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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 -- AUG 28 2014

 

SICKLE LAKE LODGE ELEVEN YEARS LATER -- MAY 01 2014

 

WELDING THE D5 BLADE -- MARCH 25 2014

 

SALVAGING THE RAMP BOAT -- JULY 28 2013

GENSETS -- JULY 22 2013

 

DOUBLE OR NOTHING -- APRIL 20 2013

 

TRIPLE OR NOTHING -- APRIL 17 2013

 

TD-18 KNOWN AS BLAINE -- updated jan 24 2013

 

TD-18 KNOWN AS DUALLY -- updated jan 20 2013

1947 DODGE "LOWRIDER" CAR -- updated jan 08 2013

TD-6 TD-9 THERMOSTAT UPGRADE -- JAN 08 2013

XMAS DAY VIDEO OF 8 COLLECTABLES RUNNING (SHORT 33 SECOND VIDEO FOR DIAL UP FOLLOWERS ON PHOTOBUCKET)

CAT TRAIN VIDEO BOXING DAY 2012 (SHORT 48 SECOND VIDEO FOR DIAL UP FOLLOWERS ON PHOTOBUCKET)

THE BLACK FLEET ON WHEELS -- JAN 01 2013 MY WHEELED COLLECTABLES

1939 MAPLE LEAF TRUCK -- JAN 07 2013 FIRST NEW PAGE USING THE NEW PROGRAM

LINKS TO WHERE THE KING VISITS IN COMPUTER LAND -- MY FAVORITE PLACES -update jan 01 2013

CAT TRAIN NEWSLETTERS BOOK for sale here on the website

LIFE IN THE KINGDOM BOOK for sale here on the website     

 

AUG 28 2014

 

AFTER ALMOST 20 YEARS, I FINALLY HAD A FLAT TIRE ON THE 1939 CHVEY TRUCK. THE OLD TIRE AND TUBE WAS NOT WORTH FIXING SO I SPENT THE BIG BUCKS AND BOUGHT BRAND NEW.

 

FLAT

 

AUG 27 2014

 

I HAVE A LITTLE CONTRACT TO PICK UP AND HAUL GARBAGE FROM A CONSTRUCTION SITE. TODAY WAS MY LUCKY DAY BECAUSE THEY THREW OUT ALL THE SHORT PIECES OF PLYWOOD. THE PLYWOOD WILL BE VERY HANDY IN THE "KINGDOM" FOR LITTLE PROJECTS.

 

plywood

 

AUG 26 2014

 

IT WAS A QUICK TRIP OVER THE SO-CALLED ROAD TO THOMPSON TO GET SUPPLIES.

 

PINK

 

UNDER ALL THE FOOD AND SUPPLIES WAS 266lbs OF BOOKS THAT I HAD PRINTED THIS SUMMER.

 

 

AUG 24 2014

 

I HAVE OWNED THE "SCREAMING FORD" FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND FINALLY DECIDED TO GET RID OF THE PASSENGER SEAT.

 

SEAT

 

WITH THE PASSENGER SEAT REMOVED, I WHIPPED UP SOME SHELVES FOR STORAGE FOR ALL MY TOOLS AND SUPPLIES THAT NEED TO STAY WARM. OF COURSE I SPLASHED A LITTLE BLACK PAINT EVERYWHERE TOO.

 

BLACK

 

AUG 23 2014

 

I DECIDED TO RELAX AND FIX UP ONE OF MY BOXES FROM AN UNDER GROUND UTILITY TRUCK.

 

BOX

 

BUT I FORGOT TO GET A PICTURE OF IT BEFORE I SET IT ASIDE UNTIL I NEED IT. SPLASHING A LITTLE BLACK PAINT AROUND MAKES THE BOX LOOK ALOT BETTER THEN THE RUSTY OLD YELLOW.

 

PAINTED

 

AUG 22 2014

 

I HAVE BEEN USING THE SCRAP CARS FROM KINOOSAO TO HELP CLEAN UP THE "KINGDOM". THE SCRAP CARS CAN HOLD A LOT OF SMALL SCRAP METAL PIECES WHICH WORKS GOOD FOR SHIPPING SOUTH.

 

CARS

 

AUG 21 2014

 

BETWEEN THE RAINS I WAS ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE RAFTER TRAILER TILTS.

