THE ONLY REASON I CAN SO EXPERTLY PUT OUT THESEE FYI's
IS THAT I KNOW SLIGHTLY MORE THAN SOMEONE WHO KNOWS NOTHING.
this project is a perfect example.
janine - being a well raised child, knows a bargain when she sees one--- i could not believe what she found...- "flying horse stable" - one of the nicest in new england, is in shambles and will be torn down-- they just moved the horses all out this past week- THISW WAS A PICTURE PERFECT STABLE
janine having the rescue charity- has got permission to take whatever you want quickly - and she knows SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE when she sees it...
I KNOW HOW THESE THIGS WORK... SO
i hooked my full dump trailer on and took a quick trip to the "transferr station-- FYI that is a dump where they will take anything except tv's- it is a concrete 3 sided place where you dump and they mush with a huge loader and pack a big trailer to take the trash to ?maine??? k iknow of 2 around here-- georgetown and peabody you weigh your vehicle in and weigh out- and pay by the pound what you have left behind-- this was the least $$ trip i nhave made $37 --- my usual pile of crapola is $120- this time it was all teh pieces of fencing-- light weight-- but big volume-- ( the dumpster is used for heavty stuff because that is charged for by volume)-
with empty trailer and judy we flew to this barn to meet with janine.
we are talking about several barns with total of 150 stalls? not only stalls , but stall doors, hinges, frost free water spickets-- eye hooks and double ended snaps-- you know --- real stuff that every barn is made ofl. and mats-- 1/2 inch rubber floor mats- that we have some scroungy oneS in the alley way
i have never bbeen able to afford teh proper ones.. an here are 1000's for free.. problem is .. i can not pick even one up
janine said she has a "couple guys" and megan has found me one-
so the plan is-- at the moment- take teh empty trailer and leave it ... let these guys fill it with mats ( 2 guys can picik up one matt) while i address the second problem of analyzing all these screwed together walls of southren yellow pine...
these stalls are 12 x 12 so teh walls between stalls are one long 12' 2x8 tongue in groove- nailed/screwed at both ends... well everything i build is on the 4 x 8 ' plywood size-- so insgtead of unscrewing all those ends, i have in mind sawing them off which shojuld be quick and harvest a useable 8' board.
except the electricity is shut off--
i do have 2 big ( old) generators--bud has dealt with keeping them up to parr... but we need to move quickly - so i think i bertter rent one already gassed up and primed... home depot rents them-- and buy 2 or 3 sawsalls go back drop off teh sawsalls nd take the trailer home and dump it then run baCK WITH IT TO START TAKING BOARDS-- AS MANY AS WE CAN BEFOR EHT DEMO CROUD ARRIVES.
THE NEED IS GREAT
NOT ONLY OUR "BACK BARN... TANNERS SHED" AND JANINE'S LOVELY BUT WEAK GARAGE/DONKEY BARN, BUT JOYCE IS BUYING A PLACE WITHA SAGGING BARN TODAY-- AND XXXXX ALREADY HAS MOVED INTO A BARN IN NEED OF REPAIR--- SO IN THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY OF CP'S WHO OWN BARNS... I FEEL I MUST DO THIS EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE.
ALL BEFOR 2PM WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS TO SIT ON THE WHITE DONKEY -- WHO WILL BE 100% ANESTHESIZED--- WHILE BRIAN TRIES TO PUT HER HIP BACK IN HER SOCKET
NORMAL QUIET DAY ON THE FARM... CRAZY ACRES,
Just a quick update on Andrew. He has had a pretty uneventful year. He is still doing an amazing job with me going to the VA and no medical issues. We have gotten nigerian dwarf goats this pass spring and he truly loves them and this is our second year with rabbits, chickens and ducks. He is so gentle around them. He is truly a god send. I still suffer from numerous illnesses and injuries that I sustained during combat and he is right there with me always. My life would not be this good without him.