.
  93. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    68°F and .19 inches rain. Feeling much better, but still a cough. Gonna pass on Happy Hour. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  94. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Agree 🤙
  95. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .7 inches rain. Sunshine Nothing strenuous planned Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  96. sodamo

    What's for supper???

    We did fried banana sandwiches as a kid, no peanut butter.
  97. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Took an easy day, likely more to come. Sophie’s ophthalmologist took time to explain what’s going on, not that I can do it justice. As reminder, her 2nd cataract surgery, going on 3 years been slow to heal. So healing, progress noted these last few months, but internal pressure remains low...
  98. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .05 inches rain Attempting to slide back into world of the living today. Wish I could redo this past week plus. No pneumonia, but Dr didn’t label whatever it was. Sophie has a lazily eye procedure this afternoon at ophthalmologist. I missed the explanation but she says he’s rather...
  99. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Checking in from Day 7 of hell. Totally not read GM Doctor yesterday, pneumonia, xrays to confirm. Bag of meds Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  100. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    67°F and .04 rain These last 24 hours I don’t remember being so miserable before. Headache, fever, no energy, plain miserable. Alligator test negative. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  101. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .01 inches rain Got a few hours mowing yesterday. Hope to repeat today and get that area done. Yes, Drew, being nice to Sophie - always [emoji1] Tractor tech never called Today? Followup on my Fioptics endeavor. Got a voicemail saying if I still wanted it the phone company required...
  102. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    67°F and .59 inches rain. Now sporting a new temporary crown after 2 hours in dental chair. Just may have been my best dental experience ever. The new dentist and her assistant were fabulous. No pain or discomfort, not even the needle. Worst part was my back aching. Lots of new high tech since...
  103. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Best of luck at dentist, Drew
  104. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    68°F and .04 inches rain. Back to being empty nesters. Our Canadian friends, cottage tenants are on their way home, to return in the fall. I’ll be spending the afternoon in dentist chair. Expect to leave with a temporary crown and a replaced filling. Filling installed about 1980, plenty of...
  105. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly, the boxers lifeguards were a sight. Always two, sometimes 3 on the sides closest to her as she moved. Boxers aren’t waterdogs, but we took time with each as puppies to introduce them to swimming and knowing where the steps were. As such I still doubted they might attempt a rescue. One...
  106. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    So true.
  107. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Likely that’s how the Mom sees it. Hopefully our son knows better. We have never portrayed her parents in a negative manner, but we have tried to expand her view at times. When he went off to college, he chose a community college and lived with Sophie’s sister’s family in New Jersey while we...
  108. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Big dogs and little kids, another of God’s gifts. We’ve had Boxers since ‘92, otherwise empty nesters. So our granddaughter was visiting when she was about 3yo and we had 3 boxers. Still fairly new Mom slightly panicked when she lost sight of her. Sophie advised, just look for the dogs, they...
  109. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Ahhhh, focused thinking… Retirement doesn’t obviate the need to make decisions.
  110. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    68°F and no rain Nice little Aloha gathering for departing friends. Chinese take away with home made chocolate cake and ice cream. Did get dogs area mowed. Sure they will appreciate. Got my expanded info sheet off to granddaughter to assist her decision making. Sadly, she has gone from a...
  111. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Nooooooo, you don’t want sympathetic problems [emoji16]
  112. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Nice work, Paul 🤙
  113. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Kyle_in_Tex, David, that almost sounds like a ripoff. Agreed. My thoughts this is a mid $20k economy model, even with extra shipping and taxes still under $30k, no where near $46 Are you saying they don't want your tractor in trade? Nope Is your tractor under any kind of warranty still...
  114. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    68°F and just .1 inches rain. Unlike Kauai which got slammed. Pics on news of cars with water up over the hoods. Like Sophie says glad we live up hill. Successful trip to town, diesel, beer, etc. even early dinner. Our LA friends bringing over Chinese TO for a good bye dinner with our...
  115. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Anniversary and many, many more.
  116. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Likely won’t be getting one now.
  117. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Might have to look at that for my home tank. Or shouldn’t be so lazy to walk out there LOL
  118. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .13 inches rain. A rainy morning to start. Guys won H&F. Looking back it was pretty even with the guys winning just 1 night more than the gals. Need to go into town today. Diesel refill, brewery refill, some other errands. Had a disheartening email from LS dealer. I had noticed a...
  119. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Dennis seems getting a Dr appointment due to a cancellation is getting to be the way to avoid long waits. Both my cataract surgeries were that way. My dental next week is that way while Sophie got a late May appointment for filling. Same office. As for online bill payment, not only the...
  120. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .58 inches rain. Today starting off wet. Great day yesterday, beautiful if I acknowledge the hours of mowing. Laupahoehoe end of property done. Only about 1/4 tank of diesel left, thought I had another can. Need to pay better attention. H&F this afternoon. This will be our last 3...
  121. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and .42 inches rain Will today be the day?? Think I see a faint glow of sunshine. If not, then I’ll piddle about inside. Didn’t get anything seriously done yesterday. Accidentally watched old movie The Green Mile. Guess had never rewatched since years ago. Forgot what a great movie. Of...
  122. sodamo

