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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 -- FEB 04 2016

 

WINTER ROAD -- AXLE REMOVAL -- FEB 01 2016

 

CURSE of REVERSE UPDATES -- JAN 30 2016

 

WINTER ROAD -- WHEEL HUB REPAIRS -- JAN 30 2016

 

PLOWING ANOTHER CAT TRAIN TRAIL -- JAN 15 2016

 

BUILDING MY WINTER ROAD - - DEC 31 2015

 

PART 2 OF BUILDING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 03 2016

 

FLOODING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 05 2016

 

FLOOD TESTING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 07 2016

 

NEW PRICES BECAUSE OF SHIPPING COSTS ON THE BOOKS

 

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     

 

FEB 04 2015

 

after 13 years of ownership, i'm back working on the D6 9U cat known as the Bismark. this cat was sunk for 3 years and needed a lot of love. last night i got tired of trying to work around the hardnose on the front which is for the hydraulic blade. so i popped it off after supper. now there is room to work. thansk

 

bismark

 

FEB 03 2015

 

HERE IS ANOTHER PICTURE FROM THE "DREAM TEAM TOUR" IN 2012. OH THE MEMORIES, LOL.

 

2012

 

FEB 02 2015

 

I HAD TO CLEAN THE SNOW OUT OF THE SHOP SO I CAN USE IT FOR WINTER ROAD REPAIRS. SOMEDAY I'LL GAT A ROOF ON THE BUILDING, LOL.

 

SNOW

 

FEB 01 2015

 

I JUST ADDED THIS TO MY WEBSITE TO EXPLAIN HOW WE GET BROKEN TRUCKS OFF THE WINTER ROAD.

 

WINTER ROAD -- AXLE REMOVAL -- FEB 01 2016

 

AXLE

 

JAN 30 2015

 

I DID A LITTLE WINTER ROAD REPAIRS OF FRIDAY.

 

WINTER ROAD -- WHEEL HUB REPAIRS -- JAN 30 2016

 

PINK

 

JAN 29 2016

 

ONE OF THE JOYS OF BURNING WOODEN PALLETS IS ALL THE NAILS YOU GET AS ASH FROM THE WOOD STOVE.

 

ASH

 

JAN 28 2015

 

a year ago today my co-star and coffee shop buddy past away. i don't go to the coffee shop any more because there is no one to chat with anymore. i thank his brother roy for the picture of gerry on the td-18 cat when we were filming. roy has more computer skills then me because i would have just taken a picture of the TV. thansk

 

td-18

 

JAN 25 2015

 

THE "CURSE OF RERVERSE" LIVED UP TO HIS NAME AND DIED A SLOW DEATH. I DRAGGED HIM OUT OF THE SHOP UNTIL THE MONEY TREE BLOSSOMED AND I HAVE THE MONEY TO FIX HIM. NOTE THE NEW LADY CALENDER IN THE PICTURE, LOL.

 

OUT

 

JAN 24 2015

 

I DID NOT GET MANY PICTURES ON THE CAMERA THIS WEEKEND BECAUSE THE MEMORY CARD ON THE CAMERA WAS FULL. NO PROBLEM I JUST TOOK PICTURES OF THE CAMERAS IN THE "KINGDOM" SO I CAN SHARE WHAT I DID. JUST A QUICK SHOT OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" AS I DRIVE BY THE CAMERAS TO MOVE A TRAILER.

 

FORD

JAN 23 2015

 

IT LOOKS LIKE MAGIC WHEN YOU SEE THE CATS COME OUT OF THE LITTLE SHOP AND GO BACK IN. FIRST THE TD-6 KNOWN AS THE "CURSE OF REVERSE" COMES OUT OF THE SHOP.

 

OUT

 

THEN THE D6 9U KNOWN AS THE "BISMARK" GOES IN TO THE SHOP.

 

IN

 

THEN THE TD-6 KNOWN AS THE CURSE OF REVERSE GOES IN THE SHOP TOO, LOL.

