Blue in Yarmouth
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|21 min 47 sec ago||Funny story...||
I hope it's not tl;dr but if it is I apologize:
I have quadruplet 8 year olds and thre are boys. The boys have loved cars since birth and i have tried to cultivate that. A couple of saturdays ago I was in my garage working on one of their 4 wheelers that wasn't running quite right and while I was doing so the boys kept running in and out of the garage. I wasn't paying too much attention until I realized that they weren't paying any attention to me working on the wheeler because that is something they would usually be stuck looking over my shoulder for.
The next time they came in I heard whispers and they quietly snuck out with my wheelbarrow. I decided to follow them to see what they were up to. I snuck far enough behind so they wouldn't see me and off they went down into the woods behind our house. They walked a while then crossed over the stone wall onto our neighbors land and there I see them head for an old car the neighbor had drug back and left in the woods (i later found out it was a 1990 tercell).
They reach the car and one jumps in and pops the hood. The other two open it up, reach down into their tool box that they must have brought earlier and the next thing I know they are pulling the battery out and putting it in the wheelbarrow.
I hurry home so they don't see me and pretend I'm still working on the wheeler when the sneak back in the garage, head over to my battery charger and hook the battery up and set it to charge (I didn't even know they knew how to do that as it isn't a simple charger) and sneak back out.
After about an hour or so back they come, sneaking in to get the battery, put it in the wheelbarrow and off they go. I follow again and watch as they hook up the battery and proceed to try and start the car. To my surprise it doesn't turn over. They try for about a half hour, tinkering here and there and then give up disgusted and head home. That night after I tucked them in bed I stood at the bottom of the stairs and listened to them talking about the car. One said he was pretty sure he knew what was wrong and they'd get back at it tomorrow.
The next day as I'm back in my garage puttering around I see the three of them sneak in and grab the wheelbarrow and an empty jerry can. We have a gas station next door and I watch as the three of them take the jerry can over in the wheelbarrow and one of them grabs the hose and starts filling up the jerry can. They other goes in and pays for the gas (at least Iwas hoping that is what he did) and then off they go with 10 dollars of gas in the wheelbarrow.
They get to the car, put the gas in the tank and start trying to get it going again. To my relief it doesn't start. They keep tinkering with it and head home. This time when they got home they went straight in the house. I follow them in and what are they doing? Sitting in front of the computer searching the internet trying to diagnose the problem they are having with the 1990 toyota tercell. As I quietly watch from a distance i see them go to you tube and check "how to change a starter on a 1990 toyota tercell".
At the supper table that night one of them asks me "Dad, how much do you think it would cost to buy a starter for a 1990 toyota tercell." I honestly couldn't believe what I had witnessed from those boys. They systematically trouble shot the issue with this car and came to the correct problem...at 8 years of age. I was pretty proud of those little monkies.
Anyway, sorry for it being so long but I thought some car lovers might get a kick out of the story.
|1 hour 15 min ago||Well known saying I guess...||
I was going to type the exact same thing. I have had a boat for the past 6 years and it spends more time getting fixed than in the water. Give me a nice souped up 69 camaro ss instead anyday. If I could sell my boat and trade it for one I'd do it in a heartbeat. I know boats seem like a great idea but i'd avoid it otherwise everytime you need work done on it (and you will need work done on it), your wife will be reminding you how she told you it was a bad idea.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Maybe...||
if he spent more time coaching and less time on social media he would make some progress with their WR's.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||ugh...||
There is something about grown men calling high school boys studs that creeps me the heck out. -1 for you sir.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Lots of schools||
Lots of schools split the DL coaching responsibilities. Schools apparently are getting an extra coach soon so why not use it to get a guy like him? Just a thought.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Now now....||
I didn't say I was "the" one or imply I knew something no one else did. I would wager half the people on this blog didn't like that hire. And just to show my many faults I was one who love RR and didn't want him to leave so what do I know. I was just prefacing the statement so people would know it wasn't coming from a guy who loved Brady Hoke from the jump and would look for any reason to bring him back.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I would take BH||
as a DL coach in a heartbeat. He has shown an eye for talent and ability to devleop said talent at that position and can recruit as good as anyone. He also has a passion for UM that burns within him. I was one who hated the hire as BH for HC but DL coach would be awesome. JH should try to lure him back.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||no politics...||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||As a recruiter...||
Perhaps he has been huge but as I coach I wasn't blown away. In my opinion the RB's weren't utilized effectively and the distibution made little to no sense. Smith got worse as a blocker as well while really showing little development that couldn't also be attributed to simply being a little older and more experienced. I'm no expert by a long shot but I wasn't terribly impressed with Wheatly as a coach. As a recruiter, yes, but as a coach...not so much. I wish him all the best and still love him for all he has done for UM as a coach and player but I'm not sad to see he or Jed go and it wouldn't surprise me if this article is on point.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||They hang low...||
but does one hang lower than the other is the question. If so, he should seek medical treatment for a hydrocele. They can be painful!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I think||
I think the confusion comes from "on getting" if that is what is really posted (I haven't read the actual tweet). "On getting" sounds like someone got something where as "in getting" sounds more like it is something yet to come. I think it is just a poorly worded tweet and I can see how this could be contrued in both ways. " Good luck on getting" doesn't make much sense TBH.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks guys||
I appreciate the information.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This is so much...||
This is so much easier to answer as a 42 year old man than it would be for a 20 year old kid.The answer with a lifetime of experience is get the insurance, stay the extra year and get your degree then move on to the NFL.
