The Good Bad & Ugly shops

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  1. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Lots of rain up here !
    Calling for more all week & cold . :eek:
    Looks like a lot of sorting & packing on tap around here this week . No place to take it yet but might as well get it ready to go to shop 4 . :rolleyes:
    Ordered some gutter guards for shop 1 yesterday so maybe this year I won't need to clean gutters so often . :)
    Running out of tubs again around here ..... I hope I can empty them as fast as I filled them up ! I have high hopes shop 4 will solve this problem . Looks like I will be moving things around in the shop to work again like I had to in shop 2 . That really sucked ! At least this time I will have a fork truck to make it easier . :p 6600 sq ft may be a bit small ! :eek: Going up 16' will really help !
     
  2. Oldoutlaw

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    And then watch each pile fall. Gonna get the old Domino Effect. :eek:
     
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  3. Caveman Jim

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    Ron, Have you entertain the thought of getting some pallet racks or HD shelving?
     
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  4. OLD Ron

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    Yep those are in the plans :)
    I don't need the deep ones because they take up to much floor space so I will go with high shelves & have a 8' tall walk way . With lumber so tough to get & expensive it could be a mess . :eek:
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

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    I haven’t bought lumber in a long time, didn’t know it was going up.
     
  6. OLD Ron

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    It has gone crazy Jim !
    The cv19 crap is really messing construction projects up . This could last a long time . Then add to the problem the cost of everything else going up & you can't get people to work or show up to work ...... yep I picked a fine year to put up shop 4 ! :p
     
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  7. OLD Ron

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    Well I finally got the stove out of the basement ! Only took 7 more hours & a lot of magic words to do it . :rolleyes:
    Man did I make a mess ....... found out soot from the 1800 s is just as messy today ! I have no idea why that was never cleaned out . That stuff is like spilling ink on you ..... & I did ! :p
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  8. OLD Ron

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    It has been raining all night !
    Storm woke me at 12 so this will be a rough day .
    The cement guys should start today ..... should . With all the rain they probably will . :rolleyes:
    Plan is to put that stove in the truck when I go out to check on them . The rain may clean it up a bit ! :p
    That is one heavy stove ! :eek: Getting it back together could get interesting but at least it will be clean & look a lot better than now .
    Once 3 is done it will be fun putting treasures around in there . :) In shop 3 & 4 at least I have the equipment to move thing like that around easily . Finally getting the space to use those things will really be nice . Over the years I bought a lot for a big building with no building . :rolleyes: Even the pepsi trailer will get cleaned out ! :eek:
    Sounds crazy but I may even get my reloading bench back ! ;)
     
  9. Oldoutlaw

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    What you need to do is have a HUGE Sale or Flea Market out there. :D
     
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    Have actually thought about doing that or a auction there . The auction idea went south when he said 20% to me & I provide everything . :eek:
    Next idea was a sale by appointment only . That may still be a plan as long as it doesn't tick me off to much with tire kickers . so many are that way & I am not so it bothers me & seems like a waste of time to me . Usually I know what different people are interested in & tell them . I have one guy waiting for me to do it because he wants some toys . I told him he would get first look at the toys & I will as always keep my word . :)
     
  11. OLD Ron

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    Still raining here . And cold ! :eek:
    The cement guy called me yesterday at 7 a.m. & said they would start . I grabbed the stove & rushed to shop 2 to meet them .
    At 1 p.m. they showed up . :rolleyes:
    I talked a bit then off I went . He called around 5 & said they will pour 60' today . They need a few 2x6s so I will pick them up for them on my way out there . I may get a floor this week like he said yet ! :)
    I will probably stick around to see how they do the pour a bit then run off & check it again tomorrow . With so many other things going on I can't spend all day just watching & with all this rain & can't do outside things .
    With meat prices back up again I am back to mac & cheese & TV dinners :p
    I may have some time to get some exhaust work done on the truck & car this week . Hard to find time for things like that when I am doing so much running .
    The cement may be dry enough to walk on this weekend so if I buy some gun supply s at the auction this weekend .
    I could take them to shop 4 :)
    You have to plan ahead ! :p
     
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    Well went to the store for treated lumber ..... sold out :eek: Bought longer than needed so could finish the pour tomorrow .
    Has been light rain cold & windy all day . 60' of floor should be in by now . The cement trucks just kept a steady flow of cement coming in to the job . :)
    Am catching a cold so went home early . No time to get a cold now . :rolleyes: Nine guys & 2 power buggy s ...... away they went .
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    Still raining & still cold ! :oops:
    Should finish the inside cement today . Then all that will be left is outside . That will be the tricky one . :cool:
    Plan is to sneak in some repairs on vehicles today . Then anything that isn't cold to be doing . :p
    May start hunting for lights for shop 4 . I have some work lights now but it will take a lot of light for that cave . :)
    Getting things out of shop 2 that I can use in 3 & 4 will get interesting . Just seeing the back wall at shop 2 will be a trip ! :eek: It is now time to use the things I gathered over the years for this shop . Will see how much auctions saved me on this project . Good news is that auctions are still going on & I may find things I don't have enough of . :)
    There is still one auction that was canceled that may have a lot of what I can use . It was a construction company that closed last year . :rolleyes:
     
