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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thanks for: My computer

It's a great tool. Especially if you connect to the internet. Hubby does lots of research on it. On Craigslist, that is. For the past couple of months he's been looking for a new farm truck that we can use for various other things.

Today we went to Camdenton and got one. It's a 3/4 ton, extended cab '93 Ford. Only 89,000 miles on it. A bit dented up, but that made the price much less. It has lots of extras that we'd use on it, including a plate for a gooseneck trailer hitch, a winch set up on the front bumper, some other kind of odd hitch attachment on the back, A/C... He is pleased.

By the way, while I am talking about hubby. His drilling paid off. This past week he took and passed the test and is now a licensed well driller. He only missed one question; something about what sediment you'd find along a river. He actually got the following question correct; How much air pressure PSI (pounds per square inch-I think it is) would it take to push up a column of water that is 6 inches around and 100 feet tall? He KNEW, off the top of his head, the formula to calculate the weight of such a column; then he diddled on his calculator and came up with an answer that was about .30 off of one of the multiple choice answers. He has a mathematical mind. Good for him. I don't.

Anyway. The computer is a handy tool. Tonight I watched "Flywheel" on it. (Yes, Jel, I actually watched it. Now to get it back to you.)

"Flywheel" is a feel good Christian movie about a used car salesman. The movie was never intended to go national; it was supposed to be a local outreach deal. You can tell it's not really professional. But it has great moments. It's produced by Sherwood Baptist Church down in Georgia. They also did "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof." I haven't seen "Facing the Giants"yet. It's about sports and doesn't interest me much. But then again, neither did used car sales.

The computer is good for lots of other things too, but I've run out of time for tonight.



Donna said...

I love Craigslist. We've sold several tractors, a motorcycle and a horse on Craigslist. Hubby needed a plow awhile back, so we just put an ad on CL saying what sort of plow we needed. Within 24 hours, we had one.

Solomon said...

Congrats to hubby for passing the test. An extra skill is always a useful thing, but especially at the moment.

Calfkeeper said...

Donna, yes,Craigslist is an internet staple around here.

Solomon, that's exactly what hubby said. Thank you.

jel said...

the first time we went to craigslist list , out pc bit the dust! ;(

will trade you movies, one for the other .