You Paid What?

March 21, 2012

10 ft of kitchen counter – $15.00

2×4’s – $0.00

Screws, glue, and stuff – about $3 bucks

Spending time with Dad and building the desk he always wanted – Priceless!

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My Dad has wanted a desk that spanned the full width of his office for years. He’s always balked at the idea of spending $100 to $135 for a 10ft section of Kitchen counter. But I’m always on the hunt for deals. Yesterday I was at Home Depot on an unrelated pleasure trip, and I decided to check the counter tops. I noticed one that was a little beat up and asked the girl working the aisle about it. She frowned and said “That should have been thrown away.” I Said “Hell, If your throwing it away, I’ll take it.” She went off to find her manager. Long story short, I paid $15 for a counter that had a crack on both ends. I only needed 9ft so I cut 6 inches from each end and it was perfect!

Dad's New Desk

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I love tools. I love gadgets, dohickies, thingamabobs, and watzamajigers. 2x4s, drywall, concrete, tiles, and all the building supplies. I love power tools, the screw guns and nail guns, miter saws and table saws. Hammers, screwdrivers, tool bags and tool belts too. I walk the aisles…”Got it.”  “Got it.” “Got it.” “Need it.”… “Want it!”

I can’t explain it. It’s in the DNA. I have to build. I have to fix. I have to create.

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