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Posted January 14, 2016 - 08:05 PM

Started working my arms and shoulders with a single 15lb dumbell tonight.  While not a lot of weight, it's working muscles pretty hard.  I've decided nothing comes easy, so time to start working through this.  Let me tell you, holding a 15lb dumbell straight out at arm's length isn't as easy as I thought it would be, but after many reps, it got easier to do.  I'm doing double handed reps over my head and behind my head & holding it there for a few seconds.  Enough now for tonight, but this will become a nightly thing to get myself back to strength.  The weight use and stretching should help a lot.  In 24 hours, I can honestly say it has already.  Not a ton, but enough that I can tell the difference.  Guess my muscles were all too taught.


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 08:54 PM

You just reminded me of an exercise for my neck. Turn your head slowly as far right as possible, then tilt down to your shoulder. Hold for a few seconds, then go the other way. Do  multiple repetitions of this to stretch the upper neck muscles. Not sure if it will help, but worth a try.


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 02:07 PM

Had problems with the waste oil furnace in the shop this morning. Found the reset popped off. Reset and had issues firing. Found the supply hose clamps from tank had loosened from the hose settling and was a little air in the line. No telling how old the filter is, so put on a new one. Purged the air from the system and it's been operating fine since. Hope it does ok, as I need to keep it 45 or higher while my paint on Hogzilla cures a few days.
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Posted January 15, 2016 - 03:36 PM

Glad to hear you got the heater fixed, sure would take a long time to cure without heat.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 01:55 PM

Time to climb onto the old chicken barn/oldshop/calf barn & get the roof screwed down tight in the loose spots.  250 screws into the job, and another 250 or so to go.  Kind of cool, so came in for a cup of coffee while my impact driver battery charges.  Then to cut a couple small metal roof pieces for patches where roof is split.  Wind chill is 24 and I've misplaced both my toboggans, so plain hat and coat hood is doing well enough.

 

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Gonna be a lot colder the next few days, so getting it done before winter winds start ripping off roofing.  

 


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 02:32 PM

Be careful up there! Looks like it will be cooler down here too!


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 03:44 PM

What a difference in the weather!  I was out with the club riding today in 50+ weather and nice clear blue sky.  Hope you were able to get it all done.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 04:34 PM

Had to come down early. Seems my body didn't want any more of it. My legs gave out. Put about 400 screws and 5 patches in today. Monday and Tuesday mornings of 9 and 8F lows respectively. I'll do more roof repairs when it is warmer, but I've got the worst taken care of.
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Posted January 16, 2016 - 04:40 PM

That's a bunch of screwing around! :smilewink:  Glad you got that much done! :thumbs:


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 05:24 PM

If you had our temp today you wouldn't even think of doing anything like that. We started the day with - 28 c windchill off -40 [supposed to be the same tonight] and right now -23c or [-10 f]  wit the windchill of -21 f  so its way to cold for me to even feel like doing anything outdoors..Been staying inside where ever there's heat on.LOL


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 05:30 PM

If you had our temp today you wouldn't even think of doing anything like that. We started the day with - 28 c windchill off -40 [supposed to be the same tonight] and right now -23c or [-10 f]  wit the windchill of -21 f  so its way to cold for me to even feel like doing anything outdoors..Been staying inside where ever there's heat on.LOL

No Larry, with those temps I would not even have a passing thought of it even if tin was flying off the roof!  Windchill here Monday is predicted at -4F.  For me it will be feed silage, then either go back in the house, or tinker in the heated shop.  I sure hope the tractor & loader start ok when the temps drop, but they should as I have their block heaters plugged in.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 06:09 PM

No Larry, with those temps I would not even have a passing thought of it even if tin was flying off the roof!  Windchill here Monday is predicted at -4F.  For me it will be feed silage, then either go back in the house, or tinker in the heated shop.  I sure hope the tractor & loader start ok when the temps drop, but they should as I have their block heaters plugged in.

Might want to check those heaters before dark, Daniel! You never know!


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 06:39 PM

Might want to check those heaters before dark, Daniel! You never know!

 

The heater on the Massey 1130 is only 400 watts, so when it gets below 20F I take it off the timer and run it 24/7 as 4 to 6 hours won't heat the block much.  The Cat loader's heater is 1500 watts, so it stays on a timer as it can heat things up nice in just 3 hours, and this saves electricity.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:41 PM

Glad to know your barn won't flip its lid in the wind.
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Posted January 17, 2016 - 07:47 AM

Was a long mostly sleepless night.  Went to bed early, but took a while to fall asleep.  Then I woke at 12:30 and stayed awake till 5:30, fell asleep and woke at 7am.  Gonna feel rough today most likely, but not planning to do much anyway.  Guess I pushed myself too hard on the roof yesterday, but it was an important job.  Neck is sore this morning, but not what I'd call painful.  


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