Friday, September 14, 2007


So, today I bought some walnut from Bob Hollister

Bob, a self-proclaimed "busy old guy", owns a lumber yard south of me where I purchased enough lumber to finish the back of a floor-to-ceiling bookcase I'm working on. Bob sells walnut, cherry, white & red oak, poplar, sassafras, and maple, all for $1-$4 a board foot. It was well worth the 45 minute drive.

While Bob's nephew helped load my walnut and tie it off with rope, Bob was busy moving tons of gravel with his front end loader. As nephew tried unsuccessfully to cut through the rope with his apparently dull pocket knife, Bob took the time to drive his heavy machinery over to us and offer "You wanna borrow a knife with a BLADE in it?"

One thing's for sure: Busy old guys crack me up.