 

IN 2

 

JAN 21 2016

 

I USED THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" TO PUT THE TD-6 KNOWN AS THE "CURSE OF REVERSE" IN TO THE SHOP.

 

CAMERA

 

THIS HAS BEEN A 2 YEAR PROJECT JUST TO GET THE CYLINDER HEAD REPAIRED, LOL.

 

SHOP

 

JAN 21 2015

 

JUST A QUICK PICTURE FROM 2009 WHEN WE WENT UP THE WINTER ROAD TO GET A BROKEN TRUCK. WE HAD TO TAKE THE LOADER WITH US TO GET THE JOB DONE. STOPPED FOR SUPPER AND SNAPPED THIS SHOT IN THE SUN SET.

 

SUNSET

 

JAN 20 2015

 

IF THE TRUCK IS JUST TOO BROEKN TO BE DRIVEN OUT OF THE BUSH THEN WE HAVE TO USE THE "WICKED WINCH" AND DRAG THE TRUCK UP ON THE BEAVER TAIL TRAILER. EVERY JOB IS DIFFERENT AND WE HAVE DIFFERENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE JOB.

 

BROKEN

 

JAN 19 2015

 

A FEW MORE PICTURES FROM ON THE WITNER ROAD A FEW YEARS AGO. THE TRUCK BROKE THE SPRINGS HOLDING THE BACK AXLE IN SO WE REMOVED THE AXLE.

 

AXLE

 

THEN LOAD THE AXLE ON THE BACK OF THE SCREAMING FORD FOR THE TRIP BACK TO THE KINGDOM.

 

LOADED

 

THEN THE BROKEN TRUCK DROVE OUT OF THE BUSH PULLING THE TRAILER SO THERE WAS NOT SECOND TRIP TO GET THE TRAILER. WORKING SMARTER NOT HARDER, LOL

 

DRIVING

 

JAN 18 2015

 

ANOTHER PICTURE FROM MEMORY LANE. CAN ANYONE GUESS WHAT THE PICTURE WAS USED FOR???

 

BOOTS

JAN 17 2015

 

A WEEK AGO I PUT THE PINK CREW CAB IN THE SHOP FOR ITS 6 MONTH SERVICE. THIS TIME IT WAS THE USUAL FRONT AXLES, TOP BALL JOINT, FRONT BRAKE CALIPER RUBBERS AND OTHER MAINTANCE ITEMS. YES EVERY 6 MONTHS I HAVE TO DO THIS TYPES OF REPAIRS TO KEEP THIS TRUCK IN GOOD SHAPE BECAUSE OF THE ROADS UP HERE. BEFORE THE TRUCK GOES IN THE SHOP ALL THE SNOW GETS BLOWN OFF SO LESS WATER IN THE SHOP.

 

PINK

 

JAN 16 2015

 

WE TOOK THE CATS OUT FOR A LITTLE FUN AT -28c WITH A WIND CHILL OF -36c. CLICK ON TO SEE THE WHOLE STORY.

 

PLOWING ANOTHER CAT TRAIN TRAIL -- JAN 15 2016

 

KK

 

FBC

 

JAN 15 2015

 

ANOTHER ACTION SHOT OF THE SCREAMING FORD WORKING HARD ON THE WINTER ROADS FROM 2012. OH THE FUN WE HAD WHEN THE ROAD WAS CLOSED, LOL.

 

FORD

 

JAN 14 2015

 

ONE OF THE JOYS OF TRAVELING ON THE WINTER ROAD WHEN IT IS CLOSED IS THE WATER IN SOME PLACES. THE "SCREAMING FORD" HAS NO TROUBLE WITH THE WATER BUT SOMETIME IT GETS TOO DEEP FOR THE PINK CREW CAB.

 

DEEP WATER

JAN 13 2015

 

HERE IS A COUPLE MORE PICTURES FROM MEMORY LANE ON RECOVERING THE TRUCK IN THE ICE FIELD.

