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Score at the Antique Mall

We made a trip to Calgary this weekend to see my aunt.

While enroute, I received an email from her saying she was just stepping out to run a couple of errands. We found ourselves with an hour on our hands, and were passing the same Antique mall that I’d found a lovely 1912 model 28 with both hand crank and motor upgrade a few months ago when we came through last.

We stopped and I wandered for a bit, seeing only a Spartan that was somewhat interesting, and completely reasonably priced, but since I already have 2 99s, I was in the process of deciding not to packrat, when I tilted my head toward the ceiling. I spotted it, on top of a China cabinet that was easily 7 ft tall. A featherweight case.

The hinges looked weird though. Ryan and I were standing there discussing whether they’d been replaced or not. I noticed though that the rivets looked identical to the lock side, and something was nagging in the back of my mind about the hinges and the box itself. It looked like it was the “wrong” dimensions. Continue reading Score at the Antique Mall

Chaney and Sons Contracting Warburg Alberta – Serving Edmonton and Area caused $4000 damage to our truck

$4000 damage.  That’s what the estimate said.  Thanks to Chaney and sons, also doing business as Y4 Workin Ent Inc, and 1383726 AB Ltd, we have significant damage to our vehicle.

We decided that this year, we would stay close to home.  Business is a little slow, so money’s a little tight, so we’re trying to do a small reno to the backyard on the inexpensive.

I don’t want to say cheap, because1. It isn’t and 2. Cheap has a a bad reputation.

We’re reusing some things (rebuilt and expanded the deck.  Ahem,.. Patio.), and trying to save money by picking up our own dirt, when it’s offered on kijiji, etc.  Well, last week this backfired on me. Big time.

On July 31, 2012, I answered a kijiji ad for free top soil. Continue reading Chaney and Sons Contracting Warburg Alberta – Serving Edmonton and Area caused $4000 damage to our truck

How long have I been out?

An obscure “Will and Grace” reference. Karen Walker’s (Megan Mullally) character always cracked me right up.

I apologize for my absence.  I’ve been working on things, but no time to post.  I tried to promise myself an article a day til I was “caught up” to what I wanted to post when I launched this site, but that’s been more of a challenge than I’d anticipated.

I’ve been building display boxes for the machines, and replacement boxes for some of the machine accessories, and will post about those soon. I’ve taken lots of pictures, so there’s lots of eye candy coming.  Over 400 pictures are uploaded to the site right now.

Of course, I’ve also been looking for machines to rescue.

The site itself suffered an attack, and I had to clean that up and harden the site.  That meant an all-nighter yesterday and the night previous when I found it, so I’m a little loopy today.