Yesterday I got really antsy, I think because I was bored. I really want a project to work on, and all this waiting is killing me. We will be trying to make payments on the farmhouse so that we can pay down the mortgage, so I know I shouldn’t spend money. But last night I really wanted to start a project. I really considered starting work on a whizbang chicken scalder. I perused the book again, but began to realize that this was a $1000+ project. One of the first pieces I need is a LP gas water heater. I could use an older one, but finding one of the right size might be a challenge. I guess I better try, though. The best alternative to a used water heater is one I found on e-bay for $249, but it would also cost $85 to ship! The other expensive item is a geared motor that will cost close to $300! Ugh! I think I will stick with just trying to finish off the whizbang chicken plucker with a handle, wheels, and an automatic watering system.