My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

SirReal63

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Things have been good, more busy than I want to be in this heat. Toni broke the orbital plateau on her right knee, had to have more screws and a plate to repair that so I have had 100% of the animal and garden duties here. She is up to minimal weight bearing on it now and the Doc expects a full recovery.

I have been giving the old 94 F350 some love, full engine flush and working on replacing the down pipe for the turbo as well as fixing the A/C.

This is almost as much hardware as her right ankle has...
 

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How the heck did she break it?
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She was cleaning out the bed of her truck, slipped when getting out of the bed and it snapped. She went down and then the EMS got to pick her up and give her a ride to the E.R. Five weeks in a wheel chair, she got the OK to put weight on it last week. She is recovering nicely.
 
  
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Oh wow, so sorry to hear that. Keep me posted, please.
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I use the step in the bumper. I don't get in or out with the tailgate down.
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Same here..........except when the tailgate is already down.....then I step on the edge of the bumper.....but my day of doing either are getting shorter and shorter.

Sometimes I lift my backside up onto the tailgate.......then swing my legs up and onto the tailgate.....It's just something an old man can do.....Now, If I could just stand up in the bed after that.:rolleyes:

Sorry about your Mrs SirReal....
 

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I use the step in the bumper. I don't get in or out with the tailgate down.
hugs, Brandi
You evidently don't pull a gooseneck trailer.
Can't use the center step in the bumper:

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And the center step is way up there on my wife's truck:

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My truck is lower:
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Xfaxman,
You caught me. I don't use a gooseneck. I work my gooseneck.
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Big difference from a wide front horse trailer gooseneck and a real, working flat deck gooseneck. Since my gooseneck tapers, I put a foot on the bottom of the jack, grab the neck and pull up and swing a foot over my open tailgate.

hugs, Brandi
 
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