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  1. MossRoad

    Restarting My '70 Nova Project

    All my Nova's had bench seats. I miss those. Driving along out in the country with my arm around my wife listening to the radio. (y) Nice job on the rust detection.
  2. MossRoad

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Please elaborate on the two-thousand dollar new car. Thanks.
  3. MossRoad

    Firefighters forced to wait for 100K ammo rounds to explode

    Spammer removed. ;)
  4. MossRoad

    Unsecured hay hauling

    Just last weekend my wife and I were taking a drive in NW Indiana on some backroads. We came around a curve and there was a round bale blown apart sitting right at the edge of the road on the outside of the curve. We've seen plenty of the small traditional square bales over the years, but that...
  5. MossRoad

    Very cool tractor

    Here a duckduckgo link to images of antique orchard tractors. Enjoy! https://duckduckgo.com/?q=antiqu+orchard+tractors&t=h_&iax=images&ia=images
  6. MossRoad

    Very cool tractor

    Yep. Orchard tractors. Google them. There's all kinds of brands. The sweeping fenders are supposed to lift the branches over the tires and operator station. There used to be quit a lot of them near us in the Michigan orchards and vineyards. Not so much anymore.
  7. MossRoad

    Unsecured hay hauling

    There's more. That was just a quick search. Anyhow, anything, hay, tires, lumber, beer kegs, can kill someone if it's not secured properly.
  8. MossRoad

    Unsecured hay hauling

    https://www.ksla.com/2020/07/14/deputies-seek-driver-truck-that-lost-hay-bale-striking-killing-woman/
  9. MossRoad

    Unsecured hay hauling

    It's not unique to North America https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-04/truck-driver-fined-loose-hay-bale-kills-couple-on-motorcycle/7002526
  10. MossRoad

    Unsecured hay hauling

    https://krcrtv.com/news/local/driver-killed-after-her-car-was-crushed-by-a-hay-bale-on-highway-299
  11. MossRoad

    Unsecured hay hauling

    https://www.startribune.com/hay-bale-falls-from-truck-in-minn-killing-husband-wife-in-passing-pickup/295956981/
  12. MossRoad

    Unsecured hay hauling

    In 2010 a member of the band ELO was... https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-11195393
  13. MossRoad

    Towing capacity

    Yes, I know that part of it. I have a hitch on my Suburban that's rated for 10,000# but the max tow rating is 8100#.
  14. MossRoad

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Sheep isn't baaaaad.
  15. MossRoad

    Towing capacity

    Does it increase the capacity, or just make it safer? No where in my 2003 Suburban manual does it say you can tow more with a weight distribution hitch. It just says you should use one if the towed load exceeds 5000# "for proper vehicle loading and good handling when you're driving." If...
  16. MossRoad

    Answer me this...

    Big eyes and drooling in 0.5 seconds!
  17. MossRoad

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Say neigh to horsemeat.
  18. MossRoad

    The Resting Place.

    Or so the Germans would have us believe.
  19. MossRoad

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    It's fuel that has to be consumed to produce electricity. A pure electric car would have only batteries or a cord.
  20. MossRoad

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    They're hydrogen/electric cars. Just like train engines are diesel/electric.
  21. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    I think we all do. However, how are we going to deal with the ones that don't fit the qualification of "deserves it"? I don't have a solution for that.
  22. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    That right there about sums it up.
  23. MossRoad

    Is this oak dying?

    I'd look up Sudden Oak Death and see if that matches what you see.
  24. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    When I was in I.T. it was just an endless upgrade in learning and certifications. If you stopped for a few years, you were way behind the system. As soon as you got comfortable with a system, it was obsolete.
  25. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Not only did it affect the people that lost their jobs and pensions, that kind of stuff trickles down to their children and grand children in the form of lost generational wealth.
  26. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Also, just because you come from the same parents doesn't mean you're going to be exposed to the same levels of care, education, love, etc... Growing up in a household with multiple children, spread out over 15 years in age, there's going to be times where the parents have to devote more time...
  27. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    I woke up around 3:00am this morning and watched a few minutes of The Future Of Word on PBS. I plan on watching the rest of it when I'm more awake. The goal of most businesses is to employ as few people as necessary to do the job, as employees are one of the biggest expenses. I was involved in...
  28. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    My brother in law works with homeless men in Arizona. He said most are mentally ill, uneducated, do not like rules, and have a hard time living in group settings. All they really want is a roof over their head, a place to sleep without getting stabbed, and something to eat.
  29. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    I can understand that feeling. However, I've met quite a few folks that just got screwed by life through no fault of their own. I think a large portion of people living in poverty in our area now have little to no education or mental health issues, or both. I don't think they're lazy. I think...
  30. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Just an observation of what happens to elderly people that for whatever reason do not have any retirement savings. All kinds of reasons. Poor planning. No planning. Drinking. Drugs. Mental illness. Misfortune. Poor health. One major reason here in South Bend was (most are dead now) loss of...
  31. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    They're living in crap apartment houses, old hotels that have been converted to crap apartments, and other not so nice places.
  32. MossRoad

    Repower or Sell PT-425...?

    It's nice to know that there's at least one common bond among owners of different tractor brands... mice!
  33. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Ouch! We've always planned our expenses on two people making minimum wage. Everything else is gravy. ;)
  34. MossRoad

    Repower or Sell PT-425...?

    Just so you know, I've replaced the starter on my Kohler as well. ;) I'd say, if you're happy with the way the machine is working except for the starter and cold weather starting, and there's no indication that anything else is problematic on the engine, $300 for another 13 years of service...
  35. MossRoad

    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Forgot to charge it, eh? 🤣 Just kidding. Nice ride! (y)
  36. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    I would never put our emergency fund in the stock market, even after a crash, because it can always go lower. Investing it like that is trying to time the market. That's the whole point of the emergency fund. To have cash for emergencies, not risk it, even if it seems like a sure thing. It's...
  37. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Why would you invest your emergency fund??
  38. MossRoad

    Bat in the house - rabies scare!

    We have rattlesnakes.
  39. MossRoad

    Bat in the house - rabies scare!

    We have bats and swallows and mosquitos, and lions and tigers and bears. Oh my.
  40. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    I disagree. Get in. Stay in. Invest a fixed percentage of your income every paycheck whether the market is up or down. When you start approaching retirement age, start moving towards safer investments.
  41. MossRoad

    Great lake boats, a good video

    That'll buff right out... Yikes.
  42. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    One thing I have to say is that really, all you need in life is food, water and shelter. Everything else is gravy. We're just used to a lot of gravy. I'm very grateful for what my wife and I have. We are fortunate that we have not had any medical or financial catastrophes, good steady...
  43. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    I had that Sunday night. Split it with my wife.
  44. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Yes, me as well. But I had stuffed pork chops, stuffed mushrooms, corn on the cob, steamed green beans, rice pilaf, carrots, cukes, and cherry tomatoes for dinner. :p
  45. MossRoad

    Restarting My '70 Nova Project

    Adds meaning to the phrase "That car's a dog!"
  46. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    If your investments are making good returns and you know you have a reliable stream of income, there's no reason you can't buy a house in retirement.
  47. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Thank you. However, some question her judgement when it comes to picking me for a husband. 🙃 I, on the other hand, get reminded pretty much daily that I'm the luckiest man on the planet.😁 When we were going to get married, we had to take a "marriageability" comparison through her church. There...
  48. MossRoad

    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Heck yes! (y)
 
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