 

UP

 

NOW I JUST HAVE TO BEAVER TAIL THE BACK OF THE TRAILER FOR LOADING SLEIGHS.

 

BACK

 

AUG 20 2014

 

THE OTHER DAY I SET UP THE HANGMAN TO BE USED FOR THE TILT DECK ON THE "SCREAMING FORD". THIS WILL WORK A LOT EASIER THEN TRYING TO FIND THE TILT DECK IN THE SNOW BANK.

 

HANGMAN

 

AUG 19 2014

 

I BOUGHT A TRAILER THAT WAS MADE FOR HAULING BUILDING RAFTERS LAST WINTER BUT NEVER PICKED THE TRAILER UP. A FRIEND OF MINE DELIVERED THE TRAILER TO THE "KINGDOM" AND THE FIRST THING THAT HAD TO GO WAS ALL THE ROLLERS. WITH A NICE SMOOTH DECK I CAN WELD CHANNEL IRON ON TO GUIDE MY SLEIGHS SKIS ON THE TRAILER.

 

ROLLERS

 

THE NEXT THING THAT HAD TO BE TORCHED OFF WAS THE "GIRLIE MAN" FENDERS THAT WOULD NOT LAST 10 MILES UP HERE ON THESE SO-CALLED ROADS.

 

FENDERS

 

I THEN TOSSED EVERYTHING IN A NOVA CAR FOR SHIPPING SOUTH FOR RECYCLING.

 

NOVA

 

AUG 18 2014

 

AFTER SUPPER I DECIDED TO CLEAN UP THE STEEL PILE THAT HAS BEEN A MESS FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS. I TRY AND KEEP ALL MY STEEL IN SHEDS SO I CAN FIND WHAT I NEED WHEN THE SNOW COMES. THE OLDER I GET THE MORE ORGANIZED I SEEM TO BE GETTING FOR SOME REASON.

 

STEEL

 

I JUST ABOUT GOT THE STELL PILE FINISHED WHEN THE RAINS CAME LAST NIGHT. AN HOUR TODAY AND THE AREA WILL BE FINISHED.

 

CLEAN

 

AUG 17 2014

 

IT WAS A FUN DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" WITH DOING A LITTLE CAT WORK WITH THE D6 9U KNOWN AS "THE HOOD".

 

CAT

 

FOR SOME REASON WHEN YOU GET A CAT OUT AND PUSH A LITTLE SANDY SOIL THE BUGS GET REALLY BAD. ABOUT ONCE A YEAR I HAVE TO WEAR THE NET TO KEEP THE BUGS AWAY.

 

NET

 

AUG 16 2014

 

IT WAS A BAD DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" BECAUSE I KISSED $1100.00 GOOD BYE IN A BRAND NEW TIRE ON THE 922 LOADER.

 

FLAT

 

THE TIE PLATE WITH A SPIKE MAKE A REALLY NICE HOLE IN THE NEW TIRE WHICH COST MORE TO FIX THEN WHAT THE COST OF THE TIRE IS. OH WELL, IT IS ONLY MONEY, LOL.

 

SPIKE

 

AUG 14 2014

 

IT HAS FINALLY COOLED DOWN ENOUGH THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET BACK TO WORKING ON THE TRACK BED. HERE IS A QUICK PICTURE OF THE 1939 CHEVY HARD AT WORK.

 

39

 

AUG 13 2014

 

DUE TO WEATHER THE BIG BOAT DIDN'T GET TO TRAVEL REINDEER LAKE TO BROCHET WHICH WORKED OUT GOOD. THE LOAST PALLET OF POP ARRIVE AND I GOT TO MAKE A FAST TRIP UP TO KINOOSAO.

 

HILL

 

ONE PALLET OF POP WHICH WEIGHS 2200lbs IS NOT MUCH OF A LOAD FOR THE BIG BOAT.

 

POP

 

AUG 12 2014

 

YESTERDAY I DID A LATE EVENING RUN TO KINOOSAO WITH SUPPLIES FOR THE BIG BOAT WHICH HAULS TO BROCHET.

 

BOAT

 

AUG 11 2014

 

IT WAS A BORING DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" BECAUSE ALL I DID WAS WHIP UP A HEADACH RACK AND STAKE POCKETS ON THE TILT DECK.

