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Old 10-14-2009, 08:27 AM   #466
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Damn! Now thats what I call a lot of history! Well, I'll bet that your house stays intact for at least another 500 years, by the way you are doing the job.

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Old 10-14-2009, 09:21 AM   #467
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If you Google Map "Seugast Germany" you will find many of the references to other villages near by that are mentioned in the history. To get to the original history page go to www.seugast.de In German but you can translate it with Google or Bablefish.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:30 AM   #468
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Hi Dorf dude, Momb here. I have been getting caught up on your progress. It is truly amazing. You can be very proud of your accomplishments. We are. Thanks for sharing your dream and your journey with us all.

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:24 PM   #469
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We had our first snow today, about 2 inches stuck. I was walking around in it all day at work. I felt like ka ka. I did not go to the house, I feel guilty with so much to do. I jumped straight into a hot menthol bath. I worked on the really cr@ppy beam for 3 hours last night, getting close. Now a whole bunch more to do. I need to focus on getting the foundation closed and heater going. More pics later, dorf dude...
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:54 PM   #470
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Over the weekend I got further with beam cleaning, slow and very dusty. No pics. I got sand yesterday and have begun closing up my sewer pipe. I broke up a bunch of old roof panels and threw them in too. I even took a crack at the backhoe. Got to get this thing closed up. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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You mean to say that when the ..."kids.. across the street were not around.. you took control of the machine!!!! You are on your way to ..finish..just be careful of all the ..details needed to do same! You Da Ma Shu, you Da man!
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:16 PM   #472
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I worked on cleaning beams this week. Very nasty work to say the least. I now have a sawdust carpet! Cambpell came and filled in the trench over the sewer pipe. I got the 2nd pipe in for running out to the shop, It will have the power and heating lines in it. Nothing going in it right now but in the future. Planning ahead as best I can. I cemented around the pipes under the wall. I have 1 more fill to pack in then the wall is solid and sealed. The new inside trench was for the most part dug with a framing claw hammer and scooped by hand, too many rocks for a shovel. Things are moving forward. Enjoy the pic's, dorf dude...
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:23 PM   #473
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sh*t, you're fearless. very nice job so far. i bet you'll be glad when this room becomes your new shop (for two weeks, then your wife will claim it as a crafts center)

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I'm fearless with friends! The new shop will be added on to the existing barn. There is no wife, I'm divorced, that's why I'm starting over. There won't be another one. Here is a pic of the yard while we were closing up the foundation. Cambpell's son had a good go at the backhoe today. He did very good. I have pulled so many rocks, nice and flat, that I'm looking for projects for them. One is actually shaped like a heart. I must find a special place for it. I lost my evening work light, clocks change tonight. It's dark now when I get off work. I'm pretty much finished for now outside anyway, perfect timing. dorf dude...
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My water tank was delivered today. I would be excited but just look at the picture. It is faced the wrong direction and is still sitting on the pallet! WTF? How can I work with that? This thing is a monster. I know they had a hard time delivering it with my yard in such a mess but come on. It is still on the pallet. I have to get it off and set on the floor. I will have words tomorrow with them about this. The 2nd pic is of the insulation for the tank. This did not go well. dorf dude...
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That is one massive tank - how many gallons/litres ?
I've had some problems moving stuff, but where there is a will there is a way
Like getting my cupola from the garage to the roof...lotsa fun

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DD, ya know..one of these days..evrything is gonna go good...that is the day you totally watch out, eh? That tank looks like some thing from the Jetsons ..maid.. but as a ..'hind thought', would not one of those new 'water heaters', that work on ..'demand', be better?
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It is 1000 liters. It has hook ups for the pellet stove, solar, shop wood burner and also internal electric. It is a tank that's for sure. dd
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That is a lot of volume and mass, so the extra insulation will really help to even out any temperature variations and be a reliable source. It is the typical German that you would not find in a U.S. home. - It makes me wish my ancestors were not born and raised 100 meters east of the Mosel River in Luxembourg, where my g-g-grandfather (Frederick) had brothers with names like Jean Pierre. Jean Paul that were the typical French of the time. I like the French, but they seem to have a different direction, but can cook well except for schnitzel and sauerbraten.

I look forward to finding a way to see the results of you heroic efforts and work. You certainly do things right when it come to rebuilding for another few centuries.

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