Thankful for the rain, not for the mess in my barn! - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 13 Old 08-28-2012, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thankful for the rain, not for the mess in my barn!

So yesterday I woke up to a big ol mess in my barn My outdoor arena borders the north side of my stall barn. It was worked on Saturday and the downspout extensions that take the water away from the barn weren't put back on. Not naming names *cough* DH *cough*. So the 2 1/2 inches of rain we got Sunday evening ran into the barn and flooded the area where I store bedding, the skid loader, 4-wheeler, tractor, etc.

I cleaned, filled and leveled it myself. Pretty proud of my skills with the skid loader

The muck that filled the whole area
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Halfway done & filled - the pile on the left was insulation that stupid raccoons tore up - cleaning up dirt-filled, wet, shredded insulation made me say swear words.
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After
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And my hubby (I think he felt guilty) made me a quick throw together shelf for my radio & junk. I have a horrible habit of tossing stuff down there by the arena. Now it has a home, yay!
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-28-2012, 10:32 AM
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Aren't they ever so sweet when they feel guilty
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You might consider wearing a mask when you do that kind of work. It is no doubt dusty and if the mice and raccoons are pooping in there, then it's also very dirty.
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I did wear a mask, gloves past my elbows too lol! Though it was damp so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. It was back in the corner behind lumber, stupid raccoons. Putting caps on all of the walls is next on my to do list so they can't get in there again. Luckily no mice, I've got awesome barn cats :)

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post #5 of 13 Old 08-30-2012, 12:56 PM
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We got 10 inches of rain in less than a week! I had roaring rapids through my isle way... and trough my outdoor which washed away most of my footing. I'm now in the process of completely re-doing my outdoor and upgrading my drainage... :o/

Sucks doesn't it?

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Ah cruddy!!
Ain't that just like a man!
He creates a huge mess that YOU have to clean up and all you get is a lousy shelf!!!! LOL!

Poor guy, I bet he felt horrible!!
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Eww Starline, that's awful! Definitely sucks. Plenty of work without mother nature's help!

Fly - I'm so sharing that comment with my hubby...mama needs new boots lol! He did feel bad. It's all good though, that low spot needed filled anyway.
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Get the boots

I had a rental barn when hubby worked overseas...darn automatic waterers kept getting stuck. REALLY nice to open up in the morning finding a lake where the isle should be and being faced with cleaning out a 12 stall barn all bymyself.....I could have used hubby then....and if it was only to blame somebody...
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After all the Isaac rain I will be having hubby refoot and bed my stalls with the skid steer next week. It's grossness in there now.
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After all the Isaac rain I will be having hubby refoot and bed my stalls with the skid steer next week. It's grossness in there now.
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Sorry to hear that. Hope you didn't have any major damage.

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