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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: August 21, 2011, 10:55 PM »
Well, I finally decided to take on a new car payment and sold my beloved F150 and bought a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.  As soon as I get my cash for selling my pickup, I'll be adding some black rims and All Terrain tires to the Jeep.  I'd like to go with some hard core mud terrain tires, but I won't be off road every day, so ATs will do.  I'm planning to add a cargo rack, cold air induction, front bumper with grill guard and possibly a winch. Anyway, here's what I'm rolling in for now.

2008 model with only 29000 on it.



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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Home Improvement Projects
« on: July 28, 2011, 11:40 PM »
My wife and I are finally getting to renovations inside the house. 

I must say that we have been in our house for five years now and have done almost nothing, except for repaint the dining room and kitchen and fix up my daughter's room.  We have slapped some paint through our living room but it still honestly looks like crap.  We've been spending all our extra money paying off stuff so we are just about to the point we can renovate without having to go into debt.  Woohoo!!!  Yea us!!! 

We finally got our bedroom colors together and bought paint, bedding, and lamps.  Next week we will paint the bedroom white with a blue accent wall.  With all of the new furniture we have, that should make the room look really good until we take out a sliding glass door that used to be the door to the porch from the master bedroom.  The previous owner enclosed the porch to make a sunroom, that I've since repainted, put down padded flooring and made it into my daughter's playroom (of course it was my weight room before she was born). 

After we finish the bedroom, we are repainting the living room, taking out a half french door that opens into the playroom and possibly building an arch there.  Then we will install some recessed lighting, rebuild that window valance at the front of the room, repaint the walls (including brick), new mantle, and that should just about finish out that room.  Once that is finished, we get to install new carpet throughout the house.  But, that looks to be a little into the future as we don't want to charge this crap up on the credit cards.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: July 14, 2011, 10:11 AM »
Good read on explaining the personalities and thought process between the two main contributors to the Constitutional Convention, why it happened, and the end result.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
« on: July 2, 2011, 05:46 PM »
I thought it was great and had a much better plot than the second.  Very true about the explosions, but all in all I loved the movie and was glad I went to see it. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: July 2, 2011, 04:02 PM »
I'm loving a break in classes.  This is the next one I'm working on.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many States Have You Been To?
« on: June 30, 2011, 08:19 PM »
I'll take a stab if I can remember:

Texas
Colorado
New Mexico
Louisiana
Arkansas
Oklahoma
Missouri
Illinois
Mississippi
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Tennessee
Kentucky
Virginia
West Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New Hampshire
Vermont

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: June 28, 2011, 11:53 AM »
I'm finished with my current masters class and don't start another for about 5 weeks so I'm going to get some leisure reading done.  I'm almost finished with what's below but don't know what I'm going to start next.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: June 16, 2011, 11:11 PM »
Might as well bump this up.

I went to see Motley Crue about a week ago when they were here in Dallas.  All I can say is the concert was bad ass.  It was funny seeing the people there who are still lost in the 80's.  I'm not talking about the music, but the way they dressed.  It wasn't just mock dressing, but truly what they wear.

Anyhow, the Crue was awesome!!  I was a bit disappointed Mars didn't do a guitar solo, but the crowd was rocking, the fireworks were great and it was good to hear my all time favorite band tearing up the stage.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Extreme Makeover - MY home edition!!
« on: June 9, 2011, 01:08 AM »
Wow, that is coming along quick and looks great.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Office
« on: April 23, 2011, 09:09 AM »
I agree.  However, he did have a couple of funny moments this week.

"Wow, he's running at an all out sprint."

"Can you tell me how long this is going to take?  I've got some decisions to make."

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anyone ever filed a patent?
« on: April 8, 2011, 02:43 PM »
Sent you a PM Rob.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: March 30, 2011, 08:01 PM »


The Army and Vietnam.  It's for my masters and I've already read it once for another course, but it's still a good read to understanding some of the Army's blunders at the direction of the "whiz kids" of the Johnson administration.  It goes into fantastic detail from the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu to the US withdrawal in 1973 and covers a lot of the strategic plans for Special Forces that were later replaced by regular army forces and ultimately destroying what the SF guys had done.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: March 26, 2011, 09:15 AM »
Paul, what's the acceleration like?  I know its got a small motor, but can you jam the peddle and get some kick to it?  Part of me wants to wait for the 2012 model with the pentastar 280hp motor.  But I don't like buying new cars.  Like you, I only have a five mile roundtrip ride to work.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: March 25, 2011, 10:04 PM »
You would think.  There are a ton of them here.

Not that I mind, it's a great truck and I never regretted buying it...except it has a big freakin' target on it now.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: March 25, 2011, 06:02 PM »
What the hell - don't you drive an older F-150? 

Where do you live, Detroit?

Yep, 2000 F150 4x4.  I live in the Dallas area.

But, that particular body style has a very easy door lock to break.  All you need is a screw driver and some force to pop the lock.  The cop that took my report told me that three other F150s had been hit in the same area as mine on the same day.  The assclowns managed to steal one of them.

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