Holy shit! Hoarders is getting raw. The first couple episodes I watched were people who were just a little crazy and paralyzed by their compulsive accumulation of crap. But I’ve got a stack of them tivoed and they’re getting progressively scarier. It’s gotten so I can only watch about 15 minutes at a time and then I have to jump up and clean something! It’s really heartbreaking. (Not my cleaning; the desperate people in their garbage-filled homes.)
[P.S. Interesting notes on the moral/social implications of the show in the comments. I was replaying it here, but I was on kind of a shaky soapbox. :) ]
Today it was so windy that one of the posts holding up my hay shelter BLEW OUT OF ITS CONCRETE FOOTING!
I guess a gust must have gotten under the cattle panel & tarp roof and blown straight up, because the post was completely out of the ground next to the concrete. It wasn’t set as deep as our fence posts, but it was a good 2 – 2 1/2 feet in concrete! I’m hoping the wind will be down tomorrow and we’ll be able to get it back in the hole, but it’s going to be rough with the pressure that the arced cattle panels put on the rail that’s attached to it. My plan was to install some guy wires when when I replace the tarp (the pressure was making the posts bow out, which in turn reduces the tension of the arc and makes it more likely to strain under snow). I hope that that, coupled with some more reinforcement, will be enough to do the trick. I might need to dig out around the original hole and pour in more concrete, and maybe bolt some angle iron through the posts and into the concrete.