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Posted February 04, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Shop is looking great I will bring a couple of projects right up.


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Posted February 04, 2015 - 03:38 PM

Door look great on there.  Before you know it the shop will be ready to go.   I didn't like transitions for the same reason. But dealing with 2 pair of glasses can be a pain as well.  The closest solution I have found is the clip-on sunglasses.


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Posted February 04, 2015 - 03:42 PM

Glad the shop is closed in! Looks great and I am sure you are very happy to see this. I hope they get something figured out with Teresa's Mom!


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Posted February 04, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Now the birds can't "decorate" everything in there now. 

  I got magnetic sun shades that have tiny magnets on the shades and a piece of round magnet bonded to my eyeglass lenses and same on the shades.  Same cost as transition, but no dealing with slow change-o.   The tiny magnets are incredibly strong, so they won't let go, plus when you get halfway close when putting them on, the magnets grab & self-align.

  You can see the magnet on my lens.  You don't notice the magnets in your vision.

 

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Posted February 04, 2015 - 04:06 PM

I've got to order my glasses this weekend, I'll check into those sunglasses as I don't like the way the transition sunglass lenses work either.


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Posted February 04, 2015 - 04:43 PM

Those are kind of what I have except the magnets on mine are mounted on the frame next to the lens.  They work very well for me except when I'm in the shop and I don't have a pocket then I worry about the sunglasses part getting scratched sitting on the desk.


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Teresa is getting sleep while I work in the shop. Far end wall insulated and wall purlins up. Just a few feet of F-channel then ready for sheet metal.P_20150205_123250.jpg
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Posted February 05, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Really looking good Daniel, won't be long before you'll have that place warmed up and ready to work in. :thumbs:

 

How is Teresa holding up to all the stress?


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 01:18 PM

Really looking good Daniel, won't be long before you'll have that place warmed up and ready to work in. :thumbs:

 

How is Teresa holding up to all the stress?

 

Likely won't move the waste oil furnace till summer, but Josh's jet kerosine heater will be put to use soon.  When I work by myself I work fine without heat.  Was 20F when I started shop work and I do fine.  Maybe 25F now.  When dad wants to supervise, he needs warmer days.

  Teresa is doing good.  Her Mom was better during last night, and still much better this morning.  Cat scan showed all is ok inside.  Her Mom did admit she just can't handle pain at all.  I thought all along her mind had taken her on a wild ride.  I know she doesn't feel so good, but she amped things up in her head.  She may come home tomorrow, and I think she'll do ok this time.  They changed out her pain meds to ease her stomach issue.


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 07:45 PM

Looks really good,your coming along nicely.At least now cold weather won't be so frustrating having to repair/fix breakdowns.A little heat sure makes it more bearable. I've worked lots in the cold and now that I've gotten older I just don't want to do any type of repair stuff out in the cold. I'am positive you'll enjoy your new shop.


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 09:26 PM

Daniel, you are really going to enjoy that shop.  It is looking really good!


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 02:23 PM

Got a little shop time on my John Deere F935.  I checked the fuel lines to find why I am still occasionally getting air in the system.  Looks like the fuel lines from the tank switch valve may have a pinhole somewhere, so being I just had a short piece of new line, I put a direct line from just the right side tank to the fuel pump, bypassing all the other lines & connections for now.  I also adjusted the twin belt tension at the PTO clutch, as it was slipping last year.  

  Going to visit with Teresa's Mom in the hospital in a few minutes.


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 12:22 AM

Vacation coming end of this month. Was supposed to go to Texas but dew to financials it doesn't look promising. So I figure Ill take a few days to come down and see you and mom & dad, bring my tools with me and spend 2 days wiring up ur new shop. So I'll see ya when i get down there. I'm a light weight and on my 2nd Rum & Coke, so if this don't make any sense I'll reread this tomorrow and fix what needs fixen then

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 04:32 PM

Yesterday I was on farm duty, but nothing to post about....just milking/feeding.  Today I dried 4 cows off during milking & separated them to a pen till we could move them to the dry field.  Then I finally got to the task of separating breeding size heifers.  I got 18 in the barn by myself, but the "leader of the pack" and 2 other large followers wouldn't go in.  So I put up a divider gate inside the barn to hold back the 18 while Teresa came to help me get the last 3 in the barn.  Mission accomplished.  Then I had to fire up a bunch of tractors & such to park in such a way to help guide them along the fence up to the milk cow area.  Milk cows were turned out to the field.  At the end of the milk cow area, we can swing gates to guide the heifers to the back 40 where the young bull awaits his fresh maidens.  The heifers moved along without incident back to the lane to their new boyfriend.   A couple of the heifers were in heat today.  Here is one of them when she saw the bull.

 

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The young studdly bull  took his job seriously & went directly to work.

After that, Josh scraped the lot while I put several "Big Dipper" (small rear steer loader)buckets of sawdust into the fresh weaned group pen.  Then I opened up the last pit of silage & scraped the spoilage off the top & fed the heifers.  Fixing to go feed the milk cows in a few minutes.


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 06:46 PM

So you were cattle pimping?


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