Things you see out walking the dog

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  1. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Friend of Leo's

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    There was a household sale going on down the street. The owner, a very elderly gentlemen, is in assisted living and a company has been cleaning out his house for many weeks. This was parked in the driveway as I walked past.

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    My wife did go in the house looking for some shelves for her classroom. Not surprisingly, the house was still full of stuff even after the clean out. I guess they were packrats / hoarders.
     
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    Dead bodies..
    On cop shows, it's always a dog walker that discovers the murder victim. Makes you wonder about dog walkers..
     
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    Uh you are in Rochester. What's so odd about a snowblower for sale? Antique? I just sold a house in Webster about 8 months ago. Believe me I know about your snow.
     
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    is that an old school snow blower? it reminds me of a Gravely lawn tractor. you should buy it and make something cool out of it.
     
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    Already got the snowblower area covered.
    Was just a cool looking piece. And looked to be in great condition.

    Didn't you just move from California to Georgia? How does Webster play into that?
     
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    I am guessing it has traction issues among other design flaws.

    It would make a good lawn ornament.
    Mail box stand.
    Vine trellis...

    THIS is a snow blower...

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    My buddy Bill messed up his foot pretty bad, with a snowblower a lot like that. I don't care to fool with such things.

    Although.

    Bill couldn't ride his Norton that summer, consequently, and it got garaged at my house - I'm not sure that Norton was a whole lot safer. At least not with me operating it.
     
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    Imagine having a house and not living in it.
     
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    Reminds me of my grandfather's David Bradley walk behind garden tractor, I used to see as a kid. Just like these:

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    Thank you.
    I was wondering what it was.
    I actually thought it was some kind of implement for ripping up a lawn or something.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: What???? I'd be all over that blower like a spider monkey! :D
     
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    Probably still works well, don’t make em like they used to

    That thing is freakin cool!
     
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    Where I live, such sales are called garage sales. I saw an announcement of one not that long ago walking my dog. I misread the sign as “Garbage Sale” and walked two blocks out of my way to see what was out. My misreading described what was set out in the driveway to a “T”. And half of it was at the curb for pickup on Sunday night.
     
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    I used to think it was pretty awesome. His had a lot more patina on it, but he had all the attachments. Plow, cultivator, mower, tiller, it would do about everything. Good to see people are restoring them to original condition.
     
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    When I was a kid, you would see those Bradleys, and another similar brand (may have been related in the evolution of brands, and I cant recall at the moment what they were) they were everywhere. Any serious gardner had one.
    I distinctly remember a garden plot with a line of those walk behind tractors along one side like a parts boneyard. And thats even more impressive knowing that the things lasted decades.
     
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    In 2008 my brother and I bought a new home in Webster for our Mom. A couple years later I bought him and Mom out. That way she divested herself of real property. She continued to live close to our sister in Rottenchester until she had to move to an assisted living facility. In a quick exchange I rented it out to a faithful paying Granny. She later purchased the home on a long term seller held agreement. When she could no longer live in the home at the end of last year she moved out and the home went up for sale. The Granny and I split the sale profit at a pre-described percentage. In almost 13 years that house gained a certain amount of equity. In comparison my house in Huntington Beach, California gained that much equity every 6 months for 8 years. I sold that house to rid myself of taxes and ties to upstate NY. My family and myself are still on wonderful terms.
     
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    ... or you could just fire it up and chase the cat around the yard.
     
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    *We have a few too many "free rangers" here so humor me...

    They hate when I do that. They dont care much for the leaf vac/chipper/shredder routine either.

    Sorry for the joke cat lovers.... (Not sorry) :)
     
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    Nice mental image!
     
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    Perhaps the leaf blower would be safer ...

    I'm a bigtime cat lover, but they can be annoying (doubtless they think the same of us).
     
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