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The Rain keeps coming!
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-21-2002 at 06:12:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rained last night again and sprinkling right now. Up to a few days ago we had .19 inches of rain for the year. As of right now it is at .65 inches !! Just nice enought not to cause mud but still grow the grass. I just love it!!! Get to frame today and do some clean up from all the holes dug for the poles. Old Jim Boober came by last night and said he would bring me a 10 yard load of good sandy mix for the barns floor this morning. Nice to have done things for him in the past and now he is doing me a favor for free. This is why some neibors help each other out. I will post a picture of the days work tonight. Mark H.


EIEIO    Posted 05-21-2002 at 06:39:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay Mark, you are planning on doing all of that work today and still take pictures. What is your secret to all the energy? They must put something extra in your water there. I get up at four or five, check net, feed critters, household stuff, cut mosaics for ebay, plus any other thing that I need to do. By one in the afternoon I am ready for a nap. Either my age, 60 last Friday caught up with me or else I really took this retirement seriously. LOL.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-21-2002 at 07:00:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I allways get this blast of energy when I am building something. I love nothing more than having a building come together as planed. I won't get to build another one this size in my life so I am savoring every moment of it. Can't wait to do the insides, building mangers, tack room and hanging high bay lights over head on the ridge and putting some plugs on the walls. Get to make a nice wash rack outside too. This will be a nice present for my Daughter instead of a new car or something like that. No fancy prom for her, I put it into her barn instead. Mark H.


Sam    Posted 05-21-2002 at 08:38:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
How many high bay lights are you putting in?


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-21-2002 at 09:17:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
In the main area I will put 2-400 watt Metal Hylides (over hay storage)with the white walls and roof bottom it should spread nice and near the mangers I will put 6 to 8 Enclosed (sealed Jar type) Floresent Bulbs for feeding time along with a single nite light on all the time. I will also have a quick light for just going in and back out again just to see. The tack room will have incadesent or floresent blubs in jars also for glass breakage reasons. Out side I will put up a small night/lite HPS 100watt, and another 250-400 watt HPS to light up the area if needed for any problems during dark times, like animals sick or Vet coming out. Nice to be able to see when you need it. I have a 100 amp service to work with so no problem there. I want a 50 amp 240 volt Welder outlet for the day I get one to fix equipment with and some little projects around the barn. Mark H.


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