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Getting old sucks......

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239302 by oldtanker
Been a ruff couple of years here guys. Sense 2015 I've had both knees and one hip. Plus minor surgery on both feet, cataracts both eyes and to top it off neck fusion surgery. Then this spring I had an unexplained internal bleed. Anyway about my only activity in the last 2 years has been to have shop put up 24X54 and buying that T340 IH Crawler loader. Well I pulled the T340 part way down to replace a leaking water pump and to change it over to 12 volt with an alternator. Still need to do a steering clutch/brake adjustment. I want to get the D4 7U in the shop to get a start on that. Needs the steering brakes adjusted or maybe replaced. Carb on the pony rebuilt and paint. But I am getting back to doing things!! Now if I can me wife and my doctor to stop trying to tell me I'm old........  

Rick

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239303 by Rome K/G
Replied by Rome K/G on topic Getting old sucks......
Wow! sounds like you had a "Certified Rebuild", take care and stay safe and good health to you! Keep us posted on the projects.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239308 by Deas Plant.
Replied by Deas Plant. on topic Getting old sucks......
Hi, oldtanker.
I can imagine that getting old does suck, especially when the body gets older but the mind doesn't. I'm with ROME K/G, it does sound like a 'certified rebuild'. Did it come with a warranty?

Be like the old Berger paint slogan - "keep on keeping on".

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239309 by Wombat
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There is one thing that sucks more than getting old, that is not living long enough to get old, I will take getting old any day over the alternative.

Wombat

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239310 by Deas Plant.
Replied by Deas Plant. on topic Getting old sucks......
Hi, Wombat.
I can take a guess at what you mean. I lost my first-born son to leukeamia at age not quite 4 1/2. That has shaped a large part of my since, NOT the grief - that was over and done with 6 weeks BEFORE he died in one flash of clarity - but the examples of his love, his courage and his intelligence way beyond his years.

I have sometimes wondered what he might have been like had he lived but I don't believe that he came here to live to a 'ripe old age'. I think he came to help my then wife and me learn some lessons.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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2 months 2 weeks ago #239311 by oldtanker
Replied by oldtanker on topic Getting old sucks......
Guys don't get me wrong. I am happy every day I wake up on the top side of the dirt. Just gets frustrating when I got so much I want to get done and have to settle for working 4 or so hours and having to call it a day. Never seem to get as much done as I'd like to. Then to have the doc tell me I'm to old to be getting in a man lift bucket to take a tree down and the wife sitting there going "see, told you so"! Well that's twisting the knife. Was complaining about an old guy in front of me the other day only to realize that we were class mates.....so my story is that he musta been held back a number of times.....! Working on repairing a Ford 860 tractor right now. Rebuilt the hydraulic pump, new governor. Going to rewire it and paint it.
Then the D4 goes in the shop. Hope to have it done by next spring. Going to have to reseal the hydraulic pump, rebuild the pony carb. Most likely weld on sprockets too. Then it's clean and paint.

Rick

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239314 by Busso20
Replied by Busso20 on topic Getting old sucks......
Old tanker, yes we must be glad to what we can, My mum passed away nearly 2 years ago and she was early seventies, I still have tears thinking of her, yes I am lucky to have had a great mum and her outlook to keep on carrying on, if you can get out to the shed great keep doing it, every day is another piece to the puzzle done, we all have something to work on I have 4 in the shed waiting plus a kenworth coming to add to them. I think you will have the D4 on the go before me, Cheers Jamie

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