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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:03:01 PM »
A 2x6 sand filled would be a great barrier when they incoming. Any issue with rotting or as long as its weather tight and dry you are good.
My head started spinning as soon as I read that

Take sand and mix with some portland. Just enough to make it sticky

Reason?

When taking fire, bullet impacts would chew the smart panel apart PDQ, and if sand filled, your protection would be getting closer to the ground all the time. But with layers of portland it just might stay in place better when the wood gets missing... ;-)

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I was going to vote "Paint the same as main" AND "let HH6 pick" -- moot point now I guess?
I'll record your vote for historical accuracy!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:56:14 PM »
I'm over the large house.  I'm wanting to reduce my taxable footprint.  Tired of writing stupid checks for property taxes to the gubment.

My goal is to reduce the size/cost of my house and pay less in taxes.
Me 2!

House was Kat's concept

She did all this while I was living on a sheet of plywood in Kandahar

Came home to this castle and just stared

My garage is all I really cared about. I haven't even taken a seat in all of the bathrooms yet!

Nossir, I am plenty happee down farmside in my camper. That thing is like 80 times more space, 1000 times more privacy, and 10,000 times quieter than my flat in Kandahar.

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I remember flying over it a few times

Was doing paradrops for the Seals

Came down out of altitude with an hour to spare and went lookin' for mischief...

So we came across that glass thing and one of the crew chiefs says, "Hey, Big-D, if you come right across the top of that thing at about 150 knots, I'll bet you can crack a bunch of those windows"

So we did!

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Use a longer bar and you don't have to bend over as much...... :beercheers:
^^^ I guess Chicago has some too!

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Wild Game / Re: Food on the hoof
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:43:32 PM »
Holy crap, that's a big house cat!

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Oooh, I'm a sooth sayer.......or I've been divorced and LEARNED......you pick! :shocked:
Door numba 2!

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CIEMR / Re: Food Stamp Balance...
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:41:19 PM »
I don't know

Only food stamps I see is the writing on the sandwich bags my pre-rangers put there

Example:

"Touch this and you die"

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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:31:22 PM »
In kentucky, the basements receive natural heating from the still... So I guess I couldn't comment  :facepalm:

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:29:41 PM »
red cabbage and ring sausage in the crockpot

http://real-man-truckworks-and-survival.com/index.php?topic=3278.0
Like...Like...Like...Like...Like...Like...LIKE

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:19:30 PM »
Well today was an interesting day.

So this is the time of year we do our annual employee evaluations.  Some of you know that I lead a team of 44 people and recently let go of my senior right hand guy who was leading a large part of my team.  What that means is that instead of performing evaluations on my 11 direct reports I know have 23 direct reports until I hire a replacement for that leadership position.  (good news is that my candidate for the open position accepted my offer today and will resign tomorrow)

So today I had 9 one hour meetings with team members discussing performance reviews and no break for lunch.  I find it amazing how obtuse some people can be and how completely unopen to constructive feedback people can be.  Theres not a one of them that walked into my office that makes less than 6 figures and yet they completely dismiss feedback, not just from me, but anonymously from their peers as well.

I find consistently that the higher performers and highest income earners are those that can accept feedback and learn from it, change and grow.  Others, probably need to find a new home.....

Now I get to catch my breath and do it all over again tomorrow.....and monday....and tuesday.....

Have you considered suicide?

(Don't!)

Or maybe just hurting yourself some?

Mind numbing...I don't miss that senior leadership stuff one little bit!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:13:42 PM »
Don do we have a introduction to this forum or maybe a something fancy to send to someone that would be a good fit for this group? Sort of a request invitation ?


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Dave,

Explain...not trackin'...

Edit: Dave, read further on...

Trackin' now.

No need for me to write anything more, although if you want me to scratch out something, I will.

I think what you did is better! Its always the personal touch that moves people, and you just took time to invite a brother. He will see:
Dave took time
He knows me well enough to suggest I join this group of men
He is offering friendship
He is some kind of bonehead
Err, sorry, that was my thought
OK, better...Yea, David, I think you dun gud!

