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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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the days till they will build my Workshop!!

I don't have a picture (with me) but Ken did get the crushed concrete in (six (6) yds. of it) and the spot has been waiting way too long for the contractors to come out and build my shop. Everything we need to do in the yard is determined by that shop, and I'm getting a little (okay, very) antsy about getting it up!

Ken had tried to manually dredge out the spot for the shop, but it was too much for him. After the first day, he said to me (as we were falling asleep) "my chest hurts." That was it. I didn't tell him but I was going to get him at least a rototiller to loosen up that hard ground. I wasn't going to let him do this by hand, and we had no one to help; I ended up finding a guy at Home Depot who had one of those little earth movers on a trailer that he was pulling with his p/u. We literally pulled into Home Depot together. I caught up to him, and asked "is that your p/u out there?" He says "yeah...." I asked "is that your machine on the back?" he says "Yeah, why?" I told him my dilemma, and told him there was MAYBE 30 minutes left worth of work to be done. He asked where I lived. I told him, and he says "I live right there at Elizabeth Lake Estates." He handed me his card and told me to call around 4:00, that he had a lady waiting on him, that he would come out when he was done.

It ended up being closer to 7:00 or so when he was done, but as promised, he came out. He was there, about 1/2 hour. When I asked him what I owed, he said "Eh... I been here what - half hour? Gimme $75." I gladly gave him $100, as well as a bottle of water for him, and his assistant who came with him, and told him it was fate that I ran into him, and I was truly thankful. He told me, that if Ken and I need any help, I have his card, to call him; he would help us out.

As for the concrete, Ken was able to use the bosses truck and dump trailer, pick up the concrete, and he dump the concrete. He got rained out (but it quit right after the boss called the day) so he went to where they dump their clippings, and got the concrete. When I got home, he had it done. This man sits still for NO one! He wanted it D O N E. Well, it's done, now we wait.

To those wondering, Their "three weeks" turned into almost six weeks. They'll be at my place June 3rd between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Yup, I'm stoked!!! Then, Ken likes the insulation idea (Roxul, was it?) So we'll be picking up what we need to get started this weekend, since if I know Ken, he'll be starting that project that night when he gets home from work.


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Nice that you ran into that guy with the p/u...

Hope everything goes well and it's up in no time...then you can make it yours...

...and tell Ken to take it easy...(like he'd listen, right)...

Congratulations...good luck with the rest of the project...
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Glad it's moving along, but it worries me that Ken felt that pain in his chest. That was a very early symptom of a blocked coronary artery in my case. Don't mean to scare you, and it would be good for him to learn that toughing it out til the pain subsibes is the onramp to death or diablement from heart attack.

You guys are lucky to have each other and he needs to stop messing around and get that checked out by a cardiologist. Prevention beats being struck down! No more pizza!

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Good luck on it Barb.
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Barb all good things come to those who wait. It’s just the bloody long wait that gets to you.

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I'll bet you are thinking about all the projects you want to make when the shop is finished.
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Best wishes Barb,lets hope there's no more hold-ups & no more chest pains for Ken. James.
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Great success on your shop Barb. I came in here expecting a few hits , and left disappointed lol
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Don’t rush the shop to hard you both need to be in good shape to enjoy it!
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Good luck. We need to see some pictures!
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