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Really sad I will never be able to find another new diesel Jetta here in the US.
Well that would be because they can't make emissions standards and cheated to get the last ones in. Hoisted by their own petard.

I'm guessing your Jetta is a TDI since you said huge amount of power. Generally non turbo diesels are slugs. Even the TDI's 0-60 would be called slow by the car rags.
 

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Been awake since 1:30. Trip has barked all night. Before I went to bed, he was laying in the driveway, between the house and sheep barn, just barking. I tried reading a book, to maybe get sleepy and go back to sleep.
BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!

Ummmmm……. Sleep not happening.

So I finally got up and walked out on the porch. Carson heard me and came out from under the porch for me to pet him. Trip went silent. I whispered to Carson, “Where’s Trip?” This always results in Carson looking in the direction of where Trip is, or sometimes where he went over the fence. Carson looked around. “Where’s Trip?” He bounded off the porch in the direction of the sheep barn, and stopped. Tail up, full alert, as Trip slowly came out of the shadows. Trip couldn’t see me, but knew something was there. His tail was up, full alert, ears pricked, he cautiously advanced, like he was stalking danger. He reminds me of a big white lion. I walked out on the steps so he could see me and he stopped. So I bent over a little and slapped my knees in a “let’s play” invitation, he went soft in his posture and trotted to me with a big smile, tail waving.

I’ll mention that the two Anatolians were quiet. Not barking. Probably trying to sleep too. I’ll bet with Trip now knocked out snoring in the house, THEY are finally snoozing peacefully. Not me!

Now both dogs are in the floor, dead to the world and I’m wide awake. Oh well. When I got home yesterday afternoon from Groveton, Trip and Carson ram to greet me at the gate. Good dog! He didn’t jump out while I was gone. I fed dogs and sheep, and went to Robert’s and Sharon’s for supper. I came back to Trip joyously bounding around on the outside of the front gate, waiting for me to open it. Goofy dog.

The house is ready to move in! Pictures of the previously nuclear disaster bedroom!

The brick was formerly the outside of the house, as this used to be a carport.

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This is the wall that used to have a walk through hole in it. It’s all sealed up now. Look at the new floor!

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A new ceiling fan.

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The closet.

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The propane company sent out their workers to set the propane tank and run a line to the house. The next day, the truck brought 75 gallons of propane out.

Taking furniture on Saturday, 2 trucks and trailers, me, Robert, Ron and wives Sharon and Carol want to go too! We’ll have a moving party.
 

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wow you have done great, I have been out for a few weeks - we both caught Covid so have been recovering... but your place has been a ton of work, but it looks great. So glad you got the new car too - that is always a huge relief to have a reliable vehicle. I hope your move goes smoothly tomorrow... and maybe you can rest a bit after all the hard work. well done!!!!! and your new babies are precious, nothing better than baby anything!
 

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Oh, I'm so sorry that ya'll have been battling Covid. That sure takes it all out of you. Recovery may take awhile to gain your strength back. Main thing, is remain active, as much as you can and do a little bit more each day. Take your vitamins too!

I drank my 2 cups of coffee, was still in a comatose state, thank you Trip. Made some more coffee, on cup #3 now. After I let the dogs out at 4 AM, Trip didn't bark anymore. I slept until almost 8:00. Thinking about all I got to do today to put stuff on truck and trailer tomorrow. I need to double up on MY vitamins! Not only am I not moving very fast, I'm not moving at all. I gotta get motivated.
 

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Great job on everything - room looks great! Brick gives what would be called decorative interest in real estate! LOL :weee


Do you have closet doors? We can install them when we install the moldings and trim. We can cut the moldings to size first and paint them before installing. Then after caulking (if necessary) we can touch up with small brush if needed. With 18-gauge brad nailer, you often don't need touch ups.

Isn't it weird how brad and wire gauges go down in size the larger the diameter of the wire? My 16-gauge nailer uses brads that are almost the thickness of small finishing nails. Are you sure you don't want the large nail gun and air compressor for building the sheep sheds? I think we have half a carton of nails for it too. Should I bring the wire stretcher and come alongs?

Gosh remember the special tools that Greybeard talked about using for stringing wire on j-posts? Do you have those? T-post clips and special clip bender tool, I think. He said the clip bender tool was faster and easier than a pliers. Less than $20.00 on Amazon prime, some good and some bad reviews.
 

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@Ridgetop, I'll use deck screws on building the sheep shelter. I use a cordless drill. Don't need the nail gun and compressor. They are easier to take apart than nails. I have a come along and fence puller too. That reminds me, Robert has my barb wire puller.

I don't have the T-post thing that Greybeard talked about. But it will be ok.

There are doors on the closet and I found the closet doors for the other 2 bedrooms under a bunch of stuff. They are painted and hung up now.

Robert and Ron came over this afternoon and we loaded the stock trailer.
Going to load 2 freezers, washer and dryer on my truck tomorrow. Going to load up outside stuff on my flatbed, Robert will pull it with his truck and we'll go unload and come back tomorrow. I'm tired, both knees feel like somebody stabbed my knees with a screw driver.
 
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