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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chang'n oil????

When I was a teenager, we didn't change oil in our cars. We added oil as needed. We didn't use antifreeze neither. In the late 50's, rambunctious teenagers didn't drive "pick'em up trucks". Trucks were built for work. Cars were built to be 'customized' and changed into "hotrods". That's what we drove.

Today may possibly be oil and filter change day at Billy Bob's house. Nephew Joseph has the day off from the oil fields and has promised me he would crawl up under "Sally da house" an' "that jeep" to change oil and filters.....as soon as he gets back from Corpus Christi. I am no longer able to be crawl'n under vehicles so I have to depend on others. Well.....I could it, but I would pay dearly for such a decision. The last two years have taken quite a toll on the old Billy Bob. Cain't do shit....an' that pisses me off. Grrrrrrrrrr......!

I suppose everbody seen all the smoke I created yesterday (photo was posted yesterday).
Here it is again in case ya missed it.

Well let me tell ya bout that smoke. Being the fool that I am, I cranked up that smoke generator in "da house". I had no idea there would be "that" much stink'n smoke. Have ya ever smelled burned vegetable oil???? That stuff stinks terrible and the smell lingers for hours. Won't be do'n that no more.  

The installation of the smoke generator in the Mississippis sternwheeler has been almost completed. Paint has been applied.

This project has been almost as exciting as when I first built this Mississippi Sternwheeler, the Chaperon.
This is a working remote controlled model of a sternwheeler river boat. It's 3 feets long. Took a full year to construct and install remote control. LOL....one day to sink it.

Steam powered "anything" fascinates" the old Billy Bob. From steam powered boats to steam powered farm tractors. Hermit Jim's blog this morning was right along those lines. If'n you Google 'steamboat Yellowstone', you will find some interesting Texas history ya probly didn't know bout. Like being used to transport Santa Anna back to Mexico after his capture in Texas......or something like that. If'n you're a Texas history buff, you need to read this stuff.

When I was a rambunctious little rascal on the farm, there was this steam powered car what would come by once a month......go'n to town I suppose. He would stop at the creek and fill up with water to continue his journey.  Dang I wish I had that old car. Tow behind "Sally da house"....on a trailer.

I dream some weird stuff. I waked up a couple times last night wonder'n what I was do'n lay'n in bed when I was dream'n of being somewheres else. An' do'n weird stuff. Weird stuff will not be discussed in this morn'ns post. I had leg cramps.....what were related to the weird dreams. Then at 4am, I began to have breath'n problems. "Sheesh Billy Bob, you weird". I gave up on sleep'n at 5:15. Brewed up a fresh pot and started a new excit'n day. 

9 comments:

  1. Dang good job, Billy Bob!! You are The Man!! About the breathing problems at night; I have sleep apnea, so I bought me a couple of rebuilt oxygen generators, one for the house and one for the RV. (that way I don't have to carry those heavy things back and forth) I have also seen them for sell on places like Ebay. You may want to get you one of them. Can't hurt and could save your life someday (or night).

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  2. Glad you liked the post about the steamboat! Probably looked a lot like yours, only bigger!

    So when are ya going to float that boat? Better get a video of that!

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    1. Jim, bout a year or so ago, I did a video of the boat in operation. Same day it sinked.

      I'm surprised you didn't google steamboat Yellowstone to see drawings and a model of it. Wikipedia I think it was.

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  3. It's a wonder someone didn't think you were on fire and call the fire department.

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    1. The way I was gag'n, chok'n and cough'n, somebody would have called EMS. I mean to tell ya, "da house" was full of smoke.

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    2. Please go and have those leg cramps checked out. Remember an old Texan remembers? He
      Had leg cramps and complained about them. He, as you know, is no longer with us. Darn I
      Miss his blog. Take care of yourself, nobody else will.

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  4. Sadia Mae wants to go fishing.

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  5. Nephew Joseph is a peach helping his uncle Billy Bob by crawling under your home and vehicle when he is technically "on vacation".

    Last two years have done me in as well :(

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