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We have all had the experience at one time or another.  We stumble on the deal of a lifetime on something we never thought we could afford.  

I was driving on a two lane state road in rural Alabama about 5vyears ago.  I came upon a falling down old junk store.  But along the roadside were brand new 7000 watt Honda generators.  The old timer explained that a semi had overturned on the curve I had just come around, and he bought up the load for next to nothing.   I picked one out and paid $299.00.

 
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As a dumpster diver I sometimes have the experience of grabbing something because it just looks so useful even if I don't have any immediate plans for it.  Two of these things proved immensely useful years later.....one a big, stout net, such as is used at a golf or baseball range to catch foul balls, and the other a rubberized truck tarp.  The net has been useful for many years as a quick cover for poultry pens, and the tarp as a quick rain shelter for poultry, rigged up between trees for a quick tent to store tools and materials in, or cut pieces to throw over outdoor equipment like generator in wet weather.  
 
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Hi Alder

Free is always good.
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