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So gauge is based on the number of objects that it takes to make a designated thickness.

So say 30 gauge take 30 layers stacked on top of each other to make an inch (or whatever thickness) so the thicker the item the fewer it takes so smaller number the thinner the item the more it takes so a bigger number.

Hey it was -17 here on Thursday. Today was 5 when I hauled wood in just a hoodie and coveralls. Then went and got feed was 12 out just two hoodies and jeans.

When it's cold out I always think of u guys down south and how u would die up here
 

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Long day. Started packing flatbed at 8:00. Put 2 freezers on my truck and washer/dryer. I packed boxes this morning. We left at 12. Got to Groveton and unloaded. That took awhile. Then headed home. @Ridgetop we stopped at The Stockman cafe in Elkhart to eat. I kept telling Robert, Ron and his wife how good it was. That place was packed! Finally got home at 9. I’m tired.
 

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Did you have the fried catfish and fried okra? The day we were there they apologized for the okra - that it was not absolutely fresh! But so good!!!

They have a sheep auction there. The people in the office said that if the sheep we brought in were good that they would notify the regular sheep buyers the next time that we would be bringing to the sale. I thought that was pretty good. However, Elkhart may be too far away from your new place to bring lambs.
 

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Nah, Elkhart won't be too far away. It will be closer than Emory, which will be 2 1/2 to 3 hours away. I'll be going to livestock auctions to see what I can find. San Angelo will be 5 hours away, they are having a replacement auction in March, consigning breeding stock only in groups of 20. With your fine flock, that may be of interest to you. Not this year, but maybe next year we could go to that just to observe. I won't have the production to take any to that sale.


I'm exhausted. I'm limping on both knees, back to lurching around like a staggering drunk. :( I can't stop yet. It's getting empty in here, there is little stuff in the back bedroom, I'll get that cleared out and refinish that floor and the hallway this week. Son is coming with his cousin's tilt trailer today to get the small portable building, it's 8'x16'. I have a tall metal cabinet, a long wood cabinet on rollers and 2 small single cabinets in the big building at the sheep barn. Probably not this week, but maybe next week, I'll dig them out and take to Groveton to put in this small building for stacking all, well, not ALL my crap in it. :lol:

I'll go down there to block up the building one day this week and take a cooler of meat to stuff in one of the freezers. I emptied one freezer, partially emptied another and stuffed it all in a 3rd freezer here. Took two coolers, and just threw it in the two freezers. I'll need to organize it and make room for all the meat. There is probably a good 3 coolers worth of meat and vegetables in the one freezer here.

I need to arrange as best as I can, the stuff we took yesterday. Some of it is placed, some not. There is stuff on the kitchen counter out of a freezer that didn't make the trip, I didn't deem it important, but it's gotta go, so will have to clean up that mess.

I didn't even drop the stock trailer last night, gotta do that this morning, clean out the spot where I have the hay bales set, get the kitchen cleaned up, maybe sweep floors, somewhere in there, lay around in a comatose state.

Move more stuff Saturday. Hopefully empty the house except for a recliner that I can sleep in while I finish refinishing the floors.

I may have to throw up some cow panel pens for sheep and dogs until I get better fencing done for them.

Just caught a flash of something out of the corner of my eye, looked out window in time to see Trip jump the second fence on his way OUT and he's gone! I have diabolical plans for that dog......... :rant
 

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NO WAY!!! I just saw Trip jump BACK IN!!! he cleared two fences again, to sneak back in here and look all innocent. I went outside and he ran to me, tail waving, smiling, very pleased with himself about hoodwinking me. But I'm on to his tricks now! Not much I can do about it until I move. I'll be building him a pen with horse panels, he can't jump them!

I'm now guessing that he has been jumping out while I'm gone to Groveton, gallivanting around, chasing deer and having himself a big time. Then jumping back in, to greet me at the gate when I get home. But when Robert comes over here to feed for me, Trip is always IN the fence. Brilliant dog. Too smart for his own good, but I gotta admire his craftiness.
 

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Oh, I didn't realize that Carson knew and understood a certain word. When Trip jumped OUT, I went outside and hollered for him, to no avail. I yelled A$$HOLE and Carson dropped his head, tucked his tail and acted scolded. :lol: I had to apologize to Carson and reassure him that I wasn't yelling at HIM and that HE wasn't the a$$hole.
 

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Trip is definitely smart. But jumping out then back in in Groveton will be a death sentence. Not only because of the road, but no one knows you or him and he might get shot while running. I wonder if we could rig up some sort of perimeter thing with a shock collar like people use with buried wire. Maybe we could string the wire on his pen fence. ???

You need to take a break for those knees. I know you wanted to get the sale done with that lovely new to BYH family, but I really wanted to be back there to help you. At least wait to unpack al your boxes till we get there so I can help you with that. And hanging pix etc. If you can't get the floors done in the old house before we get back, I can help with those too. Once there we will get the fencing for the sheep up fast, and the sheds. I am moving some doctor appointments, so we won't have to rush back the end of February.

The trailer comes home on Monday and I will be getting it packed immediately. I am stacking the toolboxes ready to load too. We have multiple battery operated Bosch drills and always keep extra batteries on the charger when working. When one runs down, immediate replacement and keep working.

Getting so tired and in so much pain is not good though. You can catch this darn Covid again. Our friends down the hill took a couple months to tour around the US looking for a place to buy and move. On the trip they both got Covid. Jeff thinks they had Omicron. After hearing how sick everyone in our house was Jeff thinks we might have had Delta. With so many types out there now, you really need to keep up on your elderberry and zinc treatments. If you can't find your cold packs for the knees, use bags of frozen peas or corn. :hugs
 
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