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WHAT THE KING DID TODAY

WHAT THE KING DID TODAY

 

SO IF YOU ARE READING THIS, IT IS NOT TODAY BUT THIS IS WHAT THE KING DID YESTERDAY. info@kingofobsolete.ca

THANSK

CHANGES MADE

KING TODAY DIAL UP PAGE -- DEC 18 2014

 

NEW PRICES BECAUSE OF SHIPPING COSTS ON THE BOOKS

 

SCREAMING FORD ON KM 17 HILL IN THE DARK ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SCREAMING FORD SCREAMING FOR MERCY ON KM 20 HILL ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SCREAMING FORD KM 29 HILL ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

LINN TRACTOR IN THE KINGDOM ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

T-9 INTERNATIONAL FAMOUS BLACK CAT ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

TD-18 INTERNATIONAL CAT PULLING A ROAD DRAG ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

2006 CHEVY 2500HD ICE CROSSING ON YOUTUBE -- SEPT 09 2014

 

SICKLE LAKE LODGE ELEVEN YEARS LATER -- MAY 01 2014

 

CAT TRAIN NEWSLETTERS BOOK for sale here on the website

LIFE IN THE KINGDOM BOOK for sale here on the website     

 

DEC 18 2014

 

YESTERDAY I TOOK THE TD-18 KNOWN AS "DUALLY" OUT FOR A SPIN BUT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SNOW. THE SNOWS HAVE NOT COME THIS YEAR BUT THE COLD HAS BEEN HERE FOR A LONG TIME.

 

DUALLY

 

DEC 17 2014

 

A FRIEND OF MINE IN THE LAND OF OZ SENT ME THE DVD COLLECTION FOR THE FILM "BACK OF BEYOND". IT IS A REALLY GOOD STORY OF PLAYING IN THE DESERT.

 

BACK

DEC 16 2014

 

THE DESK IN MY LITTLE OFFICE WAS GETTING TOO SMALL FOR 2 COMPUTERS AND MAILING OUT BOOKS. IT ONLY TOOK A COUPLE OF HOURS TO WHIP UP AND EXTENSION.

 

BIGGER

DEC 15 2014

 

MY SO CALLED GUARD DOGS IN THE "KINGDOM" ARE MORE INTERESTED IN HAVING FUN THEN DOING THEIR JOB. THEY SEEM TO LIKE GETTING THEIR PICTURE TAKEN TOO.

 

DOGS

DEC 14 2014

 

IT WAS A BORING WEEKEND IN THE "KINGDOM" WITH WHIPPING UP TRAILER 6.

 

 

I RAN OUT OF BLACK PAINT TO FINISH PAINTING THIS TRAILER. BUT IT IS COMPLETE AND READY TO GO.

 

TRAILER

 

DEC 12 2014

 

I WAS BUSY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS ON A SECRET PROJECT BUT I CAN SHOW YOU A COUPLE PICTURES ON THE WAY HOME. AT THIS TIME OF YEAR THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE ON THE PINK CREW CAB SHOULD READ -34C NOT -4C. IT IS A LITTLE TOO WARM FOR THIS TIME FO THE YEAR.

 

TEMP

 

THE PINK CREW CAB THIS MONING IN THE "KINGDOM". I CAN NEVER RETURN BACK WITH OUT MY SUPPLIES.

 

RETURN

 

DEC 08 2014

 

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN I GET TO WORK ON THE "PINK CREW CAB". THIS TRUCK IS HIGH MAINTANCE FOR SOME REASON. OH WELL.

 

PINK

 

DEC 07 2014

 

I FORGOT TO POST A PICTURE OF THE SKI-DOO TRAILER FINISHED TO THE POINT OF HAVING TO WAIT FOR PARTS. ONE OF THE JOYS OF LIVING IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH IS THE PARTS HAVE TO COME FROM THE SOUTH.

 

TRAILER

DEC 06 2014

 

AT -27C WITH A WINDCHILL OF -33C, I GOT THE 1939 CHEVY UP AND GOING. THE TRUCK IS EASY TO START AT COLD TEMPS BECAUSE IT HAS A MANUAL CHOKE.

