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Posted August 05, 2014 - 03:29 PM

Be sure to tel Kaylin that Brian and family said "Happy Happy Birthday" ! ! :dancingbanana: :happybday:

 

Building is looking great Daniel, it won't be long before your using it s a shop now ! :thumbs:


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 03:31 PM

Still tons of work to do on the shop, and silage chopping time will come before we get finished.  Plenty of time to beat old man winter though, which I plan to do.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 05:19 PM

Be sure to tell her happy B-day from us, you made very good progress today, looking like a building now ! Sorry about the wench, at least everything went up good before it was damaged.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Had Chicken Alfredo that Teresa made from scratch (very good too), mashed potatoes, green beans, and "pice cream" ...Ice cream pie with broken pieces of Reese butter cups and Twix bars embedded.  Great meal!  

  The winch control works fine, just the housing broken inside.  I can fix easy, but can operate the switch without the case.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 06:48 PM

Happy Birthday Kaylin! Glad you got your goal for the day, Daniel! An evening with good company will help calm the body!


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Happy Birthday Kaylin!
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Posted August 06, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Change of plans for today.  Woke up not feeling my best.  I think I pushed too hard the last 2 days, and got too hot.  This morning I just removed more metal siding from the end of the original shed so I can attach braces from the last truss once put up.  Today won't see any more trusses put up though.  I need an easier day, plus we don't have enough lumber to finish, plus no 12' 2x4's at all, which I need for the last span of trusses.  So hauling off the loaded remaining burned roofing/siding from the burned barn, then picking up the needed lumber & supplies.  That will pretty much sum up my day other than this morning milking and tonight's feeding.

  Humidity this morning was 98%, and still over 80%....sweating like a shower already.  Looking forward to a less physically demanding rest of the day.


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 10:34 AM

shed is lookin good.       Daniel,  when  will you start chopping corn for silage?     we are 3 weeks away up here or so

 

thanks Rob


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 11:12 AM

shed is lookin good.       Daniel,  when  will you start chopping corn for silage?     we are 3 weeks away up here or so

 

thanks Rob

 

About 3 weeks here also...maybe a couple days sooner or later, depending on if it stays dry or not.


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 05:05 PM

Got the burned tin hauled off & a load of lumber unloaded inside the shed.  Still not feeling so great, but going out after it isn't so hot to put some purlins on to strengthen things just in case winds pick up.



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Posted August 06, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Making sure it is sturdy is a good idea. I would hate to see you have to redo all that work.


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Got things sturdy now.  Likely was ok, but the temp stabilizers have smooth nails that don't bite well so we can pull them out easy.  Got some good ring shanks in the purlins I put on tonight.

I gotta admit, heights, even mild as the 16' at the crown of the roof give me LOTS of problems anymore.  I can't control when it gives me the weebies.  When I'm tired, or don't feel so great, the weebies get even worse.  The two 24' wide buildings weren't a problem at all because the trusses weren't deep at all and I could stand on the base of them.  These are over 7' tall in the center.  My hips hurt crawling over purlins, and when a pain hits, the weebies arrive full strength.  

  Oh well, I'll get the job done regardless.  I may make me a tie-off rope to make myself feel more secure up there.  Kinda humiliating to my own self that heights give me issues so much.  Got worse when I had to start wearing glasses, as the progressive lenses have more or less tri-focals, so when I get blurry visions from the wrong focal area, the blurry look can cause weebies too.  


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Posted August 06, 2014 - 07:51 PM

That can be a real pain when the weebiies hit and your up on a roof. Blurry vision sure doesn't help either.


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Posted August 07, 2014 - 05:09 AM

I'm glad that part is over for you. I have issues with height also anymore. I stay off roofs period!


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Posted August 07, 2014 - 05:17 AM

 

Got worse when I had to start wearing glasses, as the progressive lenses have more or less tri-focals, so when I get blurry visions from the wrong focal area, the blurry look can cause weebies too.  

I can relate with you  , I  always seem to be moving my head trying to focus ,  






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