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Author Topic: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"  (Read 10164 times)

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #60 on: June 28, 2016, 11:40:53 AM »
Jon, it's those hundred little things that take up most of the time.
Have fun!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2016, 01:38:24 PM »
I'm lovin it Robert!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #62 on: June 28, 2016, 04:07:38 PM »
You might should cobble together a barn raisin'.  Iffin you promise to serve grits, fried eggs over easy, sausage, country ham, red eye gravy, biscuits, melted cheddar cheese, and blueberry muffins on the side with Wildbills' bark honey, you might get some help.  At least from the South of you  :)

I have got some of that Wildbill dark honey if you need it as an attractant  sketti_1
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2016, 06:40:07 AM »
 and a great big skillet of potatoes fried in bacon grease with peppers and onions.
AND lets not forget the scrapple.  8)
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« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2016, 09:07:56 AM »
 grits    ::)     :-\       ;D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2016, 06:26:20 AM »
WmFritz,I would enjoying giving some away more.  :D
I noticed the lack of rocks there.
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« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2016, 09:19:56 AM »
 The plan is to dig the footers over Labor Day weekend and start the block work the following weekend. In the mean time I purchased a storage container to keep my tools and stuff on site.
 

 

This weekend I did some wiring and hung out in it during the rain storms. Nice.
 

 
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #67 on: August 08, 2016, 06:04:36 PM »
Very nice idea!  I bet it is a bit load in it during a rain storm.   

Looking forward to your build. 

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2016, 07:44:42 AM »
This plan is moving along great.  I know that you are excited. 
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« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2016, 07:49:36 AM »
Yea,Farm Tables,for people who live in the city. :D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2016, 11:28:08 AM »
Looks to me like you have everything you need.  Why waste time building more stuff?  :D
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« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2016, 07:12:57 AM »
Looks to me like you have everything you need.  Why waste time building more stuff?  :D

Don't think it hasn't crossed my mind to get a few more, stack them at interesting angles and make myself a habitrail for humanity. ;D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2016, 07:41:37 AM »
Looks to me like you have everything you need.  Why waste time building more stuff?  :D

Don't think it hasn't crossed my mind to get a few more, stack them at interesting angles and make myself a habitrail for humanity. ;D

I considered doing that myself. There's some pretty neat pictures of shipping container homes
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2016, 07:50:48 AM »
OK for a guy, but you won't be able to convince your woman to live in a square metal barrel.  They like running water, too  :D.
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« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2016, 09:04:50 AM »
And for some reason, indoor plumbing...
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2016, 10:15:04 AM »
OK for a guy, but you won't be able to convince your woman to live in a square metal barrel.

That is a bonus to be considered  ;D

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« Reply #76 on: August 12, 2016, 11:53:41 PM »
 They sort of really seam to appreciate the indoor outhouse for some reason....  ;) ;D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #77 on: August 13, 2016, 05:26:07 AM »
You are moving along nicely. It won't be long and you will be sitting back and saying where did that 5 years go.
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« Reply #78 on: August 13, 2016, 07:44:16 AM »
Missed all the excitement behind this thread, until now. I also have a plan, so I know that you are anxious and excited to. Great place you have there Jon, and looks like your having a blast. Best of luck and good times ahead.  :) 8)
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« Reply #79 on: September 01, 2016, 01:19:21 PM »
A little catch up note. Nothing big but the last couple of weekends I've spent just tinkering around the lot. Any spare time I have I spend cleaning the area that will be the septic field. There are lots of down trees in there. The septic guy told me not to drive over the area as the field has to be as uncompacted as possible. So when I cut a tree down or skid out dead wood, I string chains together and skid them out with up to 50' of chain. In the 90+ degree heat it wears you out quick! I knocked off last Saturday and drove the 1 mile back to the old hunting cabin over old logging roads to find my brother and Wayne, my builder sittin on the porch with a cooler full of iced beer. We commenced to do some serious front porch sittin and world problem solvin. A good time was had by all!

 

 This weekend we will be digging the footings.  I put the 2' bucket on the backhoe last weekend. The following Friday we will be pouring footings 2' wide 1' deep and then we can start the block work.

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