 

DECK

 

AUG 10 2014

 

DURING THE SUMMER TIME I HAVE TO GET THINGS READY FOR WINTER ROADS. IT WAS AN OFF AND ON RAIN DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" WHICH MAKES FOR A GOOD DAY TO CHECK OVER THE CHAINS AND BINDERS IN THE "SCREAMING FORD".

 

FORD

 

WHEN YOU BUY NEW CHAINS THEY COME WITH SMALL COTTOR PINS THAT DON'T LAST VERY LONG IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH. TODAY I RE-COTTOR PINNED ALL MY CHAINS WHICH IS VERY RELAXING, LOL.

 

CHAINS

 

AUG 09 2014

 

BETWEEN THE RAINS, I WAS ABLE TO USE THE SKILL SAW AND GET THE BOAT FROM THE "KINOOSAO SCRAP HAUL" CHOPPED UP IN TO PIECES.

 

BOAT

 

THE BOAT WILL THEN FIT NICELY ON A PALLET FOR SHIPPING SOUTH FOR RECYCLING.

 

PALLET

 

AUG 08 2014

 

SINCE THE LOADER WAS UP IN KINOOSAO, I HAD TO USE THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" TO UNLOAD THE TANDEM TRAILER SO WE COULD HAUL ANOTHER LOAD.

 

CAT

 

UNLOADED

 

AUG 07 2014

 

HERE IS A QUICK PICTURE OF THE LAST LOAD OF SCRAP CARS WITH THE LOADER ON THE BACK OF THE TRAILER. ONE OF THE JOYS OF HAVING A SMALL LOADER, IT FIT ANY WHERE YOU NEED IT TO FIT, LOL.

 

LOADER

 

PLUS A QUICK PICTURE OF THE NICE LOAD ON THE TANDEM TRAILER BEHIND THE PINK CREW CAB. IT WAS ONLY 3 HOURS LATER THIS LOAD WAS LAYING ON ITS SIDE ON THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD".

 

PINK

 

AUG 06 2014

 

ON THE LAST LOAD OF SCRAP CARS FROM KINOOSAO, THE PINK CREW CAB GOT A LITTLE CLOSE TO THE EDGE OF THE ROAD. THE TANDEM TRAILER FLIPPED OVER ON ITS SIDE WHICH WAS NO BIG PROBLEM.

 

SIDE

 

THIS WORKED OUT GOOD BECAUSE I COULD CHECK OUT THE NEW WIRING I DID 4 DAYS AGO.

 

BACK

 

WE USED THE "SCREAMING FORD" WITH THE 30,000LBS "WICKED WINCH" TO FLIP THE TRAILER BACK OVER. IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME AND WON'T BE THE LAST TIME I'LL BE RECOVERY A VEHICLE FROM THIS SHARP CURVE AT LITTLE BRIGHTSANDS LAKE ON THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD", LOL.

 

FORD

 

AUG 05 2014

 

WE DID 2 TRIPS HAULING CARS OVER THE "KINOOSAO RALL ROAD" AND THEN HAD TO TAKE A DAY OFF FOR REPAIRS. AFTER 40 YEARS THE FUEL TANK ON THE "SCREAMING FORD" DECIDED TO RUST THROUGH WHERE THE TANK SITS ON THE BRACKET. OH WELL. JUST A LITTLE WELDING OF A FEW PATCHES AND THE TANK WAS GOOD AS NEW. I DON'T THINK A FUEL TANK ON A MODERN TRUCK WILL LAST 40 YEARS. MAYBE 10 YEARS AND THAT WILL BE ABOUT IT.

 

TANK

 

WELDED

 

AUG 04 2014

 

WE DID A SECOND LOAD OF SCRAP CARS FROM KINOOSAO PLUS THE "PINK CREW CAB" EVEN HAULED A FEW.

 

FORD

 

PINK

 

AUG 03 2014

 

TODAY WE HAD A LOT OF FUN ON THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD" HAULING SCRAP CARS FOR RECYCLING. MORE COME ON THIS.

 

CARS

 

AUG 01 2014

 

THERE ARE SOME SECTIONS OF THE OLD TRACK BED THAT THE LOADER OR THE 1939 CHEVY TRUCK JUST CAN'T MAKE IT PAST DUE TO THE TIES BEING ALL MESSED UP. IT IS NOT VERY OFTEN WHEN I USE THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" IN THE SUMMER TIME BECAUSE HE IS A WINTER FREIGHTING CAT. THE CAT WORKED EXCELLENT FOR PULLING A WAGON PLUS BEING ABLE TO GET AROUND THE TIES.