    LS ECU

    Wonder if they can program before it installed in tractor? I have 160 mile round trip to dealer and don’t have my own trailer.
  123. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Ken, maybe enlist the son to help with the camera install?
  124. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    63°F and .68 inches rain. The big question of the day is- mow or no mow? Looking like it might dry enough. This was actually a major discussion point amongst the guys yesterday. All sharing the frustration. I should have been a bit more precise on dental estimate: Procedures $2317 My share...
  125. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Interesting day. Eclipse was a bust here, too overcast. Listening to the banter of the radio DJ’s while driving to town at least made missing it funny. Good, but long appointment at eye doc. Got a good exam for new prescription but Dr suggested we do a laser clean up first, so back in two...
  126. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Head throbbing from researching dash cams So hard to tell what hundreds of dollars price difference does or doesn’t get you. Leaning to the WiFi app type vs display. Think display could prove distracting. Decided to go with the bargain end Viofo from Amazon. The single cam VS1 for my truck...
  127. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Beautiful as always, Phil
  128. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    65°F and .81 inches rain Solar event about to begin but too overcast. Described here as Bite of the sun. Hope many of you have a memorable event. Busy day ahead. First up my semi annual eye example. Looking for a good eye test as I need new glasses. Then our semi annual dentist visit...
  129. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    63°F and .41 inches rain Never got back to mowing yesterday. About as soon as it dried a bit, more rain. Just annoying. Maybe today. Up late watching the Hula Festival on TV. Some talent 🤙 Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  130. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    1 circuit around the field and rained out. Cold rain too. Maybe I’ll get to try again if it dries some.
  131. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Me either, but in light of Dennis recent experience now curious. Thinking might be good addition to Spark, especially if granddaughter drives it.
  132. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Been a bunch of postings about dash cams lately. Anyone care to share details? Don’t have one in either vehicle, but see the potential.
  133. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Sophie had one of those benefit reviews just weeks before her accident. We chose her disability plan mostly out of ignorance. What a fortunate decision. Six months short term disability gave her the missing quarters to qualify for SS disability.
  134. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and 1.26 inches rain. Fortunate to get a few hours mowing yesterday. Maybe get lucky enough for a few more today. Phone being a bit strange. Two voice mails from Wed showed up this morning. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  135. sodamo

