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post #1 of 10 Old 02-26-2007, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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My Walk to the Hardware

So there I was, done for the day, so I decided to get the snowblower and clean out the parking area. I should have known I was going to have to make a trip to the hardware because it started on the first pull. When I pulled the lever to drive the wheels the chain connecting the lever and the clutch broke And when I tried to engage the auger the thing just stalled. Guess the clutchs are frozen due to that rain we got last week. Oh well, So I pulled the machine in the house to thaw and took a walk to the hardware. (my jeep is in the shop due to its door wanting to fall off)



Just down the road someone was moving snow smarter not harder. If I only had one of these... (I'd probabaly get into a lot of trouble)

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-26-2007, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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ON my way to downtown I passed by the Back door of the "Back Room". Given their ware, I'm afraid of what may be behind that door.



Here is downtown.



Ahh, the Hardware.



My favorite micro brewery is right next door to the Hardware, and as luck would have it I had my growler with me. Might as well stop by and get it filled while I'm in the neighborhood.

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Since I had my camera I figured I'd run back to the parking deck and get a pic of my favorite lift bridge.



Saw this guy walking across the canal.



I made it home ten minutes later and blew out the parking spots. Its a thankless job, but someone has to do it.
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-26-2007, 11:42 PM
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So that's what the place looks like during daylight??

Note to self.. Get a growler..
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You really can't beat the growler. Usually a little more than 4 pints, $3.00 for the bottle, and $6.00/refill. Thats $1.50/pint, and you can drink it at home while watching a Star Trek marathon.

I've stashed the growler in my secret basement cooler.






I just need to remember I've got it in there
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Man,I just love post of small towns.I'm fond of the NE anyway.Looked like a good excuse to get out anyway

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Houghton is the best place in the world

Mike,

I love small towns too. I grew up in a small town (St. Ignace, MI), and even though they have their problems, I'm glad I didn't grow up in the city.

I'm going to miss Houghton when I have to leave. Hopefully I'll end up somwhere that isn't too large.

As a side note:
I had to get the door on my cheokee fixed. The weld on the top hinge of the drivers door broke off. I dropped it off at a body shop one of my profs recommended on Sunday and got it back today. I was charged $45 for a fix I expected to pay at least $150 for. The guy had been in the business for a long time and I spent about an hour and a half out there looking at pictures of his old projects and swapping traveling stories. He's got a sweet Mustang Mach1 that he's working on right now.

Its kinda hard to find service like that anywhere other than a small town.

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Small towns..


Try Juda, Wisconsin. I had a graduating class of 17 kids. Public school..

You couldn't fart in town without the entire town knowing about it, but I wouldn't have traded it for the world.
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That's a small town.Did Olsens own the little store

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That's a small town.Did Olsens own the little store


Nope.. It wasn't Little House on the Prarie small, but it was small. The store was Helland's food and locker.. Man, that place has been gone for years and I still remember it.. Weird.
I remember walking buy one day as the owner of the place happened to be painting some second story window trim. Ladder went over backwards (Belushi style) and we got an ambulance for him.. Tough old bird just got the wind knocked out of him.. A few years later he almost died when one of the buffalo he was raising mauled him, but he made it out of that, too.

He died a few years back of old age.

His one daughter used to sunbathe in the back yard topless.. She was in her 20's and I would have been in my teens.. I seem to remember that, too..
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