The Good Bad & Ugly shops

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by OLD Ron, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Hot & humid today .
    Yesterday it was getting ugly then a storm blew in & cooled things off a bit . At least for a hour or so . I actually stuck it out until 5 p.m. so did get a few things done . My brother stopped out & helped . I think he wanted to play on some equipment again . :p Big toys are fun to mess with .
    Today will be run fuel out there & mess with the Bobcat some more . Not much fun but needs to get running . I did find a broken wire going to the dist. fixed it & still no spark . Looks like keep replacing parts until it runs type thing . :rolleyes:
    Farmer cut off my new trees .... again ! Only 1/2 of them but still sucked ! Steel rods will go with the next ones ! Always a problem ! Nice guy but doesn't seem to care about my work out there . This will need to change . Planting trees is not that much fun . :p
    Dug out a cooler & big jug for lemonade at the shop . Brought the jug home but left the cooler to sit on while working on the Bobcat . That may be there a while !
    Now I know where all that free dirt I got is going to go to ....... around the new shop to knock down that silly grade out there . :)
    New doors & windows will go to the shop on the 9th. so will need to make a space for those until the building calls for them . That is coming up fast so better get at that project .
     
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  2. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You need to either go visit or call that farmer. Tell him this is the second time he cut down your trees.
     
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  3. OLD Ron

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    That would be a good idea if it was only the second time . This is # 5 ! What is going to happen is not to rent to him at all . Getting to old for the crap . :p
     
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  4. OLD Ron

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    On late night shift now .
    Was a good day at shop 2 .... hot as heck but still a good day . Managed to get the bobcat running & out of the shop to do some work . It still has a ways to go with the tune up & could use some clutches put in . But for now it runs & out of the way so I can move things around in shop 2 & make more room for storage for the things going to 3 /4 .
    Was in the 90s today but a fan helped a lot & staying in the shop too made it better . :)
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  5. OLD Ron

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    Hot today so time to get outside & soak some of that heat up ! :p
    Will run to shop 2 early & clean up a bit there until the rock gets there then spread it out & run for inside work . Problem has been order at 7 a.m. & get rock around noon . That will give me a bunch of cleaning time .
    All sorts of things will be going on this week around shop 2 . It will most likely get real interesting at times . :rolleyes:
    Managed to sneak in some rescue room time last night . I need to go buy some new tubs for knives . Then I can stack them better if they all match . No need for great big ones because full of knives they get real heavy ! :p
    About like full ammo cans . Those puppy s after 6 high get to be a bit much to put up .
    Found my RCBS press but the handel is mia . I need a bigger bench ! :cool:
    Found a advertising poster in a frame that is old & really cool ...... problem is in these PC times it would cause me all sorts of problems ! Sad that we can't look at the past & the way things really was & learn not try to erase it . My gram collected black figures ...... she thought they was cute . If she showed them today .... wow . Next thing I would know is radicals would take over my building ! :p That is if they could fit in there by the time I am done stacking things in there . :cool: I may need to start saving for an addition to the new building !
    Thought I found a good deal on line for a dump trailer ...... kept looking & found the same deal in another town of the same trailer . It started screaming scam to me ! :eek:
    I guess the more you deal with others the bigger the chance of a scam . 1/3 the price of others like it was a warning sign . I need to buy a bunch of guns to take my mind off hauling rock & dirt around ! :) I bet parts are really a mess to find or get now . Good thing I don't need to many parts . I just hate to have a gun without all the parts in it & in working order . Those would be wall hangers .... with no wall to hang them on ! :p
     
  6. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Fun day at shop 2 .
    Worked until 3 & it was 97 in the shade with no breeze . My small generator took a crap so no fan to cool down ..... back inside the ac my old butt went . With all the new fill in I plan to check the grade & square again tomorrow a.m.
    So while inside I did manage to fix my dryer so now it shouldn't take so long to dry . :cool:
    Plan is to take some lemonade to shop 2 tomorrow so maybe can last longer in the heat . Did replace cable ends on the fork lift & it starts great now .... or at least it did . lol
    I need to move some rerod & a storm door then let the building start ....... may need to tear out my tobacco garden so there is more room to work around the building . That job will really suck ! :p
    If they did the lay out the way I asked this stuff would not be needing done . :rolleyes: It will still look nice but extra work on my part to get it that way & on short notice . Seems to be nice to work out there until around 10 a.m. & then the heat gets bad & the breaks come more often . With no fan the working was better than sitting in dead air . Even in the shade it was ugly hot . When I was in Iran it was hot but the shade was cool . Must be the high humidity here & none over there .
     
