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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.

 
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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.
 
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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.


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20 KW PTO Generator
 
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