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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted January 03, 2018 - 03:17 PM

Went out and lit a fire in the shop this morning. Though my toes are cold, I feel better just feeding the woodburner for a few hours. Got some insight on an upcoming fix. More or less a good 'think things over' situation. Hard to do that inside the house. Outside temps will be rising, so I can maybe do something instead of sitting here looking at the monitor! Hope you folks had a decent day out of the house as well!


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 03:45 PM

Yep, got up to 22 degrees today & sunny. Got out & fetched some coal with my Jacobson UV-4.  Coal is our main heat source.  Ready for the next blast.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 04:06 PM

Started out here at 21* this morning, 18* now!  Made a pot of chili this morning, then just tinkering around!


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 04:46 PM

Started out here at 18 F got up to 34 F now. its still too cold for me to stay outside long with the wind chill. Looking forward to some 50s with rain this weekend.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 04:52 PM

Think SPRING!  They opened the road back up after being closed for about two days - could get out of the house but only go as far as the end of the laneway.  Lots of snow removal duties for the last few weeks - it is starting to feel like a job rather than seat time.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 04:55 PM

Started at 16* went to work, stuck in the server room till 2:00pm when I came out sunny and 49* I have a lead on info for the Penncraft that I'll check on tonight.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 05:10 PM

This bitter cold has been nothing but annoying, Kenny. It's good to at least hit 30 degrees once in a while, but no luck. I felt like cutting some wood yesterday and it was 18 degrees when I started out, and 22 degrees on the way back. The old Gibson fired right up, but the transmission felt like it was full of clay while shifting. I had no problems on the one mile trip down the road, and it felt good to be out in the woods. I snapped a pic on the way back.

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Posted January 03, 2018 - 05:24 PM

I got out to the shop a little bit and worked on bird houses. Yep, bird houses.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 05:31 PM

Up to 15 here, wind died down to 10.  Got 2 yard carts full of wood in the mud room.  Carried 4 bags of pellets down to the basement.  Room fan on the stove is getting noisy so tore it apart.  Sealed bearings and can't get enough oil to them to do any good for any length of time.  Checking on a replacement.  US Stove is CRAZY high for theirs.  About $370.  Found a couple others for close to $170 so making sure of the CFM and bearing type on them.  Other than that, not doing much, not even a nap.   Don't have heat in the shop, only the wood shop.  House is a balmy 65° with the fireplace going a little.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 06:09 PM

I guess we're getting a "blizzard" tomorrow. Already told my co-workers there's no work tomorrow. They're calling for 12" my way with 50 plus winds. Looking like some seat time. 

 

Glad you got some good "thinking time", Kenny. Sometimes, it's just good for clearing the head  :thumbs:


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 07:10 PM

Today wasn't too bad at work today,after 2 weeks of frozen everything! Snow was even melting in places! Still using the jerry-rigged fan in my shop furnace but starting to get some stuff done towards installing the new one.

 

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Posted January 03, 2018 - 07:40 PM

It was up in the mid 20s this afternoon and the wind had died down. Got the Ford 2000 going and went into the woods. Cut up 3 bucket loads of wood and brought up to the house. My son split and stacked 1/2 cord in the basement. It will need some time to thaw out and dry. I dozed several trails to get to other trees that I want to cut down/up next week. We are supposed to get about 12" tomorrow at 26*F. Then the temps are supposed to drop to single digits overnight and then negative numbers over the weekend. I hope to plow tomorrow evening before the temps drop. For now I'll just plan on riding the storm out. Good Luck, Rick

 

On the news they have been warning us to expect power outages to last awhile because theywon't be able to work on outages until the winds die down. Glad that the woodstove doesn't need electricity.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 08:02 PM

God be with you folks and don't take any chances.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 09:50 PM

Well, 15* Warm today. I slept till 5:00 today, watched TV, now going to work. Fun sounding?
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Posted January 03, 2018 - 09:54 PM

I got up for work it was -15! Went to work. The walls of the elevator underground were actually frozen. Been doing this a long time and never seen that before...

Came outside it was 44 degrees warmer! A whole 29 degrees.
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