People only realize much later in life that their university years are about as good as it gets in life. Before the bills start adding up and responsibilities pile on. It's a time when you get to have fun and be with friends and most importantly for him, one more year to acclimate himself to the position he'd play in the NFL. The insurance will cover the risk of injury so stop crying about the money, it's about so much more than money.
He has a chance to fulfill some goals he set for himself prior to entering college and if he leaves a year on the table I can say with 100% certainty it is a decision he will always question his entire life. Stay one more year is the answer.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Dude...||
I havent read ALL the posts but I would say the responses have been pretty reasonable. People are basically saying, "Well crap, good luck to the kid." No one is jumping the shark. Plus I think your statistics professoris talking his way out of a job.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Bigcat||
I hope for your sake that you (or your parents) don't follow european football and the transfer market. In recruiting news we occasionally get poor information that turns out to be false but the media in Europe just constantly throws crap at the walls to see what sticks. Seriously, I never realised how accurate our media in North America is until I started following the transfer market in Europe. It is a complete abomination.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I know nothing about this stuff||
so this is a legit question: Can they even speak to agents without losing their eligibility? Can they speak to and just not sign with? I was always under what could definitely be the mistaken impression that even speaking with agents will cost college athletes their eligibility.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||One thing Jabrill||
One thing Jabrill has shown over the course of his career is that he is goal oriented. He sets goals and does his best to achieve them. One thing he said during his recruitment and after committing to UM was that he wanted to win the Heisman like Woodson did. Perhaps he really wants to achieve that goal. One thing is for sure...the number of blow hards on this board that say he is definitely gone or definitely saying aren't going to make a bit of difference and we'll all know what he chooses before long.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure I disagree or find||
Not sure I disagree or find it insulting. If you want to be offended you'll find a way but this seems both innocuous and accurate. I think they did have better athletes but got out coached.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Dude...||
Whether you like it or not MSU has been a major player in the recruitment of many of our commits and targets this year. DPJ, Thomas, DIB, Corey Malone Hatcher, Jalen Kelly-Powell...Most of the players we have been after. especially in-state, have had MSU in their sights as well. Of course Mork would be doing this. He'd be doing it even if we weren't going head to head for recruits.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||i think||
I think it's tomorrow...
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'd like to||
I'd like to shift my balls and place them squarely on Urban Meyers forehead.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||The problem...||
"The problem with Scotland is it's full of Scots"
The problem with Columbus is it's full of Ohioans. Other than that I have to say that on my two trips there I actually found the city to be quite nice. Pretty much every school/city has something to offer and everyones tastes are different. It really isn't that hard to understand why some kids choose other schools.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||could be...||
That would make for an outstanding week in recruiting!
Maybe we could get Harris to flip on Saturday as well while we're at it?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I applaud your efforts.||
Helping those less fortunate is a calling we should all take more personally and you are a great example of what can come of doing that. You're an inspiration, thank you! Happy Holidays!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I don't see you on here much anymore...||
but you were always one of my favorite posters. Sad it is under such circumstances but both you and this young mans family will be in my prayers. Very sorry to hear this news.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I can't believe it...||
and I don't know at what point I arrived here, but at this point I just can't believe that UM can beat OSU until it happens. Maybe it's a defense mechanism or something, that I just don't even entertain the idea that we could beat them so that when we lose it doesn't hurt so much.
I mean, I look at the teams and see that we certainly have the talent to win, but we have before too yet still the universe found ways to conspire against us and bring OSU out on top. That is the biggest reason I want a win this year, so that beating OSU no longer feels like an impossible task and goes back to feeling like the coin flip it always used to. I hate feeling like it just won't happen.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||There were extenuating||
There were extenuating circumstances in their game against MSU. The weather was absolutely abysmal yesterday. Those other teams played MSU under good conditions, including us. I'm hopeful the weather was as big a factor as I think it was because that could mean our offence isn't as bad with O'korn as it looked yesterday.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Nope. Nicholson got the||
Nope. Nicholson got the unsportsmanlike and Weber got nothing. OSU did get a personal foul during the play but it was on someone else. An OL I think but I could be wrong.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for one of only two||
Thanks for one of only two helpful responses, it is very much appreciated. I found this also but don't really know the legitimacy of those sites either. The site the seller gave me is http://www.wbco.wtcvehicles.com/ and it is a 1968 mustang fastback that typically sells for between 35 and 45 thousand in the shape this one is in but they want way less for this one. If I was more tech savvy I could probably figure it out but unfortunately I'm not. Thanks again.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||I did to||
Initailly I did as well, but the thing at the back of his head that looked like a pony tail flopping around when he hit the ground is actually either his hat or a toupe. I'm not 100 percent sure which it is but it is an old gentleman, not a lady.