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#3631 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2014 - 05:50 AM

You've made a lot of progress, Daniel! Hope the heat/humidity ease a bit for you. Unfortunately I've had the problem with heights for as long as I can remember. My fingers start to "itch" just watching someone working on a roof! I've had problems with the fingers going numb too... like they are right now! I ran a reciprocal saw for several hours yesterday. Forgot my body always pays me back for doing repetitive work. Too many years swinging a hammer didn't help. Best of luck to you.

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Posted August 07, 2014 - 12:49 PM

The last truss is lifted and sitting atop the header beam.  Not in place just yet, but up there safely tied back to the last one.  Just finished taking down the lift boom from the tractor.  Been working almost non-stop today, as it's supposed to rain tomorrow.  In for a short break, then place the truss, and start nailing down purlins.  Feeling MUCH better today!  :thumbs:   But gonna be bone tired tonight, but getting the truss job done is great satisfaction.


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Posted August 07, 2014 - 05:29 PM

I have enough purlins nailed down to keep everything intact, barring a tornado.  Man, I tell you if I had to climb a ladder one more time, I don't think I could even manage it.  I am worn out more than I've been in a long time. I've been 13hrs going full tilt with only 15 minutes for breakfast, and about that much for lunch.  A shower will feel so good once I get the gumption to get up out of this chair to take it.  

  I "may" go snap a pic or 2 later if I feel like doing it.  I need to call my insurance agent tomorrow to add some insurance to this building.


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Posted August 07, 2014 - 05:43 PM

Had to go outside, so took a pic.

  There are some boards at odd angles, and are temp bracing. They will come out.

 

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Posted August 07, 2014 - 06:03 PM

That looks great for here, Daniel! Glad your body is cooperating a bit better! I'm standing out in the sun cutting trim down here!


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Posted August 07, 2014 - 06:28 PM

You had a busy day, Daniel. Glad you were feeling better! Yes, those ladder climbs get old in a hurry.
I know what you mean about being so tired you don't feel like you have enough energy to get cleaned up. Used to help farm in the evenings after working my full time job and all weekend. I always kidded my wife about wanting a shower like George had in the old Jetson's cartoon! Hope you can get some well earned rest!!
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Posted August 07, 2014 - 06:33 PM

Well, the shower sure made me feel better, and I'm sure I smell lots better as well!  :thumbs:   I sweat buckets, and my black T-shirt looks like tie-dye from the salt in my sweat.

  Gonna go down to the new shop & put away some tools, as rain is supposed to visit in the morning.  BADLY need rain too!


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Posted August 07, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Hope you get some rain! We got 0.9" this morning!


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Posted August 07, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Actually, rain is only 2 counties away.  But our real rain is due early in the morning....right about the time I gotta go bring the cows in from the field.  I won't melt.  I'm at the pink dot.  Rain is headed kinda ENE.

 

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Posted August 08, 2014 - 07:25 AM

Last night the rain disappeared as it hit our county.  :(   Just a light shower this morning & isn't looking good for a good rain.  All the rain is just north of me around Louisville & heading due east.


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Posted August 08, 2014 - 07:40 AM

That sucks Daniel. We are in the same predicament. The last good rain we had was about July 20-21, been pretty dry every since. 

Hope you get some soon for the crops, I know the farms up our way are needing it too. 


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Posted August 08, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Hope you see some much needed rain, we sure do need it down here now ourselves.
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Posted August 08, 2014 - 11:02 AM

Maybe you need to load your farm up on a trailer and take it to the rain.


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Posted August 08, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Maybe you need to load your farm up on a trailer and take it to the rain.

 

I wouldn't have to go far.  30 miles north or south would have gotten me a good rain. Right now there is rain to my west, but it is split and I may end up in the dry split.  Just have to hope I get some of that rain.  I will still have enough silage no matter what, but quality will be the question, and whether it has nitrate amounts that will be hard for the cows.  We'll definitely run short on hay this winter, so we'll feed more silage than usual.  Next week or so I'll have to bale what little alfalfa we have for our young calves.  If we can get 100 square bales, we can get through for them.


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Posted August 08, 2014 - 03:12 PM

Hope the rain goes your way,Daniel




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