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I am beginning to question my sanity...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by moenmitz, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is 10:32 PM. I have just spent the last three hours, balancing on a saw horse, head nestled against a bunch of cobwebs, sweat dripping into my eyes, arms shaking from the weight of the drill, trying to screw the hardware cloth onto the walls of the barn stall which will be my layer coop. I drop every other teeny weeny screw, and am quite certian I explored the creative use of every known curse word in the process. My hands and legs have cuts all over from the hardware cloth (two last week required stitches, but I waited more than 24 hours to go in as I was NOT paying another ER visit, so I now have two side by side gaping ouchies on my forearm that will leave a big scar.) I have a huge sliver in my palm from smacking a 2 x 4 into place. I smell really, really bad. I am going deeper into debt every day over this chicken madness that has stricken me. And I just calculated that I need 10 more 8 foot 2 x 4's and another roll of hardware cloth to finish THIS pen (never mind the others I have to do yet!)

    All of this, and yet I cant seem to stop.

    Now, when I should be showering, or even sleeping, like normal people, I am instead posting on BYC. The one place where I know there enough chicken addicts to make me feel I am not quite so unbalanced...right? [​IMG]
     
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  2. bantamman13

    bantamman13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad i not the only one to question my sanity with this "HOBBY". And why no matter how much time I spend figuring materials I always end up going back to the hardware for twice as much material as I figured. And still don't have enough to finsh argh!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right after I posted this rant, I saw the thread about committing homicide over a coop...lol! Nice to know I am not alone!
     
  4. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like I just hit the Jackpot! I went to HD this am to get some more wood to finish my new coop. They had a bunch of cull wood and I got the whole bunch for $60.00. It filled my truck up! The most expensive item was the stupid nails, I spent 15 bucks on them.

    [​IMG]

    I'll keep everyone posted on my progress - which could be some time next year - but never the less, I got a deal on the wood!
     
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    My husband knows I'm crazy but he just smiles and runs when he knows I want him to do something for the coop.
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Welcome to the world of building stuff.
    It gets better as you gain experience. The best things you'll ever learn?

    - Slow down and think everything through. There is no rush.
    - Meaure twice, cut once.
     
  7. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Measure? You mean I am not supposed to eyeball a piece of wood, and go, "looks close enough!" This could explain some of the issues I have...
     
  8. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] yes you have to at least measure once.
     
  9. New2Peeps

    New2Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang in there--I had similar problems and wanted to give up several times. I also was attacked by hardware cloth when I started to unroll it. I was nice and cautious thinking it would spring outward but instead it shot out the end and nailed me in the leg--bloody mess [​IMG] Then I kept breaking drill bits and busting the heads off the screws:rolleyes: Eventually I got it done but sure took a lot longer than I anticipated.
     
  10. NoelTate

    NoelTate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I question my sanity at least once or twice a day...and the sanity of those around me even more! lol At least chickens are a pretty harmless outlet for you to fall off into if ya gotta go crazy! lol
     

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