 

39

 

DEC 05 2014

 

YESTERDAY WAS AN EASY DAY BY GETTING STARTED ON REWIRING THIS SK-DOO TRAILER. I ADDED A PIPE DOWN THE SIDE TO HIDE THE WIRES IN PLUS THE FELLOW WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE PIPE FOR STRAPPING THE LOAD DOWN.

 

WIRES

 

DEC 04 2014

 

AFTER 2 WEEKS I FINALLY GOT THE TANDEM TRAILER FINISHED AND OUT OF THE SHOP. NOW THE SHOP IS BACK TO NORMAL AND WARMER. I HAVE A COUPLE OF DAYS WORK ON THIS SKI-DOO TRAILER TO MAKE IT WORTHY OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH.

 

FRED

 

DEC 03 2014

 

THE HIGH SPEED (IT IS NOT HIGH SPEED) INTERNET WAS DOWN FOR A DAY SO I COULD NOT UP DATE THE WEBSITE. I HAVE A HIGH SPEED (IT IS NOT HIGH SPEED, IT IS WORSE THEN DIAL UP) DISH THAT I WAS ABLE TO DO EMAILS WITH. I WORKED ON THE TANDEM TRAILER DOING THE LIGHTS ON THE BACK AGAIN. PLUS I WROTE A FEW STORIES FOR MY 4TH BOOK WHICH I HAVE TO GET IN TO PRINT.

FOR SOME REASON WHEN THE DOGS SEE THE CAMERA NOW, THEY WANT TO BE IN THE PICTURE.

 

LIGHTS

 

DEC 01 2014

 

WE HAD A NICE JOB ALL SUMMER HAULING GARBAGE FROM THE NEW BUILDING THAT WAS BEING BUILT AT HUGHES LAKE. THE BUILDING IS NOW COMPLETE SO WE HAVE NO MORE GARBAGE TO HAUL.

 

HUGHES

 

MY STAFF DID NOT THINK IT WAS ALL GOING TO GET IT TO FIT IN WHAT WE BROUGHT TO HAUL IT AWAY BUT WE DID GET IT ALL IN.

 

LOADED

NOV 30 2014

 

AFTER I FINISHED WELDING UP THE SKI-DOO SLEIGH HITCH, I TOOK THE REST OF THE DAY OFF TO RELAX AND WATCH A FEW MOVIES.

 

HITCH

 

NOV 29 2014

 

TODAY I HAD TO HAUL A LOAD OF WATER FOR THE "KINGDOM". THE SHOP EXTENSION MADE IT GREAT FUN TO GET THE WATER PUMPED IN TO THE SHOP BECAUSE THE HOSE WAS NOT QUITE LONG ENOUGH. OH WELL, LOL.

 

WATER

NOV 28 2014

 

IT WAS A BORING DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" BECAUSE ALL I DID WAS SIGN BOOKS AND MAIL THEM AROUND THE WORLD. I DID CHECK OUT THE SNAIL MAIL ADDRESSES ON GOOGLE TO MAKE SURE THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT. IT SURE IS NEAT TO SEE WHERE PEOPLE LIVE USING GOOGLE. HERE IS A PICTURE OF XENA ON THE D6 9U KNOWN AS "THE HOOD" PULLING LOADED SLEIGHS TO SICKLE LAKE LODGE IN APRIL. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN ON THAT TRIP AND I WILL ADD THE PICTURES TO THE WEBSITE WHEN I GET A CHANCE AND THE COMPUTER LIKES ME, LOL.

 

CAT

NOV 27 2014

 

THE COLD WEATHER BRINGS GREAT FUN FOR THE NEW STYLE VEHICLES WHICH MEANS MONEY FOR ME. THE NEW SCHOOL BUS ALWAYS QUITS IN COLD WEATHER BECAUSE OF THE DEF FUEL SYSTEM. THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I BUILT A TOW TRUCK FOR THE "SCREAMING FORD". I HAD NO PROBLEM BACKING UP THROUGH A 60 FOOT WIDE DOOR TO GET THE BUS IN A WARM BUILDING.