    LS ECU

    https://www.messicks.com/parts/new-holland/MT40284461 i think this is our ECU. Wonder how to get it programmed? my tractor is in dealer for intermittent stalling which tech can’t replicate.
  136. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Maybe we are related [emoji16]
  137. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    62°F and 1.02 inches rain. OK, need a break here. Sun actually. This morning looking pretty much like yesterday. Mowing doubtful. No word on my tractor. Guess I’ll reach out today. 3 weeks. Guys lost H&F. A close game but the gals dominated 6 out of 7 rounds. Prayers for all Be safe...
  138. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Wow, curious as the cost to develop.
  139. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    63°F and .68 inches rain. Hoping for drier. Grass appears to be thriving. Traffic in town yesterday was horrendous. Friends said every venue they went to was inundated with long lines. Merrie Monarch booming. H&F this afternoon Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  140. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Dennis, There are insurance investigators. We were fortunate in that my neighbor across the street was one and he went to scene with me. Lots of pics. And the vehicles. Also had one of his attorney friends visit Sophie in the hospital. As for testing, I thought they would, but no. Police never...
  141. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Anniversary Dennis. Glad son is healing.
  142. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks. He actually rattled off a few, Tums, pepto, Prilosec, etc and I said we had Tums.
  143. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Don’t envy you and what’s ahead. Which insurance company? I still have bad taste from dealing with State Farm from Sophie’s accident. Fortunately, we had USAA on our end. Kid coming home from wave party hit Sophie head on, cited for failure to maintain lane, $50 fine as I recall and almost whole...
  144. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Mike, if your grout is still fresh enough you might be able to remove enough that apply new color over it. Good luck
  145. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and 1.26 inches rain, half since midnight. Looks like another too wet to mow day. Rather uneventful visit to GP yesterday afternoon. Suggested Sophie try Tums for her complaint as his exam was unrevealing. Rewarded ourselves by stopping at Tex Drive In. Brought home fresh malasadas...
  146. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers for your son, Dennis
  147. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and 1.68 inches rain and not finished. But the sun is trying. Had hoped to start round of mowing, but looking promising. Oh well, there’s inside opportunities Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  148. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly, my flail wants 25hp. My LS is 40, 32 PTO hp.
  149. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Thought you were a retired professional [emoji16]
  150. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Our thoughts and prayers for you both. [emoji120]
  151. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Very nice, Mike
  152. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    April Fools Day My Mom would have turned 100 today. Still very much alive in my memory even though she has been departed 21 years. 65°F and no rain. Received confirmation that both efiled taxes have been accepted. Patiently awaiting my refund. Need to go to DMV, transfer title and...
  153. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Prayers for your surgery, Mostly
  154. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Very nice, Scott 🤙
  155. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Nice ducks, Ron.
  156. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Awesome work, Phil. As usual. Ever thought about making a photo booth? Something just big enough to hold your creation. Many a simple box with a sheet.
  157. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday Mrs Helo And many more Enjoy Italy
  158. sodamo

    Dealer XR4140 stalling

    Still no joy. Am emailing below to the Dealer tech and LS tech. Hopefully it will trigger a solution. Frustrating. “Shawn, If you would indulge me a bit. Although you have not been able to replicate the stalling issue I am 99.99% confident that after we have given up and I made another 160 mile...
  159. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Hauʻoli Lā Pakoa No Easter eggs here but I do know where there is a bag of Cadbury minis. 64°F and .59 inches rain. No big plans for the day. One last sanity romp thru TurboTax before hitting the File Button. Already passed the internal checks and getting Refund. Will spend rest of the...
  160. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Taxes done. Actually, I’ll do a final review tomorrow, but no obvious error/omissions last check. [emoji16]
  161. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Non existent, she will have to learn. Her choice of course - learn or walk. [emoji16]
  162. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and .3 inches rain. Taxes Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  163. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Less than good news from the LS dealer. Unable to duplicate my intermittent stalling issue. That has been my concern all along as I was never able to duplicate, except the stalling would occur when under load, using the flail. Sure hope he finds a way. Expanded my vehicle flight. Bought my...
  164. sodamo

