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Plumbers Nightmare

Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at 8:10 AM

Plumbers Nightmare On The Farm
The planning commission has been at work around the farm lately. Margie is going crazy wanting to get started on renovations and I don't blame her. When we bought the farm, we knew that major changes were in store for the farm house and the landscape, an we've spent 99% of our efforts so far on getting things more to our liking outside.

Deciding on how to proceed inside the house has been interesting, if not down right entertaining. You should see Margie wandering around the place as if there was a wall for her to walk around, or commenting how a new window "here" as she points to a blank wall would improve the amount of natural light entering the house.

We've been searching the internet for design ideas, bought a 3D computer design software program that allows us to adjust the house floor plan with with just a few mouse clicks, and we've been to the local home show for some ideas too. We walk around imagineering what might work, would be cool, and then come to some realization that all these big dreams take big money.

Transportation is a big priority for us too as we know we need a vehicle that can transport building materials as well as tow the Jeep now and then, so we think a pickup is in our near future. We will be looking for a reliable 4x4 pickup, and expect we'll find one in the near future. Until we do, we're really limited as to what we can haul. I could buy a trailer to tow behind the Jeep, but that doesn't seem to be a good compromise at this point.

Part of the planning process includes some plumbing upgrades. Those of you that know a little about home construction can see from the picture that the folks doing the plumbing in the past followed a different set of building codes than are currently in effect. I'll have some fun in the basement too.

So besides the farm and home improvements we want to get started on, we've got a vehicle purchase to include in the budget, rising fuel costs, an RV to sell, and weeds to wage war against. Winning the lottery would be a big help...too bad you can't win if you don't play.

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"One of the biggest culture shocks for me when I first went to the Orient was my perception of how short the people were. Being over 6 feet tall in a land of 5 footers made me feel like I stood out like a sore thumb." I'd reply to your blog post but unfortunately I'm about as mechanical as a #2 pencil. I'm about 5'10 or so, but for some reason height never registers with me. Someone can be 5'2 and I wouldn't know it from another who's 5'6 unless they're exceptionally tall. It's why I can hang out with you tall monsters and not garner a Napoleonic Complex. Thanks for reading.

-- Posted by natejames on Wed, Feb 27, 2008, at 9:18 AM

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