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Nice, like the porch lights.
 

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Good looking porch. Is that where the best view is, or is that on the other side of the house?
 
  
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Good looking porch. Is that where the best view is, or is that on the other side of the house?

Both views are pretty good, but the back looks over the hay field where lots of deer and turkey cross, so we sit back there most of the time.

The sun hits the front in the morning and back for a short time in the evening. That also dictates which porch we use.
 

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When I built my house, my front porch had the best view. Over time, it became the place to hang out, and eventually I fenced it in and made a backyard out of it for the dogs. We are now flipping the house so the back entrance will be the front door. I got it totally backwards when I built it ten years ago.
 

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When I built my house, my front porch had the best view. Over time, it became the place to hang out, and eventually I fenced it in and made a backyard out of it for the dogs. We are now flipping the house so the back entrance will be the front door. I got it totally backwards when I built it ten years ago.
Not to hijack the OP's thread, where did you get a big enough crane to pick up your house and turn it around? Pretty good design if the foudation lined up. LOL. Jon
 

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When I built my house, my front porch had the best view. Over time, it became the place to hang out, and eventually I fenced it in and made a backyard out of it for the dogs. We are now flipping the house so the back entrance will be the front door. I got it totally backwards when I built it ten years ago.

As the song goes “the view I love the best is my front porch looking in”!

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Long porches are a staple down here in older homes. I still like them, I like to be on the east side of a home, in the shade, in the evening.
 
  
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Long porches are a staple down here in older homes. I still like them, I like to be on the east side of a home, in the shade, in the evening.

Always wanted full length porches, we almost changed it, but changed back at the last minute, glad we did. Being in the country, they are pretty common here.

Of course I may have been second guessing that when I was pressure washing it this morning with an achy leg……
 
  
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When I built my house, my front porch had the best view. Over time, it became the place to hang out, and eventually I fenced it in and made a backyard out of it for the dogs. We are now flipping the house so the back entrance will be the front door. I got it totally backwards when I built it ten years ago.

We only seem to use the front door when going out on the porch. We really only come in through the garage. Pretty much all of our visitors are family and friends, so they use the garage as well. I’m guessing the front door will be mostly for strangers, which we see very little of living out a quarter mile gravel road that dead ends on our property. Your pretty much Invited or lost…..
 
  
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Crappy turn of events have led to no progress…..

My middle school daughter brought Covid home from school, her symptoms started late Thursday. My wife got it Friday, my son and myself had symptoms by Saturday/Sunday.

We are fortunate to have mostly mild symptoms. Kids are back to normal. Wife had it the worst with terrible body aches, fever, chills etc. I seem to have made it out with just headache, fever and some chills. Wife and I are on the mend but still have about 0 energy. Thankful for no respiratory symptoms.

Very disappointed that I will miss the first two games with my baseball team, assistant coaches will fill in. That’s if we have enough not quarantined to play…..

While I consider our cases pretty mild, I still don’t want to get it again anytime soon, that’s for sure. The fatigue is awful!
 

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Geez, sorry to hear that!
 

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Sorry to hear about the Covid. For me, I just slept through it. Just be careful not to over do it too quickly. I went back to work after 3 weeks of sleeping, and I had to take another week off to recover.
 
  
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Sorry to hear about the Covid. For me, I just slept through it. Just be careful not to over do it too quickly. I went back to work after 3 weeks of sleeping, and I had to take another week off to recover.

Just before it hit me, I had prepared part of my yard for seeding. A couple evenings later, just before we were going to get some rain, I thought I felt good enough to sow some grass, 15 minutes in, my energy was in the negatives and I had to get back to the couch. Haven’t bothered to try anything since.

I’m fortunate that I’m being allowed to do my work from home, only taking leave when I have too. They don’t expect to see me back in the office for a couple weeks.
 

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Just before it hit me, I had prepared part of my yard for seeding. A couple evenings later, just before we were going to get some rain, I thought I felt good enough to sow some grass, 15 minutes in, my energy was in the negatives and I had to get back to the couch. Haven’t bothered to try anything since.

I’m fortunate that I’m being allowed to do my work from home, only taking leave when I have too. They don’t expect to see me back in the office for a couple weeks.
Be prepared for no/low energy for 3-4 weeks. Be glad you all got a mild case of it. I'm thankful y'all are past the worst of it. Now you have immunity for some time. Down here in the heat, you almost can't even open the front door to look outside. When the heat hits you, you almost pass out with zero energy.
 

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You're right about the heat. I had Covid in December 2020 and felt I was getting stronger and lasting longer, every week. By May, I thought I was completely recovered and everything seemed back to normal for me. Then Summer hit and by the time I got home, I was worn out. Not just tired, but so exhausted that I couldn't function. I need to write bids for clients to get jobs and it's usually a pretty simple process, but my mind was just blank. My wife calls it Long Haulers. In the last week or so, the temps and humidity have dropped and all of a sudden, I have more energy!! I hope it gets better over time and I can function next summer. Right now, it's a mystery.