 

SUNKEN

 

OF COURSE EVERYTHING WAS A LITTLE FROZEN AND IT TOOK LONGER TO THAW IT OUT THEN ANYTHING.

 

WHEELS

JAN 12 2015

 

another one from my memory lane pictures and of course no film crew because it was too dangerous, lol. we had to recover this truck that fell through the ice field and froze in. the best part is they drove the truck home because we did a good job salvaging it.

 

SUNKEN

 

JAN 11 2015

 

ANOTHER PICTURE FROM MEMORY LANE COLLECTION. THE SCREAMING FORD IN 2005.

 

GATE

 

JAN 10 2015

 

IT WAS ALMOST 11 YEARS AGO THAT WE DID A SERVICE CALL UP THE WINTER ROAD. OH THE MEMORIES, LOL.

 

FORD

 

JAN 09 2015

 

JUST A QUICK PICTURE FROM LAST WINTER ON THE WINTER ROAD. I RISKED IT ALL AND IN THE END I GOT SCREWED. OH WELL, FACT OF LIFE LIVING IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH.

 

TOWING

 

JAN 08 2016

 

IT IS OFFICAL THAT I'M OLD BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER XENA TURN 18 TODAY. IT IS HARD TO BELEIVE I HAVE RAISED SINCE BRING HER HOME FOR THE HOSPITAL AS A SINGLE PARENT. HAPPY BIRTHDAY XENA.

 

XENA

 

JAN 07 2016

 

I HAD TO DO A LITTLE SERVICE CALL ON MAIN STREET TO FIX THE FREIGHT TRUCK. IT WAS GREAT FUN AT -23c, OH WELL.

 

FIX

 

JAN 06 2016

 

AT -23c I DID A LITTLE TESTING OF HOW MY FLOODING WENT ON MY WINTER ROAD. CLICK ON TO SEE MORE.

 

FLOOD TESTING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 07 2016

 

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JAN 05 2016

 

IT WAS A NICE DAY AND DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY OF -12C, I FLOODED MY WINTER ROAD ON THE SWAMP AREA.

 

FLOODING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 05 2016

WET

JAN 03 2016

 

IT TOOK 4 DAYS FOR MY COMPUTER TO LIKE ME ENOUGH TO GET MY WEBSITE UPDATED AND ADD 2 NEW PAGES. I SURE LIKE THE OLD PROGRAM I STARTED WITH 12 YEARS AGO WHEN I STARTED THIS WEBSITE. IT WAS AN EASY PROGRAM AND ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS CLICK THE MOUSE UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENED. THIS NEW PROGRAM IS 3 YEARS OLD AND I HAVE TO WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON HOW TO FIX IT.

 

IT TOOK ME 8 DAYS TO MAKE A WINTER ROAD ACROSS THE SWAMP BEHIND THE "KINGDOM" BUT I GOT IT DONE WITH OUT SINKING ANYTHING IN THE SWAMP.

 

BUILDING MY WINTER ROAD - - DEC 31 2015

 

PART 2 OF BUILDING MY WINTER ROAD -- JAN 03 2016

 

39 KK

 

DEC 31 2015

 

WE HAVE HAD A BIT OF SNOW HERE IN THE KINGDOM WITH THIS WARM WEATHER. THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT" LOOKS GOOD.

 

FAMOUS

 

HE FIRED RIGHT UP AND I DROVE HIM IN THE SHOP FOR A LITTLE MAINTANCE. THE CAT IS 75 YEARS OLD WHICH I HAVE OWNED HIM FOR 28 YEARS PLUS SUNK HIM 18 TIMES IN THE WATER AND SWAMP.