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    Still cold & rain . :rolleyes:
    Not looking good for the outside cement pour . Will stop today & see how it is going out there . My job needs me on the road today but can stop for a peek at the shop . :p
    Managed to get a oil change & check the exhaust . The rattle was a sway bar link . They wanted $190 to fix one side . I can do both sides myself for $19 . And they wonder why they aren't getting a lot of work ? :eek:
    I realize people need to make money but those kind of markups is silly . With so many people out of work & they charge like that .
    It all adds to the out of control inflation we already have . I keep my prices low as I can for people . The result of that is I do more sales than others . Even in this world of people trying to screw you at every turn ..... being fair can make you money . :)
    Still working on the house update & it is slow going . I did manage to find a painter that wants work so all I need to do now is get it ready . With my brother laid up for a while it is all up to me to do in my spare time ! :p While waiting for the cement at shop 4 to dry I can get on the house project more . Wish I had the time to do my own house ! :rolleyes:
    Almost went to the rescue room to work yesterday .... almost . I knew if I did the paper work & things wouldn't get done so I didn't .:( Hope to finish up that 22 250 .... work on that 45 & a few others . All depends on how much time I spend at shop 2 3 & 4 working . At least my small projects don't cost as much as the shop project ! :p
     
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    Rained all day yesterday & looks like it will again today . :oops:
    No cement going in so might as well go to an auction . :p
    If it wasn't for the gun stuff I probably wouldn't go . Being surrounded by treasures kind of slows down the go buy more thoughts . :rolleyes:
    It was nice to have a floor in shop 3 & 4 . :)
    Outside still sucks but almost there . The inside was really dark with the storms outside . It will take a lot of light to make that a work space . High hopes for the LED lights . The cost will decide that idea . Will probably split the lights & only light the area I need to work in . Could pick up a few hundred Christmas light strings ! :eek: inside cement done a.JPG inside cement done.JPG wood toy.JPG
     
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    Rain finally quit !
    Looks like a drying out on tap . :)
    The auction was big & prices way to high . :confused:
    Guess it's back to sorting & packing for me .
    With it back to normal temps. The cement should get finished & I will be able to get truck loads in shop 4 :)
    Now it is a race to beat the snow . My guess is I will get around 10 Liz loads out there & then it will be cold . It will be a job but needs doing . :p The change from saying I should do things to actually doing them will give me a sore back ! :p
    It all is work but fun work seeing the collections again . Funny that after so many years of having the treasures ..... I still like most of them . The things I am tired of will be going to a new home . Cash takes up a lot less room to store ! :)
     
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    Looks like another nice day here ! :)
    Hope the outside cement get in today . Plan to check on them later on today . I spent yesterday sorting & cleaning ..... made a dent in it ! :p Today will be more of the same getting ready to move things out when I can . I spent way to much time yesterday looking at generators & LED lights for the shops so today I plan not to fall in that hole again & stick with the program . :rolleyes: My brother had all sorts of ideas for me ..... finally I told him if I needed a boss I would get a GF or wife ! :eek:
    People mean well but some ideas just don't fit the plan . Easy to say put up a 320' wall but a lot tougher to do it . :( Of all the people that know me he should be the one to know that I can come up with plenty of ideas to spend my money on my own without help ! :p
     
  18. Caveman Jim

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    It looks like we are going to get a little bit of your rain up here, hopefully it’ll put a damper on this dang toxic smoke from Kalifornistan...
     
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    You are welcome to it Jim .
    We have had over 7" this month alone . With the cold it was a little much for me .
    If those commies would manage there woods better they wouldn't have burns every year like they do . Can't cut a tree for lumber needed here ...... just burn up millions because of stupid practices . Then blame it on climate change .
     
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    Went to shop 4 around noon today & no one was or had been there . :mad:
    Went to sorting & packing ...... managed to get a few tubs ready to haul out to the shop .
    May run a couple tubs of old tax records out to the burn pile tomorrow so as to not waste a trip like I did today to check on the cement guys . It really is hard to find good help now days ! The prices & the people are stupid but not many to choose from . It was a perfect day to do outside work ...... I just knew if I did those lugnuts would show up & block me all in . :rolleyes: A day without a plan B is a day nothing would get done .
     
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