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Oddball submission for moving a temporary structure

I did this with my brother and it took about 2 hours.

I believe now that it could be done in an hour with proper skids rather than some homemade pipe racks and I had help so I am asking for .5 points.

We used a jeep a chain hoist and some pvc fittings.

Also had to use a chainsaw to clear a tree that was in the way.
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Structure to move
Structure to move
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Connection point 1
Connection point 1
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Connection point 2
Connection point 2
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Making due with pipe racks instead of skids
Making due with pipe racks instead of skids
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Finished product
Finished product
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I certify this for .5 oddball points!

 
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I replaced a door knob with one that matches the rest of the ones on the house.
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Ugly old knob that needs a key that I don't own
Ugly old knob that needs a key that I don't own
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Midway through
Midway through
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Yay, now we can lock/unlock the door!!!
Yay, now we can lock/unlock the door!!!
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I certify this for .5 oddball points!

 
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I've been meaning to post these pictures. Back in March, my son wanted to make a rocket stove, so we made one out of bricks, and learned to cook on one! This opperated both as a learning experience for me, as well as a teaching experience for him. Both kids learned where to find small dry sticks in the woods, too.

Here it is half made



And fully made with a fire going:



Eggs cooking:



And, video my son took of the rocket stove in action.



He now knows how to make one all by himself (the other day, I came out and he'd scrounged up all the spare bricks and made his own rocket stove and filled it with small sticks. I was so proud!)

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I certify this for .5 oddball points!

 
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I take care of foster kittens for local animal rescue groups: is this something that I can use for oddball points?
I have been fostering for many years and teach classes locally about how to care for infant kittens and puppies.

This includes bottle feeding, tube feeding (when medically necessary) and weaning. Weights are recorded pre and post feeding to ensure proper growth rates.
I also take care of neonatal kittens with special medical requirements, including things like respiratory infections, intestinal disorders, parasites, and fungal infections (ringworm is my specialty!)
I have recieved training as a Vet Tech (in my state you do not have to have a degree or educational certificate if you are trained hands-on) and can give medications, injections, do blood draws and perform lab analysis like fecal floats and run diagnostic tests.

I also take in pregnant moms and foster them through their pregnancy and while they raise their babies. I have assisted with numerous births, both at home and in my work at the local rescue shelter.

Here are pictures from my fostering over the years:
(I used to have a blog about my kittens: Here)











I currently have a house full of fosters, including some bottle babies, a little 6 week old with coccidia, and two 3 month old boys with ringworm.



Fostering kittens is my passion, and I've learned so much from when I first started years ago. I routinely field phone calls from friends and family about baby animals and how to care for them.

 
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I think this fits in the Animal Care badge somewhere.  It doesn't get that in depth in the kitty department but there is a badge bit in the Sand level for supporting a farm cat as she raises 6 kittens.  And there's a Straw level BB for doing parasite checks for cats.  Neither has been turned into a post where you can reply for points yet...  But at least they exist.
 
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