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« Reply #1160 on: November 15, 2019, 10:20:13 AM »
Did have a 12+ hour freeze here. Have to say that the PEX held good even though none of the lines under the house are insulated at this time. ;D I did run the heater thru the night inside. Had it set at 50F.

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« Reply #1161 on: November 19, 2019, 08:07:24 PM »
Got to super nice days coming tomorrow. Got paint and looking to start spraying. Got to start early due to the million+ lady bugs that swarm once the temp get above 60F. Dam things are coming out the sugarcane fields by the billions. >:(

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« Reply #1162 on: November 20, 2019, 08:22:59 AM »
Had one heck of a set back this weekend. >:( Was under the camp with my son doing a little plumbing work and before I knew it, I passed out. :o Not once, but twice. Scared my son big time along with me. He help me out and before getting to the house, I passed out again. The wife rush me to the ER.

Come to find out that I came down with a bad case of vertigo. Still kicking my butt this morning. >:( Never had this before and taking meds for it, but still having my house spinning out of control. >:(

Anybody ever deal with this?

On a side note. Thank God it didn't hit me a 1/2 hour before when I was up on the roof. ;D
Been reading the thread here since early this mornin and came across this.... First of all have to hand it to ya for persevering. If one has a dream, then it helps thru all the health crap one has to deal with. Now to your virtigo... I know exactly what you are dealing with. Almost 4 years ago I was climbing up into  cab over semi. As I was grabbing the steering wheel with my left hand to pull myself up and in I pulled a tendon in my left arm by my elbow. The sharp pain caused me to release the steering wheel, which caused me to fall backwards and out onto the blacktop below. Bounced my lower left back and my head off of the pavement. To this day i have severe back pain. Taking 3 different pain meds for it. My head is still messed up. Can't drive. Bright lights or shiny things make me unbalanced. It's even hard to watch tv at times. If it's a fast moving scene have to look away. If I turn my head too fast, even causes it. I used to make breakfast for the family on weekends, that's even a hard pull now. the bending and turning will cause the same thing. A couple of weeks ago me and a guy i hire to help me with stuff was installing the 2" pvc pipe from the well head to the pond and we had to bend the pipe slightly. So was heating it with a propane torch. It was getting towards evening and one could see the blue flame. With me moving it around to heat the pipe, that movement passed me out. Fun, fun, fun. Oh, to add to the fun I had a heart attack a year ago..... Anyways, didn't mean to derail the thread, but reading what you are dealing with thought I'd add my 2 cents. Keep up the good work!!

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« Reply #1163 on: November 20, 2019, 08:42:00 AM »
pure vertigo and especially with head movement, can be the inner ear, the semi circular canals.  they are in three planes, and have tiny nerve cells like tiny hairs lining a tube filled with fluid.  when you rotate, the inertia of the fluid, makes a force on the nerve cells.  your brain uses this to tell if you are rotating in space, like a gyro.  as we get older we can develop crystals in the fluid.  If they get stirred up (from lets say crawling under a house), it is like a boulder ramming into the fine hair cells that normally send a message to the brain, from just the fluid.  so the nerve (sensor) give a signal off the chart, and your brain perceives it as rotation.  there is a maneuver and ENT can do, to get the crystal out of the canal.  the other concern, is that it can be a tiny stroke. so follow up with your Dr.  This is where the phrase, "it is hell getting older" came from.  not sure who came up with the golden years.  must of been a youngen!   :) smiley_old_guy
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« Reply #1164 on: November 20, 2019, 11:44:52 AM »
Been through all that and it's not the issue. I've had more tests than I can count. 6 MRI's i think. No stroke. They have a term for it. Vestibular something (forgot the full term). They said my impact damaged something that can't be fixed. 

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« Reply #1165 on: November 20, 2019, 03:17:12 PM »
Got some paint sprayed before the bugs came out. 8)











 

Still have two more sides that I will get done tomorrow morning. Then some trim work painting. But, I have to say, spraying is the only way to go. ;D Takes more time to cover what you don't want sprayed then to spray. ;D

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« Reply #1166 on: November 21, 2019, 07:01:30 PM »
Rapped up the painting today. Will try to get the trim done next week. Rain coming tomorrow. :(







 

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« Reply #1167 on: November 24, 2019, 08:18:09 PM »
I am glad that you were able to get-r-done between "weathers".  Lookin' good my Friend.  8)
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« Reply #1168 on: November 25, 2019, 08:59:29 AM »
Thanks Lynn. Hope all is well with you and Miss Pat.

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« Reply #1169 on: December 02, 2019, 08:16:28 PM »
As well as I can be recovering from this total knee replacement.  Pat is a good caregiver.   smiley_love
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« Reply #1170 on: December 03, 2019, 09:10:24 AM »
Good to hear that. Got a buddy that just went thru a second replacement.

