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  1. tonyb replied to the thread Chores That You Really Hate(d).

    You know those occasional news accounts of a house or apartment that hadn't been entered in decades and is something of a time capsule?...

    May 21, 2018 at 4:43 PM
  2. tonyb liked LizzieMaine's post in the thread Old gas stations.

    [IMG] The definitive trade publication for the industry. We had a subscription, and I used to read it at the supper table when I was...

    May 20, 2018 at 11:39 PM
  3. tonyb liked 1mach1's post in the thread Chores That You Really Hate(d).

    Crawling in the crawl space that my Dad was too big to navigate. Upon doing so, I really wished I hadn't watched those Twilight Zone...

    May 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  4. tonyb replied to the thread The End of the Collector Mindset.

    If there were one word to characterize my early years, it would be "instability." My father died when I was four months old. My mother...

    May 19, 2018 at 5:46 PM
  5. tonyb liked KY Gentleman's post in the thread The End of the Collector Mindset.

    Last year my wife and I decided to retire to South Carolina and live near the beach. That entailed our downsizing a huge amount of our...

    May 19, 2018 at 5:10 PM
  6. tonyb replied to the thread Chores That You Really Hate(d).

    I hit the supermarket probably five times per week on average. The lovely missus often has specific requests for her dinner (I do the...

    May 19, 2018 at 4:31 PM
  7. tonyb liked 1mach1's post in the thread Chores That You Really Hate(d).

    Snow shoveling is a list topper for sure, along side scraping and painting anything.

    May 19, 2018 at 5:37 AM
  8. tonyb liked LizzieMaine's post in the thread Chores That You Really Hate(d).

    Snow shoveling will eventually kill me. I don't own a snow blower, since I have nowhere to put one, so I do it with a shovel and hope I...

    May 19, 2018 at 4:42 AM
  9. tonyb replied to the thread Chores That You Really Hate(d).

    The last of the Old Man's money-losing enterprises (wouldn't wish to break such a long and storied streak) was a snow-removal business...

    May 19, 2018 at 4:37 AM
  10. tonyb replied to the thread The End of the Collector Mindset.

    Pretty much my angle on it. I don't buy stuff with an eye toward selling it. If its monetary value does appreciate, well, okay, that's...

    May 19, 2018 at 2:41 AM
  11. tonyb liked scottyrocks's post in the thread The End of the Collector Mindset.

    I've been thinking about the word 'collection.' I have never purchased anything with intent of 'collecting' it, or it being a part of a...

    May 19, 2018 at 2:17 AM
  12. tonyb replied to the thread Tourist cabins, auto and motor courts.

    Been my go-to for decades, mostly cuz it's on the bottom shelf at the supermarket. I can get months out of single can. Doesn't take much.

    May 19, 2018 at 1:34 AM
  13. tonyb replied to the thread Tourist cabins, auto and motor courts.

    Just so you'd now that's its reason for being, eh? Good they got signs for this sorta thing.

    May 19, 2018 at 12:14 AM
  14. tonyb liked LizzieMaine's post in the thread Tourist cabins, auto and motor courts.

    I ate supper at Moody's Diner Monday night. Pastrami and swiss on rye and an orange soda. The place is pretty much unchanged by the...

    May 19, 2018 at 12:12 AM
  15. tonyb liked scottyrocks's post in the thread The End of the Collector Mindset.

    And the other way around, as well.

    May 18, 2018 at 11:39 PM