We're doing an apartment inside of a metal building right now. It's about a quarter mile away from the main house in the middle of a horse pasture and there is no power.
Used mine to power a couple of squirrel cage fans and a skil saw. 10000 watt generac running the rolair and other two saws. sounds like a helicopter is crashing outside all day.
This one I have someone had painstakingly etched their company name, phone number, city and State on nearly every part. It's all tatted up, says it was originally owned by brite side industries, Anaheim, Ca.
How it made it's way to me in that parking lot 38 years later blows my mind. Destiny I suppose.
Also, I think the cage is silver.
I bought a 5555 w/9500 peak around 20 years ago from Farm and Fleet. It's big and heavy and will run the entire house without even working at it. DOHC Briggs and Stratton and even the powerhead is all American made, probably one of the last round of US made units.
Storms have gone around us ever since but I still run it and load test it every season.
Got a text msg from apmex, I guess about 2-3 years ago I put in a 'notify me' if they got any 1972 Ethiopia $5 coins (like my avatar) in stock. I was in front of my PC so I checked, they had 59 in stock, a little under $25 with CC. I wanted to buy all. I hit them up for 20. Someone else cleaned them out within an hour or so. Very happy to be able to get the 20 at that price.
So, about two years ago, I'm in my Credit Union to make a cash deposit. I had cashed my paycheck at my other bank and got $600 cash to put some in the Credit Union account and the rest to have spending money. While I'm at the desk to fill out a deposit slip, a man walked in as I turned to get in line. I waved him past and he nodded as he walked by. Right then a young man about 2o walked in, carrying a big plastic tray. I wasn't in any hurry, so I waved him past as well. He said no, you first, so I got in line. I turned to see what he had in the tray, and there is a bunch of blackened, charred coins. First thing I ask him, was there any silver coins in there. He was like "What???". I said any 1964 or earlier and he went to looking. I see there are Silver Dollars as he says here's one 1835. Right away, just as I'm called to step up to the counter, I said to the guy, let's step over here, I'll make it worth your while. We set down on the couch in the lobby, and he's pulling all these pre 1964 coins out from among some modern clad coins. I'm doing some quick math in my head as he culls the silver to one side, and at some point I blurted out "how about $250 for all" as that is about all the cash I had to spend. His eyes got big as saucers, and he said "Hell yeah!". We finished looking for silver ones and put them in a little cloth mint bag he had with him. I should have just said let me have everything for that price and I'm sure he'd have had no problem with that. His story was that these were in his Grandfather's shed, and it burned down. He said Grandpaw told his the take them to the bank and cash them in. What ever.
In the mean time the teller lady asked him if those coins were rolled. I looked at her and said it wouldn't be needed. The guy told me he had no idea coins like that were worth so much. He took his cash and left smiling. As I made my deposit, I told the woman there were a bunch of silver coins in there. She just looked dumb at me and repeated that coins have to be rolled. I just shook my head.
So I get home, and looking through the Morgans, and what do I see, but two Carson City mint marks. Woo hoo... I'm thinking the whole lot is worth over $700 at the time, not the mention the CC's . I just looked up the melt value and it's over $580 today. I'm thinking some of these where in flips and are melted on like concrete. I haven't figured out how to get the crusted melted plastic off yet. I've tried a few solvents but not much luck. Maybe furniture stripper or Naptha. My avatar is the 1892 cc. The other CC is a 1879 slick.
2 Eisenhower Centennials
55 Washington Quarters
9 Silver Mint issue State Quarters
2 90% Kennedy Halfs
3 40% Kennedy Halfs
I'm not believing this story myself, as too much had to come together at just the right time.
Finished up a little remodel yesterday and had today off and went deal hunting. Started at the lcs and man stuff was pricy in there.
10th oz eagles were 165! I did see an olde lady come in and sell 10 1oz Age's for 1180 each she told dude shes looking to sell 90 more as quickly as possible, he agreed to buy 10 a week until there gone so good for him I suppose. As soon as she walked out he got on the horn to Apmex and sold every one, if only she had known she was getting took for well over a G.
I grabbed some poor man eagles could have got them cheaper online but there's something to be said for walking out with it in your pocket imho.
So on to the real reason for this post here.
Stopped at home depot and caught a smoking deal on some Bosch transits. They were marked down from $259 each to 65 fecking bucks a pop!
They had 2 bought them both and already sold the other at cost to a fellow handy person.
Some days it doesn't pay to get outta bed and then there are days like this!
I feckin nailed it I knew you had some gizmo set up there! My uncle used to make me and my mullet walk around with a measuring stick while he used that feckin transit back in the '80's sir, never liked that guy, wouldn't let me near it, man did I want to kick that thing off its stand.
When i was maybe 15 dad was doing this big house on Bever Fork Lake for a dude who was a dead ringer for the comedian and mandolin player Steve Martin, was his double like Hilliars but better. I was helping frame while school was out for the summer.
Anyhow that's beside the point we had a transit set up in the basement overlooking the entire lake. Man watching those milfs and whatnot out in their boats was a heck of a time. Mostly I was fighting with pop's and my uncle's for a turn but once i got one it was goodtimes.