Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It'll Du

The PCOB is now officially named the It'll Du. Name sort of taken from a bar in Odessa Texas that I used to drop in on rare occasions. It will in fact Du for what its intended. The wind got a jump on me early this morning. One of my neighbors stopped by for a visit and just before he left the wind started getting up. Its now blowing at gale force (Maybe a slight exaggeration) so getting much done out there is not an easy thing to do. It has been coming up about 1:00'ish for the past several days, but this morning it came up about 10:40. I'm doing the best I can out in it, but am about ready to call it a day! I'd about as soon be working in a rainstorm! Of course the sand is with it to it is a sand storm.

As for the It'll Du I'm probably going to cover the inside thrown with some tarp material to cut down on splinters in the legs and any part of the posterior that might be subjected to the OSB board. I may also make It'll Du a convertible PCOB. Not to worry anyone else would have to be standing next to it to see what you were doing. ;) Then again it will eventually be fully covered and roofed.

25 comments:

  1. Well tffnguy, I believe the only problem might be the sun this summer on your old noggin. I don’t think you’ll have to worry about your backyard neighbor seeing your shiny posterior as you begin your mission. Although you might warn your company before they get there, that the view is great, but the privacy is limited. There’s one more chore well under way.

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  2. Tigger, I started to face it the other way since there is no one out that way to worry with, but decided to face it toward the front. Now it will have to have a door so that could be a problem in high wind! The road in front of this place is fairly well traveled so if it were being used then there would be a chance of being seen. It could also be seen from Texas 118, but someone would have to have binoculars if they wanted to check it out. A half door would probably survive the wind better than a full door.

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  3. Well you always had a plan and I sure see it all comming together. We bid in on Big house I'll keep you updated. Weldons guitar is comming along. Wife not here so I'll post some new photo. I'm gonna knock the garage count down to 1 tall boy tonight. Let you know when I post.

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  4. That would still be enough to make a batch of that beer bread. Little does John know that we were making it in ovens there before he started making it in a solar oven down here. I've got to get me one of those built! Good luck on the new house.

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  5. Well, put couple photos on fer ya to see. I’m mighty proud of it. I’m almost excited to hear it myself. I’m getting some good ideas for the next build. That’s if I’m not building a kitchen in the new crib. Be a while before we find out about the new digs. (He!! with the bread, thinkin about no leftovers. I still might have time, she ain't home yet. he,he.)

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  6. I know you aint from Arkansas, cause its only a single story.

    But to make it worthy of you royal hiney, its got to have wheels.

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  7. OGT, if I put wheels on it I might wind up in Arkansas.

    Tiger I'll check it out when I get the chance. Got to get busy now before the wind gets any higher. Its already getting up there now.

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  8. 5 day forecast doesn't look too good! Its too damn windy to get anything done to It'll Du so I guess I'll do what I can in here to make as much room as I can. Maybe I should have names it "It'll Have To Du"?

    See forecast below...

    Wind Advisory in effect from 9 am this morning to 6 PM CST this evening...

    Today: Partly sunny. Windy. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

    Tonight: Mostly clear. Colder. Lows 30 to 37. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
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    Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

    Friday Night: Clear. Lows 31 to 38. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
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    Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 36 to 43.
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    Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows 37 to 44.
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    Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain and slight chance of thunderstorms. Much cooler. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows 36 to 43.
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    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs to around 70.

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 39.
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    Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

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  9. Well, the end of that forecast doesn't sound to bad, we'll just hope for the 60% that won't get rain on Monday. I'm going to pick up a small 3-4 person tent tomorrow so we'll have a little more room to sleep. Hopefully it won't end up in Mexico, but I thought I can lay it down during the day when the winds get up. Like I was told, we'll get by. We'll be in Odessa Sat night and out there Sunday, so we'll see ya then.

    Dale

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  10. Dale, I'm not sure how you plan to stake it down. Its about 4 inches to solid plate rock here so tent stakes won't cut it. I had to drill through the rock with a hammer drill to anchor the guesthouse. That's why its just screwed up and not gone.

    I've been rearranging this to make room for you'll in here, but you still won't have room to put down a full sizes mattress though. I'm not taking the guest house up just yet because I still have a lot of stuff stored in it. It is at least good for storage (for now)

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  11. Much more of this wind and it probably won't be god for that even.

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  12. OGT, thanks I like it a lot. Unc, is it possible to hide it behind the container? I hadn't thought about having to drill the stakes down, I wonder if we could use two off the side of the guest house? I guess we'll see, anyhow. We're still looking forward to it all, we'll just make it a big adventure. Till then,

    Dale

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  13. David, did your wind blow yer harley tank over to Johns new property?

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  14. Ain't no Harley tank! That's formerly Japanese more then likely, but would be Chinese crap now days.

    BTW the internet has sucked here all day and now Yahoo is blocking all mail going out from my server. Squeeze the little guy out is what it comes down to.

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  15. Yahoo sucks. Try another mail service!

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  16. David , on my contact page you will see my hotmail email. Eventually Ill be changing over to my domain email, that is when I figure out how to do it. Lol

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  17. Dave, you've gotten a lot done in the past week. Good for you. It's coming together "one piece at a time", like Johnny Cash said.
    Good luck...

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  18. MC, hope you weren't waving from a sick bed or hospital room! You need to get well and get down here. I've got a pool match lined up against you and the resident female pool player. Just ask her about it and she said "HECK YES!" of course that will be up to you though. You should be able to skunk some of us codgers around here to.

    OGT, the big boys are always trying to squeeze the small guys out as far as email goes. They know if they can block mail from your domain it makes it hard to successfully run forums, blogs and so on and they evidently don't like the competition and I've been fighting that for nearly 12 years now. Yahoo is starting the crap now!

    Allen, I haven't gotten near as much done as I could have if it hadn't been for the damn wind. I was able to get some stuff done as can be seen in the update shortly. I'm at the legion now using their internet because the dungeon's internet is really lousy right now.

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  19. I've been in "The It'll Do"! Lived in Odessa 25 years but I escaped in '98.

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  20. frann, I knew it was the It'll Do, but decided to go with Du just for the heck of it. I've escaped from there several times.

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  21. All my old haunts are gone. The only place left in town where I still know people is Pat's. It is always fun to go catch up...same people sittin on the same stools.

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  22. Yep... A lot of my old hangouts are gone to. All new stuff where they were. :(

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