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:10:54 PM »
That is Great!
I love all the ideas you just posted there boss
I think I may just adopt a few of those for myself...OSB on the inside of the studs with sand filled voids...Now that is one clever idea!
I wasn't making my shed a fighting position or safe room or anything like that, just something to keep my tractor in and get the petroleum products and paints out of the shed to free up needed work space. I am building larger things all the time in the shed, then transporting those pieces to the job/assembly site. As such I need room to build wall sections and have room to walk around and still operate the various tools at the work stations in the shop.

Anyway, thanks for sharing those grand ideas...Sand in walls, who'd of thunk it!

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:13:46 PM »
Purchased the rest of the materials to complete the walls

Cost so far $1,477 and I have 24 hours labor invested.

The foundation, floor joists and deck is complete

The walls are 75% complete and paid for

This is going to be one cost effective project when complete

Remember, looking at these pre built Amish buildings a 10 X 16 was in the mid $4,800 range, say $4850 for grins. It had a bit more square footage (16 ft/2 more) but only had 6'3" walls, so total volume was:

Commercial building: 1000 Cu. Ft
My building:  1152 Cu Ft  And ability to construct a sizable loft

I estimate I will come in at less than half the price of that commercially built thing which is not screwed together, but nailed, is smaller, has shingles vs my steel roof, does not have a loft to speak of vs my loft/second floor of at least 5' height

And did I mention mine is less than half the price!

Those Amish are pretty highly paid folks! What a deal! Most of them are also tax exempt and they never spend a day of their lives serving their nation in its military...Pretty cool deal wouldn't you say?

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:50:18 PM »
Better hope that drill doesn't get buried someplace.
;-)

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I like this, use the same green on the trim and your current red color on the red in the photos, I like the natural base main house color


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That's a nice clean look

But, Momma stepped in

Translation: Disregard anything I said or wanted

She gets to pick

MC

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I?ll just say this. Don you know this post is DOT BAIT.

Just let the wife make the decision.  That?s the way it will go anyway.


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As true as Newton's laws of physics!

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I need to change my comments.
Mike is right.

Whatever the boss lady wants.
Even if it turns out all Sanford and Son...
And guess what?

THis morning the subject came up

She said to paint it the same as the main shed to keep everything uniform.

No, she doesn't care for the looks, but she things now that it is established, keep it all the same theme!

Did I just win a small victory?

Anybody?

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Medical Corner / You're Alone and have a Heart Attack...
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:19:52 AM »
 1. Let?s say it?s 7.25pm and you?re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You?re really tired, upset and frustrated.
 
3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

 4. Unfortunately you don?t know if you?ll be able to make it that far.

 5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

 6. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE? Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
 
8. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.
 
9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!
 
10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we?ll save at least one life.
 
11. Rather than sending jokes, please... contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person?s life.

12. If this message comes around you... more than once? please don?t get irritated... You should instead, be happy that you have many friends who care about you & keeps reminding you how to deal with a Heart attack

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Make sure if you fall, you fall backwards!

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CIEMR / Food Stamp Balance...
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:09:08 AM »
Why did we ever allow these idiots to be in control of anything?

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CIEMR / Tear Down the Statue of Liberty: New liberal idea
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:06:42 AM »
This was written by Rosemary LaBonte to the editors of a California newspaper in response to an article written by Ernie Lujan who suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the immigrants of today aren?t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry. The paper never printed this response, so her husband sent it out via internet.




Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented.



Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made LEARNING ENGLISH a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.



They had waved goodbye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, NO WELFARE, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.



Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.




When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French American, the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.


And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country.

I'm sorry, that's NOT what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.


And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill.

I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

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^^^ (like usual) None of that makes any sense what so ever

Communes, Cankles, glocks???

So who's really samplin' the local crop?

Kentucky (Who has bourbon)?

Or Colorado which legalized the devil weed??

Just sayin...

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Some ideas I have looked at:

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the real question is, have you run this by the boss lady yet?  or is this just getting info together so that it briefs well to her?

Yes

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Stain with the green trim.
OK, stain...What color(s)?

Keep in mind, I need to hide a whole passel of screw heads...

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Vote early, vote often (5 votes max, except for Shawn and Tex who are restricted to no votes!)