 

CAT

 

JULY 31 2014

 

IT WAS WAY TOO HOT IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH YESTERDAY. EVEN THE 1939 CHEVY DIDN'T LIKE THE HEAT SO I HAD TO FOLD THE SIDE PANELS UP ON THE HOOD TO MAKE THE TRUCK RUN BETTER.

 

HOOD

 

BY 4pm IN THE AFTERNOON, THE SKIES OPENED UP WITH A THUNDERSTORM. OF COURSE I FORGOT THE WINDSHIELD WIPER AT HOME SO IT MADE DRIVING FUN, LOL.

 

WIPER

 

JULY 30 2014

 

THE ONLY VEHICLE I HAVE IN THE "KINGDOM" THAT CAN TRAVEL DOWN THE TRACK BED IS THE 1939 CHEVY. IT IS A LITTLE BOUNCEY TRAVELING ON TOP OF THE TIES BUT I'M GETTING THE JOB DONE, LOL.

 

CHEVY

 

JULY 29 2014

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FELLOWS AT THE SERVER COMPANY THAT HOST MY WEBSITE. I GUESS THEY USED A HAMMER TO ADJUST THE SERVER THING TO GET MY WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN.

ON MONDAY WE DID A QUICK TRIP TO THOMPSON OVER THE SO-CALLED ROAD TO GET SUPPLIES. THE FANCY BLACK TRAILER IS THE ONLY TRAILER I CAN USE TO HAUL 24 SCRAP BARRELS BACK TO THE "KINGDOM".

 

BLACK

 

JULY 25 2014

 

ONE THING ABOUT DRIVING A 75 YEAR OLD TRUCK IS THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING. BACK IN THE DAY, THE OLD TIMERS WOULD TAKE THE DOORS OFF THE TRUCK TO GET AIR MOVEMENT. SINCE WE ONLY GET 5 HOT DAYS A YEAR IT WAS NOT WORTH TAKING THE DOORS OFF THE TRUCK. I JUST TARP STRAPPED THE DOOR OPEN AND DROVE FOR THE DAY. IT WAS NICE AND COOL IN THE TRUCK AS LONG AS YOU WERE MOVING.

 

39

 

JULY 24 2014

 

WE WENT FOR A NICE DRIVE DOWN THE OLD TRACK BED LAST NIGHT IN THE 1939 CHEVY TRUCK. OUT OF ALL THE VEHICLES IN MY COLLECTION, I CHOSE THE 1939 CHEVY BECAUSE IT HAS THE LOWEST GEAR RATIO FOR DRIVING THROUGH THE ROUGH SPOTS.

 

39

 

JULY 23 2014

 

ONE OF THE JOYS OF DOING BUSINESS ON THE WINTER ROAD IS GETTING PAID. YES, GETTING PAID WHICH IS HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE WE HELP PEOPLE OUT WHEN THEY ARE BROKEN. THEY PROMISE ME THE WORLD TO HELP THEM OUT AND ONCE THEY GET BACK SOUTH THEY SEEM TO FORGET THAT THEY OWE ME MONEY. I HELPED THE OWNER OF THIS TRUCK WHEN EVERYTHING GOT SMASHED ON THE FRONT OF HIS TRUCK DUE TO A BAD WATER HOLE. I MADE ARANGEMENTS ON GETTING THE DRIVER INTO A NICE WARM MOTEL ROOM AT 2:00 AM IN THE MORNING, I BOUGHT THE DRIVER BREAKFAST AND OF COURSE MADE SURE THE DRIVER WAS ON THE NEXT TRUCK HEADING SOUTH. THEN I TOOK CARE OF THE SHIPING OF THE SEMI TRAILER AND TRUCK TO THE SOUTH. WELL 4 MONTHS LATER I'M STILL CHASING MY MONEY PLUS THE COMPANY GOT BOUGHT OUT BY A BIG FIRM SO THE ODDS OF ME SEEING MY MONEY ARE VERY SLIM. I JUST ADD THE FELLOWS NAME TO THE LONG LIST OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T PAY. WHEN THEY PHONE FOR ME TO HELP THEM ON THE WINTER ROAD NEXT TIME I MAKE SURE THEY PAY THE LAST BILL PLUS THE NEW INVOICE TOO. I CALL IT THE "RUBIN RULE" WHICH IS NAMED AFTER A FELLOW WHO STIFFED ME GOOD ALMOST 10 YEARS AGO.

