|Wood Splitting on Cute and Efficient|
Electric Log Splitter
|Split Wood Stacked -- Time to Take a Break|
As those of you who read my posts regularly will know, I have a habit of perusing Craig's List to see if anything being offered is something we could use around here at the old farm house. Things I find that are of interest to us are not necessarily used as the seller would imagine when he makes the listing, but they work for us. Examples of excellent finds are:
- Construction trailer: remodeled and used now for my eBay operation
- Older Minivan: Perfect for "beater" van purposes of schlepping boxes from one house to the other, temporary green house, etc.
- 48' Semi Trailer: In the process of being converted to multiple storage "rooms" and office, after installing house style front door ... windows will be installed as weather permits...(managed to swing a deal on this one that included having the floor in the old farmhouse completely taken up so we could get to the beams and joists that need replacing....)
- Kubota Tractor: I cannot even BEGIN to count how useful this has been!
- Ancient U-Haul Box Truck: Immediate storage space AND mobile workshop with deck atop for tree-limb pruning!
- Linda's Wood Stove: Yes, one of the best finds, to be certain!
So the list goes on.
Monday, I took a quick look at the current listings and found one for an ancient camper -- looked to be in pretty bad repair, but the price was very low. Yesterday we drove out in the nasty icy drizzle to take a look. It looked worse "in person" than it did in photos, and we almost bailed on it. BUT.... Joe looked at it and looked at it and his brain tallied the useful value of the "the parts." He offered the seller less than half of what he originally wanted, and that price included delivery to our place. The seller did not hesitate when accepting the offer. He will deliver it sometime in the next few days.
|Ummmm.. A REAL Beauty, Yes?|
|Seriously, Delightful, Huh???|
Once we have it, Joe will make the final determination of whether the 7 X 14 interior space will be used for storage (a tool shed or the likes) or whether he will strip the sheet metal off and use it elsewhere, and convert the unit to a flatbed trailer for moving such large items as the tractor. Regardless, the price was right and the contact MAY result in some more progress being made here...before the warm-up of Spring.
As it turns out, the seller is a currently-out-of-work-electrician-and-general-contractor. He is willing to take a look and make bids on some of our small projects. If his prices are good, and we like his work, he might also be hired to tackle some of bigger projects. Mostly, I like the idea of being able to help someone who needs the work, and he, in turn, seems eager to get the opportunity. We shall see........... he first has to deliver the ancient "canned ham" trailer, look at the work for which we are soliciting his services, and submit his bids....
Nevertheless, we will, no doubt, continue to work on the other 1.1 million projects (yes, the number keeps growing) and before we know it, it will be Spring............ RIGHT?
|Icy Tree Tops In Glorious Sun 10 AM|
|Icy Tipped Needles on Pine Trees|
|Not Yet Out of the 20's Outside|
|Wood Store Cranking out the Heat|
|Looks Pretty too!|
|Garage Temp - 66|