Myself, I been under the DanG weather again. Been having trouble with fluid build up for no reason. >:( That 10 lbs I put on is a lot for me which is all fluid. Doubling Lasix hasn't helped much. :o

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« Reply #1171 on: December 08, 2019, 10:40:39 PM »
Hey y'all,
I've been mainly posting in the "Whatcha sawing" thread but have been lately searching for a thread where I can share my coming experiences in building my future retirement home.

The back story is that I retired a couple of years ago (typical forced corporate retirement) so my wife and I bought a 30 acre piece of  wooded earth out in east Texas with the intent of building our retirement home and enjoy life there.  Only about a quarter of an acre was actually clear so we built a steel barn as our center of operations and mapped out where we wanted to build our future home.  We saw that we needed to clear a lot of trees including a fire break around the home site and barn.

Long story short, my wife and I cleared about 2 to 3 acres of land and ended up with a BIG pile of logs.  After checking what I could get for the logs, my wife and I came up with the bright idea to buy a sawmill and cut all of the lumber for our new home, starting with those logs!  We figured we could cut up that stack of logs and harvest some of the bigger trees from the rest of the land.

So as we plunged headlong into this adventure, we learned that there were lots of other things we needed to think about like drying, stacking, and storing the lumber we cut.  We needed a place for the sawmill and we needed a way to process all of the lumber once we cut it.  

So here we are over a year later, having cut down about a hundred trees and turned them into over 50K board feet of lumber, plus a drying house, storage house, and sawmill house, all of which we built by hand ourselves.  I am now preparing to do the actual site prep for the house (it's not post and beam, it is stick frame construction, traditional gambrel roof farm house) and am hoping to find a thread like this one where people are showing the progress on their builds, their lessons learned, and challenges faced.

So, after this long winded post, is this thread a good home for this or would you recommend a different one?  I don't want to start a new thread if it would be redundant.  Your feedback would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1172 on: December 09, 2019, 07:34:45 AM »
Sounds like you've got an interesting build and process going on there @EOTE .  I think it deserves its own thread so we can follow along over the course of time.  It will be interesting to see how you proceed with the sawing and building.

This thread is specifically about @fishfighter building his fishing camp which he's been working on for some time and getting close to the finish line.  He's provided a very interesting and detailed account of the whole journey and we've all enjoyed it.  I expect yours will be interesting too, and it deserves it's own thread.  Sounds like we need some pictures of what you've been doing already!  Good luck with your sawing and your build.  I'm looking forward to watching your progress.
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« Reply #1173 on: December 09, 2019, 08:14:18 AM »
@EOTE we will look forward to seeing you plans and problems you encounter as you move along.  there are some great builders here too so you can get opinions on how to proceed if you encounter a fork in the road.  I agree, come up with you own title and "let er rip" so we can follow along.
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« Reply #1174 on: December 09, 2019, 09:48:16 AM »
I absolutely would start a new topic detailing your building adventure.  My project did not qualify as "timber frame" either so I put it in the Woodworking Board.  Cabin Addition in General Woodworking  Maybe it would have been better suited in the General Board, but anyway it went where it went and had many followers.  (I too am a product of "forced retirement" but I was too young (51) to actually get a retirement :-X )

It will be interesting to follow your progress.
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« Reply #1175 on: December 10, 2019, 08:43:53 PM »
Hey y'all,
I took your advice and started a new thread 
Building our Dream Home a.k.a. Delusions of Retirement

I hope you will stop by for a while and enjoy the posts.
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« Reply #1176 on: December 11, 2019, 06:58:57 AM »
Still been under the weather. Haven't been able to get out. :( But I have been doing a few things around the house for the wife that I had been putting off. ;D

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« Reply #1177 on: December 11, 2019, 08:47:33 AM »
Thanks for keeping us updated on your "kicker" Paul.  One thing about us older codgers, we might be lame and crazy, but we ain't lazy.  :D

Have a good day my Friend.  :)
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« Reply #1178 on: Today at 08:55:05 AM »
Good morning all. Sorry for not posting. Hope all are well. Haven't done any work on this build. Been doing honey do's in our house.

Had took out the back door and installed a set of double doors. Big project due to having to move a window and then some. Done

Second project was to add a new pantry closet in the kitchen. Done

Third project is redoing the master bathroom. This is a very big project. We had a Jacuzzi tub. Got to the point that it was to hard for the wife to keep up along with getting in and out of. Myself, I couldn't use the pump. It almost drown me setting off my CRT-D. :o

Anyway, I been wanting a soaking tub a long time. Well I have one now. Sucker is 68" long and being 6' tall, it fits great. ;D

Had took out a short wall, moved some light switches, Moved recess ceiling lights and swapped over to LED's, did some floor work, built a new vanity cabinet, retexture the room. Been throwing paint by the gallons and I am still doing that. Hope to rap this up in the next few days and then on to the kitchen for a complete remodel there.

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« Reply #1179 on: Today at 09:35:33 AM »
Glad to hear that you're still up and at it. I was wondering how things were going. 
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