  7. Oldoutlaw

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    Heat is gonna continue for a bit also. You take care of yourself you old pack rat!
     
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    Thanks outlaw ...... this old guy does pace himself in the heat . If I went down that would really screw the week up ! :p
    Don't want the news to be saying old guy found in pile of treasures ! :cool:
    You staying cool down there ?
     
  9. Oldoutlaw

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    I guess. Pushed myself too far this afternoon mowing and yard work. Heat got me.
    I could barely get into the house. Feeling better now, but whole body stiff yet. Screw the lawn for now.
     
  10. Rifling82

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    Drink some Gatorade Outlaw;)
     
  11. Oldoutlaw

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    Don't wanna go to town. Water is plentiful in the fridge.
     
  12. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    My grass need cutting too ..... but not in this heat ! It may slow down growing with the heat too . Maybe we need rifling to come around to old guys place & cut the grass .... he is young & in good shape ! :p
     
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  13. Rifling82

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    I would if I was closer!
     
  14. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    I really think you would too rifling ...... just the kind of guy you are ! :)
    All the talking about heat reminded me to make extra ice for the lemonade to go to shop 2 tomorrow . :cool:
     
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  15. Oldoutlaw

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    You will surely need it Ron.
     
  16. freefall

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    Plenty other guys want to work that dirt.
     
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    It's 4 a.m. & 70 . Would be nice if it stayed that most of the day . :eek:
    A few things to get ready for the shop & should be out the door by day break .
    Lemonade all made up ..... only doing 2 gallons ..... my cooler is 5 gallons but that is a lot of lemonade ! :p
    A friend called last night & he wants to watch this thing go up . I may need to make a picnic of it for when he comes out . A few ham & cheese samiches with tater salad & baked beans might be nice . :)
    Just checked the freezer & the only ham I have is about 10 lbs . That's to much ham for 2 guys to munch up ..... 5 lbs. would be about right . Will need to pick that up fast to get cooked & sliced up for this week . :cool:
     
  18. OLD Ron

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    Long day at shop 2 today . Ordered rock at 7 a.m. it came at 4 p.m. ..... that is the coolest part of the day ! :rolleyes: Thought the rock came early ...... nope it was a load of steel . SURPRISE ! Another tree hater ! Yep he drove over another row of marked trees ..... just can't get a break with trees around that place . Once the building is up I will put trees all over the place ..... AGAIN ! :p
    Was happy to get steel . ( key word ... WAS )
    Checked the load later in the day while waiting in the heat for rock ....... nice steel ..... wrong color ! :mad: ..... white roof ..... ordered charcoal ...... called the salesman .... he said I ordered white ...... I explained I didn't & wasn't going to take it . He tried to sell me the white for inside ..... no ! ..... so the fight is on ! Sid he would sen a email ..... no email ..... one salesman said the lumber would be there tomorrow ..... no warning ...... another salesman said it wouldn't be until Monday . Start date changed from the 6th to the 13th . Makes it tough to line up other work . Doors & windows are still on for the 9th .... so far .Guess I will just stack them until I get a building going . :rolleyes:
    My brother was out helping & playing on the roller again today ..... saves me time & he likes doing it ..... AND IT'S FREE HELP !
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    With no rock he cut out around 1 & I stuck around in shop 2 sweeping & getting tools & things put away until the rock showed up .... them worked until 5 . Headed home & wow did we get a storm . 5 miles away from shop 2 it opened up . All the way home .... was ugly . Need the rain but with it in the 90s tomorrow it will get a bit sticky . :p
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  19. OLD Ron

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    Short nap & another long day ahead ! :)
    Not a lot of rock work to get do so plan to work on the red truck breaks . Just need to take a few tools out there . I will have a hour of 2 before my brother gets there so can get things all ready . He is not a early person & anything before 10 a.m. is rough on him . I think the chance to play construction guy helps get him up . Riding a roller isn't hard but does get hot because it moves so slow .
    Another good buy from the treasure hunt ! :p
    Afternoon showers will make the days outside a bit shorter . At this point I can deal with that . :cool:
     
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  20. Caveman Jim

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    I could use one of those but only if it's fully loaded...:D:D:D
     
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