Hi Don - nice story about resurrecting a dead drill. I am curious, though, about your habit of rooting around in dumpsters. What's the coolest thing you ever found? I personally like to pick up interesting things I see when taking walks, but always remember my mother once saying "Don't pick up that comb, you don't know what disease that person had!"
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