 

BROKEN

 

JULY 22 2014

 

TO GET BACK IN SHAPE I HAVE BEEN PICKING SCRAP ON THE OLD TRACK BED BEHIND THE "KINGDOM". IT IS A LOT OF WALKING AND CARRYING HANDFULLS FOR SPIKES AND TIE PLATES OVER TO THE LOADER WHICH HAS A SCRAP TUB ON THE FORKS. BY THE END OF SUMMER I'LL BE IN SHAPE AND HAVE NUMEROUS BUG BITES TO PROVE IT, LOL.

 

TRACKS

 

JULY 21 2014

 

NOTHING EXCITING HAPPENED IN THE "KINGDOM" YESTERDAY OTHER THEN RAIN AND MORE RAIN. HERE IS A CAT TRAIN PICTURE FROM LAST APRIL WHEN WE WENT TO SICKLE LAKE LODGE.

 

CAT TRAIN

 

JULY 20 2014

 

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING FISHING ON SUNDAY BUT ENDED UP DOING A TOW CALL. OH WELL, MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THEN FISH WHEN THERE IS NO WORK IN THE NORTH.

 

RED

 

THE DRIVE SHAFT FELL OFF THE TRUCK BECAUSE THE DRIVE SHAFT YOKE BROKE IN TO TWO PIECES. IN A COUPLE OF DAYS THE PARTS WILL BE HERE FROM THE SOUTH.

 

BROKEN

 

JULY 18 2014

 

I HAD A NICE RELAXING DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" EMPTYING USED OIL DRUMS IN TO A PLASTIC TOTES. THE EMPTY DRUMS THEN GET THE LIDS CUT OFF AND FILLED WITH SCRAP METAL TO BE SHIPPED SOUTH.

 

BARRELS

 

JULY 17 2014

 

I'M STILL AMAZED THAT WE ACTUALLY DROVE (OK WE TOWED ONE LOADER) 2 FRONT END LOADERS 330KMS TO LAC BROCHET MAY 04-09 2014. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST DARING ADVENTURE I HAVE DONE TO DATE AND OF COURSE NO FILM CREW, LOL.

 

LOADERS

 

JULY 16 2014

 

HERE IS ANOTHER COOL DOWN PICTURE FROM THIS SPRING WHEN WE DID 5 DAYS ON THE CAT TRAIN. THE WATER WAS A LITTLE STIFF COMPARED TO TODAY WITH A HUMID +28C, LOL.

 

CAT

 

JULY 15 2014

 

IT WAS +29C IN THE "KINGDOM" YESTERDAY AND I HAD TO WORK IN THE HEAT. TODAY I FIGURED I WOULD POST A PICTURE FROM APRIL 20 2014 WHEN WE WERE RUNNING THE LAST OF THE FREIGHT IN TO TADOULE LAKE. THE WINTER ROAD HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR OVER A MONTH SO THERE WAS NO TRACKS IN THE SNOW. WE DROVE OVER 200KM KNOWNING THAT WE WERE THE ONLY ONES ON THE WINTER ROAD. FOR SOME REASON THE FILM CREW FROM ICE ROAD TRUCKERS DID NOT WANT TO JOIN US ON THIS ADVENTURE. I GUESS FEAR AND COMMON SENSE HELD THEM BACK, LOL.

 

ROAD

 

JULY 14 2014

 

TO RECYCLE THE OLD TIRES FROM THE 922 LOADER, I WHIPPED UP A TIRE DRAG FOR MY CAT TRAIN TRAILS. IT WAS A QUICK AND SIMPLE DRAG TO BUILD.

 

DRAG

 

JULY 13 2014

 

I THOUGHT SOUTHERN MANITOBA HAS BEEN GETTING LOTS OF RAIN. BUT HERE IN THE "KINGDOM", THE RAIN LAST WEEK ALMOST FILLED THE WHEEL BARROW.

