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    Support wife's horse habit and my old boat fetish

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  1. The Class-less Class

    R & L, Trust me you will be just fine in Bend in June.....oh ya.... I was hatched in Central Oregon and family has had homes since before it was a state (1859)....so here is the weather deal..... only TWO years in a row do I recall watching the Fourth of July fire works in a snow storm......not many places in the lower 48 can have fire works in the snow on the 4th. .....ya know that second year that it snowed we lost a few Kalifornians...... Now the good news ......as I recall I have seldom needed to plow much snow in July in Bend...... We still own a couple places in Bend but we don't need to arrive until it gets over a +100 at our AZ & NV places...... You will likely survive Bend if you take your parka, heavy boots and thick gloves..... Bend has Two seasons.....Snow & Forest Fires...... We have owned a place just South of Waldport forever and almost every year in mid-summer you will have 90 days or more with NO measurable moisture AT ALL.......NONE... We had a 2000 ft long turf airstrip that mowed a lot until mid June then it turned brown and never needed mowing until March..... Now when it rains in can get with the program .......sometimes a inch in a hour but you just put your rain gear on and stay away from swollen fast running water...... Oregon is.....Oregon.....there might be a reason more folks live in Kalifornia ....... Drive on.......(gotta go mow the ..... airstrip)
  2. Insurance

    Jem, What are your replacement values & lib. Limits? Drive on......(how much insurance did I buy?)
  3. Debit card compromised

    Better yet.....just post it in the open thread..... Drive on......(who's got the.....numbers) .
  4. Big Rig Camping opportunities

    Pender...........This is your lucky day...... Here is the ......."SOLUTION" ...... to ALL of your questions AND "money-concerns" GET A ............HORSE.........(maybe two or three horses IF you have too much money) Once you travel with a HORSE...........ALL of the issues that the other folks on the thread mention just fade away into oblivion..... VERY few "Normal-Campgrounds" allow horses.........they bark too much. So when you travel with a horse(s) you get to camp in "horse-camps", Rodeo-Grounds, Fair-Grounds and some outback spots well away from....."Normal-Campers"...... Now Jack Mayer or Shallow Draft and a few others on the forum will tell you that with Horses money is NEVER a problem........you get MONEY.......You spend the MONEY.......You get more Money and you spend it.......Just keep getting more money........No problem. Now as far a rig size.........When yo go the "Horse-Facilities" you will likely have the smallest rig there no matter how big your rig is since many livestock rigs push 80 ft or more with livestock pup trailers so just use that 40 acre lot to drive around like a cowboy. Ex-er-size........oh ya........lugging around 5 gallons of horse water, 130 pound bales of hay, 80 pound sacks of grain and, and, and.....did I mention horse "exhaust" weighs a lot as well........ You see Pender.........,.Most "Normal-Campers" have way too much ....Money.... so they have way, way too many problems trying to get rid of all that money...........However once you get infected with horses ........all "Normal-problems" fade away and only horse problems matter....... Drive on.............(Horse around.........no problems)
  5. Boondocking for HDT with 40' plus RV

