a productive evening
I just needed to tell someone about the great evening I had as I scored a good deal on wood from a posting on the internet.
A lady was advertising 1" thick, 8,10 and 12 foot length, 4-12" wide oak, cherry and birch rough cut. I went up to take a look at it and found out her story....has to move, wants to get rid of it as soon as she can and is happy to make a deal. Her husband on the other hand wanted to chat and explain to my father in law and myself everything there is to know about woodworking. Thankfully he had to go take a phone call so I could deal with the wife. Turns out he also had a bunch of hand and power tools for sale as well. This was sort of like a kid in a candy store.....I bought five boards of oak that were 10ft long and 10 inches wide for $55. Also picked up some nice hand chisels and two boxes of screws and nails that probably would cost in the neighbourhood of several hundred dollars for another $15! I went home and grabbed the truck and promptly came back. Again I got the wife and asked for kicks "how much for the rest of the pile?" she said give me an offer - I blurted out $150 and she said yes! I couldn't get it all into the truck fast enough. Mind you I did have to get back to the bank for another withdrawl but I now have in the neighbourhood of 300 bd ft of wood. More than enough to make my daughters bunk beds this fall.
Of course my wife was happy for me but some people just don't get how exciting this can be for a guy.
Anyways, just wanted to share.