Several years ago, I got interested in wood-working. Really, I did. I got pretty good at taking old furniture and junk...rehabing it, and making it useful for modern use. I have a nice big shop in the back yard, which I cleaned out real good, set up my table saw, drills, etc. I worked on old stuff, sanded, stained, gooped up with varnish...etc.
It was pretty cool, and very therapeutic in many ways.
But...about 4 years ago a big ol' storm came through NW Louisiana, and a GYNORMOUS Pecan tree limb came down from one of our Pecan trees.
I always knew that it would.
I don't know how many times I told The Mrs., "Sweetheart, one of these days that big ol' Pecan tree limb is gonna turn loose, and it's gonna fall and take out the power to my shop." Well, it finally did (roughly 4 years ago).
So, I had NO power to the shop for (roughly) four years.
Since I had "vacation" time, I decided to clean the old rat-infested, crap sittin'-everywhere shop.
Don't laugh...you've probably had one like that yourself.
So, I did.
And, I had been planning for (roughly) four years to string me some Romex back to the shop so I could have power back there. The power for the shop fed overhead from our garage apartment. And, that damned old pecan limb took it out (roughly four years ago)! (I'd been planning on running some new Romex. Really, I had).
Anyway...today was the day it got did. When the Pecan limb came down, it pulled out insulators, and 40-somethin' year old Romex, and nails, and conduit. Honestly, I just took my 'Lectwishun pliers, and cut all the junk loose.
I was gonna get to it. And, I did! Today!
Power is back on to the "shop." I went to The Lowes this morning (That is a loooooooooong story, that I will not relate, because I do not want to get my blood pressure up. Again.), and got me some 12-2 w/ground UF wire, some insulators, and got 'er back up and running.
I'm iz a "Lectwishun!
I might make y'all some furniture as a gift, or something, now that I've got power back in my wood-working shop, and my junk will all work back there, and I put about 24 D-Con rat baits out in there, so as to kill all the friggin' rats!
Probably not. But, if you need something built, you can let me know and I'll see what I can due/dew/do/whatever.
And, I'm feeling pretty good about this post, because The Lowes didn't get cussed out...due to the fact that I'm feeling pretty Christian after getting power back to my shop after (roughly) four years.
I used UF wire, too. It's gray in color, and suitable for outdoor usage.
Seymour Edits Kim Jong Un Yet Again
22 hours ago