Post by vanhalen5150 on Jun 19, 2021 16:06:04 GMT -5
Hello you guys,
Long time no see, etc.
Some of you probably remember me, others might not. I'm one of the OG guys. Been collecting since I was 14, I'm 34 now. 20 frickin' years of fans with laser beams on them.
I had been talking about tearing down my old shop for years, and refused to put money into it. A huge tree branch put a hole in the roof and the issues snowballed from there. It had a tarp across the roof for well over 4 years. well, in August of 2019, I finally did it. The insurance wanted me to put a roof on it, I said no, so they gave me until sometime in September, 19' to tear it down. I acquired an old trailer from my job and filled it up and filled up an old RV with stuff. Took an OSHA asbestos abatement class, removed the siding (using the excavator, I removed the teeth from the bucket except for one and knocked each tile off with the water hose attached to the bucket). Then I knocked it down and broke it up into manageable chunks. I had been doing freelance services at my house on Ford Super Duties for sometime and had a sizeable chunk of cash built up and was planning to build it spring/summer of 2020, a freaking 30x60 building. well we all know what happened in 2020 and I blew up my credit cards and stuff just trying to survive. So I tossed myself up a little 10x10 room under my carport for $350 and that's what I've been operating out of for about 15 months now.