Back to the Z06 windshield issue............

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  1. VelocityYellowRules!

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    A good day yesterday. We found the problem with the sieve on the 8820, a missing bolt and broken bracket. So while a bit fiddily to do we got the bracket off, welded it and put it back on along with the missing bolt. Now the grain in the tank is clean and not so full of chaff.

    I took the 9600 out. Dad said that Brad tried it and was getting an elevator speed alarm but that never happened to me so I combined until one end of a batt on the pickup reel broke. I thought it could be an easy fix and I was just 1/2 mile from the shed so I went back but there is something really wrong. There are three batts in a row and these things are pretty flimsy pipe and wood affairs. They are connected by a 5/8" shaft about 12" long and it appears that between two of them they each got twisted about 20 degrees. As a result it can be reassembled. As a shortcut to getting going I just took the one row right off, I still have five and it seemed to be fine. But how could I twist those shafts? The are welded to the inside of the pipes so the only place to even be able to twist in the middle maybe 30 mm area. You'd have to give it a good heating with the the torch to get it to twist in a vice let along the reel somehow doing this to itself.

    Anyway, still a good day and we ended up with less to do this morning than 24 hours earlier.

    Poor mom missed the bottom step on the combine when she was climbing off last night and took a tumble and a few bruises. But she was right back on the combine when it was ready to go. May I be 1/2 as good when I'm her age.

    And called the glass guy. He is waiting for someone in Edmonton to return his call. And there was no call yesterday so he mustn't have heard back yet. So no glass progress until next week it seems. Sadly I'd been thinking it would be done before Thanksgiving.................

    So while it showered last night mom sad that dad thinks we might be able to go again so I want her to confirm and if so I'll head back to the farm. But I asked her to get and test a sample first as I'm sort of tired and if we're not going to combine I can do without driving there and back to find this out.................

    Can't say yet if there is any progress on the tumor front yet either. I live in hope but I'm not sure how dramatic the reduction should be after 5 days.....................still just nice to have started trying something!

    Cheers,

    Garry
     
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    That pretty awesome that your mom got right back on the combine after getting off with a bit of a stumble. Glad to hear she’s alright.

    As for the windshields, I got my first chip two weeks ago. Should it spread before I get it fixed and I need a new windshield, I’ll be ordering up that windshield protection that Brian has and be putting it on my new one.
     
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    Thus starts another week. We've had a few days off so should be able to give a little push today.

    Hopefully the glass guy calls with information.

    Planning on trying combining today, forecast for showers/flurries this afternoon so we'll see how soon I can start and how soon it does start to get wet.

    Still nothing concrete on the tumor size front either. Maybe I'm being unrealistic on this. After all I have at least three more treatments to do. If it was that quick would they need that many? Maybe it will be a lot more slow in happening than I am thinking and might not start until the 3rd treatment in 5 weeks, for example. Still happy I can think about something other than I wonder how much bigger the tumor got overnight!!

    CHeers,

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    No call from glass-man yesterday.

    Finished my volunteer canola and now have maybe 130-140 acres of volunteer canola for Dad and that will be it for the harvesting unless we go to help my uncle. Dad's should be a lot easier than mine as mine was on lodged wheat stubble and so I had some issues with picking up the wheat from time to time and it hanging on the knife. Dad's is on canola stubble sao it should be a lot easier to do.

    Finally got my weight down to a 4 year low, really feels cool. I can see bringing out of storage some clothes I'd had to put away some time ago.
     
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    Nice work on the weight reduction Garry! My 4 year low would be pretty much where I am, but 6 year low would require me dumping a solid 20 lbs. Doable and I'm starting tomorrow!....always tomorrow :rofl:
    As for the tumor size, I'm not sure how your therapy works, it it's like Tylenol where the drug goes in, does it thing, then done, or if it's something that stays in for a while, so with the first treatment, you only have a bit of the drug in your body to go after the tumors and as your body adjusts to this level, then you get more and it builds on the first treatment, then the third treatment builds on the first and second, etc.
    Plus, say if the tumors would be 50 grams, and the drugs are able to remove 10 grams at a time. 10 grams won't take a lot off the circumference at 50 grams, but two treatments later, taking 10 grams off the tumors when they are down to 30 grams starts to make quite the difference....if that makes any sense. So I guess I'm saying, it must depend on how the drugs work. It'll be interesting to hear how fast they start shrinking once the tumors are noticeably smaller and then quick it will be for them to be gone!
     
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    Very sage advice on how to view the tumor situation - thanks Riley! It makes some sense and sure makes me feel better.

    So combining for me is over. Dad doesn't think that his field is worth doing and I'm OK with that.

    So went over to my uncles place and helped install a new straw walker. Wow I hope I never have to do that myself - you need to rip a lot out of the combine to gain access. Might offer to combine for him still as it is now forecasting snow for the weekend. But so far all wet weather forecasts have been wrong!

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    Price confirmed, window ordered, installer confident.

    Checkup with the Dr.'s in Grande Prairie tomorrow, next treatment on Monday. Still can't say anything positive has yet happened with the tumors.....................

    Cheers,

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