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Construction and Building / Paint out buildings same or different color??
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:53:30 AM »
So, as you knuckleheads (and some boneheads) know, I am off building yet another shed/building/thing down at the farm.

I am at the point where I need to decide and go buy the paint for the thing.

Now the main shed/house/building/barn thing is red with green trim and a green metal roof, and so is the outhouse, they match.

The camper is light-mid gray with green trim and a gray roof, and so is the water containment structure built along side it.

The pavillion and the newly constructed deck is unfinished as of now awaiting more woody parts before staining/painting

Further down, maybe 200 meters south, and visible are two large hunter green water storage tanks and they will reside alongside a similar colored pump house (Because I wish that all to sort of blend into the landscape.

My thoughts were to stain those structures an oxford brown with maybe a hunter green trim, and both of them have green metal roofs.

This new shed will sit across from the shed, perhaps 25 feet away in a landscaped flower bed and rock wall looking area.

I am not really wanting to do red/green with a green roof scheme again, but I was wondering if it may make the arrangement look a bit junky

But I want to do something a bit different and "pretty" for the lady. She is a bit tired of my OD green theme all the time, and all that

So, not that I am going to pay any attention what so ever, but what say yee?  Poll time??

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:40:13 AM »
One good thing for me about buying that Kubota SVL was the .99% financing. You see, with that, I will likely pay on that thing for 3-4 years (Of a 5 year contract). And that will prevent me from buying another truck for some time!

I figure I'd like to drive my Silvy another 5 years as my primary ride anyway, before dedication it to the rest of its life as a HD farm puller.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:11:40 PM »
What?s your sq of the main level?


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Heck, I don't know

5,320 all three floors heated, 7,500 total sq/ft with shop, storage and two garages.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Lou Holtz
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:09:12 PM »
Inspiring...Words to live by


https://youtu.be/0wMmcoPTmAs

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:49:24 PM »
You have some shed inception going on, shed inside a shed ....


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That's the basement of my casa, Bro...


Basement has a 25 X 25 wood working shop

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:46:33 PM »
No animals were harmed in the making of this shed!

But one was scared a few times when someone chased it around with a drill ;-))

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:45:25 PM »
Then I built one more wall panel to complete that side wall

I now have one panel for the other side wall and three back wall panels to build and I'll have four walls completed

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:37:59 PM »
I left the bottom 2 X 4 installed so as to hole the panel in its square configuration. I will cut it out when the panel is finalized at the build site.

So, following the door panel, next up was to build a window panel. Same concept here. Build the panel, check for proper fit, then assemble it to the structure without mounting the window.

Another reason not to mount the window is that the entire thing will be painted first to prevent overspray

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:33:30 PM »
Next up I assembled and cut out the opening for the door panel. The plan will be to fit the door once the walls are fastened down with a roof overhead

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:31:55 PM »
Another few hours and more of the wall panels are now complete

I am building them one at a time, but I will cut all the studs for 2-3 panels at a time to keep me efficient and production line oriented.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:29:20 PM »
More progress on the 12 square shed project. Now have the walls within striking distance of being finished. I only need to build four more wall panels and I'm done with the four walls!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:26:50 PM »

Nice little machine there. That looks safe enough for the pre rangers to drive.
I will test that theory!

My goal for the Pre-Rangers by summers end is to have them able to operate that, the excavator, the tractors and Sarge if we still own it.


That thing with the brush cutter on it could really be a money maker for the kids school fund. They could rent it from you and hire out around the area clearing and thinning. That is the underbrush and berry patches not the forest trees. :smiley:
Copy that...I may just do some myself. I have a lot of stuff I want to fund. Remember that single mom with the two girls we gave Christmas to? Well, she needs a place to live she could afford. I'd like to have a fund that I could sow into people who are trying. Say give her $200 a month toward rent to bridge the gap and get that family safe. If I could earn a few thousand hera and there, I could keep a thing like that going.

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I would mount a 12ga on one side and a ar on the other right above the Kabota. Joystick aiming, just add a fire button.
Well, now that you mentioned it, I was going to add a shotgun/M4 mount in there somewhere. Critter shootin' if the need arose ;-))

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OK, checked just now

You're at $1,525 so far

I was talking to a pastor about this earlier today. I commented that 25K is well worth keeping an innocent child from being sold into prostitution.