    Dealer XR4140 stalling

    Thanks, Mike Had that problem with the BX, so naturally I thought maybe same with the LS. I really think I purged that tank and lines well. While I have been concerned that issue is not duplicatable, actually it is in sense it happens every time I use the tractor, just I’m not sure the why...
  165. sodamo

    Dealer XR4140 stalling

    Tractor has been at dealer 2 weeks. GOOD MORNING DAVID, I HAVE DRIVEN THE UNIT AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE ISSUE. I HAVE ALSO STARTED AND LET RUN NUMEROUS TIMES WITH NO STALLING. I WILL RUN THE UNIT AT SOME POINT TODAY TO TRY AND GET IT TO REPEAT THE ISSUES YOU ARE HAVING. THANKS...
  166. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    63°F and .27 inches rain. Looks like more today. Didn’t get much accomplished yesterday. I did sell my second Starlink kit to a neighbor. The down side being it took most of the morning as Paul tends to be overly social requiring an in depth walk thru of my internet setup and security cameras...
  167. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Bill I built one of these at my cottage. https://www.versatube.com
  168. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and .32 inches rain. Looks like a rainy day ahead. Should get finished up in the office this morning I should wait another 16 years for another clean out. Our delayed Happy Hour this afternoon to say Aloha to neighbors Ted and Marilyn who sold their house and are embarking on an...
  169. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Best of luck and speedy recovery, Mostly
  170. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    65°F and .01 inches rain. Another decent day of cleanup in office and another trip to transfer station. With somewhat mixed feelings I packed up all my flight training books and material to leave at the Give n Take with the hope that someone out that enjoys them. The reality being my seat time...
  171. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and .02 inches rain Tragic about the Key Bridge Today’s plans just a continuation of yesterday. Hopefully more efficiently. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  172. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    66°F and no rain Got a good start on major office clean up. Don’t think of myself as a hoarder but I can be slow to throw stuff away. A big bag of trash, old documents shredded, big box of books for donation to Give n Take at the transfer station. That bookcase wall will require more attention...
  173. sodamo

    Dealer XR4140 stalling

    I only checked that it was seated, didn’t attempt to follow any leads or remove to check for corrosion. Would expect any issue to be found when tech does a wire test.
  174. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and .98 inches rain. Palm Sunday. I remember as a kid the excitement of bringing home that little branch of palm to be placed behind the Holy picture, replacing the dried out palm from last year. Now we have so many palm fronds in our yard they may even elicit a curse or two. I’m sure...
  175. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Got all the mowing completed just as it started raining. Good thing - cold rain. Brrrrrr Been shredding cardboard. Tedious but productive. Be easier to keep up one box at a time. Eventually [emoji16] thinking this batch will be mulch around the pineapples.
  176. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Congrats to your Dad, Dennis. Quite the milestone.
  177. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    I use Yashida’s Original often, beef, pork, chicken, fish… Sometimes I’ll put on meat before vac sealing and freezing.
  178. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Kyle, Sophie was actually born in Mineral Wells, Texas
  179. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and .28 inches rain. Sun struggling to shine thru. Makes me hopeful I just might finish this round of mowing. Yesterday’s Memorial was well done. Gonna guess at least 150. Tons of great food. Hadn’t seen some of the people since before Covid. When Jim, the husband and the grandkids...
  180. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and 1.35 inches rain. Happy Birthday to my dear sweet wife and partner, Sophie. A very different day ahead. My 24 sheet shredder was delivered late yesterday. Will be putting it through its paces shredding cardboard. Will use as soil amendment. Afternoon will be spent at Memorial for...
  181. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    62°F and .38 inches rain Slight deviation from plan. Trip to Hilo this morning to drop urine sample at vet. Had hoped to do yesterday but Simba not cooperative with sample. Got one last night Later this morning we are part of the work crew setting up for our friends memorial service. Set up...
  182. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Don. I think our iPad experience are opposite. Have had iPads a few years now and it is my go to, even more than my iPhone. Currently have the 11 inch Pro and pencil. Did try keyboard cover once. I’m not a good typist, just hunt and peck. My laptop sees much less use. There are times I use both...
  183. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Plowhog. Will that be a DIY fix?
  184. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    61°F and .14 inches rain. A good day mowing yesterday. I did start when wetter than I prefer but able to get Hilo end of property done. All that remains is 2 small sections close to house, maybe an hour or so. Off to Hilo for Sophie’s ophthalmologist appointment. Need to get some milk and...
  185. sodamo