 

INSIDE

 

DEC 30 2015

 

I HAVE HAD THE LINN TRACTOR FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS. THE FIRST YEAR UP AND RUNNING I HAD TO USE THE WINTER FRONT FOR FIRE PROCTECTION IN THAWING SOMETHING OUT. IT WAS A LITTLE TO BENT SO I WHIPPED UP ANTHER ONE OUT OF SCRAP STEEL.

 

WINTER

 

ONCE I SPLASHED THE PAINT ON IT LOOKS GOOD, LOL.

 

FRONT

 

DEC 27 2015

 

THE WEATHER IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH IS UNREAL THIS YEAR. ON XMAS DAY IT WAS -38C AND BY NEW YEARS IT WILL BE -8C WHICH MAKES FOR BAD ROAD CONDITIONS. THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS STOCKING UP ON SALT FOR THE ROADS BUT THE SEMI TRUCK FROM THE SOUTH HAULING THE SALT HAD PROBLEMS. AT -32C LAST NIGHT I WAS OUT FIXING THE TRUCK AND OF COURSE THE CAMERA WOULD NOT WORK AT THESE TEMPS.

 

BROKEN

 

DEC 26 2015

 

I BEEN HAVING A RELAXING XMAS ALSO BECAUSE THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO -38C MAKES IT IS A GOOD REASON TO RELAX TOO. BEFORE XMAS DAY I TOOK THE QUAD OUT TO CHECK THE MUSKEG TO SEE HOW IT FROZE OVER NIGHT AT -23C.

 

QUAD

 

THE MUSKEG IS TOO WARM AND DID NOT FREEZE WHERE THE "KOMMUNIST KAT" BROKE THROUGH THE DAY BEFORE. OH WELL, I DECIDED THAT COMMON SENSE AND FEAR WOULD NOT HOLD ME BACK. I BOUNCED THE NEW QUAD OVER THE SWAMP AND BROKE THROUGH IN SEVERAL PLACES. THE SWAMP COULD NOT SUPPORT MY WEIGHT SO GETTING A PICTURE WAS GREAT FUN, LOL.

 

WET

 

DEC 23 2015

 

I TOOK THE "KOMMUNIST KAT" OUT FOR A SPIN AND THE TEST MUSKEG BEHIND THE "KINGDOM" IS NOT FROZEN DUE TO ALL THE WARM WEATHER WE HAVE BEEN GETTING FOR THE LAST MONTH.

 

PLOWING

 

I WAS ABLE TO PUNCH THE BAR THROUGH THE FROZEN SURFACE WITH ONE TAP WHICH MEANS NOTHING IS FROZEN. I'M GETTING SMART IN MY OLD AGE BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE SUNK THE CAT IN THE PAST, LOL.

 

BAR

 

DEC 22 2015

 

WITH THE "KOMMUNIST KAT" OUT OF THE SHOP I PUT THE "LINN TRACTOR" IN THE SHOP SO I CAN HAVE A LITTLE FUN.

 

LINN

DEC 20 2015

 

IT WAS ONLY -22C WHEN I FIRED UP THE "SCREAMING FORD" TO MOVE A TRAILER. IT IS TIME TO GET READY FRO THE WINTER ROAD SEASON.

 

FORD

 

SHINEY

 

DEC 19 2015

 

THE LOADER JUST FITS IN THE LOADER SHED WHICH NICE BECAUSE IT IS EASY TO HEAT, LOL.

 

SHED

 

DEC 18 2015

 

AFTER 5 WEEKS OF BEING STUCK IN THE OFFICE WITH MY SECRET JOB, I CAN FINALLY WORK OUTSIDE. FIRST THING I HAD TO DO WAS GET THE LOADER READY FOR PLOWING SNOW. THE LOADER SHED IS A LITTLE SMALL BUT IT IS BETTER THEN WORKING OUTSIDE ON THE LOADER.

 

SHED

 

DEC 06 2015

 

I HAVE BEEN BUSY WITH MY SECRET JOB SO I HAVE NOT BEEN POSTING MUCH BECAUSE I CAN'T TALK ABOUT IT. WE WENT FOR A LITTLE WALK IN THE BUSH ON SATURDAY.

