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Old 02-07-2020, 03:43 PM
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My son from CA bought 40 acres, about 30 minutes from me, to build a shop and house for their move here in 2022. This spring my son and I are building a tool storage shed (10x15) running underground secondary electrical, water and sewer to the 30x50 shop. The house will be built in 2022.

Today the local Rural Electric Association(REA) was setting the poles for the 744 feet of 660V primary wire. Today they will only set 3 poles. They will come back next Monday to set the last pole and run the primary overhead wire. My son and I will trench and run the secondary wire to the shop when he arrives this coming March. The septic, well and shop will start in June.

Going to be a very busy year for me. Tons of things to do to get all the utilities all in place the two buildings up. Lots of updates will follow.

For now here are some pics of the REA drilling and setting power poles.
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:45 PM
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More pics.
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You know Chris it's a shame you can't find anything to occupy your time in retirement
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Old 02-07-2020, 05:01 PM
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You know Chris it's a shame you can't find anything to occupy your time in retirement
When your kids ask for help, what else can you do. I had a couple projects that are now on the back burner. We had already decided no garden this year so that alone frees up quite a bit of my time. I am actually looking forward to the job. Ask me again about July and my answer may change.
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When your kids ask for help, what else can you do. I had a couple projects that are now on the back burner. We had already decided no garden this year so that alone frees up quite a bit of my time. I am actually looking forward to the job. Ask me again about July and my answer may change.
You know I'm just gigging you I think it's great
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You know I'm just gigging you I think it's great
Yep, I knew that. Like I said, come summer I may change my mind.
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When your kids ask for help, what else can you do. I had a couple projects that are now on the back burner. We had already decided no garden this year so that alone frees up quite a bit of my time. I am actually looking forward to the job. Ask me again about July and my answer may change.
Good deal Chris! My kids are my life! Not many parents do that anymore!
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Nice that you are helping him move back close to you. Besides, you do not want to be to lazy in retirement. Your body will deteriorate from non use anyways.



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Old 02-07-2020, 06:58 PM
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Good deal Chris! My kids are my life! Not many parents do that anymore!
I am there for them until they prove to me they do not deserve my help. I do have limits.

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30 minutes away might be a little too close, but time will tell. I so do look forward to those days where a snow storm is going through to get a day to just kick back.
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Limits are good for both sides. They help preserve the peace and keep a good balance.

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