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#1 RHT OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 10:54 PM

In Dec. 1993 we purchase our house. It came with a detached garage aprox. 20x24. However, it only had a gravel floor. So since I have got into this Garden Tractor addiction, I decided Monday, I would pour a concrete floor and have a nice "Exterior Man Cave" for this winter. A place where I would have heat and could work on my "projects". Sounds simple enough, Eh?

Wrong!
This garage is packed! 19 years worth of storage,tossing, "saving" Is now going to the dump! What makes us save stuff that in reality, we will never use? We know we will never use it. But just in case, I believe I will hang on to it!

I dont know if I will have this project done before winter or not....LOL

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 10:58 PM

Lol I haul stuff off regularly. I mark them with a date. If it hasn't been in the house for 2 years. It most likely never will be.
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Posted June 19, 2012 - 11:14 PM

We tried the dating the box thing. Worked for a year or two, but stuff always gets ahead of you somehow.

We have periodic yard sales. Every one or two years. Stuff that goes out, doesn't come back.
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 03:58 AM

Same problem here. I need to build more storage space outside for GT's and such. As time goes by interests and hobbies change and I try to be honest about what i really need and what can be gotten rid of. The GT thing does tend to take over the garage that's for sure. My car is outside all summer now!
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 06:49 AM

Last week I had to get in the shed where I keep the Craftsmen because it didn't fit to well anymore since I put the box blade on the back. I started going through all that stuff and realized it is time for a yard sale.
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Well scrap is up in value right now. Our Church is having some trees removed at the parsonage.
Dad and my brother-in-law have worked for the past week cleaning out his garage and sheds to sell scrap to contribute to the fund.
When I was over there Saturday, he was estimating he had close to 2 tons of scrap to sell. And he is coming out to dismantle the antique aluminum satalite dish in my backyard to add to the load.
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 02:47 PM

Aluminum is worth more /pound but it takes a lot to make any weight. Yard sales are a good way to get rid of unwanted stuff. My problem is I go to them instead of having them. So far this year I've gotten a tiller, snowblower, welder and some hand tools. I need to find more storage space before the car has to go back in the garage in the fall.
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 03:05 PM

We have periodic yard sales. Every one or two years. Stuff that goes out, doesn't come back.


Same here, if I don't need it bad enough to sell it once the yard sale is over it goes to a local food pantry that sells it to buy food for the local needy families.

Bill
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:24 AM

What makes us save stuff that in reality, we will never use? We know we will never use it. But just in case, I


The answer is that "stuff" helps us cope with our mortality. It helps us feel more in control of our lives; collect stuff, fix stuff, share stuff, sell stuff, etc. Kinda weird but typically the more attached a person is to thier "stuff" the more they are worried about dieing...Hence, the older we get the likely we are to become collectors or hoarders.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:45 PM

Finally decided to pick a cool day to pour the concrete floor. Well warm considering what it has been. Only got up to 94 today...LOL. But I finally got this done. Now waiting for the curing out porcess. I bet it was 110 inside.
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Below just finished up pouring the "crete"

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Look at my brown shirt now....(this was about 8:30am)

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Look at my shirt NOW! This was about 11:30am...

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Happy camper!

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 11:11 PM

Looks great. That will be a nice shop for you!
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Posted July 06, 2012 - 04:35 AM

Nice looking floor! Is that a drain out there? That will be nice!
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Posted July 06, 2012 - 05:27 AM

KennyP that is correct it is a drain. And it was a pain in the backside to install. The gravel had been packed by vehicles for over 30 years. And under the gravel is two layers of old, roll roofing used for a vapor barrier. In the 1st and 4th photo on the right handside, you can see a white pipe stubbed up. That will be a drain for a sink. I figured since I was running the drain I might as well go ahead and put a drain in for a sink while I was at it.
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Posted July 06, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Congrats on the floor, looks great!
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Posted July 06, 2012 - 06:15 AM

I bet you're excited to get all set up now. It's always nice to have a new room of your own.
Enjoy it.
Good lookin floor there.
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