 

BUS

 

ONE THING NICE ABOUT THIS BUS IS THERE IS LOTS OF GOOD STEEL AT THE BACK TO HOOK UP THE TOWING CRADLE. OF COURSE I USED LOTS OF CHAINS TO MAKE SURE THE BUS DID NOT GO ANY WHERE.

 

CHAINS

 

NOV 26 2014

 

WITH THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE AT -32C WITH A WIND CHILL OF -41C, IT WAS A GOOD DAY TO HIDE IN MY LITTLE SHOP AND ENJOY THE WOOD STOVE. I'M FIXING UP THE RAMPS ON THE BACK OF THE TANDEM TRAILER SO I CAN GET ANOTHER 10 YEARS OF USE OUT OF THEM.

 

RAMPS

 

NOV 25 2014

 

WE FINSIHED UP THE ROOM AT THE HOTEL IN TIME FOR IT TO BE RENTED OUT. IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE COLD ALL WEEK SO I'LL HAVE TO FIND SOME MORE IN DOOR PROJECTS TO STAY WARM.

 

ROOM

 

NOV 24 2014

 

IT IS A GOOD THING I HAVE WELDING AWARDS AND WELDING TICKETS SO I CAN WORK WITH WOOD. WE ARE FINISHING UP ANOTHER TUB SURROUND AT THE HOTEL WHICH IS A NICE WRAM PLACE TO WORK AT -35C.

 

TUB

 

NOV 23 2014

 

WHAT A SURPRISE TO WAKE UP TO -31C THIS MORNING. OH WELL, I CHOSE TO LIVE UP HERE, LOL.

 

-31

 

NOV 22 2014

 

IT WAS ONLY -28C WHEN I STARTED FRANK'S TRUCK FOR HIM IN THE "KINGDOM". SORRY FOR NOT UPDATING MY WEBSITE BUT I HAVE HAD A BUSY COUPLE OF DAYS. NOW IT IS TIME TO RELAX AND GET A FEW PROJECTS COMPLETED.

 

-28C

 

NOV 19 2014

 

OH MY!! MY LITTLE SHOP IS TOO SHORT SO I HAD TO ADD A QUICK EXTENSION ON IT SO I COULD WORK ON MY TRAILER. IF I FINISH MY NEW BIG SHOP THEN I KNOW I CAN'T AFFORD TO HEAT THE SHOP FOR NOT SO BIG PROJECTS. I MIGHT JUST HAVE TO ADD AN EXTENSION TO MY LITTLE SHOP.

 

SHOP

 

NOV 18 2014

 

IT WAS PERFECT DAY WITH LOTS OF WIND AND BLOWING SNOW TO DO THE GARBAGE RUN AT A NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITE. WE HAD A FUN TIME KEEPING THE GARBAGE IN THE SIDED TRAILER BUT WE DID IT.

 

HUGHES

 

NOV 17 2014

 

FINALLY AFTER A WEEK OF WORKING ON AND OFF IN ROOM 52 AT THE LYNN INN, THE TUB SURROUND IS FINISHED. WORKING WITH WOOD IS NOT SOMETHING I LIKE DOING BUT THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE. MAYBE IS 20 YEARS WHEN I'M IN MY 60s, BEING A HANDYMAN WILL BE FUNNY. ALSO NOTE THAT THERE IS NO PAINTING DONE BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE THE WAY I SPLASH PAINT AROUND FOR SOME REASON, LOL.

 

TUB

 

NOV 16 2014

 

I HAD RELAXING DAY IN MY LITTLE SHOP WELDING UP THE FRONT SKI BUNK FOR THE P.A.T. SKIS. OF COUSRE I SPLASHED A GOOD COAT OF PAINT ON THE BUNK, LOL.

