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Called in sick Friday

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Yukon Jack, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    A buddy and I couldn't resist taking Friday off to go spend a day cutting firewood. Weather was perfect and we were good and tired by the end of the day. Nothing beats Brats and hot dogs cooked over an open fire for lunch either.

    Had to shoot a few pics as we went along.

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    Frontend gets a little light with this much wood on the flatbed

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    We have a lot of wood to split on the trailer.

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    This is probably my favorite pic.

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    That looks like a fun day. And the pics are great.
     
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    your flatbed is so cool. You need a stock front bumper.

    Looks like a fun day.
     
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    Good pics, thanks for sharing.

    FYI, a cord of green hard maple is about 5300 pounds. :eek1:
     
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    Very cool pics!

    I remember the hard reality lessons of firewood. Being a city slicker I took for granted firewood was 'always there'.

    Until I bought a house with one.
    Going out, cutting up the felled trees, loading them in the truck, hauling them back to the house, splitting them and stacking them.
    I gained a real appreciation for them afterward. And the fire feels even better!!
     
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    Sweet pics YJ, glad to see these trucks being used.
     
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    Got to love those hedge trees!!! I cut some Friday for the first time this season in short sleeves--a little bloody on the arms... Nice rigs--Yukon Jack I've enjoyed reading some of your threads in the past of your buildup--really nice rig you have.

    Jeff
     
  8. Yukon Jack

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    Yep, a front bumper is needed badly - as soon as I get the K5 done I plan to make some changes to the K20 to get rid of some of the body lift that I had to do to fit the bbc. When I get that done I will decide whether to use a stock bumper or make a custom one.

    This area of land was being cleared by the owner around the creek. Luckily the majority of what we cut was Elm with a little Hackberry and a little Hedge. That Hedge is some hot burning wood but the thorns sure suck!

    Stacked the wood Saturday and my racks are all full now. Have to get some more railroad ties as I need to go to my buddies and get my share of the wood that needed splitting.

    Thanks for the compliments on my truck and the pics. Sure beats the normal backdrops of my pictures.
     
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    It's always cool to see the old iron get used. Those are some pretty cool pics.
    Are you sure you took the day off? seems like you worked awful hard to me.
     
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    Day off for sure! I'll use my day off like that anytime. We had such a good time. Was exhausted that evening but our pace was good so while we worked it didn't tire us out too much. At one point we were close to a road and a young guy stopped and came over just to talk to us about our trucks. Thought that was pretty cool. Tony and I discussed that that just wouldn't have happened if we had been driving a couple new trucks. :wink1:
     

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