One last comment on that fabric: made a curtain for a VERY drafty north window in my bedroom at the rental, it blocks it perfectly! Houston, we have a winner!! :D The insulated drapes for our house will be made of this. I washed it in hot water, and it toned the pink down a hair, it's a bit tanner than it was.
I bought a construction staircase months ago off craigslist. Turned out the guy was just down the road. We talked a bit, I admired the very classy reno he had done to an old A-frame, and he thought my new farm sounded pretty cool.
No contact since, until a week ago he texted me to offer me some shed roof trusses. Free. Don't have to offer me free materials twice!
Got em today... 20(!!) trusses for a 16 foot wide flat roof. Totally useable, just need a few nails pulled. Pretty stoked. What an awesome guy.
I thought of this one as we just got hammered with a storm.
We got 20 inches of snow, blowing 35 mph with temps at 0 degrees (f) and no, that is NOT windchill. Fearful we would be without power, I had the tractor hooked up to a generator I was given by some friends; a 20 KW PTO generator for a tractor. I changed the gear oil and painted it, but it works fine.
As for the storm, we faired well. No need for the generator as of yet anyway. Just a lot of snow.
A sincere thank you to all of Permies Forums for making Christmas special to Katie and I, and our four daughters. Thank you!
Well, I wouldn't call this lately, but when I was stationed in O`ahu, I visited neighbor island Lana`i, and on the beach, I found a plastic bin, 18" x 24" x 6", worn by the sea and with what appears to be Japanese writing on it. I don't know what it would have cost to buy a comparable bin, but free is definitely a good bargain. And this was before that Fukushima disaster, so no worries there.
The beach is my thrift store. I find all sorts of useful items on beaches.
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I love a woman who dresses in stainless steel ... and carries tiny ads:
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