 

WALK

 

ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE WINTER HAS BEEN TOO WARM AND I WAS THE ONE BREAKING THROUGH THE THIN CRUST AND GETTING A BOOT FULL OF WATER. OH WELL FACT OF LIFE, LOL.

 

WET

 

DEC 05 2015

 

IT IS TOO WARM FOR THE SKI-DOOS SO I HAD TO GET THE QUADS READY FOR A LITTLE FUN IN THE BUSH.

 

QUADS

 

DEC 04 2015

 

THE WEATHER NETWORK SAID IT WAS GOING DOWN TO -15c SO I PLUGGED THE DIESEL PINK CREW CAB IN. WOKE UP IN THE MORNING TO +1c AND THE SNOW WAS MELTED OFF THE HOOD OF THE TRUCK BY THE BLOCK HEATER IN THE ENGINE.

 

TOO WARM

 

THIS IS XENA'S OLD BEDROOM WHICH WAS NEVER FINISHED BECAUSE THE NEXT WOMAN IN MY LIFE WOULD TELL ME HOW TO FINISH IT THE WAY SHE WOULD WANT IT DONE.

 

ROOM

 

I FIGURED AFTER 8 YEARS AND NO WOMAN HAS MOVED IN TO TELL ME HOW TO FINISH THE ROOM. THEN IT WAS TIME TO FINISH THE ROOM THE WAY I WANTED IT.

 

FINISHED

 

NOV 30 2015

 

I SPENT THE WEEKEND WORKING ON THE SECOND ROOM IN THE BUNKHOUSE. OF COURSE I RAN SHORT OF WOOD BUT I DID SPLASH SOME PAINT AROUND, LOL.

 

ROOM

 

NEXT TRIP TO THOMPSON I GET THE WOOD NEED TO FINISH THE PROJECT.

 

PAINTED

 

NOV 28 2015

 

THE FIRST 4 DAYS OF THE WEEK I WORKED MY SECRET JOB AND ON BLACK FRIDAY I ENDED UP IN THOMPSON. WHAT A MISTAKE THAT WAS BECAUSE ALL THE STORES WERE BUSY EVEN IN THE MORNING. WHEN I LEFT THOMPSON TO HEAD BACK HOME OVER THE SO-CALLED ROAD, MY SIDE OF THE ROAD WAS SNOW PACKED AND THE LANE HEADING TO THOMPSON WAS BARE. THERE WAS A LOT OF TRAFFIC HEADING FOR GREAT DEALS, LOL.

 

ROAD

 

NOV 23 2015

 

I WORKED LATE LAST NIGHT TO GET THE SLOT CAR TRACK ROOM FINISHED UP. IT LOOKS EVEN BETTER WITH ALL MY STORAGE STUFF PUT AWAY TOO.

 

ROOM

NOV 22 2015

 

AFTER 3 YEARS I DECIDED TO TRIM UP THE NEW WINDOWS WHICH NOW LOOK A LOT BETTER.

 

TRIM

 

NOV 21 2015

 

I DECIDED TO MAKE THE TABLE FOR THE SLOT CAR TRACK IN XENA'S OLD ROOM. SHE MOVED OUT ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO SO IT IS TIME TO FIX UP THE ROOM.

 

TRACK

 

LOOKS BETTER WITH SOME PAINT SPLASHED ALL OVER THE PLACE.

 

PAINTED

 

NOV 20 2015

 

THE HEATER UNIT STAYED RUNNING LONG ENOUGH TO KEEP MY ROCKS WARM SO I COULD PLAY WITH THEM. ONCE I WAS FINISHED THE HEATER UNIT QUIT. I THINK I'LL RE-GROUP ON THESE UNITS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT WORTH THE HEADACH, LOL.

