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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

country n news-barn door

now ive been wanting to do this for 15 years
my wife she has been well bugging me about it
now for that amount of time

why havent i pulled the trigger
to do this
the hardware for this is just too expensive
i couldnt justify doing it
spending all that money on something that
we may only use once a week
sometimes less than that

the story starts about 10+ years ago

my cowgirl sisterinlaw
decided she didnt want the two gates
the surrounding wooden fence anymore
she asked if i wanted the wood

now im a recycler
i recycle everything
heck i even shred paper and dump it in my compost pile
along with newspapers paper plates napkins etc
recycling an old fence was
well a no brainer

she my historian brother her hubby and my rainwater brother
and i
took to taking down the fence
struggling with the post on some of the metal fence posts
couldnt get it out
a get it done person
went and rented a saw
whacking the metal post at the ground level

i was left with a truckload of fence pickets
and wooden posts
i even took the metal posts

i stored them in my barn

i used some to make a large dog house
i used some to make a 10 ft square greenhouse
inside my garage

so the rest have set there for years

recently i told my wife she
i got an idea
having learned how to put up hardiplank siding
at habitat for humanity
i said
lets use those wooden pickets like siding
so i put it up on the front of our barn
i looked at the old door we had
it was pretty beat up
i thought
i sure want a sliding barn door there

now this room on our pole barn
we call the tack room
since previous folks kept feed and riding stuff in there

we use it to house
our solar control center
our rainwater filtering system
all my bee supplies
a small workbench
paint supplies

i went to pinterest
i went to google
typed in cheap sliding barn doors
both searches sent me to this blog
that told exactly how to do it
like under $20

so i used
my old fence pickets that were 1x6
they were well worn
an 8ft tongue in grove board
two garage door pulleys from home depot
a box of screws
a can of black spray which i already had

now for this cheap sliding barn door to work
the door has to be real real light
otherwise the lip on the tongue and groove would wear out

i built this thing
hung it up
slid it back and forth

its now doing its job
looking good
for the price of a tank of gas
using recycled wood
my wife she is happy
that she now has her sliding barn door

happy wife happy life
i say

the organicgreen doctor

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