 

WET

 

NOV 15 2014

 

WE DID A QUICK TRIP TO THOMPSON AND IT WAS A QUICK TRIP BECAUSE WE ONLY BROUGHT BACK A 1/2 A LOAD OF WOOD PALLETS.

 

QUICK

 

NOV 13 2014

 

I HAVE BEEN STUCK IN THE OFFICE DOING PAPERWORK BECAUSE THE WEATHER HAS TURNED COLD. I DUG OUT AN OLD PHOTO FROM APRIL 08 2009 WHICH IS 5 YEARS AGO AND THE "SCREAMING FORD" LOOKS GOOD. I HOPE THIS IS THE LAST DAY DOING PAPERWORK BECAUSE IT IS VERY BORING IN THE OFFICE, LOL.

 

FORD

 

NOV 11 2014

 

YESTERDAY WAS A DAY OF REST SO HERE IS A QUICK PICTURE FROM THE "1100 KM IN 3 DAYS TOUR" IN APRIL 2014. THE SCREAMING FORD SURE LOOKS GOOD IN THE EARLY EVENING.

 

FORD

 

NOV 10 2014

 

IT IS OFFICAL THAT I'M GETTING OLD BECAUSE I'M DOING MAINTANCE AT THE HOTEL. THE SHOWER TAPS AND SPOUT ALL FELL APART AFTER 40 YEARS OF USE AND I GOT VOLUNTEERED TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. DOING HOME MAINTANCE IS NOT SOMETHING I LIKE BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T LIKE WORKING WITH WOOD. IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO WHIP UP A NICE SOLID PIECE THAT WILL HOLD THE TAPS AND SPOUT IN PLACE FOR THE NEXT 40 YEARS.

 

TAPS

 

NOV 09 2014

 

WITH THE WEATHER BEING COLD AND WINDY, I MOVED THE WELDING TABLE INSIDE MY LITTLE HEATED SHOP.

 

SNOW

 

ONCE THE SNOW MELTED FROM EVERYTHING, I WAS ABLE TO GET SOME WELDING DONE ON THE SLEIGH BUNK.

 

WELD

 

NOV 08 2014

 

WITH THE WEATHER BEING NASTY OUTSIDE IT WAS A GOOD DAY TO WORK IN MY LITTLE SHOP. WHEN THE SEMI DIDN'T MAKE IT UP THE BIG HILL COMING OUT OF KINOOSAO, "MY" TIRE CHAINS GOT DESTORIED. OH WELL, IT IS A FACT OF LIFE AND IT IS ONLY $400.00 FOR ANOTHER SET TO SHIPPED TO THE END OF THE WORLD. WINTER ROAD TRUCKING COSTS A LOT OF MONEY WITH BREAKAGE AND REPAIRS. SO I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY SOME COMPANIES WILL HAUL FREIGHT BELOW THE GOING RATE.

 

CHAINS

 

NOV 07 2014

 

THE WEATHER HAS TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORST WITH LOTS OF HIGH WIND AND BLOWING SNOW. IT WAS A GOOD DAY TO STAY INSIDE AND DO PAPERWORK.

 

WIND

 

NOV 06 2014

 

ON THE RETURN TRIP BACK TO THE "KINGDOM" FROM THE BARGE IN KINOOSAO, THE SEMI DID NOT MAKE THE BIG HILL BECAUSE OF THE ICE FIELD 1/2 WAY UP THE HILL. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THE SEMI HAS ALL WHEEL LOCK UP, TRIPLE CHAINS ON THE BACK DRIVE AXLE AND SINGLES ON THE FRONT DRIVE AXLE, GRAVITY WILL ALWAYS WIN. ONCE THE SEMI HIT THE ICE FIELD, TRACTION WAS LOST AND SLIDING BACKWARDS DOWN THE HILL WAS A FACT OF LIFE.