    Dealer XR4140 stalling

    Abit of followup Didn’t make much headway poking around. Eventually did hear from LS tech whose final recommendation was they needed the computer codes, so take to Dealer. Dropped off at dealer 80 miles away. They have only had LS a couple years. service tech told me most jobs were a learning...
  186. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    I get WiFi only iPads. Then run off iPhone hotspot or my Mobley if away from house.
  187. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    62°F and .31 inches rain. Mowing roulette continues. Sun trying to peak through so I’m encouraged. If we can get a couple of hours without showers I’m going for it. Hopefully as schedule for rest of the week isn’t promising. My lattes are improving. Have evolved to point where Sophie even...
  188. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Today’s wx pretty much followed same pattern as yesterday. Not a lot of rain just enough periodically to keep everything wet. Hence still no mowing. I did get to work on the fireplace, replace the bad transformer and the control module. Added a fan module and wifi remote control. Now we can...
  189. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    More than a few here [emoji16]
  190. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    62°F and .09 inches rain and raining Never did get any mowing yesterday. Not a lot of rain just enough to keep things wet. Today starting off same although the sun is trying to peek through giving me hope for this afternoon. St Patty’s day Happy Hour a resounding success. I did think I had...
  191. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Another beauty, Phil. 🤙
  192. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    I had a plan God showed me his. No mowing today.
  193. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and .29 inches rain Happy St Patty’s Day Not pretty, but did get 2 areas mowed yesterday. Really dislike mowing wet grass, but sometimes… Hope to get another area mowed today. Pizza gathering was fun. Today we host a St Patty’s potluck, cornered beef and cabbage in lieu of Monday Happy...
  194. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    That’s a bit sad, Dennis
  195. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    61°F and 2.07 inches rain Hopefully it dries enough to resume mowing but not looking promising. Friends coming over this afternoon, bringing pizza. They live in LA area but have a condo here in Hilo. Think they are here 6 weeks this visit. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  196. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Long, successful day. Tractor rode very well on trailer. Rained pretty much half the way over. Never went over 50 and took a hit in the gas mileage department. Topped off at Costco after dropping tractor. Good conversation with the dealer tech. He confirmed my suspicions. Being a fairly new...
  197. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and 1,61 inches rain. Off to Kona this morning Deliver my LS to dealer Wish it wasn’t raining. Likely seem like a long 80 miles. Guys lost at H&F. Off to a decent start then the gals just steamrolled us. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  198. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    65°F and no rain. Yesterday didn’t go quite as planned. No mowing done. Not complaining though. After getting back from town, got focused on my LS tractor. Bottom line, I need to take it in to Dealer. 80 miles away. It may be a warranty issue 🤞but diagnostics first. That’s a 2 hr min. 2 hours...
  199. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    64°F and .07 inches rain. As quick trip into town this morning to get items missed on Monday. Then it looks like another stint of mowing 🤙 That last storm finally ended 16 days and 16 hours. 13 hours into new storm. Prayers for all Be safe Have a great day
  200. sodamo

    Good morning!!!!

    Drew, no word on mower (scag). Guessing parts haven’t come in. Sorta news my LS tractor, finally got response from LS tech support. Without diagnostic report with codes they are not willing to speculate on stalling issue. Am awaiting word from dealer that replaced mine as to how to handle. I...
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