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Old 07-07-2012, 07:36 AM
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I'll be putting my construction cap on today.We closed on a rental property last week and starting today I'll be doing demolition of the interior and then drywalling ,remodeling everything getting it ready to rent out....I love tearing stuff up.......on purpose.
Before I put my bodyman hat back on I want to air condition the shop and build a few shelves...

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Life is finally back to normal

With the big storm that went through West Virginia on June 29th, we lost all electricity @ 7:00 pm that evening before we got home from dinner at Cracker Barrel. Ran head on into the storm driving home. Power wasn't restored until sometime in the morning on July 4th. Drove 80 mi, to the wife's deceased parents house to get a generator on Saturday June 30th. Came home and wired in the generator and heard on the radio that it would possibly be the 5th before we had elect., So Sunday July 5th morning I took the window AC unit out of the garage wall that I had just finished installing on June 28th. (It was a job going though a 9" thick cinder block and brick wall and then framing an opening). So I took out the basement window in the the family room and installed the AC unit. Between the window AC and the ceiling fan in the family room and my harbor freight blower moving air into our basement bedroom, we managed to keep all 5 of us comfortable. The wife's son and family came and stayed with us starting on the 4th. They just got their power restored a little while ago and just left a little bit ago to return to their home 40 mi away. Still a lot of people without elect. but it started with 688,000 people without electricity in West Virginia alone. Praise God for his mercy, that there wasn't a greater loss of life from the lack of being able to keep cool than there has been. We had it much better than most and I continually thank HIM for that. My wife's 40 yr old son has CF and I have sleep apnea and neither of us would have survived without electricity.
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Bought a 79 Camaro for the wife last fall this morning Im stripping it down tagging and bagging everything and taking pics, Found big mouse nest over sun visor in head liner the last plate on it says 84! 45000 miles on speedo,the door seals and other rubber parts are like new someone cut through rear partition to steal speakers. It was on an Indian reservation under a tree in a field. windshield cracked eng gone. paid 400 dollars! sold the trans and converter for $100 sold fenders and hood $200, found an L88 high hood hinged in a barn for $50 ordering class fenders, already built the engine, and the trans was delivered last month I re did the seats already with my wife, the eagle aluminum rims on it polished up nice. I'm wore out and its too hot to do more today

dash pad cracked bad from the sun Going to try and cover it ourselves. found new old stock console still in box for $75 at a dealer near here in the corner of the body shop wrong color LOL.

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More pics from this morning The 4th pic is where the mouse nest was. I sold the hood because of the big hole someone butchered for a big air cleaner , the fenders were sold because the grass was high and ate them up even the super structure on the back side was shot!!! and they were only good for making patches for other fenders

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With the big storm that went through West Virginia on June 29th, we lost all electricity @ 7:00 pm that evening before we got home from dinner at Cracker Barrel. Ran head on into the storm driving home. Power wasn't restored until sometime in the morning on July 4th. Drove 80 mi, to the wife's deceased parents house to get a generator on Saturday June 30th. Came home and wired in the generator and heard on the radio that it would possibly be the 5th before we had elect., So Sunday July 5th morning I took the window AC unit out of the garage wall that I had just finished installing on June 28th. (It was a job going though a 9" thick cinder block and brick wall and then framing an opening). So I took out the basement window in the the family room and installed the AC unit. Between the window AC and the ceiling fan in the family room and my harbor freight blower moving air into our basement bedroom, we managed to keep all 5 of us comfortable. The wife's son and family came and stayed with us starting on the 4th. They just got their power restored a little while ago and just left a little bit ago to return to their home 40 mi away. Still a lot of people without elect. but it started with 688,000 people without electricity in West Virginia alone. Praise God for his mercy, that there wasn't a greater loss of life from the lack of being able to keep cool than there has been. We had it much better than most and I continually thank HIM for that. My wife's 40 yr old son has CF and I have sleep apnea and neither of us would have survived without electricity.
Yeow glad to hear you are doing ok.

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The last few pics, I'm doing great Brian the heat has really wore me down, cant take it like I used to!!!! Thanks Woops that wasn't meant for me lol SORRY!lol

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I got some dates wrong due to being worn out. The wife's son and family came to stay with us the same night that the power went out. If they hadn't, he would have had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. The heat was getting him already. Also, I installed the AC from the garage on Sunday July 1st. (the second day of the power outage) Man it has been a long 8 days. Heading to bed .
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Put a starter solenoid in the riding lawn mower. Didn't fix the problem, but I have one of the other switches on order.

Put on a bracket to hold down the flexible fuel line of my caddy.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:01 AM
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I got some dates wrong due to being worn out. The wife's son and family came to stay with us the same night that the power went out. If they hadn't, he would have had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. The heat was getting him already. Also, I installed the AC from the garage on Sunday July 1st. (the second day of the power outage) Man it has been a long 8 days. Heading to bed .
That sounds rough, I hope all is going in the right direction and things are getting easier for you.

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LOL, Chris, I could have been meant for you. You and me both, this heat is a bugger, it really puts a damper on the working in the garage. And my day started out having to go in the attic for an unplanned project, holy cow it must have been 375 degrees! I was med rare after being up there for only fifteen minutes or so!

I did get to the car, took three steps forward and five back though unfortunately. I found that I had the rear bow a little goofy do to my lame bow height setup. So I went ahead and made the little adjustable sticks that the GM manual said to make. I am doing that part over after I get the ok from Dan over in the interior forum.


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Got two rooms demo'd before I ran into something serious.one wall is so rotted even the bottom plate is gone.I'll be framing that in today using some pressure treated for the bottom plate...should be sheetrocking these two rooms tomorrow.
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Got two rooms demo'd before I ran into something serious.one wall is so rotted even the bottom plate is gone.I'll be framing that in today using some pressure treated for the bottom plate...should be sheetrocking these two rooms tomorrow.
I'd rather build new than demo anytime. That demo work is sooo messy. I did loads of remodeling and a large 8' x 32' addition at our last home, during our 6 years living there. We did sell for $47,000 more than we paid though. Paid 70 and sold for 117
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Well I am back to ready for the rear curtain. It is warm here so I got out and did this and finished up a little more with the trim stick and well and I will be jumping on that rear curtain tomorrow hopefully.

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i am not setting any records for big accomplishments but changed oil and serviced the roadster in preparation for going to the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville in 4 weeks. Needed to be done 2 months ago but I was busy doing more funner things.

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I'd rather build new than demo anytime. That demo work is sooo messy. I did loads of remodeling and a large 8' x 32' addition at our last home, during our 6 years living there. We did sell for $47,000 more than we paid though. Paid 70 and sold for 117
Oh sure,me too. building new is great..if you can afford it.Just like building a car it gets very expensive very quick if your not sticking to a plan...try doin it while your living in it.I dont think our marrage could take doing that again but thats how we got our first one done. we paid 22 for this 3 br its worth 60 and were just renting it out so its a budget job I doubt we'll have 30 in it all said and done we just finished one we got for 16 what a deal that was.had people moved in 5 weeks after we closed gonna try for 4 weeks on this one..My helper is getting pretty good he can even do some drywall taping without any bubbles now...I think we can do it.man I'll tell ya what though....I'M SORE...... I dont use any of these muscles doing body and paint work
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