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  1. Glenn carefully drove my '05 into his shop Friday morning to replace a broken front driver's spring. Unfortunately my short trip plus Glenn's resulted in the spring cutting a bit rut around the inside tire wall. So now I need a new tire also. Poop !!
  2. I hope everybody can come out to my tool/garage sale on Saturday morning. There's an entire 8' table full of items for only $1. Items like 2 x sawhorse brackets or a new 2pc tire gauge set. I've got a 6' table full of items priced from $2 to $5. Items like new 5l gas can, new 30w soldering iron or 12v spotlight. Plus another 6' table and another 8' table, both full of items. There are also lots of items suitable to flood display. How about abnew PowerFist fluid extractor for $20, a 4 wheel/tire dolly for $10, a full set of Chaftsman sockets for $40. The most expensive item might be the CampbelHausfeld framing + brad nailer kit or the Craftsman miter stand. Both are brand new in boxes and both will sell for well under $100 each. Several items are bundled, like 120 rivets with the pop rivet tool, or a quantity of various shrink tubing with the heat gun. I started totalling up the number of items for sale, but quit counting at 150. Everything is inside, so bad weather isn't an issue. You'll recognize my house two ways...... there's a comFree realty sign with an 'I SOLD' sticker on it in the front yard, plus my red Smart car will be nuzzled up to one of the garage doors. And of course you'll notice the huge traffic jam from the hundreds clambering for an early look at what's for sale. I hope to see lots of Smarties at Saturday's sale. Remember preview is between 8 & 9, with the sale at 9:00AM sharp. Have a safe drive everyone.
  3. I found a lot of other items going thru my basement...... Dremel tool kit with extra fittings kit (both new), hole saw kit (new), plumber's auger (new), laser level with tripod (new), socket/tool kit (new), 4' bubble level, B&D jig saw with 14 blades, pop rivet tool + rivet kit (new), snap pliers kit + 225 assort. rings (new), grip-tite super socket set (new), B&D versapack drill, micro torch (new), cable ties-approx. 1,000 assort. (new), leather tool pouch & belt (new), auto wirestripper (new) assorted nails, screws, nuts & bolts, 500+ cotter pins (all in packages), elect. pencil engraver, 3pc vice grip set (new), Weslock deadbolt (new), Prestone 3/4" flush&fill kit (new), 3 hand floats (new), qty of steelwool, hand tools, fish wire, 12" polysquare, carpenter's ruler, hand stapler (new), sink wrench, glue gun + hot glue kit (new), 30w soldering iron (new), sawhorse brackets (new), 4 wheel/tire strand on wheels, 6'x2' pegboard stand, assorted garden tools, 7' ext window squeegee and the list goes on and on. I can't remember everything that's there. Space is at a premium, and I've got 900 sq ft of it !!! Habitat 4 Humanity is picking up on Thursday afternoon. They're taking wood, building materials from my recent reno, old kitchen counter, light fixtures, taps, doors, entry sets & locks, garage door openers, hand railing, copper pipe, etc. and when they leave, I'll have more room to spread out the tools, and an extra table to do it on. There are lots of things that aren't on these two lists. These are just the highlighted items. Ya know, I'm looking at these two lists and I'm thinking to myself..... Bill, you need some serious help with your acquisition phobia. Or maybe just get off your butt and finish the projects you bought the tools to complete. Either way, I'm semi-cured because there's no room in the condo I'm moving into to collect any 'don't really need' stuff. So look at these two lists and you'll find something you need.... or want.... or just gotta have. Do some price comparison homework on-line at CT, Princess Auto, HomeDepot, etc to find out what new items are selling for. You'll be surprised at the selling prices of all my "new" stuff when you see them. There's no doubt enough itemd being offered to get everybody off their a.... hands to come have a look and shop. So bring a friend, a neighbor, your spouse and/or relatives, your boss, your staff.... anyone that might be interested. Maybe a friend's birthday, maybe a spouse's Xmas present, maybe a hint to your husband of that project you want done. Dont know what'll happen if 2 or more people want any particular item?? Remember, it's NOT an auction. Maybe a fist fight? Best falls 2 out of 3? Flip a coin? Rock, paper, scissors? Maybe it's who'll offer more? We'll see. If I wanted to buy anything listed here, I'd sure be here on Saturday morning before 9:00. And I will.... but I won't....?? If anyone sees my buying anything, use the bungee cords to tie me up and call 'tool collector's anonymous'.... please !! Oh, and bring your own coffee. I sold both my coffee makers at my first yard sale a couple of weeks ago. ((btw... I take milk, no sugar. Just in case.... you know)) SEE Y'ALL ON SATURDAY MORNING !!!
