This is what I woke up to yesterday
Here was the next thing I saw
This was next in my sight
Things have not been going all that well. First I had a water pipe burst next to the house. It took forever to fix it because it was never above 19F that day. Keeping the pipe and glue as a warm temp so the glue would work was real fun. That night, a pipe burst in the shop
Probably a little hard to see but, the vertical pipe blew off the horizontal pipe on the floor and, the horizontal pipe is shattered. The same pipe outside is fine. At least it didn’t spray. But it put a solid blanket of water on the floor. Took two of us quite some time to get it cleaned up. The only thing it got to was the bottom of a pattern file I was working on.
I got it lifted up and on the chunk of roofing insulation. Water had gotten into the sides that I had just built. So, after getting the water out and the floor almost dry, I thought I would finally take some pictures of the mess I call a shop.
The primary lumber storage. Bottom is all pine, cedar, cypress and sycamore. Top is Cherry, Maple, Paduk, Babinga and lots of QSWO.
The primary source of heat. Works well but, temps in the low teens and no insulation makes for not much heat advantage from this thing. By the way, if I had finished the insulation on the roof (cool-seal) I wouldn’t have had the rust problem.
This is the pattern file. I had to replace the sides that were rotted. Then gave it a bath in lye to make the new wood match the old. Next will be the dye then finish. Looking forward to getting this thing out of the shop. It’s just too tempting to my little helper. He loves to put things in the drawers
Somewhere in this area is the miter saw. I know it’s there somewhere….
Thats the bench that still needs to be finished…showing my handy rope drawer pulls. The drawer on the floor is out of the bench so I could remove a packrat nest. Not sure why he thought he could build a nest in my drawer but, he did. I cought him and took him to a much better place for him to live.
The table is a makeup table from a beauty shop from back in the 50’s. The rocker is the chair my mother rocked me in. Someone mentioned projects getting set aside….hmmm
The helper helping
This is where the bathroom will be…also the site of the water pipe explosion
This is the problem with finishing the project. I haven’t been able – since the end of October – to get the septic finished. Soon as I pump the water out, it rains.
Another poacher in the shop is my wife’s “greenhouse”. She keeps all her outside plants in there for the winter. It takes up way too much room but, gotta save those plants…..
Grandsons rides. He tells me which one he wants to ride on to go get the mail….naaa he ain’t spoiled…
That chunck of land just past the fence is what I gave my daughter and son-in-law to build their house on. It starts in the spring. Another reason I’m in hurry for spring. They are all (5) living in my house. Four adults, three kids, three dogs and two cats…..
So,after I got the leaks fixed, by the way, I had another out at the horse pen, I started having electrical problems in the house. I gave up and called an electrition friend. Now, if it would just warm up so I could get back to the shop….
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill