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Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Shockingly - there are places that will rent them to you.

Even more shockingly, folks who don't regularly deal with hay and don't just happen to have one in their basement probably don't know they exist, and won't think to rent them.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest (he/him)
Even more shockingly, folks who don't regularly deal with hay and don't just happen to have one in their basement probably don't know they exist, and won't think to rent them.
But the people selling you the shingles probably do know. And if they don’t mentiin it, you may be buying from people with stunted senses of customer service.
 

Hobbies

Time-wise:
1) Video games
2) Reading
3) RPGs (online, two games a week)
4) Training with/collecting/related activities with battle-ready medieval weapons, to include a longbow
5) Shooting/firearms activities.

Money-wise
1) Shooting/firearms activities.
2) Training with/collecting/related activities with battle-ready medieval weapons, to include a longbow
3) Video Games
4) Reading
5) RPGs

So if I dropped gaming, which I nearly did earlier this year, it would free up some time (back then my single game night was endangered) but very little money.
 

payn

Legend
But the people selling you the shingles probably do know. And if they don’t mentiin it, you may be buying from people with stunted senses of customer service.
Or you are in a metropolitan area and the 18 year old kid at the counter doesn't care as they sell you your shingles.
 

And shingle bundles weigh 80 lbs each, and each one has to be hauled up that ladder...
Just had the roof redone last year. The shingles went up on a loader, not via ladder. The workmen went up on ladder, then used their loader (an off-road forklift-based one) to lift the packs to the workers waistline level while standing near the roof edge.
 

payn

Legend
Just had the roof redone last year. The shingles went up on a loader, not via ladder. The workmen went up on ladder, then used their loader (an off-road forklift-based one) to lift the packs to the workers waistline level while standing near the roof edge.
Fancy, I've not had that luxury in my roofing escapades.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Just had the roof redone last year. The shingles went up on a loader, not via ladder.

My neighbor got his roof redone just a day after I posted. The shingles went up on the backs of the crew doing the job. There is nowhere next to the building to put a loader.

And, John Q who is going a bit of repair on his own home (where this discussion started) is probably not going to have a loader sitting around in his garage.
 


My neighbor got his roof redone just a day after I posted. The shingles went up on the backs of the crew doing the job. There is nowhere next to the building to put a loader.

And, John Q who is going a bit of repair on his own home (where this discussion started) is probably not going to have a loader sitting around in his garage.
Readily rentable, at least 'round here.
Home improvement/repair is a common enough hobby...
And I live near a farming town... A lot of hardware is rentable... neighboring towns have heavy equipment rentals... Just have to find your own operator. (And that's the real issue.)

Enough will do their own work that there's a market.
 



Retreater

Legend
The way people talk about it and the efforts people go through to get it, Pappy Van Winkle practically is a hobby on its own.
I've seen an empty bottle of Pappy once. My father-in-law proudly displays it in his cabin. I asked him how he liked it, and he told me that he had only purchased the empty bottle. :D
Even for those of us living in Bourbon Country doesn't make it easy to come by.
 

One of my coworkers actually has a couple bottles (with the bourbon in them, no less). I like whiskey plenty (the boulevardier is perhaps my favorite cocktail), but the money and effort it takes to secure a bottle is just too much for me.

I've seen an empty bottle of Pappy once. My father-in-law proudly displays it in his cabin. I asked him how he liked it, and he told me that he had only purchased the empty bottle. :D
Even for those of us living in Bourbon Country doesn't make it easy to come by.
 
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PA liquor laws are so annoying. Though their arcane shipping in from out of state rules have loosened a little in recent years, there are so many great liquors that you just can't get here.

Some people prefer the thrill of the chase, I prefer drinking bourbon. Even something like Blanton's is too much of a hassle to come by in PA.
 


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