    Folks...........please have more faith in your fellow humans........ Perhaps a little faith can be instilled by a actual test performed to PROVE that even in sketchy locations MOST of the times mobile equipment is SOMEWHAT safe from THEFT...........sorta......... So many moons ago.........I had a gig........"Flying-on-demand" for a few "Select-clients" and for the most part these folks had needs of ......"Spur-of-the-Moment" ........."Discrete-Transportation-Services".......24/7/365 and it seemed that these folks knew when I was in the shower or attending a wedding of funeral to page me.....(before Cell Phones). One of the quirks of this ......."Service" was that these "clients" did not want ANY rental car records pertaining to any of the flights taken so "Alternative-Ground-Transportation" was to be provided for these "services"...........so......for the more "popular-destinations" I "acquired" a ever-growing "fleet" of Gently-Pre-Owned-airport-beater-cars to provide "Alternative-Ground-Transportation"..... So........I had been on a "Long-Flight-of-a-Month-or-so" ......South of the Border and so my "Associate-Birdman-Jerry" was taking care of "Services" in the U S while I was away......... I finally the escape North and land in Van Nuys and "Jerry" picks me up in a "New-To Me-Beater-Limmo" that appeared at one time to be some model of Toyota........Jerry being a ex-cop from the delightful location of Flat Rock MI knew a lot about previously-stolen-torched-low-mile-cars and being a ex-cop he knew "sources" for these kind of "vehicles" and of course being a ex-cop he also knew how to purchase a license these types of "vehicles"..........in my NAME........ (sorta like $130,000 paid to Stormy by a "good friend" and .......and....oh well). So as I throw my flight-case and over-nite-kit into the "New-To Me-Beater-Limmo" I notice a few........"FEATURES".......that most Toyota did NOT have.........such as.....Boat Cushions for seat padding........Bed-Liner-Undercoating where upholstery used to be......and......pull-chain-switches where automotive switches used to be and ........John-Deere-Tractor-Lever where the shifter used to be......... Jerry smiled and said........."you won't believe how little......YOU......paid for this LOW-MILE-CHERRY.....and Hector even put in new seat for free....(original belts melted in the fire). Each pull-chain-switch had a "Hector-Ornament" hanging from the end of the chain such as a skull-and-cross-bones for the emergency flasher and a shouting-head for the horn and a lighting bolt for the light switch and a smiley-sun for the Hi-Low dimmer........VERY Hector-Like........ I smile at "Jerry" and ask......."Does Hector's parole officer know about this .......this......this....."rig". "Jerry" grins and mumbles........"Uh.....NO" I smile back and says........."That figures". So a few weeks go by and we use the ......"Van NuysToyota" a few times and once you get the hang of the pull-chain-switches it aint too bad and being under 30,000 miles it ran like a new Toyota....... So....... early one morning the pager goes off and "We" (Jerry and I) need to depart Van Nuys to Reno Jerry picks a airplane flys to Driggs ID, I pick up Jerry in Driggs and Fly to Renton Wa I pickup another aircraft and we fly both aircraft to Yuma and then fly one back to Van Nuys for dinner........oh ya.....right So Jerry picks me up in the "Van NuysToyota" and we speed to the airport and unload a half-ton of boxes out of the Toyota and kick the tires and light the fires and we streak of into the dark early morning smog ......... So with too many aircraft to move to too many places in too little time it's a sure bet that something would go wrong but........all was well UNTIL........we just hit the runway at Yuma when a very bad sand storm blew in as only Yuma can have........so we overnighted in Yuma and early the next morning flew back to Van Nuys and............AND.......AND........there was the "TOYOTA" with all the doors wide OPEN.....Trunk OPEN.........AND.....AND........Engine still idling as only a TOYOTA can IDLE for a full day.........Gulp. Jerry walked over to the TOYOTA and turned and smiled and said......."Good thing I filled the gas tank and don't you just love buying a car from Hector........only a PRO-CAR-THIEF can sell YOU a car that NO ONE will STEAL........." We thew our junk in the TOYOTA and pulled a couple of "chains" and drove off........ So you see folks we need to have more positive thought about or fellow ......humans.......and buy our "rigs" from........"Hector" (once he gets paroled.....again). Drive on............(Don't pull the wrong......chain....)
  6. Old, Lazy & two much too do......

    Dave this is your LUCKY day.........You are in the top ten folks to take extream UMBRAGE with me this morning.......you gotta get early to get in the top-ten..... Grumps ad a couple OLD-Pete water wagons and as I recall they had 6 inch pipe bumpers with big fan nozzles for watering down dusty logging roads in the hot summer pine forests......Kinda the first Golden Showers sorta thing I suppose......ya now that you mention it most Pete's have impressive ......bumpers..........I'll defer to your take on stormy's bumpers......... out in the stable we have some old nag pictures but they all wear horseshoes and have no bumpers.......,. The oldest Pete had a 6-71 screaming Jimmy with a stack thru the hood and a crank out windshield so you could hear if the Jimmy was still purrring........Don't ever recall ever seeing another Pete with a crank out windshield so it seems like you could take a few hours of spare time to convert your Pete to the crank-out windows........nice breeze except when the tailwind exceeded the groundspeed and then the Jimmy exhaust would stream into the cab then you just open the door and stand in the battery box and steer thru the side window.....I suppose if Big5er caught steering through the side window he would need at least a six pack of DR Pepper to not pinch you for no seat belt or some other violation of some sort. Well Dave thanks for your UMBRAGE because it is nice to get some fresh UMBRAGE instead of the common UMBRAGE I get from Dollymama and her old nag-cowgirl-friends......Oh ya ........keep at least one eye on that stormy chick for me cause I have to keep my eyes on the manure fork like a nice stable boy..... Drive on............(Flashy bumpers look good on a............Pete)
  7. Old, Lazy & two much too do......