 

GRAVITY

 

OF COURSE IT WAS NOT A BIG DEAL FOR THE PINK CREW CAB TO PULL THE SEMI UP THE HILL BECAUSE I HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE. ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE EXTRA PULLING BY THE PINK CREW CAB FOR THE SEMI TO OVER COME GRAVITY AND MAKE IT UP THE HILL. I NEED TO MARRY A CAMERA LADY TO GET ALL THIS FUN ON FILM, LOL.

 

PINK

 

NOV 05 2014

 

WE DID A QUICK TRIP OVER THE KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD WHICH HAD 4-6" OF SNOW IN IT. THIS MADE THE DRIVING A LITTLE FUN FOR SOME REASON.

 

TRUCKS

 

WHEN WE ARRIVED AT THE BARGE IT WAS GOOD TO SEE OPEN WATER WHICH IS NOT NORMAL FOR NOVEMEBR 05.

 

BARGE

 

NOV 03 2014

 

AFTER SUPPER LAST NIGHT I WAS ABLE TO GET TRAILER NUMBER 5 WIRED UP WITH LIGHTS.

 

FIVE

 

SINCE I'M COLOUR BLIND I USE ONLY BLACK AND WHITE WIRES TO DO THE WIRING. WHEN I GET TO THE LIGHT PLUG WHERE THERE IS COLOURED WIRES, I HAVE TO TEST EACH WIRE TO MAKE SURE THE WIRES ARE CORRECT FOR THE LIGHTS.

 

PLUG

 

NOV 02 2014

 

I ENJOYED A NICE RELAXING DAY IN MY LITTLE SHOP PUTTING THE NEW SIDES ON TRAILER NUMBER 5. THIS TRAILER WILL MATCH TRAILER NUMBER 4 BECAUSE THEY WERE BOTH MADE FROM 1985 DODGE TRUCKS.

 

TRAILER

 

NOV 01 2014

 

IT IS THE SIGN OF THE TIMES WHEN NOBODY CAN AFFORD TO USE FUEL OIL FIRED BOILERS ANY MORE. IT WAS A SIMPLE JOB REMOVING THE BOILER AND TANKS FROM THE HOTEL IN LYNN LAKE.

 

HOTEL

 

OCT 31 2014

 

I HAULED 5 PALLETS OF POP AND FOOD SUPLLIES TO THE BIG BOAT THAT TRAVELS TO BROCHET ON REINDEER LAKE. ADDING EXTRA LEAF SPRINGS TO THE PINK CREW CAB AND THE ENCLOSED TRAILER PAID OFF WITH A HEAVY LOAD.

 

BOAT

 

WITH THE BIG BOAT LOADED, THEY HOOKED UP TO THE BARGE AND HEADED NORTH WITH GOOD WEATHER. IT WILL BE A 16 HOUR TRIP TO BROCHET AND IT COULD BE THE LAST TRIP UNTILL NEXT YEAR.

 

Barge

 

OCT 30 2014

 

YESTERDAY I HAD TO DO A SIMPLE TOW CALL WITH AN OLD MOTOR HOME. IT WAS AN INTERESTING TOW JOB BECAUSE THE MOTOR HOME HAD TO HAVE A SPECIAL ADAPTER MADE SO I COULD TOW IT. A LITTLE THOUGHT WAS REQUIRED, LOL.

 

MOTOR

 

OCT 29 2014

 

WITH TRAILER NUMBER 4 COMPLETED IT WAS TIME TO START ON TRAILER NUMBER 5. BOTH OF THE TRAILERS WERE DODGE TRUCKS SO IT IS EASY TO MAKE CHANGES ON THEM AT THE SAME TIME.

 

FIVE

 

OCT 28 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN -10C IN THE "KINGDOM" FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS SO I HAVE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF WORK DONE IN MY LITTLE SHOP. LAST NIGHT I FINISHED THE PLYWOOD SIDES ON TRAILER #4 WITH LOTS OF BLACK PAINT SPLASHED EVERY WHERE, LOL.

 

TRAILER

 

OCT 26 2014

 

ONCE AGAIN WE HAD TO MAKE ANOTHER TRIP OVER THE KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD BUT THERE WAS NO SNOW.

 

TILT

 

 

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