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I may have gotten p.o.ed and quit my job, but I sure have not quit working. In fact, I have worked much harder since I quit! Been building us a house. My wife has helped some, but most of it has been my sweat. We have no electric yet, so everything has been with a battery powered drill and saw. The stinking saw will drain the battery in no time! I have 3 batteries, and they will all be dead within about 4 hours. I can't nail very much as it hurts the hell out of my elbow. I had carpal tunnel syndrome years ago, but had surgery on one hand. It fixed it, but it is in my other hand now, and don't know why my elbow hurts like it does, unless it was from the same job (fruit of the loom). Anyway, this is what I got done so far:


And in case you think the old gunman is all work and no play, here is a target with 100 shots, all in the 10 zone of a Bianchi Cup target, fired from a Ruger MK 2 at 15 yards, rapid fire. This target is right next to and behind the house I am building. When the batteries run down, I got to do something, don't I???? But, honestly, my elbow has hurt so much I can't shoot anything much more powerful.

 

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Looking good, Gunman....I remember my Father and I building his and Mom's house when I was in 12th grade....a lot of work, but it was worth it....great shooting....looks like you're enjoying life..... :D
 

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Nice....been some time since I have seen something with that low a pitch and with 2x6 top chords. You must live someplace warm.....
 

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Looks like lots of work, but it'll be worth it in the end. :cool:

The elbow could be a torn tendon. I had one and it was horrible. Ended up getting a shot and quitting the job that caused it. It was from swinging a 5 pound sledge.
 

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Nice job, did you set the trusses by your self, that’s a pain in the ass.
 

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You should be PROUD. Nice job on the house. Wish my targets looked like yours. Maybe someday.
 

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Natalie said:
You should be PROUD. Nice job on the house. Wish my targets looked like yours. Maybe someday.
Thanks Natalie. It took many years of practice before I could do that, and I still have my good days and bad days. Some days I can't hit the broad side of a barn!
 

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Man that's just awesome.

I can't imagine the satisfaction of having a cold beer and watching the sunset from the front porch of a house you built with your own hands.

Dang, that's makin' me thirsty just thinking about it!
 

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looks good gunman, that's something to be proud of.
 

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gunman, don't kid yourself, that is a job you have taken on. And the framing is the easy part, the finish work is the hard part and the most expensive. But I'd take on the challange mysely if I was twenty years younger. There is something to be said about the satisfication of building something with your own two hands. I admire you for the work you have taken on. Good luck with the project.
 
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