Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Not My Lights!!!!

Last weekend I was head down and right in the middle of the wife's giant bird house project when she walks in and says that I needed to build her some miniature goat feeders.
Of course I fired off my default answer that you should know by now if you have been reading MDR, "It's not on the list!"
She went on to tell me how fast I could get this done and how I should go ahead and stop what I was doing to complete the newest task she had for me. I requested a detailed diagram thinking that would buy me a day or two. Five seconds later I was a handed a scribbled something or another on a piece of paper.
Looking at the paper that did not resemble anything like a goat feeder I struggled to find another excuse as to why I could not stop and build this thing.

"I don't have any materials for this." I said knowing this statement would end our discussion, but I was wrong.    

"I am sure you have something down in all those piles at the barn." Okay, she was right, I am sure there was something down there in my "organized" junk piles I could use, but I did not have the time to fool with it. So I told her to go take a look and see what she can find. 

Back to work again I kept one eye on the barn to see what she would be dragging back to the shop.  I figured this would either change her mind or at least put this off a few more days.

"NOT MY LIGHTS!" She found my lights that I scavenged off the job. These lights are used to illuminate the large signs you see on the highways. They run about $800.00 dollars new and these were being thrown away so I grabbed them. Just the bulbs are $40.00, I had already hung and wired up two of the eight, but I have not found a place for the rest.

"They would be perfect" she said batting her little eyes. "All you have to do is gut them."

"Gut them? Absolutely not, they are hard to find and cost way too much. Plus I have plans for them."

 So there you have it. A gutted and very expensive former light turned into a goat feeder. Not one, but two were made.

She was right, they are perfect little goat feeders and what the hell, I still have five lights left and now I have a bunch of replacement parts if I need them.   

14 comments:

  1. They use up less electricity now!

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  2. I let my husband read this and he could so relate to what you said...lol...he get me that guys phone number so we talk and take a break and go fishin'..LOL...

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    1. I'm ready to go anytime THL, y'all aren't too far away. My email is on the right hand side of the blog.
      Speaking of which, I need to get the fishing equipment out and get it ready.

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    2. Not sure where you are, we up here in the N.E. Corner of Ok. We live really close to a decent fishing lake...

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    3. I'm right near Texoma. Not too far, only about 3 to 4 hours. I have traveled further for some good fishing.

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  3. MDR,

    Those are really nice goat feeders! Just think, 3 lights you don't have to replace when they burn out :-)

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    1. Thanks Sandy and that is one way to look at it.

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  4. Well, if the lights are $800 new, plus a $40 bulb.....At least she didn't go out and charge a couple of $1000 goat feeders to you.....

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    1. That's true April, thanks for the comment.

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