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    Mike, very nice and glad to see everything is going well there! I've heard of a lot of kids struggling with the virtual learning. It's a mess.
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    Thanks Ryan. The move's done now and except the wife deciding where little stuff should go (usually a good time for me to hightail it to the shop) both us and our daughter and grandkids are pretty much settled into our respective houses.

    The Granddaughter is doing a LOT better going to school full time and her grades are coming back up. The youngest grandson is still doing full time on line and is one of the kids that does well with it.

    I'm cautiously happy with Cade......he's a Senior this year and doing 3 days on-line and 2 days in school a week. He's also getting about 15-20 hours a week at his job in a restaurant. He knows that the job (and car) are both reliant on keeping his school work up and graduating in the spring. He's not an honor roll student by any means but he is keeping up and may be able to test out of a couple of his make up classes this winter.

    He's saving a decent part of his pay checks hoping to be able to move out on his own after he graduates. He went to Lowes with is mom yesterday to help her get some things and discovered the tool department which happened to have some Craftsman tool sets on sale. He had picked up a set of deep sockets and a few odds and ends and came over to tell me about it. I had to chuckle a bit and told him that yes he had finally discovered the big kids toy store.




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    First off, happy Easter to everyone.

    I still check the site about everyday but virtually everything automotive has been put on hold for a while as we get some other priorities taken care of. If anybody has caught the news that involves the illegal border crossers down in Cochise County AZ……well that’s where I live at. We’re about 25 miles from the border so we’re not right down there on it, but close enough to be wary about what’s going on. My daughter and I have been working on getting the place a bit more self sufficient. Her and the grandkids are putting a garden in, we’ve started on a backup water system and hopefully sometime this summer we’ll have a backup generator for the new house.

    Cade didn’t finish HS……yeah, I’m pretty disappointed. Maybe if it had been a regular school year he would have, but who knows (I refuse to let him use that as an excuse). On the bright side he has had a job of the last few months and has moved out on his own. He seems to be doing pretty well and finding out what the world of adulthood is like.

    Missy and the other 2 grandkids are all pretty well settled in now. My granddaughter is going to school 5 days a week and the youngest Grandson is doing 100% on line learning. Both are doing well in their classes so that’s something.

    A lot of my time has been spent patching the old stable and putting in some new fencing for the horses Missy bought (she’s had horses off and on for several years).

    DC by M Patterson, on Flickr

    Besides her horse she also ended up with one that’s for the kids to ride.

    elise by M Patterson, on Flickr


    austin by M Patterson, on Flickr

    With my other 2 grandkids right next door now we get to work on some projects now. The current one is building a rabbit hutch. Elise is turning into a fair artist and got an art tablet for Christmas. I asked if she wanted to help me draw up the plans for the hutch. She readily agreed but was a little taken back when I told her we would NOT be using her new computer!

    I drug out the old drafting board and T square I built back in High School along with my old drafting set, triangles etc. She actually got into using “the old stuff” and it was a pretty enjoyable afternoon for both of us.

    She enjoyed that part…….. not so much the cutting, grinding and welding to start turning the plans into the real things. Fortunately her brother Austin does like that part and is turning into a pretty good shop helper. To give Austin something to do and keep him interested in the project I gave him a squirt bottle of water to cool the welds……that pretty quickly devolved into a water fight between him and his sister. I tried to tell their mom I had no idea that would happen (I don’t think she believed me ).

    hutch by M Patterson, on Flickr


    While I haven’t done anything on the Poly/Hemi project in quite a while now (the engine is still sitting in pieces over in the machine shop) I did get the 46RH back from the transmission shop a couple of weeks ago. It is built by the same guy to the same specs as the one in my 37 Dodge which I’m very happy with.


    46RH by M Patterson, on Flickr

    I still drive the 37 dodge and 57 Plymouth out every couple of weeks but boy it’s a bit harder on the old billfold now.

    And that's pretty much what's happening around here.


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    Be safe Mike, unfortunately you're pretty much on your own for security.
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    Cades' out on his own!?!?! Just doesn't seem possible that it's been all that long ago he was tootin' around on his homebuilt go cart and then getting the Mustang II going and fixed up.. wasn't that just like yesterday? Or maybe last week???? HMmmmm..

    Oh well. Nice to see the next crew likes being with you in the shop.
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    Mike, I see why everything automotive is on hold now..... Hay burners.

    It is crazy to think Cade is out on his own. It seems like you guys were just fixing on the MII to get it going for him. Stay safe. Are you done travelling to your home town now or do you plan on going back this year?

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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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