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Old 03-16-2020, 09:08 AM
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Put a motion activated sprinkler set under the truck and Mikel's game camera to film the surprised gas-grabber when it sprays him.
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Old 03-16-2020, 10:06 PM
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Put a motion activated sprinkler set under the truck and Mikel's game camera to film the surprised gas-grabber when it sprays him.


That's funny right there


I like that idea but I happen to have an HD mini camera sitting on my desk that I bought for another purpose. I need to buy an SD card for it to work, so I guess I'm going to put on my biohazard suit and make my way to Wal-Mart tomorrow to buy one and see if I can catch the gas thief. Although I'm not sure what good it will do.
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:07 PM
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Today I ran out and bought a new mini SD card for my little camera...I really hate dealing with stupid Before I went to Wal-Mart I checked to see that the card I wanted was in stock, not only was it in stock it also said "only available in store" and "3 in stock at this store".


So I go to the store with a picture on my phone of the item that says "3 in stock at this store" and ask her where it was. She said "That's online only". I explain that it says this store has 3 of them. She walked over to a shelf, picks a different one that is some brand I've never heard of and online isn't showing as available and said that is what they have. I explained that if their inventory is wrong they should fix it and I would prefer the Sandisk one if they have it. She then whips out a phone and looks it up and once again tells me it's online only. I point out that it says "Not available online, only available in store". She then rather snottily said "lets see what's available in our store". She then finds exactly what I already told and showed her, that it shows they have 3 in stock. She then tells me she has never seen them and doesn't know where they might be.



Stupid and snotty about it makes me angry but I kept my cool and just bought the one she had cut from the hanger but she kind of threw my thinking off and I forgot I also needed some DVD-Rs and I forgot to buy them but I also needed some canned chili in my emergency supplies so I needed to go to Big Lots because they are the only ones around here that carry Wolf Brand. While there it turned out they are the only ones in the area that actually have toilet paper in stock. My wife bought TP from Amazon just as this whole Covid-19 thing started but I bought some at big lots just because I could. It never hurts to have some extra. I think I'm going to list it on craigslist for a dollar a sheet


Then I needed to go put gas in my son's car because he can't work due to health and they needed to go to Seattle for doctors appointments and I have a dollar a gallon off at Safeway. So I went to grab my 5 gallon gas can off the truck because their mustang only holds 13 gallons and I try to buy as close to 25 as I can whenever I have a dollar off. So I went to grab my 5 gallon can off the truck. I had it strapped to the sideboard with a ratchet strap. When I got to it I found the ratchet strap was loose as if someone loosened it to see if there was any gas in it to steal.


So I think last night I missed my opportunity to see who is stealing gas and probably lost another 5 gallons of it out of my tank. I'm glad I only paid $1.70 a gallon but now I am going to have to wait another 2 weeks to catch them.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:48 AM
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Hope you find the clown that keeps swiping your gas. Post up pics everywhere once you get them, and have the Police shoot on sight. Jackasses...
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:54 PM
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Hope you find the clown that keeps swiping your gas. Post up pics everywhere once you get them, and have the Police shoot on sight. Jackasses...


Me too, not that it will do any good. Around here nobody bothers with petty crimes. People constantly steal from the grocery store down the street and nobody even tries to stop them but I guess we will see what happens. Maybe it's someone I can identify and I can sneak over to his car one night with a can of spray foam and a long enough hose that I can fill their exhaust with spray foam far enough in that they won't be able to see it.


I've been trying to figure out how to get this little spy camera to work on both motion sensor and infrared and I think I finally have it figured out. It only has 2 buttons and doesn't record while plugged in to the computer so it's sort of blind faith and hope that it is correct. I tried it at my desk and it seemed to work but I won't really know until tomorrow.
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:18 PM
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A lot has been happening in my little world, unfortunately not to the truck.


Granny got some bunny ears and an Easter basket full of eggs from the dollar store because with so much going on right now I didn't want to spend the money on an Easter bunny costume. Unfortunately the dye on the basket ran when it got wet and stained her apron but I don't think she will be on there much longer.


A few days ago at work we were given a choice between taking a "voluntary" 30 day leave or having our hours reduced to 30hrs a week for the next 3 months. I chose the reduced hours option although I certainly could have used 30 days off to finish the truck and everything else but motivation to do much of anything has been hard to come by.


Because I already had a 2 week vacation scheduled for mid April, during which I planned to paint the truck, it works out that I will be working exactly 8 days in April. So now it looks like I will have the time to do the work on the truck if I can only find the motivation. My wife and I have been making a list of what is left to buy to finish the paint so we can get the truck finished and hopefully it will have a shiny new paint job and be back to being prissy soon
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:29 AM
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Because I already had a 2 week vacation scheduled for mid April, during which I planned to paint the truck, it works out that I will be working exactly 8 days in April. So now it looks like I will have the time to do the work on the truck if I can only find the motivation. My wife and I have been making a list of what is left to buy to finish the paint so we can get the truck finished and hopefully it will have a shiny new paint job and be back to being prissy soon

Silver linings, Cranky. Come the end of April you'll have an amazingly good looking truck to drive around in and enjoy...and a full bed that Granny can take a ride in ready for Memorial/Day/4th of July.
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I would add the UV stuff to your fuel so you can track down who took your gas by the vapor from their tailpipe and the UV glasses.
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I would add the UV stuff to your fuel so you can track down who took your gas by the vapor from their tailpipe and the UV glasses.


Is that real or an April fools joke? I've never heard of such a thing, where do I get that and how does it work?


As far as gas people are driving less now and the cost is coming down so hopefully that will discourage them a bit, plus in one more week the truck will be down for the rest of the month for the paint job. I'm considering a few anti theft measures to go into effect once the bed goes on, like a screen in the filler neck and something around the tank, filler hose and fuel lines and probably a different fuel filler neck with a better, less easy to find locking cap so it's harder to find a key for it.
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