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Unread 12-30-2013, 07:54 PM   #61
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Wow! All really nice vehicles! Thanks for the info. My favorite is the Datsun...That's the kind of car you don't see around here. Well any sports car really haha because most people can only afford one car per person and it's usually something front or all-wheel drive for winter. I'm sorry to hear about your dad...Hope he's doing okay. I'm not sure if you're religious...I'll add him to my prayers before bed tonight...Good luck with your winter projects!

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Unread 12-30-2013, 08:02 PM   #62
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Thanks, I appreciate the prayers for him. He's in a retraining facility now in Chattanooga. He is a tough old guy and that's a fact. I'm actually going to lay low for awhile now, got an airplane to get ready to deliver and Jeep Beach coming up in April! I think I'm all winter therapies out.
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Labor of Love- my son's Jeep build
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Unread 12-30-2013, 08:06 PM   #63
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Oh, I see you're in Maine! No wonder, I imagine it's just down right cold there. I used to fly into Bangor quite a bit in my active duty days. Coming back from Europe, Lobster was the thing we picked up there while the jet refueled!
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Labor of Love- my son's Jeep build
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Unread 12-30-2013, 09:07 PM   #64
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Haha it's actually okay temperature-wise right now. I think it actually stayed above 15 today. We did lose power from Monday until Christmas afternoon, due to ice on the lines. But I'm happy because they estimated that we might not get it back 'till Thursday night, possibly Friday! Most people around here have a woodstove, fireplace, or a generator, if not a combination...We, however, don't have any. We ended up borrowing a propane heater and a small 2000 watt generator for a space heater Wednesday morning. House got down to 49 degrees, and we put our freezer food out on the porch in coolers. It wasn't that bad though. Wednesday morning we found an ice shack heater haha. Brought us up 1 degree. Pipes froze...Good thing is that none burst like last time we lost power over days. That time we stayed at our neighbors' house, since they had a generator. Anyways, Bangor, yeah, that's about an hour from me. Actually I manage the girls soccer team at my highschool and take the bus up when they play Bangor when they play against them. Ever heard of Mt. Ararat in Topsham? Famous for using office cubicles for walls, and not having walls in some parts. Math classes in trailers too haha. It's right near Brunswick/Freeport/Lisbon/Lewiston area. Oh and on Christmas, the day before my driver's license test, my Jeep decided to puke out the radiator fluids all over and overheat...Took the test in mom's 5-speed Kia, while it was snowing, with a tester-in-training in the back seat haha...Gotta make due with what you have! Was up on the garage roof with dad earlier today shoveling snow.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 09:13 PM   #65
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Oh! Almost forgot! Thanks for serving! I'm pretty sure I'll be going to college and studying music, but the Army is still in the back of my mind. My grandfather was in the Coast Guard, and my other grandfather in the Air Force. And great grandfather served in WW2. Btw have you heard of gijams.com? It's a website for musicians who have served and their bands to share their music. My grandfather's band is on there and he has a few really sad and meaningful originals that have to do with war..."Just Out of Highschool," and "Daddy Flew the Planes" are my favorites. Btw have you heard "Christmas in the Trenches?" My grandfather dug out the lyrics this Christmas and it was really meaningful to him.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 03:15 AM   #66
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You're story about the driving test reminds me of my signature quote below. My son actually said that after he bought some stereo equipment for his Jeep and then the brakes went out! If you get a chance, check out the Labor of Love build down below here. That was his Jeep we built while he was in Army Basic Training.

He opted for the the Oklahoma Army National Guard because they're college program is awesome. And because of good grades and high test scores he is now in their Green to Gold program. I'm happy to say that he is in his second year now and so far is maintaining a 3.65 GPA. Very proud of him.

Being involved in community/school service is a great thing! Keep it up. Always try and set the example and you'll go far in life. Stay warm!
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Labor of Love- my son's Jeep build
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Unread 12-31-2013, 03:16 AM   #67
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And I'll check out that website! Thanks for mentioning that.
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Labor of Love- my son's Jeep build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/labor-love-1534044/

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Unread 12-31-2013, 08:47 AM   #68
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About your quote, haha...My Jeep ended up having to have water pump, radiator, serpentine belts, thermostat replaced...This last summer, it had all the power steering and oil redone...Should be good to go now, I hope....185,000 miles. I think I have some left
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Unread 12-31-2013, 07:44 PM   #69
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Do your maintenance on schedule and it'll last 450,000 plus miles
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Labor of Love- my son's Jeep build
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