 

RAIN

 

JULY 12 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN 20 YEARS SINCE I BOUGHT NEW TIRES FOR MY 922 LOADER WHICH IS A LONG TIME. YESTERDAY I WAS ABLE TO GET 3 OF THE TIRES CHANGED OVER TO THE NEW ONES. THE NEW TIRES SURE HAVE A LOT MORE TREAD ON THEM COMPARED TO THE OLDER ONES.

 

TIRES

 

JULY 11 2014

 

TODAY BETWEEN THE RAINS I WAS ABLE TO GET SOME OF THE TIRES BACK ON THE SMALL TRAILERS.

 

TIRES

 

AFTER SUPPER I WAS ABLE TO GET THE NEW STEERING TIRE ON THE "SCREAMING FORD".

 

FORD

 

JULY 10 2014

 

IT WAS A FUN DRIVE BACK TO THE "KINGDOM" OVER THE SO-CALLED ROAD FROM THOMPSON WITH THE SUN SHINING IN MY EYES. ONCE THE SUN WENT DOWN, THE RAINS STARTED TO MAKE THE TRIP EVEN MORE FUN.

 

SUN

 

IT WILL BE MORE FUN UNLOADING ALL THE TIRES IN THE RAIN TODAY, LOL.

 

HOME

 

JULY 08 2014

 

I HAD A NICE RELAXING DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" BY WORKING ON THE "SCREAMING FORD". I INSTALLED A NEW CUSTOM MADE LIGHT CORD AND NEW AIR LINES FOR THE GLAD HANDS.

 

LINES

 

JULY 07 2014

 

MY CO-STAR GERRY AT THE AGE OF 73 DECIDED WE WERE GOING TO RECOVER A BOAT THAT WAS IN THE GARBAGE DUMP. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST CRAZY THING WE HAVE DONE TOGETHER AND IT WON'T BE THE LAST. GERRY HAS A 12.000LBS WINCH ON THE FRONT OF HIS HEAVY CHEVY SO LOADING WAS EASY.

 

WINCH

 

IT WAS A FUN 4 HOUR DRIVE BACK OVER THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD" TO THE "KINGDOM".

 

ROAD

 

JULY 06 2014

 

AT 6:00PM ON SUNDAY THE SKIES TO THE WEST OF THE "KINGDOM" DID NOT LOOK TO GOOD. WE GOT A LOT OF RAIN OUT OF THE CLOUDS BUT NO BIG STORM.

 

CLOUDS

 

JULY 05 2014

 

I WENT ON A ROAD TRIP OVER THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD" TO GIVE MY FRIEND A HAND WITH SUPPLIES FOR HIS STORE. HE HAULS THE SUPPLIES UP TO REINDEER LAKE BY CARGO TRUCK. THEN BOATS THE SUPPLIES THE REST OF THE WAY TO BROCHET WHERE HIS STORE IS LOCATED. IT SURE IS A LOT OF WORK HAND TRANSFERING THE SUPPLIES FROM THE TRUCK TO THE BOATS. THE AMAZING THING IS THEY HAVE BEEN HAULING SUPPLIES BY BOAT TO BROCHET FOR OVER A 100 YEARS.

 

KINOOSAO

 

IT HAS TAKEN A WHILE BUT MY NEW SLEIGH TRAILER IS READY TO BE PICKED UP. I BOUGHT AN OLD RAFTER TRAILER WHICH HAS A ROLLER SYSTEM FOR THE RAFTERS TO SLIDE OFF WHEN THE TRAILER IS TILTED. IT WON'T TAKE LONG TO CONVERT THE TRAILER FOR HAULING SLEIGHS.

 

TRAILER

 

JULY 03 2014

 

THE MONEY TREE HAS BLOSSOMED AND I HAVE TALKED WITH THE PUBLISHER ABOUT GETTING SOME BOOKS PRINTED UP. THE BOOKS WILL BE READY AROUND LATE AUGUST. IT WAS A LONG TIME COMING BUT IT DID GET DONE. THANSK

 

BOOKS

 

JULY 02 2014

 

IT IS TIME TO GET THE BIG BOAT OUT WITH MY 50HP MERC MOTOR. FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS THE HYDRAULIC TILT CYLINDER HAS SPILT DURING THE COLD WINTER MONTHS DUE TO WATERY OIL THEY USE. THE WARRENTY RAN OUT LAST SUMMER SO I REMOVED THE HYDRAULIC TILT CYLINDER FOR SAFE KEEPINGS IN THE HOUSE. IT ONLY TOOK ME 1/2 HOUR TO RE-INSTALL THE CYLINDER WHICH IS A LOT BETTER THEN $1000.00 WORTH OF MY TIME HAULING THE MOTOR SOUTH AND BACK.

