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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2013 - 11:56 AM

I have been preoccupied and off the site for a few weeks.

I have been tearing down the house we lost in the flood in Aug. 2010.

I am in the final clean up phase now and should be done this weekend.

 

Overall it went pretty well with only a couple mishaps.

My 80 yr old father tipped over his Bobcat 610, when he backed over a culvert.

 

No injuries, other than his hurt pride. A Friend had a Cat 226 Skidsteer on site and set it back on it's wheels. No Damage and we have been running the 610 every day since.

 

And my Brother Jerry, got a cut that took 6 stitches in his arm , while stacking I beams.

 

I salvaged a lot of lumber and the frame Beams. and have nearly enough concrete blocks to build a root cellar next year.

 

I had a good crew that included my Father, Myself, 3 brothers, Grandson and a couple good friends.

 

As much as it was a HATED job, it was fun to work with my dad and brothers again!

Boy do we work slower than we did 40 yrs ago?

And it is a relief to have it out of the way.

 


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 12:27 PM

Welcome back!  You are right, that sounds like a big job.  Glad all your family was able to pitch in.  I handled the cleaning and renovation of my father's house by myself.  My sisters live too far away to help, and my brother had his reasons not to help.  It took a long time, but it recently paid off when the house sold.  I know what it is to have that sort of weight off your plate.



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Sounds like a big job well done! I know what you mean about working slower!



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 01:35 PM

I'm sure it is a big releif.  Are you going to rebuild?



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 03:17 PM

I'm sure it is a big releif.  Are you going to rebuild?

No I'm not going to rebuild. That house was  4 ft off the ground and we had 6 ft of water on site in Aug of 2010.

I would have had to go up at least 2 ft more and at 60 then did not know if I could climb that many steps at 70.

The Dike was 13 ft High and 4,000 acres had to flood for water to get over the dike, I never believed it could top it.

Since there is a railroad track along the dike, the railroad would have to regrade to increase the dike height.

That is not likely to happen in my lifetime.

 

So when I was offerred the choice of rebuilding or relocating it was a no brainer. That is when I bought the 8.9 acres in Newton.

The new place is 8 miles from the nearest river and 80ft above the nearest waterway.

So I just want to sell the lots and get out from under this one..


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Can't blame you a bit.  I would do the same thing and being over 60 I understand about the step.  :smilewink:



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 09:17 PM

You were gone?

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

You're still true to form, though. Not one stinking pic, even with a Bobcat turned turtle! What's up with that?

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Posted August 30, 2013 - 11:02 PM

You were gone?
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha
You're still true to form, though. Not one stinking pic, even with a Bobcat turned turtle! What's up with that?

Guess I should have know that was coming!! The Ipad was home and with dad crawling out of the skidloader and needing to get it upright before the gas ran out and it caught fire. I guess i had biigger fish to fry.
A friend took pictures and when he gets back from Missouri(where his wife is from) taking his father-in-law to Dr apointments,I will try to get him to email them to me.

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 12:47 AM

Yup, takes twice as long to do half as much, and it all feels uphill. Smart move to take the relocation-- pardon the pun!



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Posted August 31, 2013 - 09:55 AM

I hope your new place is trouble free.  I'm glad you got it all done and enjoyed doing it together.






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