  4. Saturday June 17th starting at 9:00AM. Tools, garage stuff, carpenter stuff, contractor stuff, handyman stuff, etc, etc. I started to set out items that I want to sell off to downsize to a condo, and I can't believe the stuff !! Set up a sheet of 4x8 particleboard on sawhorses, but it's full to overflowing. So... set up a second 4x8 sheet, and filled it up too. A couple of folding tables and lots of floor space in my garage will handle the rest. Things like.... 8 gal. compressor, pipe threader kit, Stanley socket set, 8 paded metal sawhorses (4 just now used to hold up particleboard, 4 still new), 2 x 4x8 sheets particleboard, 16" hedge trimmer, Jepson 10" miter saw + 3 blades, Craftsman miter saw stand and 2 Mastercraft outboard rollers (all new), 2 & 4 ton floor jacks + 12v jack (new), 3 sets of jumper cables, 4 platform dollies (new), 7.3l fluid extractor (new), assorted funnels, 2 workmate benches (new), 40 piece impact socket set (new), 500w halogen I/O light (new), 100/15/2 amp starter/charger (new), battery load tester (new), framing & brad air nailers (new), heat gun (new), Mastercraft cordless screwdriver kit (new), HD outdoor timer (new), impact wrench/ratchet/hammer (new), 16 assorted bungee cords, various lawn edgers, 5l gas can (new), gardening tools, 8l pump sprayer (new), deck sprayer, 9" calking gun (new), 5 rolls burlap & fabric shrub wrap, small ceramic heater (1500w) and the list goes on and on. Tonight I'm going down to the basement workshop to find a host of smaller treasures. I think there'll be far too many to list, so don't look for a rundown of the basement goodies. Please note that when I say 'new', I mean NEW in a box and unused. You might be thinking I'm nuts having so many new tools, but some were from my parent's estate and others from my brother's estate. Others were from projects that I planned but never got started (check the dictionary under 'procrastinators'..... my picture). Everything's in my garage, so weather' not an issue. Address..... 3927 Southwinds Drive, London, Ontario N6P1E6 You'll know the house as there's a comFree realty sign out front with a SOLD sticker across it. If you know anyone in the trades or friends that might be interested, bring them along. The more, the merrier. Plan to come a little early to have a look at everything. It's NOT an auction, but there may be several people interested in some items. Pricing may surprise everyone. I don't want anything left after Saturday. Remember, I'm moving to a small condo. Glenn can attest to my pricing..... he got a new Trivial Pursuit-Beatles game + a new Smart t-shirt for $5 last weekend. Remember.... Saturday@ 9:00 sharp. Come earlier to have a look around. This is going to be awesome !!! PM me if you have any questions.
  5. Well that failed miserably. Maybe not enough lead time? Ron & Dot got 2 lawn chairs with pads for $10 and Glenn got a Beatles trivia game (brand new) and a Smart t-shirt for $5. No one else came. None of the art generated any interest. Maybe one's own valuable and valued possessions actually are thought of as other people's junk. Any local Smarties out there having any interest can PM me. I'm home all weekend. Mounted posters, framed prints, one original, 2 drawer metal file cabinet $10., some FisherPrice, dual aquarium, etc, etc. I want these things to benefit and be enjoyed by local Smart owners, if possible. I'd like to do something for all the folks that have come out and shared friendship and good times over the years. Send me a message.
  6. I've set up this year's annual participation in Steve Plunkett's weekly Charity Cruz'In night for Thursday August 03rd. Once again I requested and received confirmation that the Smart cars can once again ring the pond in the 'featured car' area. Same as last year, with vehicle entry by donation. Smarties must be generous because they keep having us back. I look forward to a big turnout. Maybe an opportunity to provide a hint of any Canada150 parade decorations you're planning. No suign-up needed, as there's ample room to display as many Smart cars as can come. Further info to follow.
  7. I received official confirmation of our participation in this year's parade. Theme for parade is Canada150 (naturally), so they're looking for as much red & white as possible. Think about it. Be creative. More info as it becomes available.
  8. I'm moving, and have a small painting (oil), some mounted posters, needle work, several glass frames and vinyl album mounts. I've made 10 trips to charity donation sites today, but couldn't bring myself to pitch 4 Loblaws bins full of this stuff. I'm home at 4:00PM on Wednesday June 07th for viewing and taking. The real action starts at 4:00 on the dot. Prices will be very, Very, VERY reasonable. I'll be sitting ourt front, sipping on something. There's a comFree realty sign with a SOLD sticker on it on the lawn. Address..... 3927 Southwinds Drive in Lambeth. Offer good ONLY to bonified Smart Car Club members (I'll check). That's why I've posted here and not under some 'for sale' topic. See y'all tomorrow.
  9. I had the problem on my '05. MB wanted to replace it. I took it home and cleaned it. An hour later I brought it back to the dealer. They were quite impressed. They re-installed it and it's still OK after running almost 50Km more.
  10. If they build it, I will come....... to have a look at it, l mean.
  11. I replaced original battery in my '06 Canada1 a few years back, but still have it. Anal, maybe? My '05 had snow tires swapped out today bu Glenn, and a re-installation of the map. It appeared a while ago that the remapping was causing E-test failures, so Glenn removed it from my '05 for the test. Testing was required for my '06, not my '05. How's that for stupid? My stupid!! Can I blame it on age? Anywho, the '06 passed with no problems, once the government's system was changed (see other references). Sure did miss the remap on my '05. Truely gutless without it, once you've become used to it.
  12. Me three !!
  13. Sorry I'll have to miss this one. It's one of my all time favourite spots too. Recent dental extractions along with a mouth full of stitches makes eating an adventure and a humbling experience. Although, I wonder if Louie's would make me a panzoritti smoothie? Hell, even talking ain't goin' so well. At least all the stitches come out next week.
  14. I guess it's never too early. I just got an e-mail from this year's co-ordinator of the Lambeth Harvestfest parade, asking if the Smart car group was once again interested in taking part. I responded that we'd be there, as in years past. Plan on Saturday, September 09th if you can. I think we've become the main candy supplier to all of Lambeth
  15. 80,000 ahead of me