 

50HP

 

JULY 01 2014

 

I BOUGHT THIS WHITE CARGO TRAILER BECAUSE IT IS JUNK AND NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD. THE COMPANY THAT MADE THE TRAILER TOOK ALOT OF SHORT CUTS TO MAKE A CHEAP TRAILER. IT ONLY TOOK 2 YEARS IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH FOR THE TRAILER TO FALL APART.

 

WHITE

 

I TOOK THE TORCH TO THIS TRAILER AND STRIPED IT DOWN SO IT WILL FIT NICELY ON A WINTER FREIGHTING SLEIGH. ALL THE PARTS I TORCHED OFF CAME BE USED ON OTHER PROJECTS IN THE "KINGDOM".

 

SLEIGH

 

JUNE 30 2014

 

WE HAD A GOOD 3 DAY RAIN WHICH WAS NICE TO FINALLY GET BECAUSE WE WERE TOO DRY IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH. BUT BEFORE THE SUN SHINE CAME OUT, I HAD TO DO A FEW REPAIRS ON ONE OF THOSE RED TRUCKS. IT WAS RAINING REALLY GOOD AND I WISHED I HAD A ROOF ON MY NEW SHOP. MAYBE THIS SUMMER I'LL GET A ROOF, LOL.

 

RAIN

 

JUNE 29 2014

 

THE SUN CAME OUT FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AND I WAS ABLE TO GET THE BACK OF THIS LITTLE BOAT ALL BRACED UP FOR THE MOTOR.

 

35HP

 

A LITTLE STEEL AND LOTS OF BLACK PAINT WILL HOLD THE MOTOR ON FOR ANOTHER 10 YEARS I HOPE, LOL.

 

PAINT

 

JUNE 28 2014

 

THE RAINS FINALLY CAME YESTERDAY AND IT RAINED HARD. I SNAPPED A PICTURE AND COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHY IT LOOKED FUNNY. 2 HOURS LATER AND THANSK TO GOOGLE, I CHANGED THE SETTING FROM FISH EYES TO NORMAL SETTINGS. WHY WOULD THE CAMERA HAVE FISH EYES AS A SETTING???

 

RAIN

 

JUNE 27 2014

 

SORRY FOR THE DELAY IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE BUT I WAS BUSY THIS WEEK WHICH IS UNUSAL. ALSO JUNE 27 IS MY 27TH WEDDING ANNIVERSITY IF I WAS STILL MARRIED. PLUS IT HAS BEEN 7 YEARS SINCE SOUTHERN BELLE LEFT WITH THE FIRST WHITE SUBURBAN, FURNITURE AND THE FLAT SCREEN TV. I MISS THE TV FOR SOME REASON, LOL.

YESTERDAY I GOT TO WORK ON ONE OF THE RED TRUCKS WHICH ARE USED ON THE WINTER ROADS. IT SEEM VERY DIFFERENT WORKING ON THIS TRUCK WITH OUT SNOW AND COLD WEATHER.

 

FORD

 

JUNE 25 2014

OF COURSE IT ALWAYS HAPPEN WHEN YOU TAKE SOMETHING APART IS THE DAY IT IS NEEDED. I TOOK THE "SCREAMING FORD" APART TO REPLACE THE OTHER SPRING, SO I WOULD BE READY FOR THE NEXT SEASON OF WINTER ROADS. THE TRUCK CAN SIT ALL SUMMER AND THE ONE DAY IT IS NEEDED IS THE DAY OF REPAIRS. OH WELL, WORKED LATE AND GOT THE TRUCK BACK TOGETHER SO I COULD MAKE SOME MONEY.

 

SPRING

 

JUNE 23 2014

 

SINCE I HAVE RETURNED TO THE "KINGDOM", I HAVE BEEN SICK WITH A COLD THANSK TO THE "AC" IN THE PINK CREW CAB. EVERY YEAR WHEN I USE THE "AC" I GET A COLD FOR SOME REASON. OH WELL. YESTERDAY I NEEDED FRESH AIR SO I INSTALLED A THE NEW BEACONS ON THE "SCREAMING FORD" SO I'LL BE READY FOR WINTER ROADS.

