Spring winds here lean toward drama, which offers a challenge for any temporary roof repairs. I had a couple of garage sale tarps, the blue one frayed badly, the brown one a person could only see daylight through in a few places.
There was nothing obvious to do that would hold those tarps, nail-wise to keep them from ballooning in the wind. The sash weights, hopefully, will do the job.
The old water hose cows chewed through several years ago finally found a use, as well. Trotline cord threaded through pieces of it will hopefully keep the friction down enough to keep it from wearing through the tarps until materials for a better repair can be found.
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Good morning readers. Thanks for coming by for a read this morning.
If you’ll take a close look at that ladder I climbed a dozen times, or more, you’ll see a person might wish to study on the design a few moments before he puts his weight on it. Luckily, I’m the luckiest man in the world and even noticing what I’d done after the fact didn’t leave me with a broken ladder, broken head, worse for the wear in any way.
Seems to me I’ve observed at one time or another that plenty of ways of a man ruining his day present themselves on a job of this sort. And almost no ways exist to come out of it feeling a lot better than he did going in.
The tree trunk was exerting a lot of social pressure on everything trying to hold it up. At the base it was unstable, something awful. I had my heart set on it not coming down and crushing my rooster containment center if I could help it.
I tried to insure against the possibility by lifting the base of the trunk with a bar and slipping in a couple of chunks of historical tree.
But even with all my precautions the trunk dropped a few feet when I finally made the last cut breaking it free of the building.
Tough day, everything else being equal.
Today on Ask Old Jules: Psychometry?
Old Jules, what do you know about psychometry? I would love to know how to get started.
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