Sunday, July 03, 2011

How we roll

The north-eastern side of the lower peninsula of the great state of Michigan is gorgeous, amazing and sometimes charmingly peculiar. Of course much of the gorgeousness comes from the physical beauty of the sky, sand, and glorious lake. For example, here:

From July 4th 2011
From July 4th 2011

The charming idiosyncrasies mostly involve goods at the side of the road. You will be hard pressed to drive our way and not find a garage sale. One weekend in June, the area has a 200 mile garage sale. Everyone has stuff out. It's kind of odd; charming but odd.

The benefit of this peculiarity is the ability of rid ourselves of items that are no longer useful, have no value at home, we have no ability to transport and we have nowhere to dispose of it. For example, this storage unit.

From Cabinet
From Cabinet

It may look handy but it's kind of gross. It came with the cottage and I could never really get it clean. The wood was rough and for me, that's like fingernails down chalkboard. So out to the side of the road it went. Paul set his timer. 90 minutes, it was GONE. Problem solved. And it was replaced with a cool, nicely built storage unit. No rough wood for me.

If you drive up this way and you see stuff sitting at the side of the road, take it. It's yours. Unless it has a price on it. Then pay for it.

And should you be inclined to pop in for a visit, you will find us here:
From July 4th 2011

Cheers from just east of the equator.
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