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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 -- NOV 23 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     

 

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

 

OCT 25 2014

 

FOR SOME REASON THE POLICE WANT US TO HAVE TAIL LIGHT ON OUR GARBAGE TRAILERS. I GUESS IT IS THE LAW AND WE HAVE TO MAKE TAIL LIGHTS FIT WHERE THERE USED TO BE TAIL LIGHTS.

 

LIGHT

 

IT EVEN LOOKS BETTER WITH LOTS OF BLACK PAINT SPLASHED EVERY WHERE TOO, LOL.

 

FOUR

 

OCT 24 2014

 

IT WAS ONLY A FOUR HOUR JOB TO FIX THE MISSING BOLTS ON THE TD-9 KNOWN AS BAD BUSINESS.

 

BOLTS

 

ADDED A SUPPORT PLATE TO THE TRACK FRAME WHERE I CUT IT OFF TO SAVE A LOT OF TIME FIXING THE CAT.

 

WELD

 

OCT 23 2014

 

THE TD-9 KNOWN AS "BAD BUSINESS" IS NOW IN THE SHOP BECAUSE OF MISSING BOLTS. IT IS A GOOD THING I WASHED AND GREASED HIM TO FIND THIS PROBLEM BEFORE IT GOT WORSE.

 

TD-9

 

OCT 22 2014

 

I BOLTED SOME LITTLE MUD FLAPS ON THE FRONT OF THE WEIGHT BOX TO KEEP THE SNOW AND MUD OFF THE DECK ON THE SCREAMING FORD.

 

MUD FLAPS

 

NOW THE WEIGHT BOX IS READY TO BE USED WHEN THE CALL COMES IN FOR A TOW JOB.

 

BOX

 

OCT 21 2014

 

IT WAS A NICE DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" YESTERDAY SO I USED MY ALCOHOL INJECTOR TO GET THE SEMI TRAILERS READY FOR WINTER. WHY WAIT FOR THE AIR LINES TO HAVE ICE IN THEM WHEN YOU CAN CHASE THE WATER OUT BEFORE THE WATER TURNS TO ICE.

 

INJECTOR

 

OCT 20 2014

 

FINISHED THE WEIGHT BOX TOW TRUCK JUST IN TIME BECAUSE WE GOT A TOW CALL MONDAY MORNING.

 

TOW

 

IT TOOK A LOT OF CHAINS AND BINDERS TO MAKE SURE THE BREAD TRUCK WOULD NOT FALL OFF ON THE KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD.

 

CHAINS

 

OCT 19 2014

 

SORRY FOR THE DELAY BUT I WAS SICK WITH THE FLU WHICH RUINED MY WEEKEND OF FUN, LOL. ON SUNDAY I WAS ABLE TO GET THE WEIGHT BOX FINISHED UP ON THE SCREAMING FORD AND DID A TEST RUN WITH A DODGE TRUCK.

 

TOW

 

OCT 16 2014

 

BETWEEN THE LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW TODAY, I WAS ABLE TO GET THE PULLEY ON A STICK SET IN TO PLACE ON THE WEIGHT BOX. SOMEDAY I'LL GET THE BIG SHOP FINISHED SO I CAN WORK INSIDE IN COMFORT, LOL.

 

PULLEY

 

OCT 15 2014

 

TODAY I GOT THE FAMOUS BLACK CAT UP AND RUNNING ONLY TO SHOVEL OUT THE TRACKS BECAUSE THE MUSKEG SMELLS WHEN IN THE HEATED SHOP.

 

SHOVEL

 

AFTER CLEANING THE TRACKS I DRAINED THE OIL FOR THE SECOND TIME AND IT CAME OUT A NICE BRIGHT WHITE BECAUSE OF THE WATER. THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE I'M GETTING ALL THE WATER OUT OF THE SYSTEM.

 

WHITE

 

OCT 14 2014

 

IHAD A BUSY WEEKEN IN THE "KINGDOM" BUT YESTERDAY I WAS ABLE TO WORK ON THE FAMOUS BLACK CAT. IT WAS WARM ENOUGH TO TAKE THE CAT OUT OF THE HEAT SHOP AND PUT HIM IN THE NEW SHOP OVER THE PIT.

 

SHOP

 

IN THE 18 TIMES OF GETTING THE CAT WET, I HAVE IT PRETTY ORGANIZED ON HOW TO CHANGE THE OIL TO GET ALL THE WATER OUT.

 

OIL

 

OCT 11 2014

 

I HAD TO MAKE A QUICK TRIP WITH THE BLACK VAN TRAILER AND THE "SCREAMING FORD". IT FELT GOOD TO GET THE 40 YEAR TRUCK OUT ON THE HIGHWAY AND UP TO CRUISING SPEED.

 

BLACK

 

OCT 09 2014

 

WE HAD A LITTLE CONVOY UP TO KINOOSAO TO LOAD THE BARGE. WE HAD NO PROBLEMS ON THE KINOOOSAO RALLY ROAD BECAUSE ALL THE TRUCKS HAD THE TIRE CHAINS ON.

 

SNOW

 

I HAD GREAT FUN LOADING THE BARGE IN THE RAIN WHICH MADE EVERYTHING SLIPPERY.

 

BARGE

 

OCT 07 2014

 

WE ARE BACK FROM OUR SECRET MISSION BUT THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" GOT A LITTLE WET. SINCE THE SECRET MISSION HAS BEEN COMPLETED, WE CAN TALK ABOUT GETTING THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" HOME. THE POOR CAT HAS GOTTEN WET 18 TIMES IN THE LAST 30 YEARS SO SALVAGING HIM WAS VERY EASY.

 

SUNK

 

IT IS A GOOD THING ALL MY CATS HAVE TAILS ON THEM BECAUSE DRAGGING THEM OUT IS A LOT EASIER.

 

DRAGGING

 

THE D6 9U KNOWN AS "THE HOOD" HAD NO PROBLEM DRAGGING THE WET CAT OUT.

 

HOOD

 

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