Power Upgrade #28: Telephone!

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Blog entry by Nate Meadows posted 03-27-2014 11:11 PM 1366 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 27: Buckets and Buckets of Sand Part 28 of Power Upgrade series Part 29: After They Left »

Now that all the electrical lines have sand protecting them. I have to run the new communication lines. I still needed to dig the final trench to the flagpole. The ground was still frozen and it was pretty cold outside so it made for some hard work. But with the help of my oldest son, the Rockwell/Worx hammer drill, an earth auger and a “Potato Bug”, we got the job done.

Here is the Worx Drill that the President of Rockwell sent me while I was in the hospital. I love the adjustable grip!

And here is my “Potato Bug”, Jerusalem Cricket helper!

This is the utility company’s spool trailer. A friend brought it over and let me use it because I had so much wire to run!

Before I could start to pull the telephone wire, I had to go the line that runs the length of the driveway, as I had forgotten to sand it. Theresa was feeling good that day and really wanted to come outside. She came out and filled some of the buckets for me!

Once that was done, pulling the conduit/wire was really easy!

Here is my Jorand CST-1900 Cable Stripper. I ended up giving it to a friend that needed more than I do!

These pictures were the last “Power Project” pictures I took before my mom died! So the next update will have a drastic jump! I am sorry about that. However, thank you so much for your patience, kind understanding and encouragement through it all!

Much, Much more to Follow!...


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 11:34 PM

Nate, I get tired just reading! I know how happy you will be to get everything buttoned up and start working INSIDE the shop.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 03-28-2014 12:55 AM

hey Nate, look someone besides me said something about working in the shop…LOL>>>thanks lew, you got the monkey off my back, i want to know how i can get to be friends with presidents of companies….lol…i know this, you sure deserve it, we all here wish the very best for you Nate, your one family that i know who has gone through so so much…our hearts go out to you all….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 03-28-2014 12:56 AM

Hi Nate:
It looks like the hard part is almost over, and the fun part can start. I don’t know anybody that likes digging trenches.
It also looks like you health is improving and It takes a while to move ahead after losing someone as special as you mother. It bother me a long time also when I lost mine.
Stay healthy and warm and the weather will be better soon.

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#4 posted 03-28-2014 05:12 AM

What happen to wireless telephony?

Just kidding. I like wired everything, no interference.

When are you getting on the house floor? I am dying to see you special floor patterns.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 03-28-2014 02:09 PM

Your family’s determination and fortitude is very humbling.
It is very evident that there is a Greater Power at work in your lives.

Best Regards to you and your family. – Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 03:25 AM

Lew, Thanks for your ever present encouragement! I have a lot of clean up to do! If you saw the shop I would be so embarrassed!

Grizz, Brother, I never get tired of hearing you encouraging me to get back to the woodwork. And as far as the CEOs, Companies and Tools, I debate everytime whether or not to post. I chose to post about the tools not to brag about what I have, but rather the kindness of the companies and people who helped me when I was at my darkest. I would not say I deserve it! There are so many others out there that deserve it more than me! I am, however, blessed they chose to help me and I will always do my best to honor their kindness!

Bigrock, I am sorry to hear about your lose! Thank you for your encouragement! Know you can say you know someone who likes to dig trenches! I do:).

Abbas, No kidding! I thought about that! If our internet did not require the lines, I would not have put them in! Thanks for the encouragement. I do have some designs floating around in my head!

Len, Thank you for your encouragement and your bold faith! Indeed, God has been faithful in our lives!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#7 posted 03-29-2014 11:24 PM

I too know you will be as happy as a tick on a hound dog when you get your shop up and running.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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