Great to see you back on-line, settling in ... and RETIRED?, Dave. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
New digs are exciting.
On the home front here in Farmington ...
The old heating and metal shop buy fell through.
Basically what happened was I made the seller pay my structural engineer to condem his own building. It was 35 years older than (the 50) stated, the roof was ready to cave in, and the main outside wall had a good sized buldge in it.
The would-be seller was pretty pissed ... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
The good news is that this pending deal shook my 87 year old dad into finally putting a price on the old Conoco gas station property next to my business. The front corner office is leased to a loan company. I leased the two big bays with lifts on short term for free to the new "Fast & Furious" rice rocket car club in exchange for manual labor ... steaming and chipping paint, refinishing bay doors, etc. And at least one of the lifts still works ... or at least it was working last year.
I've carpenters working on the rotten eaves, electricians on the brittle, out of date wiring, and I've been installing the compressor and other (endless) odd jobs as time allows. The old tanks are gone and it's had air pumped under it starting eight years ago and is EID certified soil clean ... whew!
All the activity has me walking around with a big grin on my face ... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
And best of all, I'm ending up with two private, heated bays all to my self!
Pictures soon ... we wanna see pics your new 'Jeep Lab' too!