My wife was on Hydroxychloroquine when we both got covid and her symptoms where different. She lost her sense of smell and taste, but never lost energy or had the fatigue that I had. I never lost my sense of smell or taste. She had cancer 3 1/2 years ago, she has asthma, lupus, heart murmurs, and takes a variety of meds every day. I didn't have any health issues and I don't take any meds. She recovered in 2 weeks and has never had any other issues since then. The big difference was Hydrox. She was on it, I wasn't.
 
  
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Really appreciate all the well wishes and shared Covid experiences.

We are all recovered nearly to normal. Still a little bit of taste/smell changes, and energy isn’t completely back, but we are all feeling pretty good.

Recovering from Covid has been easy compared to my herniated disc in my lower back. The sciatic pain is still at a miserable level, so no real work getting done. I had an MRI on Wednesday so hope to get those results back this week. I’ve read it can take up to 6 months to heal, hope it doesn’t take that long. This has been the worst health issue I’ve had in my 39 years. I guess I’m lucky there but I’m ready to move on from it.

Anyway, back to work tomorrow it have a feeling sitting at my desk isn’t going to be too comfortable.

Hope to start my master shower this week, so I’ll post pictures once I get it going.
 

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When I built my house, my front porch had the best view. Over time, it became the place to hang out, and eventually I fenced it in and made a backyard out of it for the dogs. We are now flipping the house so the back entrance will be the front door. I got it totally backwards when I built it ten years ago.

That nearly happened to us. I hired an architect to go over my hand-draw plans and he wanted to change it so that the front of the house would face the road!!!

Luckily we caught it before it went to permitting. The odd thing is that he lives in the country himself.
 

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The front door at dad’s never get used, we always use the back. If someone knocks on the front, we know they ain’t from around here.
 
  
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Any updates?

Not too much, my back still isn’t allowing me to do everything I want, but is getting better everyday. Baseball took a lot of my time, as I was the head coach this time, but that ended last week.

Deal finally went through on my double wide, and I get paid tomorrow. Had my contractor friend come out today and help me get the porches and under pinning off of it. Buyer couldn’t find anyone so he gave a good price to get it done.

My 8 year old wanted a rifle of his own so I got him a youth 350 legend for his birthday. Spent a lot of free time letting him shoot it before rifle season starts in November.

Wife and daughter has always wanted a horse, and now we have one. Wife’s uncle gave them a very gentle mare that is very easy to ride. I’m now researching metal buildings to get for a horse barn and planning out some pasture fencing. It’s at a friends house until we get things ready.

Work never ends we always seem to fill every minute with something. Hope to get back to working on finishing touches of the house soon. Grass I planted is growing great, hit it just right on most of it.
 

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No shortage of work, is there.

Hope the son has a good hunting season.
 

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Wife and daughter has always wanted a horse, and now we have one. Wife’s uncle gave them a very gentle mare that is very easy to ride. I’m now researching metal buildings to get for a horse barn and planning out some pasture fencing. It’s at a friends house until we get things ready.

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I didn't know anything about having horses, and still don't. What I have learned is that they never stop eating, and you need a dry place to keep all their food. You will never stop buying food for them!!

The other thing is to build the most expensive fence possible, but everything cheaper will end up costing you more money. I'm currently working on tearing out everything that I've already done over the years and installing 2x4 no climb fence. From everything that I've seen and read, this is the best choice for horses. Since I also have goats, it's a very good fence for them too. So far the hardest part about the fence other then the cost of it, is finding it.
 
  
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I didn't know anything about having horses, and still don't. What I have learned is that they never stop eating, and you need a dry place to keep all their food. You will never stop buying food for them!!

The other thing is to build the most expensive fence possible, but everything cheaper will end up costing you more money. I'm currently working on tearing out everything that I've already done over the years and installing 2x4 no climb fence. From everything that I've seen and read, this is the best choice for horses. Since I also have goats, it's a very good fence for them too. So far the hardest part about the fence other then the cost of it, is finding it.

Eddie I agree 100%!

Looking at building, or having built, a 30x36, building for stalls, hay storage, etc. I have an older non working chest freezer I plan to use for grain storage.

Current horse was fence with two strands of electric for the last 10 years, so she should be easy to keep in. I will build a stronger fence for any future horses, though. It does seem the farm supply stores are low on wooden posts, but I haven’t figured what I need yet, or bought any. They are not cheap either, especially the 6” and up posts. I’ll start getting that lined out in the next week or so. I’ll start with 2-3 acres around the barn and then add on from there. My goal is the fence the whole property over the next couple years, we will see how that goes.
 

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Some horses like to have a stable mate.....same with calves, they do better with 2 or more.
 
  
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Some horses like to have a stable mate.....same with calves, they do better with 2 or more.

My wife is already searching for a 2nd horse. We will need another so her and my daughter can ride together anyway.
 

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My wife is already searching for a 2nd horse. We will need another so her and my daughter can ride together anyway.
Wish you where closer, I'll give you one, or all four of mine!!!!
 

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And Eddie would end up sleeping in the barn if he gave them away.
 

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And Eddie would end up sleeping in the barn if he gave them away.
True, but it would be worth it. I do like having them, I just hate paying to feed them!!!! Fortunately, we are finally starting to work on building our fence. It's early still, but I have my corner posts set and I'm starting to work on getting it all done. Once that's done, I'll have a lot more pasture for them, and my hay usage should decline significantly.
 
 
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