    A & J, Good point you make...... Who would imagine that becoming a Hero could be so complicated...... As far as that flying gig .......these days I measure the quality of life by how little I need to fly.......I hogged way too much sky-time......it's only fair that others need to take their turn churning around in bad weather........just hope they don't flop down on top of me as I crawl along like a ant in the old Freighshaker....... Dollymamma assures me that I have nothing to fear from Stormy Daniels since she is likely the kind of chick that would be attracted to a Chromed up Volvo or maybe a.........Pete......,. So for now I just enjoy my fleeting Hero status and keep a low profile....... Drive on..........(Don't get hit by a big......bird)
  8. Old, Lazy & two much too do......

    Pete, You have know idea how many decades it has taken me to finally arrive at Hero status.......Now the hard part, not let this to go to my head. Now that I have a "fan-club-of-one" I feel a bit like a rock star instead of a "has-been-birdman-turned-stable-boy"......... When I told Dollymama about you electing me to hero status she just laughed and said.........."well stable-boy, be careful about being Elected to anything these days.........remember the last "geezer " "Elected" is being sued by that Stormy Daniels chick....." I told Dollymama........."Don't rain on my parade......very likely Pete is nicer that Stormy Daniels (in some ways)". Thanks again Pete for the vote. Drive on...........(Sure takes a long time to become a............Hero.....(for some geezers))
  9. Good Luck, Bad Luck or ???

    Lou, Go for it...... Long time friend had the same good / bad trip like you a few weeks ago.........so he texted me......"well now that I am retired and with my luck swing to and fro I think it might be the ideal time to take up........Bungie-Jumping.........." He has NOT texted me since.................. Drive on...........(ya feel'n Lucky...........Punk....)
  10. Using a Super Buddy between EA and WA

    ReMo..... I feel your pain........ Too Tall-Paul at the U of W wind Tunnel loaned me a english copy of the "Superior Soviet Aircraft of WWII" and imagine my disappointment when I found a 45 cal bullet hole in the lower right quad of pages 49 clear through page 57.......thankfully it was only one bullet hole but I had to fill in more than a few words .........fortunately it appears that some Ruskie was just cleaning his 1911 when it went off so there was very little blood on the pages ......... Ain't it a bummer when tech-details get in the way of our........."entertainment" Drive on ..............(I once knew a SOB named........LBJ but he got even by sicking the IRS on ME.....TMI.....IMHO......)
  11. Do you clean your wiper blades ?

    Jeff, After you have finished "Q-tip-cleaning" the radio knobs on your Studabaker(s) you might pickup a few bottles of BF Goodrich "Icex II"....... http://www.chiefaircraft.com/bfg-icex-spray.html Don't mind the cost.......your wiper blades are......priceless....... Used to fly a old wreck that had a placard with RED letters next to the wiper switch .............CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE WIPERS AT INDICATED AIRSPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 289 KNOTS (332.35 M P H). Imagine ......idling along at .......332.35 M P H with the wipers flinging the down pour of rain in the class 4 thunder-bumper you have wondered into and then the controller calls and says.........."uh........Blunderbird November 1313Romeo pick up your speed to 350 kts to provide spacing for faster trailing traffic ........" shucks now you gotta turn the wipers OFF and.......speed up........man , some days this job sucks....... Now BF Goodrich Icex II is not intended to coat wipers but it works well and when the blades cost a LOT it is worth the time and trouble to coat the blades........ Bean counters used to complain about the cost of Icex II but once in a while we would climb or descend through some pretty heavy ice and I always pointed out the Icex II coated deicers that were shedding big chunks of ice and the bean counters would gladly approve the next few cases of Icex II..........best to have the bean counters "skin-in-the-game". Drive on..........(Don't drink the .........Icex II)
  12. Andersen Hitches Owner caught defacing Corona Arch

