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post #5506 of 8099 Old 09-20-2013, 07:46 PM
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I do not care for this time of the year (Oct-Dec)!


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As promised, a further Pupdate...

Pictured: My puppy!




This is Alia, and even though she's a three-way crossbreed between a retriever, a Rottweiler and some sort of Soviet agricultural equipment she's probably the sweetest dog in the entire world. Her favorite game is Drool All Over Greta's Dash And Seats, her best friend is a kitten, and her main goal in life is to keep people's laps warm while they scratch her ears...all of which is patently evidenced by the fact that she has a pretty pink collar with little flowers on it. She also occasionally kills and dismembers coyotes - I think her count is five, at current - but as you can probably tell, she doesn't feel very well right now. A couple of weeks ago she started nibbling at a callus on her leg that had been there for a long time and it got very inflamed; Nurse Jen looked at it and said that we might want to have it checked out...so she took Alia to work with her (she works for a veterinarian). Long story short, they looked at it, took a tissue sample and found "abnormal, multinucleated cells"...which is Educated Vet-Speak for some sort of skin cancer. Fast-forward a week and we're still not sure exactly what kind of abnormal cells they are, but she's had a surgery to get rid of the problem spot - you can see the shaved/sutured area on the inside of her front leg, next to her ear - and is hopefully now on the way to recovering. If her leg seems to heal up reasonably well, then she's probably okay...but we won't know that for a couple of weeks. In the meantime, we're sort of just hoping that she starts feeling better soon, and she very much appreciates everyone's best wishes for a speedy recovery.


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Dogs are like family around my house. Hope yours feels better soon.

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Dogs are like family around my house. Hope yours feels better soon.
It's the same here, even with my retarded Brittany.

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post #5510 of 8099 Old 09-21-2013, 12:24 AM
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Cool dawg, hope prognosis is good!

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Cool dawg, hope prognosis is good!
I do, too; we'll know in reasonably short order, hopefully. Her leg looks better this morning - there's less swelling and she's a little more energetic - so those are good signs, and she can go back to leaving dog-slobber all over Greta's interior in short order. Speaking of that, Today's Jeeping will be a thorough clean-up and bath for a certain white vehicle, and maybe - maybe - some work on getting those compressors put back in. Either that, or I'll try to mend/replace my two broken heat-control knobs; they both cracked and split within ten seconds of each other. Only one is intact, now, which means that I probably need to replace all three.

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Longest thread I have ever had the pleasure of reading...wow....I will now go into a "Jeep" induced coma from lack of sleep and food!
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I used JB weld to fix my control knobs. It has held up for years now. Put alittle in the crack and then alot all the way around the tube part that the stem goes into. Cool dog. Who's Brittany?
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Glad to hear the pooch is feeling better! On the locker relocation, isn't the main reason for relocation to get them out of water?
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Bella and Beau give Alia best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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Longest thread I have ever had the pleasure of reading...wow....I will now go into a "Jeep" induced coma from lack of sleep and food!
Well I'm quite glad that you've enjoyed it; with any luck, there will be much more to come.


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I used JB weld to fix my control knobs. It has held up for years now. Put alittle in the crack and then alot all the way around the tube part that the stem goes into. Cool dog. Who's Brittany?
I think I could probably make that work...thanks! As far as Brittany is concerned...well, I seem to have one lying around, not doing much with its life. You can read all about them here.



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Glad to hear the pooch is feeling better! On the locker relocation, isn't the main reason for relocation to get them out of water?
Even though the compressors themselves are waterproof they can still be damaged - as could other, more gear-like things - should water get inside them; thus, it's paramount to make sure that the intake line for the compressors is kept in a safe area that prohibits water intrusion. With that said, the main reason for the relocation is to make room for the tummy tuck; getting the $200-each compressors well out of harm's way is a very pleasant side-effect.

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Bella and Beau give Alia best wishes for a speedy recovery!
She's doing a bit better this evening, but there's a bit of swelling that I wish would hurry up and go away. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Sundowner,
I've been doing research on the JF for months now, reading build threads, product reviews, as well as getting Mr. Blaines personal opinion on where to start building.
I started reading Greta's thread on page one, (keep in mind this is my "continuing education" at work) and I have got to say. I've successfully done absolutely nothing since I began reading.
Hard to beat a build thread that above all is easy to follow, informative, easy to understand for the newb jeeper. Let's face it, how do you not follow a build thread that includes the 4 major functions of winning life, 1 A beautiful woman that gets as dirty on a project as you do (not to mention wears the shiz out of a HK hat), 2 GUNS/JEEPS (interchangable as far as im concerned) and last but certainly not least 4 the legendary spicy chicken sammich.

Appreciate you taking the time to write and take pictures!
Only on page 31 an its only getting better.
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Wishing a speedy and full recovery to Alia. I hate when the dogs get sick or start to act less than themselves. It is the only thing that hurts my heart.

Any way to get in on the next sticker mailing event? That one is fender worthy.

Keep up the good work on the Post to end all Posts.
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Sundowner,
I've been doing research on the JF for months now, reading build threads, product reviews, as well as getting Mr. Blaines personal opinion on where to start building.
I started reading Greta's thread on page one, (keep in mind this is my "continuing education" at work) and I have got to say. I've successfully done absolutely nothing since I began reading.
Hard to beat a build thread that above all is easy to follow, informative, easy to understand for the newb jeeper. Let's face it, how do you not follow a build thread that includes the 4 major functions of winning life, 1 A beautiful woman that gets as dirty on a project as you do (not to mention wears the shiz out of a HK hat), 2 GUNS/JEEPS (interchangable as far as im concerned) and last but certainly not least 4 the legendary spicy chicken sammich.

Appreciate you taking the time to write and take pictures!
Only on page 31 an its only getting better.
Amen.

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Sundowner,
I've been doing research on the JF for months now, reading build threads, product reviews, as well as getting Mr. Blaines personal opinion on where to start building.
I started reading Greta's thread on page one, (keep in mind this is my "continuing education" at work) and I have got to say. I've successfully done absolutely nothing since I began reading.
Hard to beat a build thread that above all is easy to follow, informative, easy to understand for the newb jeeper. Let's face it, how do you not follow a build thread that includes the 4 major functions of winning life, 1 A beautiful woman that gets as dirty on a project as you do (not to mention wears the shiz out of a HK hat), 2 GUNS/JEEPS (interchangable as far as im concerned) and last but certainly not least 4 the legendary spicy chicken sammich.

Appreciate you taking the time to write and take pictures!
Only on page 31 an its only getting better.
I hope you make it through the bland spots.

Blaine is a good person to talk with; he'll tell it to you straight and not waste any time on BS. I'm curious on where he told you to start, though...I haven't asked him that particular question and I think that I probably should have done so.

On a serious note: thanks for tuning in and reading. I'm glad you're getting something useful from my rambling.

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Wishing a speedy and full recovery to Alia. I hate when the dogs get sick or start to act less than themselves. It is the only thing that hurts my heart.
I'll send those wishes on to her.

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Any way to get in on the next sticker mailing event? That one is fender worthy.
Fender worthy! That's quite the compliment! Of course there's a way to get in on it; just send me a PM and we'll get you taken care of.

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Keep up the good work on the Post to end all Posts.
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Amen.
Careful...you're about to accidentally broach one of The Four Forbidden Topics, and unless we're talking about Jessica Rabbit we don't make exceptions.

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