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    Hospice Care

    Yes - In rereading your posts it is apparent we encountered much of the same. Thank you for bringing this up, and best wishes.
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    Hospice Care

    That article describes just a hint of what we went through with my mother. From our experience, the problem is not just with the hospice industry, but that it is just a part of a callous, profit making racket done by doctors, hospitals, and rehab and skilled nursing facilities, all of whom...
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    Toe Plates

    I own toe-plates and have been setting toe using tape measures for over fifty years. The way it was done before toe plates was to scribe the tires, and then measure on each side using the same tape. The Longacre device shown above is the modern equivalent. The disadvantage of plates is that...
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    A biker club story

    I have a friend who is a biker, used to own a biker bar, and had friends and road with a similar (or perhaps the same) organization. He also had friends in law enforcement, some of whom had motorcycles. He went to parties for both, and was asked to affiliate more closely with both. He said...
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    Lifespan of Tonneau Covers?

    Compared to yours, not that often. The first three years it was hardly ever opened. The last three years there's been a trip a month with several openings each.
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    Lifespan of Tonneau Covers?

    My MX4 has sat totally exposed to the Texas sun for six years, and other than fading, still works correctly. It leaks some, but I pretty well expected that. The latches work fine.
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    Anyone familiar with scrapping metal?

    The way scrap places operate can vary widely. The best I've been to has various stations where you drop off the various metals and they will further segregate and pay you for them appropriately. At the worst one they had a guy who looked at your load, maybe did a little probing, and offered...
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    Saw a wheel come off today.

    In fast rush-hour traffic I saw a tow truck with a vehicle behind which had had the third member removed. The wheel, drum and axle from one side were bouncing all over and amongst cars. If it didn't spear someone through their windshield it was a miracle. I also saw a trailer dual wheel come...
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    Thermal Imagers

    Keep in mind that Home Depot, at least in my area, rents thermal cameras. It immediately showed spots in my house where there was no insulation.
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    People born in the wrong decade

    I was too young for the sexual revolution and free love, and too old when hook up culture came around.
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    What are the most critical preventative maintenance parts on older vehicles?

    The factory fuel pump in my 97 Silverado died at about 110K. The aftermarket replacement died at 105K. That's enough trend for me to decide when to replace next, assuming it ever makes it to that mileage as a secondary vehicle.
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    How much was your cateract surgery?

    It depends on the lens and type of surgery you pick. My wife just had it done with laser surgery and the most expensive lens. Before insurance it was $7K per eye. There were two cheaper lenses - exact prices I don't remember.
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    Road Rage, Then vs Now

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by IndyFan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I never want to kill anyone. Never want to even draw a weapon on them. But if I'm at the point where I fear for my life enough to draw and shoot, I'm going for the kill. Center...
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    '18 Dodge Hellcat SRT 707hp, new 4 mi.

    Psychologists know the brain doesn't develop the ability to forecast consequences until the mid to late twenties. Teenager, even responsible one, with this car - extremely bad idea.
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    Craftsman Tools

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Chris142</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by rollinpete</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does anyone know if Lowe's will replace a broken craftsman...
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    '16 Buick LaCrosse: probably my next car

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Quattro Pete</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Trav</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Bit of a geezer wagon compared to the BMW isn't it? I couldn't...
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    Drove Several Mid-Size Trucks

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by geeman789</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JeffKeryk</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> For $33K I'm buying a F-150 with the little EcoBoost and 10...
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    Chevy Colorado - Reliability

    That shudder is fixed by a repetitive flush with a new fluid. Apparently the fluid they were using was susceptible to absorbing moisture from humidity. I'm not aware of anyone on ColoradoFans whose shudder has not been fixed by the flush. I've also read, anectdotally, that it isn't just GM...
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    Chevy Colorado - Reliability

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by buster</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'll be test driving one tomorrow. It can't be any worse than the Tacoma....very disappointed in the drivability. </div></div> There are several very happy ex-Tacoma owners on the...
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    In need of shocks on tahoe

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by SteveSRT8</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We've been using Gabriel Ultras on all our fleet trucks, both Silverados and Savana/Express 3500 service vans, for many years now. Excellent shocks, nice ride with superior body...