2024 Resolutions

baymule

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I waited as long as I could. :hide It's almost time for 2024 New Year's resolutions!
I have a few things to move to 2024, but overall, I think I did pretty good this year. I am working on my 2024 list. I’m so glad you started this!

From 2023

1. Move 500 gallon diesel fuel tank and stand.
2. Move 4 power poles and assorted
pieces of drill stem pipe.
3. Move my windows. I will build a greenhouse out of them.
4 Finish moving Everything out of son’s house, have yard sale.
5. Get everything out of sons 2 shipping containers. Put in mine. LOL
6. Finish getting craptastic chicken coops in back torn down. I’ve torn stuff off several times and hauled off crap to dumpster. Still a lot to do.
7. Build fence after tearing down chicken coops. They are right on the fence line.
8. Tear down existing sheds.

That concludes 2023 list that I didn’t get done.

2024.
1. Move gas grill from sons house and 2 BBQ pits.
2. Move concrete blocks from son’s house.
3. Move stack of used tin from son’s house.
4. Build a 3 sided 70’x20’ barn for sheep in front field, with 10’x10’ feed room in the middle. That’s going to take awhile.

A. Buy power line poles, cut to length.
B. Get friends to help set poles, go around bottom with treated 2x6’s, go around top with 2x6’s to hold poles so they don’t move.

C. Save up for plywood and new R panels for roof. LOL And more 2x6’s for rafters.
D. Haha, then hang rafters, plywood deck, radiant heat barrier and put R panels on.
E. Salvage what I can from old sheds to use on barn.
F. 2024 winter arrives! Wrap barn in plastic, command sheep not to eat it and to hell with it.


5. I have 2 40’ high cube shipping containers dropped in back field. I have to get everything moved from son’s house. I was not prepared for them. So once I do get old sheds torn down and build a pad for them, I’ll have to unload one, get 18 wheeler wrecker to move and set one, move everything back in (hopefully it won’t be much, gonna try to keep one empty) then move the other one.
6. Jack up, block and level shipping containers. After they are moved!
7. Go through BOXES of pictures, hang what I want on the walls, set aside rest for a yard sale. I have gobs of them. :barnie
8. Stain the front porch 2x6 floor.
9. Take sheep registration papers off pile on nightstand, organize and put them in file cabinet I finally got moved to my bedroom.
10. File and organize other important papers.
11. Move sewing machines home.
12. Move cedar chest home.
13. Move old trunk home.
14. Buy some new lawn chairs.
15. Go to Waco, watch sheep and goat auction. The ones around here suck. Waco is 3 hours away. Other good sheep and goat auctions are farther away, in west Texas.
16. Synchronize breeding so I have a load of lambs to take to auction. Keep the best for selling for breeding stock, what doesn’t make the cut, goes to auction.
17. Make a sign to hang on front fence by driveway with my address on it. Address is a private road that no longer exists. Makes it hard to find me.
18. Put trim up in house. It’s starting to bug me.
19. Learn how to cut trim. Eff up some, get it right, do happy dance.
20. Clean outside of house, vinyl siding.

That’s all I can think of right now. .
 
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Me....nothing big, beyond fence. But I did not get a garden in last year. A gotta do this year.

Vinyl cover one end of back porch, to --
Start plants for garden...in "greenhouse" end
Till & plant garden. Use up seeds!!
Buy even more fence.:rantinstall fence.

My "everyday" is what slooows things. :lol:
 

baymule

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Me....nothing big, beyond fence. But I did not get a garden in last year. A gotta do this year.

Vinyl cover one end of back porch, to --
Start plants for garden...in "greenhouse" end
Till & plant garden. Use up seeds!!
Buy even more fence.:rantinstall fence.

My "everyday" is what slooows things. :lol:
Fence by itself is a HUGE DEAL. $$$$$$$$
It is so costly. I had set aside money for fencing from selling Lindale farm, but didn’t plan for raging inflation. I bought 10 gates, 16’ and 10 rolls sheep and goat wire and a crap load of T-posts! By buying 10 at TSC, I got a discount, had to go to a couple of stores to get 10, but managers honored the 10 discount. It helped. Haha, can’t save up enough money now to get 10, but at least it gave me a running start.

Even getting ONE roll of wire bought and put up (after tearing out old fence-another huge job) is a victory!
 

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i don't really do resolutions but i'm always planning. the point though is that whatever i plan can be changed by things outside my control so to overthink things now is really just daydreaming and it's not a great use of my time when i have other more immediate things which could be done instead.

in the meantime rolling with the changes and being happy and laughing at the silly stuff that comes along.

i'll read along here though. :)
 
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