Monthly Archives: December 2006

Reveal Your Blog Crush – One Day Late

Per usual, I find out about the “Reveal Your Blog Crush” meme one day late, but I am going to post it today anywhoo…
In no particular order:
plasticbag.org – Tom is smart, funny, and sharp. Tom would also qualify as my top “Hot Brain“.
little.yellow.different – Most of Ernie’s blog posts make me snort whatever liquid I am drinking out of my nose as I hee haw in laughter.
Ben Hammersley – gorgeous photos, great layout, love it.
Mirabilis.ca – I love the mix of archaeology, historical finds and notes, and brainy trivia. Great blog.
[daily dose of imagery] – My favorite photoblog.
JDD – for his mix of photography and software blogging.
Metafilter – How can you not have a crush on the big blue? At times infuriating, at times baffling, at times extraordinary, but never boring.

The Scrap Metal Guys Take the Forklift

The Scrap Metal Guys Take the Forklift

Yesterday, a scrap metal collector was touring the neighborhood in front of the trash truck to see if there were any good pickings on the curb. My brother saw him cruising in his truck and Joe went out and got him before the metal guy left the track.
Joe has been collecting, holding, or storing broken construction and auto equipment for friends or himself telling himself that he will repair them and use them. The full auto jack from 2000, still in the garage. The Steinbock mini-forklift (above) from his friend’s shop, in the backyard. Etc., etc., etc.
Joe showed the scrap metal guy the forklift and the jack and the fellow said, “Caro….” in a sweet drawn out voice. He announced to my brother that he would be back at 7am on Saturday with a bigger truck for the various bits of equipment.
The photo above was taken about 10:30am this morning after much effort on the part of my brother, the metal collector and his friends/colleagues, to get the forklift in the bed of the truck. They were heaving and ho-ing using chains, leverage, and brute force, but the extra heavy little forklift was being quite recalcitrant.
The scrap metal collector was smiling through out the whole operation and so was my brother, Joe.