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Posted February 24, 2016 - 07:11 PM

You need a name for the moutaineer. Willy always out does everyone on that front.

Ok then, we'll call it "the Silver Bullet".   :D   My FIL had a Ford Escape he named that, but it got totalled out, so I'll take the name.  I'm not superstitious, so I don't worry it'll hex me.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 12:43 AM

Ford - Coors yeah about the same :toilethead:

 

 

 

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:D  :D  :smilewink:  :D  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:01 AM

Ford - Coors yeah about the same :toilethead:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:D  :D  :smilewink:  :D  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:

 

I'm trying to sell our Bronco, can't get any sucker, I mean, person to buy it.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Finished the insulation on this half of the ceiling.  I wasn't sure if I'd do anything today when I woke up sore from yesterday, but I have gotten loosened up.

 

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Got one sheet up, and I like it!  It's difficult, but worth the effort.

 

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 02:31 PM

I'm trying to sell our Bronco, can't get any sucker, I mean, person to buy it.

I've got TWO Bronco II's and I can't even sell parts ? When we were running these seemed like that's all we did was buy parts and have 'em towed...


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 02:33 PM

The pic shows 2 sheets up, but there are 3 now.  Working my shoulders till it hurts where I have to stop & rest them.  Going back down to put a 4th sheet up, which will make this pitch of roof half complete.  Hoping to finish this pitch of ceiling tomorrow. 

 I then have to quit then & go out to Dad's, as 2 sheets of roofing blew off the barn out there.  Likely too windy to put those 2 sheets back on, but need to screw down all loose roof so I don't lose more.

 

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 03:27 PM

Half of this pitch complete.  I look at it and think how good it looks to have this much done in 2 days, then I turn around to the other pitch in dread!  :(   I'll get it done, but at least till we get a windless day so my roofer finishes, I don't have to think about the other side.

  Now out to Dad's to tighten down the barn roof.

 

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 03:35 PM

That'll help brighten up that area, too! Looks real nice! I'll need a tour!


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 03:39 PM

That'll help brighten up that area, too! Looks real nice! I'll need a tour!

 

And you'll get that tour Kenny!

  Without the scissor man-lift, this would have been impossible to do.  A great spent $450!  


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 03:45 PM

Glad you grabbed it! I may need to borrow it soon!


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 05:58 PM

Used 150 roofing screws on the barn at Dad's.  One sheet completely off, and a 1/4 sheet ripped off.  It stresses me out on roofs to the point of being unsafe, but I managed to get the loosest places tightened down.  When my roofer comes to finish the shop, I'll see if he has time to go put the pieces back on & put a bunch of extra screws in.  Gotta go get 3 more bags of screws, as they go fast!  

  Then when I got home, the plastic on the silage was getting lifted by the wind.  Had to add about 20 tires to keep it down.  I am worn flat out, but got a lot done.

  Mom is feeling a lot better today.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 06:00 PM

I flat out refuse to get on a roof any more, even if it's flat! Not real happy going up a ladder!


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 06:05 PM

I flat out refuse to get on a roof any more, even if it's flat! Not real happy going up a ladder!

At least one person understands me then!  :D   I wasn't always like this....it just happened for whatever reason.  Today I was about 30' up, and looking down where the roofing was gone gave me the willies, but I pushed through it "just enough" to secure things.  The pitch isn't steep really, but I just can't take roofs anymore.  I'd be fine on a flat roof, and ladders are ok until I get past 14' or so.  The scissor lift goes beyond my normal limits, but I just avoid looking down and I can handle it fine....well, decent!  :smilewink:


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 07:10 PM

I forgot I took pics of the barn roof before I screwed the loose spots down.  I'm almost embarrassed to post it, because as I said, it's not steep at all.  My roofer will simply walk around putting in screws like's he's on the ground, but I simply can't anymore.  This phobia got much worse after I had to start wearing glasses.  They are tri-focals.

 

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The tobacco barn roof is aluminum....one of the first aluminum roofs in the county.  I'm not sure when this barn was built, but it certainly was well before I was born in 1958.  The lower roof on the shed addition  will have to be painted this year...next year at the latest.  I think I'll be able to handle that myself.  I have an airless paint spray system with about 50' or more of hose. We re-roofed the far side of the barn and the attached shed with painted steel roofing several years ago, and it's in great shape and snug.  This is the barn at Dad's next to the fields we plow in.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 07:38 PM

Those glasses aren't helping! It was about the time I started with no line bifocals that I started having issues up there!


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