 

BEACONS

 

JUNE 22 2014

 

WHILE USING THE CAMERA TO GET THE NUMBERS ON THE OIL FILTER WHICH WERE ON THE BACK SIDE. I ENDED UP TAKING A "SELFIE" OF MYSELF.

 

KOO

JUNE 19 2014

 

FROM JUNE 03 TO 13 2014 I WAS IN LAC BROCHET DOING SOME REPAIRS TO THE WINTER ROAD EQUIPMENT. OF COURSE I GOT TO SERVICE THE 2 LOADERS WE DROVE IN TO LAC BROCHET ON THE CLOSED WINTER ROAD FROM MAY 04 TO 09 WHICH WAS 5 DAYS OF FUN.

 

LOADERS

 

LAC BRCOHET IS A REMOTE COMMUNITY AND VEHICLES ARE IN GREAT DEMAND WHICH MEANS MY COMPANY VEHICLE BECAME THE CASE LOADER. I WOKE UP TO SNOW IN JUNE WHICH IS NORMAL WHEN YOU ARE THIS FAR NORTH, LOL.

 

SNOW

 

JUNE 18 2014

 

I'M BACK AFTER 15 DAYS OF OF TRAVELING AND HAVING FUN. THE SHADOW OF THE FLOAT PLANE ALWAYS MAKES A GOOD PICTURE.

 

PLANE

 

I EVEN GOT TO SPEND 5 DAYS AT UTIK LAKE LODGE WHICH IS A REALLY NICE PLACE.

 

UTIK

 

JUNE 02 2014

 

FINALLY AFTER 3 WEEKENDS IN A ROW, THE SKIS FOR THE P.A.T. SLEIGH ARE COMPLETED. IT TAKES A GOOD 14 HOURS TO BUILD ON SKI IF YOU HAVE ALL THE PIECES READY BUT IT AVERAGES OUT TO BE 17 HOURS BY THE TIME EVERYTHING IS GATHERED UP AND THEN CUT TO SIZE. WHEN I RETURN FROM A WEEK OF WORKING UP NORTH, I'LL BE ABLE TO BUILD THE SKI BUNKS. THE SKI BUNK TAKE JUST AS LONG AS A SKI TO BUILD BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF WELDING.

 

TABLE

 

JUNE 01 2014

 

AFTER SPLASHING A COAT OF PAINT ON THE FINISHED THIRD SKI, I STARTED THE FORTH AND FINAL P.A.T. SKI.

 

THIRD

 

IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE I CUT THESE PANELS OUT 15 YEARS AGO.

 

FORTH

 

MAY 31 2014

 

TODAY THE WIND IS UP PLUS IT IS OFF AND ON RAIN BUT I WANT TO WELD ON THE SKIS. A LITTLE PLYWOOD AND I CAN STILL WELD SKIS.

 

WINDY

 

YESTERDAY IT WAS WAY TO WINDY AND RAINY TO DO ANYTHING OUTSIDE SO I ORGANIZED SOME NUTS AND BOLTS IN THE CORE SHACK.

 

SORT

 

MAY 29 2014

 

IT HAS BEEN COLD A RAINY IN THE "KINGDOM" FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS WHICH MAKES IT PERFECT WEATHER TO BE INSIDE. IN THOSE 3 DAYS I DID MY INCOME TAX FOR ME AND THE KING OF OBSOLETE BUSINESS. NOW I NEED HAPPY THOUGHTS TO CHEER ME UP AFTER DOING MY TAXES FOR SOME REASON. THIS PICTURE OF US ON THE CAT TRAINS CHEERS ME UP, LOL.

 

WET

 

MAY 26 2014

 

ON THE WEEKEND I HAD TO DIG IN TO MY INVENTORY OF SKI PARTS TO FIND A GOOD "SHOE" FOR THE "P.A.T." SKI THAT I'M BUILDING.

 

SKI

 

FROM ALL THESE SKIS I HAVE TO FIND ONE THAT HAS A GOOD "SHOE", LOL.

 

SKIS

 

MAY 25 2014

 

IT WAS A NICE SUNNY DAY IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH FOR WORKING ON THE "PINK CREW CAB". FOR SOME REASON I'M ALWAYS FIXING THIS TRUCK WHICH IS WHY I LOVE THIS TRUCK, LOL.

 

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