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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Knowing that one guy



A friend of mine is pretty busy and sometimes hard to get in touch with. However, it's totally worth the effort.

In an evening's sort conversation:

He is going to weld one of my broken tools.
Fix the gasoline engine of a small generator I acquired.
We shared some information about good deals on solar electric batteries.
The guy may know someone who would like to buy my van.
He's going to set me up with some local maple syrup.
My buddy educated me on different boat trailer brake systems and gave me a link for inexpensive parts.

Of course, this is the guy who's house I wired and set up for off-grid operations, so it all comes around. Also may help him move a large propane generator he acquired.

Good to have friends.

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. Good friends are few; treasure him.

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    1. Indeed. Also nice to have friends that are 20 years younger than me.

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  2. The more you share, the more comes back. I just swapped some excess lemons for a few leather straps I need for a project. All with good friends and warm smiles too.

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  3. How many batteries (amps) do you plan on buying?

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  4. Saw a comment yesterday that fits what is going on here.

    In the rurals, good neighbors lose track of who owes the other more because of what they've already helped them out with. In short, helping out others only brings about similar behavior for the giver.

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    1. Barter is keeping track. The gift economy is when you don't and it doesn't matter as everyone is in on it. If you don't give, however, eventually people catch on and your help dries up.

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  5. I have such a neighbor and am most thankful for him.

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  6. I know that guy. Good people. In many ways leaps and bound ahead of most of us in my generation.

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    1. He knows more old timey skills than anyone who isn't 80 years old and is willing to share.

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