Sorry to be coarse, but that is the nature of the truth. It can jab a good hole in ya sometimes.

And folks that is exactly what is happening here. THis family is willing to share their lives with someone they don't know and save that person from a coming nightmare.

I worked with a girl from Albania for several years on a "project" in Afghanistan. I got the information on the orphanages and the probable futures for the children living there.

God will get behind this...Thanks for stepping up to bat to the "Stewies"

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i have a "black thumb" and kill anything i touch. Luckily my mother in law is living on the property now and she can grow anything.

Give that woman chicken wire and a cd player and you got the garden of eden in a few months.

I do plan to build a green house as that level of sustainability is on our radar.

But... barn first.
Stew,
Watch for the upcoming geo-dome greenhouse/fish farm thing I plan to build some day, err, week, err month, err year, errr, someday.

Don, as I read your post, all I can think of is the Pauly Shore/Stephen Baldwin movie "Bio-dome".... :facepalm:
Didn't that place go up for sale a few years back?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:35:13 PM »
Jan 17 is sort of a special day in my family.

In a hospital in Kentucky a baby girl was born in 1991. SHe would become my daughter when I met her mom some years later.

In a world away, I was flying a MH-47 Chinook doing pre-H-hour stuff in Iraq. Three missiles ended my night and almost my life.

But they didn't

So in about an hour I am going to celebrate the birthday of my "War-Baby" with her and the family, and maybe take a moment to drift back to that dark night that came to mean so much...

Thank you Father God for sparing us when we are fools when we least deserve your grace!

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The high flow doesn?t operate the bush hog you purchased? :huh:

Post hole augers etc......

No...My units operate off of standard flow, high flow is not necessary

High flow creates a bunch more heat, but with some implements, high flow is a requirement.

Cost is a factor as well. The standard flow cutter I purchased was $6,900. A high flow unit would probably be thousands more. The motor costs more, then generally the assembly, parts, and similar need to be more robust. I think high flow moves much heavier weights at the same or greater speed. Generally speaking you need 90+ HP to even generate high flow hydraulics but K-bota has gotten it done for the 75 HP unit

Don, my late 90?s gehl 4625 had the optional high flow hydraulics and it wasn?t 50hp thinking like 48hp or something close.

Edit: so I did a bit of research as I was curious. In the past you needed the high flow to run heavy brush cutters etc. that is now not the case. They are using new larger motors and engineering design changes to the attachments so it is not necessary as in the past. My guess is if you pick up any used attachments you may need the high flow still.
Good to know, thanks!

and

I stand corrected!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:27:49 PM »
The current crop is 13/15
I had been driving a couple years by the time I was 15...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 17, 2018, 12:38:19 PM »
TRN, That looks like MN is September.  :cool:

Oh yeah!  Been there done that.  Had a presentation in the home office one day in September about 10 years ago.  Forgot my coat in the car at the airport and had summer weight slacks and a short sleeve shirt.  It was 9 degrees and snowing like mad.  I wasn't going to let the locals think I was panicked.  I slowly strolled from the car to the building across the parking lot as everyone else in parkas ran....Then slowly drove to the emergency room for treatment of hyperthermia and frostbite!
Tex you had better get out the snow chains and the cold windshield fluid


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Fixed it for ya Tex^^^

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i have a "black thumb" and kill anything i touch. Luckily my mother in law is living on the property now and she can grow anything.

Give that woman chicken wire and a cd player and you got the garden of eden in a few months.

I do plan to build a green house as that level of sustainability is on our radar.

But... barn first.
Stew,
Watch for the upcoming geo-dome greenhouse/fish farm thing I plan to build some day, err, week, err month, err year, errr, someday.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 17, 2018, 12:31:57 PM »
Nice little machine there. That looks safe enough for the pre rangers to drive.
I will test that theory!

My goal for the Pre-Rangers by summers end is to have them able to operate that, the excavator, the tractors and Sarge if we still own it.

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 17, 2018, 12:30:26 PM »
I use the same paneling on my house. Nice stuff but is going for $30 a sheet now!
$29.35 - 10% mil discount = $26.42 for meeee :-))))))

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