 

INSIDE

 

NOV 18 2015

 

i got smart and torched off the fuel tank for the heater unit and mounted it up beside the engine. now it runs. i guess it could not pump the fuel forward 15 feet then up 12 feet, lol. thansk

 

tank

 

running

NOV 17 2015

 

IT WAS FUN TRANSFERING THE EQUIPMENT FROM THE BARGE WHICH WAS ON MY BEAVERTAIL TRAILER TO THE SOUTHERN HIGHWAY TRAILER BECAUSE IT RAINED. THE RAIN HAD THE TRAILER DECKS ALL ICED UP SO WE HAD TO BE VERY CAREFULL IN LOADING.

 

LOADED

 

NOV 16 2015

 

OF COURSE THE STUPID HEATER UNIT QUIT AGAIN AND I COULD NOT GET IT STARTED. I'M BEGINNG TO HATE THESE HEATER UNITS FOR SOME REASON.

 

QUIT

 

NOV 15 2015

 

I FINISHED THE BOAT TRAILER AXLE AND JUST WAITING FOR TIRES SO I CAN USE IT TO HAUL MY "FLOAT-TILLA" BACK TO THE "KINGDOM".

 

AXLE

 

NOV 14 2015

 

JUST A QUICK PICTURES OF THE "SCREAMING FORD" AND COLLECTABLES ON NOV 11 2015.

 

FORD

NOV 13 2015

 

it was friday the 13th yesterday because i had a slow leak in my new tire on the pink crew cab. the double headed nail comes from one of the 3 bridges on the Kinoosao Rally Road. this tire was plugged for the time being and will be used else other then the pink crew cab. it is one of the costs of traveling such a high risk road. in 2 months i have destories 2 tires at $372.00 each which all part of living in the great white north. thansk

 

tire

NOV 12 2015

 

THE TRAILER WAS JUST A LITTLE TOO SHORT FOR LOADING ALL THE CONTRACTORS EQUIPMENT ON IT. OH WELL WE GOT IT DONE, LOL.

 

SKID

 

THE "SCREAMING FORD" LOOKS GOOD ALL CHAINED UP TO TRAVEL BACK OVER THE "KINOOSAO RALLY ROAD".

 

CHAINS

 

NOV 11 2015

 

WE DID A LITTLE TANDEM PUSH PUL WITH THE 2 CATS TO MOVE THE BIG BOAT FROM THE SHORE LINE.

 

TANDEM

 

 

 

SAND

 

 

APRIL 19 2015

 

IT WAS A FUN COUPLE OF DAYS GETTING THE LAST OF THE EQUIPMENT OFF THE WINTER ROAD THAT IS MELTING AWAY.

 

STUCK

 

I EVEN HAD TO PULL THE CHEVY TRUCKS IN TANDEM BECAUSE IT WOULD TAKE TOO LONG TO PULL ONE AT A TIME.

 

CHEVY

 

APRIL 13 2015

 

I DECIDED AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I WOULD TREAT MYSELF AND BUY BRAND NEW PARTS TO TUNE UP THE "FAMOUS BLACK CAT". EVERYTHING ARRIVED OK IN SHIPPING AND THE PARTS LOOK TO BE OF GOOD QUALITY.

 

IH PARTS

 

MARCH 16 2015

 

IT WAS A BUSY DAY IN THE "KINGDOM" WITH WINTER ROAD REPAIRS PLUS AN AIRPLANE ARRIVING.

 

ARRIVING

 

THE CARGO NETTING IS SO THE PLANE DOES NOT TRY AND FLY WHEN THE HELICOPTER IS CARRYING. I HAD THE EASY JOB OF UNHOOKING THE CABLE TO RELEASE THE PLANE, LOL.

 

NETTING

 

JAN 19 2015

 

I WAS VERY SURPRISED WHEN I RECIEVED A PACKAGE IN THE MAIL FROM NORTHERN IRELAND LAST WEEK. ALL I COULD SAY WAS WOW EH!!

 

GIFT

 

 

 

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