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Old 09-10-2019, 07:55 AM   #1667
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Thanks again Harvey for the help on my house batteries. Now please take it easy on that foot so that it has time to heal. Hope the new medicine fixes the dizzy spells you are having.


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Old 09-10-2019, 09:20 AM   #1668
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My "Rock Stacker"!

Built an "A" frame for my yard truck. I have a receiver hitch mounted winch with remote control. So a block and tackle to slow down the winch speed and it was a no brained to sling a strap under the 400 lb rocks and hit the winches up button while guiding them. Setting them down so they would stay stacked on top of each other was actually no big deal.

I did have to stack some rocks on the front rack to balance out the load on the bigger rocks I moved, but that was easy too.
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My "Rock Stacker"!

Built an "A" frame for my yard truck. I have a receiver hitch mounted winch with remote control. So a block and tackle to slow down the winch speed and it was a no brained to sling a strap under the 400 lb rocks and hit the winches up button while guiding them. Setting them down so they would stay stacked on top of each other was actually no big deal.

I did have to stack some rocks on the front rack to balance out the load on the bigger rocks I moved, but that was easy too.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:13 PM   #1670
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Spectacular work Harvey.



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Old 09-11-2019, 06:00 AM   #1671
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Awesome stair case.
Harvey you are an artist!!!!
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Wow, Harvey! You are a true artist! Rail!
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Iím glad yíall like the photos of one of my favorite projects. They guys who used to call me when they had that one of a kind project that I loved have all retired. But it was fun while it lasted.

I hope to start placing posts this weekend. I tacked all of the posts up and have moved into the welding shop for finished welding. Many years ago we got Glenda a pressed steel tractor seat that was adjustable for height and set up on four fat tires. It works perfect for the welding, right height, and I get to move on down without getting up.. Glenda suggested it for the project and we have to add that idea to the album of why I canít imagine life without her.

Glendaís going to OKC via Amtrak this evening. She will be coming home Monday. That means today will be a short day for me. We will go to the station in Gainesville for the 6:30 pm connection, dinner at Braumís, jalopena burger!!! Kiddo will pick her up in OKC this evening. Sheís done this trip many times and absolutely loves it. I will pick her up at the Gainesville station Monday just before noon.

Watch out for the black cats today. Or you might be like me and want to buy an extra lottery ticket.
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Well thanks a lot Harvey. It was not Friday the 13th at my house until you mentioned it.


Looks like steady progress on the bardominium. The train trip to OKC sounds fun. Been a long time since I was on a train.


Took about 200 pounds of stuff out of the Tracker and am going to get her washed. And cleaned up inside too. Then grocery and beer. Sounds like I might have done this before.


Keep up the good work on your place. Hope your foot is feeling better. See you soon in Yuma.


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Iíve got to unload the trailer so it can move on to being the home of a Can Am XT side by side. Glenda and l put two layers of the three layers of scaffolding up.

Iím a little old for this. Feet are 11í high, nose 16í.

It feels like 16í
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:37 AM   #1676
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Harvey, looks like you are getting up in the world!!!!

Glenda leaving you unsupervised????

Safe travels to Glenda. Train trip sounds like fun.

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Glenda had an awesome trip. I got some stuff done, mostly the life in the middle of a huge project stuff. Stuff like neighbor bringing over a log splitter with broken welds. He assumed it was just apply some hot glue. He didnít expect for me to have to dismantle the unit into sections so I could apply that hot glue and add bracing etc. And adopted son needs a sixteen foot trailer full of my blacksmithing stuff that Iíve been using for the last year. Thatís been a chore because I needed to add shelving etc to make it all fit.

Good stuff still happens. Yesterday while we were in Gainesville picking up Glenda I found a sixteen inch welderís C clamp. I canít wait to use it!!!!! It cost more than ten 8 inchers at Harbor Freight but, SIXTEEN INCHES!!!!!!:
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I have one more short (12’) post to finish up and we start installing the columns-posts. So if the rain holds off we should have some pictures to show tomorrow.

Glenda is so excited!!!!!

I am too.

This is going to be fun. It isn’t going to be like it would be if I was in my thirties instead of seventies. Back then I wouldn’t need half of the equipment and there would be a lot more real exciting moments. As I look at working almost 25’ in the air I remember in my late twenties welding up a batting cage. The joints were higher than I could reach standing on top of an aluminum extension ladder. So I shimmied up the last couple of feet and welded holding on for dear life with everything but the welding hand. Those were the days I was using half inch hemp rope for a safety strap, half hitched around my waist with the ends half hitched around the pipe. As I recall there was a light rain falling too, but then men were men, or at least tried like heck to be.
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23 1/2í ground to pulley, Ďbout right😅
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