The Good Bad & Ugly shops

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  1. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    A cold front hit here today & set off a bunch of storms . Like we needed more rain !
    Waiting for people to call back or send a email is a pain ..... not to mention a waste of time when you call them 9 days later & get the oh sorry we have been so busy crap .
    I need more time in the rescue room ! :)
    Plan A for tomorrow is get the 1 ton box truck empty & bring it to shop 1 to get some treasures the heck out of here !
    After I make a place at shop 2 to put all this stuff . Shop 1 can only go 8' high .... shop 2 can go 13' high ..... shop 3 will be 16' high ..... I think I see a pattern here ! :p
     
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    towboater Well-Known Member

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    You don't sleep much.
     
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    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    You get all the sleep after you are dead tow !
    :p
    A few hours sleep & a couple power naps is all I need to keep going .
     
  4. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Going up to 60 today ?
    The changes are quick around here lately . Low in the 40 for the next few days ...... but clear until next week ..... yep rain will be back .
    It will be a cool day to go to shop 2 & clean out Liz .... the 1 ton truck . Time again for her to earn her keep . Has been a storage unit on wheels for the past few years . I can get a lot of treasures in her & only make one trip . :p
    May even get some rock moved around too while on my breaks ! It is going to look like a big flea market blew up at shop 2 for a while !
    :( Guess that's the price of progress .
     
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  5. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    That’s what I’ve been told. Ya can sleep when you’re dead. Lol. I gotta have my sleep or I can’t live. :p
     
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    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Sunny & cool again here today .
    Yesterday at shop 2 the wind made cool seem down right cold !
    I did manage to pull off a plan A for a change ! :) Pulled liz out & found it as I thought .... full ! So then the work began . It took most of the day but I also was picking up around inside shop 2 of things I just tossed in there quick last fall . :p
    Plan for today is box & sort . Check tires & sweep out liz ..... then start loading things from shop 1 to go to shop 2 .
    Tomorrow it will be back to picking up outside at shop 2 & pulling rock around . full truck.JPG empty liz.JPG
     
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  7. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Sunny & in the 70 s here today . That sounds like rock moving time to me . :)
    Spent the day yesterday boxing ...... only managed to get 4 boxes done . :oops:
    Attacked paper work & my desk in a big way ! A trash can of old notes is now off my desk . Getting folders organized ..... wow .... closing annuity accounts is not an easy deal . A lot easier to buy one than close one . Dealing with 5 different company s is a real treat . Will jump on them Monday again ! :p
    A work out at shop 2 is needed ! Hope to get rock done & clean up around the pepsi trailer . Get a flat spot to move that to & compact the heck out of the rock . All sounds easy but will be a full days work .
    The approach to the driveway is a mess & needs rock too . The big trucks coming in made a mud hole there . More will be coming so might as well let them pack rock down good . :cool:
    Hope a 6 pack of pepsi will be enough for this day ! :p
     
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    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    80 s & rain coming this week . Off to a good start on it being another real wet year . :eek:
    Put in a good day at shop 2 yesterday . It was 73 with a slight breeze . Nice to work outside when it is like that . :)
    Lit up my burn pile that hasn't been burned in 3 years . Cleaned up around the pepsi trailer ..... moved all the rock I had in piles around to grade & ran the roller over it . Looks like I will need a couple more loads of breaker & around 6 more loads of road stone . :confused:
    The one corner really drops off so that will take a bunch of stone to bring up . I will be broke just getting the lot done ! :p
    Back to paper work today & the business is starting back up so play time is over & back to work . :(
     
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    With the heat coming back today I am getting an early start & will get back inside when the heat hits . Starting my day at 2 a.m. means a nap this afternoon ! lol
    Spent yesterday doing paper work & starting my business back up again . Had to go to 2 banks & sat in the drive up lanes for over 40 min. at each ! Talked to a few business owners a bit & one was saying he had to get 2 loans to make it through this shutdown crap . It will be hard for him to make up for the lost months of income . I didn't have the heart to tell him I spent the shut down out blowing money on projects . You can spend money a lot faster than you can make money ! :p
    The guy with the 2 loans I know well . When he was making good money ..... he bought a new car ..... a new boat & took a vacation for a month every year . Then wonders why he has no money :rolleyes:
    You can't fix stupid ! :p
     
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    It hit 95 & my old butt decided that's enough outside fun for the day !
    The AC is on & now to clean up & see what I can get into inside . :p
     
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    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Yep. 95 it too dang hot. This engine room is about 135.
     
