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Picture of the Barn Site done
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-04-2002 at 13:44:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

It is ready for building on now. As you can see by the 2 pictures Wet Lands are not a issue in the area I am building in! Mark H.


Katrina    Posted 05-05-2002 at 21:56:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, I can't believe all the stuff you can get done! You tire me out just reading about it! You have a great looking place there and you should be proud of it. You sure worked hard enough at it.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-05-2002 at 22:37:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is what I enjoy doing! This is realy not work to me even tho I get tired doing it. My home is where I do enjoy being at. I don't do much else as far as going places and doing things. It keeps you healthy and out of trouble. Thanks for the comment. Mark H.


Debora    Posted 05-05-2002 at 11:56:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i know you can't wait for the barn to be built, you have a great spot picked out for it , send us pictures as you build it , it will be fun to see it go together, good luck Mark, from Debora and Raymond in Louisiana.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-05-2002 at 14:06:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will do that. I just finished the Garden fence today! Now I get to rototiller it all and maybe plant something in it. It is real windy again so dust is blowing around on the fresh dirt! Wish it would rain soon! They start on the barn 18-20 May and that will be fun I like building things and this will give me another project to finish out. Mark H.


Hogman    Posted 05-04-2002 at 23:30:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry Mark You'll hafta move it,too close to tha trees by at least 5 inchs.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-05-2002 at 07:31:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
YA! With all the trees and wet areas around it I think I disturbed a area for something that could have lived there. If I keep watering it down I might get a mud hole too and the wetland people will say see there is a spot you better move it. Mark H.


Sammie    Posted 05-05-2002 at 00:00:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL** don't forget now that he can't put those lines underground cuz it might interfer with those near extinct goffers!!! lol


Sammie    Posted 05-04-2002 at 20:21:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy Mark, that is going to be a really neat barn!! I'm jealous of your cows!! If my house falls off it's foundation, came I rent a stall? I want one with a view of the lake and quiet neighbors!! lol


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-04-2002 at 20:33:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Cows do have it pretty nice around here! Shelby took them for a walk up the hill today and cut 2 bags of nice green stuff for the 2 steers who were left behind. I saw her coming down the hill with big bags draped over one of the cows backs when she got close then I figured what she was doing. Some kids take the dog for a walk Shelby takes her cows instead. I have to put in a cement wash rack for her to clean them up for fair time but I dru the line at runing hot water! I hope you got something taken care of on your problem you had today!! Keep us informed. Mark H.


Sammie    Posted 05-04-2002 at 21:43:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, the sellers real estate agent said he would bring out a licensed, bonded contractor that he works with - on Monday to look at it. He did say that the dry rot shouldn't be there anymore cuz it should have been fixed and had to admit that stacking bricks under the floor and leaving the wall hanging in space wasn't exactly a proper fix but he isn't responsible cuz it passed inspection and the inspector is only responsible for what he can see and he couldn't see underneath the sideng. SO, he would be a very nice man and do me a favor by having the contractor out and see how much it was going to cost - see if he could make me happy. I felt like he was patting the little girl on the head and saying "don't worry, I'll make it all better" like a wolf in sheeps clothing. But I keep wondering if I didn't just buy the ones responsible time to figure out how to keep their butts covered. I just had to find this on a weekend, wouldn't you know!! Can't reach anyone til Monday. Made me rather sick in the stomach to see the selling agent and the VA inspector standing in my driveway having a nice visit after I had gone in the house.

Well, I need to change my attitude about all of this cuz my chest has hurt for 2 days now. Either they are going to fix it or I get to learn how to work a house jack!! I'm tired of fighting policy, politics, rules, regulations, requirements, BS and those who believe in screw they neighbor. Between the water adjudication, the industrial part, the port district, the City of Yakima pushing for annexation, the County impositions, just everything for the last 15 years. It's been one thing right after another - no peace and nothing to show for it in the end. It's sometimes easier to just fix it and know that everyone stands before God in the end.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-04-2002 at 22:20:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Stand your ground!! Get a independent inspector to take a look at it and see if he realy could have over looked it. If the wall was buldging that can be seen from the outside. Look for any signs of resent repairs done to cover up. Talk to someone who looked at the house befor to see if problems were noted befor and the real estate agent heard about them or another inspector found them once. I would not back down now! Remember you may have to sell the house some time in the future and you now know the problems now. If I were you I would try to back out of the deal due to a cover up in the sale. You might need a lawyer now to settle this matter. Remember your home is your biggest purchase you will probly make in your life stick to your guns and make it a good one. They will try and make you back down but show them the wrath of a upset woman don't let them step all over you. You can win this one belive me. Mark H.


