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Nope. It's a holiday. Maybe working Saturday and/or Sunday, though 9 21.43%
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So, Who Is Working Monday The 25th?

 
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:53 PM   #61
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You needed a salesman to get you that job?
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Old 12-25-2017, 01:02 PM   #62
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You needed a salesman to get you that job?
It's on the NE corner of a 4 way intersection. Owners of corner market buying up all the properties on all 4 corners as far in each direction to control growth and eventually put in their own markets.

Smart immigrants.

Meanwhile we have homes to build too.
A new year starting, and I'm off on a 100% new tack.

Where this is, 110 years ago was an actual village called Oakwood. First a tornado, then a fire swept through the town, destroying 85% of the housing & business stock. It had been a thriving lumber mill & foundry town until then.
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Some of them older houses are pretty cool with their wood work and all. This looks to need just a little fixing up.

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It's on the NE corner of a 4 way intersection. Owners of corner market buying up all the properties on all 4 corners as far in each direction to control growth and eventually put in their own markets.

Smart immigrants.

Meanwhile we have homes to build too.
A new year starting, and I'm off on a 100% new tack.

Where this is, 110 years ago was an actual village called Oakwood. First a tornado, then a fire swept through the town, destroying 85% of the housing & business stock. It had been a thriving lumber mill & foundry town until then.
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http://clarkstonnews.com/a-village-f...-1896-cyclone/

On the afternoon of May 25, 1896, the area weather reports included some strong winds during the day, but nothing unusual for late spring in northern Oakland County.
However, as evening approached and area farmers returned home from their day in the fields, the placid countryside turned deadly.
A cyclone ripped through northern Oakland County, starting near the west line of Groveland Township and the north edge of Holly Township and moving across Brandon, Oxford and Dryden townships to the east line in Lapeer County, a total of about 25 miles. The path of the cyclone started out at about 16 feet wide and ranged to about three-fourths of a mile, according to newspaper accounts.
The F-5 cyclone missed Ortonville, but gutted the villages of Oakwood and Thomas near the Brandon- Oxford townships border.
Jerry Griffen, president of the North East Oakland Historical Society in Oxford, provided a few unique photos of the village of Oakwood near the intersection of Oakwood and Baldwin roads, prior to the cyclone of 1896.
‘Much of the history of the village of Oakwood is still unknown,? said Griffin. ‘We also don’t have much history on the Oakwood Iron Foundry or the Oakwood Elevator. We assume those businesses were also destroyed in the storm.?
One of the homes from the Oakwood subdivision is still standing today.
A committee, reporting back to then Michigan Gov. John T. Rich, visited the tornado area and interviewed about 190 individuals, beginning on June 5, 1896. The report filed two weeks later on June 19, 1896, tallied losses of about $162,560, which included 61 homes, and 18,047 fruit trees. Deaths were reported at 38, with 61 injured. There was no report of the foundry or elevator.
A local newspaper reported fires starting in the wrecked houses, due to the wood burning kitchen stoves as residents were preparing the evening meal. All roads were blocked, with fallen trees hindering doctors from Clarkston, Flint, Pontiac, Holly, Ortonville, Oxford and other towns to arrive. Other reports included vandalism and looting in the tornado area and law enforcement needed to patrol the area.
National Weather Service Historian Jim Shurler says that an account of the storm in the National Weather Service records includes an extensive survey of the damage.
Shurler said that 110 years ago, factors contributing to the widespread destruction from the storm included more farms in the area and thus fewer trees to impede the progress of a tornado. Also, the construction of homes has improved during the last century.
‘It’s hard to say the impact a storm like that of 1896 would have on a house today, but even a well constructed home would not have a chance in 300 mph winds. Compare the deaths today in a mobile home area. Construction is everything.?
The most deadly Michigan tornado was the F-5 Beecher Tornado in the northern Flint area. On June 8, 1953, 116 were killed.
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"On the southeast corner, the Oakwood Market, a convenience store, still stands. This single sign and lone building are the only remnants of what was once a bustling farm town."
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I wasn't planning on working today, but I got a call from a desperate landlord this morning. Tenant called and said they had no lights. I explain my rates, and got the go-ahead. So I trudge out in the war wagon.

I arrive and............. it's not 'no lights'. It's 'the light over the kitchen sink doesn't work'.

A single-pole switch and 2 minutes later, I'm headed home, having missed dinner with family.

Oh well, I'm going to be well-paid for it.
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"On the southeast corner, the Oakwood Market, a convenience store, still stands. This single sign and lone building are the only remnants of what was once a bustling farm town."
One can only imagine how terrifying that was, especially since in those days the only warning was what your eyes and ears provided.
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Just down the road from me is the tourist zone of Waikiki and it is alive with workers to keep the tourist happy. My wifey is working in that mess. Trying to keep them happy. She is a pro at it and knows who are the good folks and who are the nasty ones..
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Where this is, 110 years ago was an actual village called Oakwood.
Quite a backstory.

Nevertheless, I'd be depressed walking into a job like that. Had too many of them over the last couple of years.
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Know what's said about tornados and south dakota cowgirls don't you?

They both end up in mobile home parks.

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I did. Not the usual work at the showroom but was working about 6 hours on new plans and new goals. Gotta present them and discuss them with the rest of the crew. It actually feels that I never stop working.
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I hung the lights I gave my Father for Christmas in his shed.

Does that count?
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No, that's just hanging Christmas lights.
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They were shop lights.
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I hate when you have to explain a joke.
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Quite a backstory.

Nevertheless, I'd be depressed walking into a job like that. Had too many of them over the last couple of years.
I have had jobs like that. This one hasn't been a rental - just somebody growing old and the usual hackery that family did along the way.

It will be good.
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Looks like I have today off as well. Roads are covered in ice, job is in the hills. I do have a big stack of plans to go over today though.
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Back at it today...had to dust off the winter clothes. High of 16 today I think. Thank goodness no wind.


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I'm supposed to be back at it. No excuses, I'm just feeling lazy. I'll get in a full day, but probably not start till noon.

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No work today. Memorial service, walk the dog with the kids, dump run, wait for my plumber to come by so we can get some air out of a couple of loops in the radiant heat zone.

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