    Geez folks........imagine.......ole Ryan texts his "retained-lawyer-shop" Shyster, Hookum & Screwum P C, LLC .......and.......BINGO a few minutes later......... a canned Damage-Control-Letter-of-Oh-I-Have-Sinned appears along with a web-link-comment-button that feeds directly to the P R section of the "Law-less-Firm" and for about $7,723.00 Ryan is in the drivers seat and his "handlers" have taken command of what the lawyers refer to as........."taking control of the ........."consequences"........and Teflon-coating "Ryan" and making the BLM the bad guy IF they do NOT PARTNER with "Ryan"........ Shucks folks with the proper ........."Handling"..........by " Shyster, Hookum & Screwum P C, LLC" poor and sad "Ryan" could maybe see a uptick in sales of maybe 14% and 5.677% better market share........ Having been a expert witness for some fairly dark law-less firms at times, I can assure you that plenty of "canned-letters" reside on huge hard drives on the lawyer servers......., Perhaps you have been living in a cave but..........Being a JERK these days is..........in fashion........,and the norm..... Drive on...........,(Be a JERK and ..........lawyer-up.......the new-norm)
  13. Andersen Hitches Owner caught defacing Corona Arch

    Pack & Dan.....,., Mighty fine points you bring to the table.........shucks IF we only knew the rest of the story.......hummmm maybe......just maybe those darn .........e m p p o y e e s........drove the company head-jerk crazy and he just could not help the urge to do some arch-engraving...... Shucks.....this jerk gig is ......contagious ........ shuck I feel the urge to go out and.........kick Dolly-the-Painthorse.......however any "real-jerk" knows you never kick a horse because.......It's hell to pay when the horse takes it turn to kick back........(Dolly would be the soft-nudge compared to the "kick" from the Dollymama.......gulp) Ok perhaps you have a point.......those darn employees should lose there job..........maybe next time they will chose a better company owner......... Drive on............(Jerks need to have a ton-of-time taken away cleaning out ditches and colverts......take their T I M E.....) This "jerk thing" is so ......simple.......and not-so-simple......
  14. Andersen Hitches Owner caught defacing Corona Arch

    Well indeed this is fits at least the SAD & DUMB category and it seems likely that with the evidence images that exist that it might be better to NOT beat up on the company and the employees that had NOTHING to do with the punk-like-defacing of the arch......... Might it better "justice" to bring pressure to "PUNISH" the "perpetrator" and NOT the employees? ? Yes of course it's fairly maddening when some jerk gets his jollies wrecking nature and it seems that being a JERK is fairly normal for more and more people and positions but .............to punish innocent employees can bring us into the trap of jerk-ism ourselves ........... Being around jerks makes many of us upset and that is understandable, however....... might be best to focus out and aim the laser of justice at the BLM and let them know that a little-slap-on-the-wrist is NOT justice........ Last time I spent some time in China I became aware of a young lady that was sent to a VERY grim prison for a finance offense and she had to do HARD LABOR for 13 months 14 HOURS EVERY DAY!!!!!! In China they TAKE YOUR TIME.........EVERY DAY........ALL DAY....... Here we Lawyer-Up and seldom have "TIME" taken from the lives of "well-off-Jerks"........... IF this "well-off-Jerk" had 13 months of HARD LABOR ..........EVERY DAY...........might be a few JERKS decide to carve their initials in the doors of their jacked-up pick-ups instead of arches.......... Jerks are a royal pain.......... Drive on...........(Jerks need to do.........TIME)
  15. FB, HDT did I miss something

    Steve & Dog, good morning, Trust me....(Oh ya) ........so.... My crazy cousin has a Redwing boot box full of overfull passports from 60 years of way, way too much world travel so on her 56th trip to China about 10 years ago she was having dinner with another "consultant" and complained that she never has a TV in her hotel room that works in China.......her dinner companion responds......"well you know that TV does not work because it has a video cam behind the screen so that "THEY" can watch and listen to you...." Cousin responds......."oh those poor "THEY'S" boy oh boy do they get a eye full when I prance out of the shower after my latest upper torso cancer body surgery.......those boys will need a pay raise since the next 5 surgeries to "restore" certain body parts will be fairly rough to view.....LOL" So.......cousin got herself a compact electrical tool kit and would take take the light switches and receptacles apart and remove the "bugs" and would make earrings and wear them just to give them something to do later as she was out of her room......Most days she would return to the hotel and they had moved her to a new room and that was fine since she would just harvest a new set of "bugs" and make more earrings....... She did get the TV's to work again after she would drape a set of erotic Victoria Secrets Negligeeeess over the TV screen...... Steve & Dog......trust me........NO one is watching or listening ..........Trust meeee........... Drive on...........(Dance naked in front of the......TV)
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