Sammie    Posted 05-04-2002 at 23:03:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, if you look at the pics again, you will notice some of that wood is new, pressure treated lumber with the tags still on it. It isn't that they didn't know there was all of that rot, it is that is was a bad repair job, looked ok from underneath the house and that is where the inspector was looking. He didn't look under the siding on the outside of the house or note in writing about the wall bulging. The scabs that did the job were recommended to the old owner by his real estate agent - the one that was out today. Since it looked ok underneath, the inspectors passed the house for VA qualifications and the sale went through. BUT yesterday when my licensed bonded contractor started checking out the place to put in the prehung door I bought last fall, he noticed the wall bulging at the bottom and reached under the bottom row of siding and pulled rotten wood out of the bottom of my wall cuz the wall was pushed away from the foundation enough for him to put his entire hand up under it, then he started pulling the siding away and I told him to stop when I saw how bad the "fix" was. He then started checking around my back door and said not only the back wall hadn't been fixed right, around the corner by my door was rolling out at the bottom too because the scabs hadn't fixed the base of the wall, rim joist and seal like it should have been. Today the VA inspector said this part moved because of work "I" had done in the house. I told him if it was repaired right in the first place, it wouldn't have moved.

As far as selling it, I hope to be here for a very long time. It IS fixable and done right it will last for a very long time. The problem is when it was "fixed" which was the hold up on the sale from June til Oct last year, it wasn't fixed right and some of it wasn't even touched. The scabs just doctored it up and made it look good from underneath where the pest inspector was looking. Now that the sale is done, nobody wants to take responsibility to have it fixed again cuz the inspectors sighned off on it and it isn't a NEW house so I should expect some things to be wrong and besides, acording to them, it is untimately the buyers responsibility to make sure what they are buying is good. I guess that means, don't waste your money paying an inspector, realter or expect anyone to keep their word? Time for a beer and a good nights sleep. I'm going to spend lots of time with God and the horses tomorrow and see if I can't get better perspective on this one.


LH    Posted 05-04-2002 at 19:19:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a pretty place you have Mark.


Les...fortunate    Posted 05-04-2002 at 13:47:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't know, Mark. Maybe a duck flew over that once after having eaten a fish.
";^)


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-04-2002 at 13:47:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is a View from across the road looking towards the barn site. Mark H.


F14    Posted 05-04-2002 at 14:29:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, that's a pretty site, the barn is gonna look REAL nice sitting there.

Pretty nice fence too. I could use some of that along my property line, you contract out? ":^)


F14    Posted 05-04-2002 at 14:29:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, that's a pretty site, the barn is gonna look REAL nice sitting there.

Pretty nice fence too. I could use some of that along my property line, you contract out? ":^)


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-04-2002 at 14:45:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
The white fence is that PVC type. Belive it or not it was given to me. I put in about 1,800 ft of it. My brother in law wanted me to build gates for his company (he makes this type of fence) and desided not to build them so he said keep it. I jumped on that one and put it in. Guaranteed for life and never needs painting. I ran it along the front and up doth sides of the drive way. The post go on 8 ft centers and the rails are 16 ft long. Bulls leave it alone and it is strong too. Had to dig a lot of post holes by hand for that fence!! It goes up quick once the holes are dug. Mark H.


F14    Posted 05-04-2002 at 15:12:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I looked into that stuff once. Too pricey for me. Would be neat tho, and ya don't hafta worry about painting the dang stuff.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-04-2002 at 15:21:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can get it for 3.98 a running ft. (long runs) Compared to a wood fence made of good wood and painted it is tha same except you don't ever have to paint it. I could not afford it either unless it was givin to me. That's is why most of my fences are barb wire type. That still runs about 1.00+ a foot when you take the corners and end posts into concideration. No real cheap way to fence unless you use rocks you get for free but that would be a lot of labor to put up. Mark H.


F14    Posted 05-04-2002 at 15:38:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hear ya. I can get 48" stock fence wire for about 30 a foot (330 foot roll hovers around $100) and cedar posts are cheap around here. Not counting my labor I reckon it costs me less than 50 a foot installed. Ain't the prettiest stuff, but it keeps the sheep critters in.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-04-2002 at 16:23:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Field Fence (what we call it) is pretty good for that. When I use it I put a strand of barb wire on top to keep the cow from pushing it down. When we had a bad year for snow 4ft+ it coverd it to the tops of the posts. Then when it went away it pulled the wire down and I had to go out and strech it back up again. That was only the one year so far in 1996. We have that kind of fence around the house to keep the dogs in the yard. Works great to. Mark H.


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