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Power Upgrade #29: After They Left

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Blog entry by Nate Meadows posted 133 days ago 875 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 28: Telephone! Part 29 of Power Upgrade series Part 30: Slow Going »

Ok, so turns out taking care of a sick wife, her taking care of me having a torn up body and brain and the two of us taking care of two kids takes more balancing than I thought.:) My ability to adapt has obviously been slowed since I was in the military. Anyway, what matters most is that we are moving ever forward! Thanks so much family for your patience! You guys rock!

So, going back in time. When the men from the church came over to fill the trenches I was running around like a mad man trying to supervise all the work so I did not get any pictures. Here are the pictures I got of the work when they left.

The ground was not completely thawed so we were not able to fill in all the trenches. As you can see, on top of the sand base there was a layer of wood. (I had my son and nephews getting all that together.) I really wanted the wood on top of the sand especially on the roads. Eventually the wood will rot away, but for now, it will keep the rocks from working themselves down to the cable until the soil hardens.

Over all, the day was a monster of a day and tons ways done! It was very nerve racking at first but then it turned out to be a huge blessing!

So much more to follow…I have to get you all caught up!:)

Nate

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



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patron

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#1 posted 133 days ago

looks good nate

God bless good friends

aside from a few trenches

you might want to go out
and sweep up some
make the grounds look tidy

for the guys in the 18 wheelers driving by

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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lew

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#2 posted 133 days ago

It is so wonderful that you have the support of your fellow church members. What a blessing!!

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

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NormG

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#3 posted 133 days ago

Yeah, glad to hear of such progress, congrats

-- Norman

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 132 days ago

That looks like some serious progress! Carry on.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 132 days ago

Thank The Lord for good friends!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#6 posted 132 days ago

Glad to see the update Nate hope all is going well for you and your wife. It is great to have brother who will help you when you are in need. Still praying for you all when you come to mind.
Bob

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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justoneofme

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#7 posted 132 days ago

It’s great to hear from you Nate … and looking forward to getting caught up! Also I wish you lots of luck in selling off those pride-and-joy tools I saw listed. Although I realize the necessity, I’m sure they will be hard to part with :(

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 132 days ago

David, Yeah! You saw that huh? That is roughly a years worth of trash and recycling. When I did finally get the trailer out (It was stuck in by trenches…one of my short sighted things I overlooked while running the trencher!), it was full of mice! Thankfully I did finally get most of all that cleaned up with the help of my two boys:). And yes, thank God for good friends!

Lew, Amen brother, finding a good church has really helped change our lives. (Obviously its much deeper than that!)

Norm, Thank you brother!

Bearpie, Amen brother!

Bob, Thank you for the prayers! We need them!

Elaine, Yes parting with the tools stings:). I will definitely work on getting you all caught up!

Happy Easter to you all! I am so thankful for Christ’s Resurrection!

Nate gfadvm, Thank you, there is so much more to follow and more to do:)

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

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GrandpaLen

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#9 posted 132 days ago

Nate,
“Many hands make light work.”
Friends rising to the occasion, is truly a blessing.

Best regards. 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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Jake

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#10 posted 130 days ago

Nate, great work, I have gone back and through most of your blog entries, and just Wow. Each time I read through another entry a poem comes to mind, Michael Lee – Anvils, check it out on youtube.

Main part that pops to mind every time I read about how you are building a home for you and your family:

“The only history I trust is the one written
by calloused hands, written by the laborers”

Anyway, good job and keep up the good work!

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 122 days ago

Len Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for your consistent prayers!

Jake Also sorry for the late reply. Wow thank you so much for the kind words! That really encourages me!

Nate

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

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Roger

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#12 posted 106 days ago

One step at a time Nate. Wish you, the wife, and family the best.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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