And it's not even my birthday
Well it's Friday again and this morning my friend and benefactor of all things wood dropped by with a load of scrap wood from his cabinetry shop only this time he had a fifth wheel trailer hooked to his truck.
When he came to the door he said that he had still been doing some spring cleaning and had found some stuff that he thought that I might be able to use and if I would be so kind as to help him unload it perhaps we could come to some agreement on a fair price. When I saw what he had brought I almost crapped my pants and asked him what he thought that I was going to do with this stuff, he said that he didn't care what I did with it as long as I helped him unload it and paid him a fair price. I asked him what in the world a fair price might be as I don't have any children so I couldn't really offer him my first born or anything worthy like that.
He said that the price would be $75.00 and a Big case of beer if I could swing it. He said that the $75.00 was for loading and unloading as well as hauling it 28 miles and that the beer was because he was just some frightful thirsty.
I figured as I brew my own beer at a cost of .25 a bottle and the $75 bucks wasn't going to put me in the poor house I said Why not, lets do this thing.
So for a grand total of $81.00 this is what I got 572 board feet of northern red oak boards milled .78"x 2.5". x anything from 8 to 14 foot long, plus 70 board feet of alder. Here it is unloaded on my driveway and stacked in the basement workshop storage area. He all so threw in a bunch of reject doors and panels that he said I could use or burn.
And oh yeah I drank half of the beer, sweet deal huh?
Retirement is easy, but You really have to work at it.