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Sequal to frozen water story{Another long one}
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Salmoneye    Posted 01-18-2004 at 07:11:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Remember my tale of self inflicted woe about the frozen water? Well one of my neighbors is a master at oneupmanship. Seems he has a well out in a pasture with a working head pump which he uses to water cattle. Well he decided the tank wasn't filling up fast enough, and, apparently he caught my "Tim the Toolman Disease".
He decided to give the pump MORE POWER!! {rrhhhr}
First he swirched pulleys and doubled the speed of the pumpjack. Due to the increased pressure and longer duty cycle, the overload button on the motor kept tripping. Hey, those things are easy to by-pass-right? Well needless to say, that was the end of that motor. So, on goes a bigger motor. This time it worked, but still wasn't fast enough for him, so the next thing he did was bypass the pressure switch. You know how when a pressure tank gets to be about 40 some years old the weak spots tend to get weaker? Yep--he found the weak spot!! It wa son the bottom, just the right place to send the tank in orbit!{well not quite in orbit, but close} It took the roof off the little doghouse cover with it, and in the process took out the electric line going to it! So his Tim the Toolman disease got him a visit from both the plumber AND the electrician!
I almost hate to post these stories because it probably sounds like I'm making htem up, but I swear I'm telling the truth!Needless to say, this is a very interesting neighborhood to live in!

toolman    Posted 01-18-2004 at 11:29:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
it wasn,t me and i do not live in that neighbourhood honest,but it does seem like things that happen around here sometimes hence the name my wife and friends have given me,lol.hey ya only live once ,you might as well make it interesting haha.

ya call that long?    Posted 01-18-2004 at 07:57:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I laff at that yuk, yuk, yuk. Sounds like an interesting place to live. (grin)


Newgen    Posted 01-18-2004 at 08:02:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes Cindi, it is quite the place to live--and believe it or not, the few stories I've told on here ar ejust the tip of the iceberg!! Maybe I should write a book of my own someday--give you a run for your money on the bestseller list!{just kidding}

Cindi    Posted 01-18-2004 at 09:01:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh heck yeah. Go for it!

Although I highly doubt I will ever see the bestsellers list unless I go there to look up a Stephen King book. But you might.

Newgen    Posted 01-18-2004 at 12:44:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't sell yourself short-you've got as good a chance as anybody and a better chance that some {probably myself included} You have an interesting way with words.

Newgen--reverse plagerism    Posted 01-18-2004 at 07:18:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is that what it's called when you give somebody else credit for someting you write? Maybe somebody can come up with a better term?

SHUSH yo maf    Posted 01-18-2004 at 07:27:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Eye at least it didn't do anything to tarnish your image. So, roll with the flow. People will think you very witty. future....gfp

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