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  12. winds-of-change

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    How does that not kill you?
     
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    That is way to hot tow !!!!
    You could go to hell to cool off ! :p
    Storms have been rolling through all night about an hour apart . Good thing I kept at the rock in the heat yesterday ...... give it a chance to pack down a bit . Am almost to the end of the rock work until the building goes up . While waiting for rock .... again .... I cut some grass ..... yep busted the mower . :rolleyes:
    Will need to take some early time to get it looked over . The deck doesn't lift so it has to be a rod off or broke . Will pick it up with the tractor or smokey to see under it .
    Today is shop 1 day ..... sorting & boxing & tossing things out .
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    I don't stay in there very long if not necessary
     
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    Yep, those big diesels and engine manifolds do get hot in an enclosed area like on a tow. Even if doors are open.
     
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    We got a Thunderstorm here about two hours ago that dumped 3 inches of rain in about 45 minutes. You know my gravel road. It was covered in fast flowing water the whole length of it. Another fine mess I'm afraid.
     
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    It has been a mess all year here with rain too outlaw . Looking like a real wet year again . Not much can be done about it .... just work around it as best we can . Sounds like you will be buying some rock too .
    More storms tonight so will blast away at outside things as long as I can take it & then do inside things . The phone calls & paper work are day killers . That reminds me .... I need to get those maple seeds out of the gutters or the gutters will clog all up .
    Will try to sweep out liz today & start loading her up . If I fill her up ..... that will make a lot of room in shop 1 ...... shop 2 will suck but 1 will be better ! :p
     
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    Rain off & on all day today ..... back to inside work .
    Was thinking of going to shop 2 & work on the lawnmower &roller & maybe the skid steer . With wind & rain blowing in from the south ...... probably wouldn't like that much .
    So back to sorting & boxing up .
    Found & moved several ammo cans full . Never can have to much ammo these days ! :p Sorting & organizing those will be a long days work . Wonder how many cans it takes to be considered a ammo dump ! :eek:
    If 10 guns is a arsenal ...... good thing mine were all lost in that bad storm last year !
    Gun shops here were told the looters were targeting them ...... so they have been sleeping in the shops ready . Even here at the end of the world we have crazys pulling there crap . I think most just want to be in the paper & on the news . They will never find me hidden in my treasures ! :p
     
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    Cold front hit & the temps dropped .... finally .
    Will try for a big day today at both shops & mom & dad's place . Shop 2 will probably end that idea with working on the lawn mower & roller . Will take a few boxes to shop 2 in the car as long as I'm going there . The weeds at shop 1 are as tall as my fence so may need to get the weed wacker out & fix that problem . :p
    The deck on the lawnmower won't go up so there must be a rod off or broke . The sucky part is I will have to take the deck off to see in there what is going on . That is always a pain to get back on lined up . At least this time I will be working on new cement & not gravel ! :)
    Found a few display cabinets that I may put knives in ...... that will take some thinking . Again the biggest problem will be a place to put the cabinet when it is done . :oops:
     
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    Looks like another nice day on tap here ! :cool:
    Yesterday went really well ...... a lot of work but things went better than expected .
    The lawn mower is fixed & running & I think I know the problem & will fix that next trip out .
    The roller is going to take more thinking . :p
    Packed 3 tubs & off to shop 2 they went . Found a place that had free pallets .... picked up 7 & ran those to shop 2 . Old legs & back are stiff but ready to hit it again today .
    That fork lift is coming in really handy !! :)
    Everyone needs one in there shop ! :rolleyes:
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