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Posted February 17, 2011 - 10:10 PM

Where is all your snow? Just heard today my son fell off the roof of his house shoveling off the roof. Lucky there was a soft snowbank below.:smile1:

Looks like things are coming along nicely.

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Posted February 17, 2011 - 10:12 PM

This pic of my Bush Hog snow blower also shows some of my progress on the back porch. Too windy to do anything today, even if I did have the timne. Actually was too windy when I did what I have yesterday, but I needed to get progress made. The truck blocks you seeing all the mess in my yard! LOL
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Posted February 17, 2011 - 10:36 PM

Glad you got it home Daniel.. Did you work around the show?

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Posted February 18, 2011 - 11:45 AM

Glad you got it home Daniel.. Did you work around the show?


Yep, worked till noon, hit the shower, shot to Louisville, then flew back home to do evening chores. On a dairy, it's always like that old game show...."Beat the Clock"!

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 07:14 PM

For those who know the place, I once worked as the commercial contracting estimator at a local Menard's store. My only advice > do the job without short cuts. Those short cuts will always come back to you later always.
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Posted March 31, 2011 - 11:38 PM

For those who know the place, I once worked as the commercial contracting estimator at a local Menard's store. My only advice > do the job without short cuts. Those short cuts will always come back to you later always.


Best advice ever. If the shortcuts don't come back to you, they'll come back to the next guy.

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Posted April 01, 2011 - 09:06 AM

My only advice > do the job without short cuts. Those short cuts will always come back to you later always.


Can't agree more! At this point I still have most of the upper story to finish, but already seen a +40% reduction in propane for heating! :dancingbanana: Plus just plain more comfortable. The breezy drafts are history! Once warm weather returns, I will get back to finishing up the project.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 04:29 PM

Been quite some time since any more work on my home. Today I finally took the time to start on the upper level of siding. But today didn't involve siding yet. Spent the day tearing off old siding & clapboarding, then cutting & framing for an octagonal window. Man are they a pain to install in an old home, but what isn't hard with this 85yr old house!
I'll try top snap a pic after the window is roughed in.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 05:49 PM

That sounds like fun, Daniel! At least it's something different from normal farm chores!

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 06:02 PM

My knees aren't liking the 30 or so trips up the ladder, or the 8 or 10 trips up the stairs. But I am almost finished roughing the window in. Missed a call from Scott while on the ladder, so I need to give him a call.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 06:06 PM

I know what you mean, there! I've been climbing up and down scaffolding for three days now. Got body parts hurting I had plumb forgot about!

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 07:48 PM

I know what you mean, there! I've been climbing up and down scaffolding for three days now. Got body parts hurting I had plumb forgot about!



My knees aren't liking the 30 or so trips up the ladder, or the 8 or 10 trips up the stairs. But I am almost finished roughing the window in. Missed a call from Scott while on the ladder, so I need to give him a call.


Hey guys don't overdo it! When your body is telling you to stop you have to pay attention. The older you get the more attention it demands! Mine is telling me to go to bed right now. In the words of Leonard Cohen "I ache in the places where I used to play" Good night!
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Posted June 13, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Tomorrow will tell the tale how my knees made out from today, but either way I have to go back up that ladder!
Not a fancy job, but the window is in, and in solid. In this area I've stripped, tomorrow I'm hoping to get insulation into areas without, then get everything buttoned up in styrofoam sheeting. I have some farm chores to do also, so not sure how much I'll get done to the house.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Nice looking window you got. I can feel for your knees after working on a ladder, it just isn't fun going up and down all day. I never was to fond of extension ladders to start with. Last fall I spent 3 days straight working off a ladder, could barely walk for a day after.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:18 AM

Looks good! Hope you get the siding back on it soon!




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