I'm Baaaaack! 13 hours of road time. Yes, it was 4 AM when I made breakfast, but what the heck...no one had supper ready for me? See if I share my new Chubby with you!
Ohhh, What a wonderful trip. My buddy John did the driving, I just laid back & wailed the pain drugs to me LOL. We had fun.... First stop, 120 miles south, a green Jotul 507. All's good, except the three top heat guards need replacing. The top is discolored some, but hinges are real tight, and shaker grates & pinion are perfect. We got the that certain point, that point after the worlds blackest coffee that his wife made, & I said "OK, make me an offer... Oh hey! It's me that's supposed to make YOU an offer." I offered $125, he accepted $130. It came with a bag of Blaschak. Right now you're probably thinking that was the best deal of the day. HA! The third stove we bought was the best deal, but I digress. The second stop was another 25 miles south. Another green 507. In some respects better, in others not, but this guy was tighter with his money. We settled on $270. It too needs work. It came with three bags of coal. I'm sure both will soak up a couple hundred in parts before they're ready to fire. Next stop... John bought a 300CC Kawasaki motorcycle. Asking $400, talked them silly and they caved at $200. While there, in the back of the garage an antique generator. A rope start Briggs engine, belt driving a 1,000 watt generator that look just like a 2 HP electric motor....$30. Off to Portland central just to look at a Chubby. I'd never seen one, now I have one! They were asking $300. It's in beautiful shape, even has the electric blower. It's bigger than I thought! We didn't express much interest, but neither had anyone else, and the wife needed it gone! They forced it down my throat by lubing it with a bag of coal and a price of..... I can't say... I gotta sell it and pay for my trip! Anyone need a nice Chubby? Saw an ad for an oil fired Super Store hot water heater. It was getting late & it was too far south. We could almost see the White House from where we were, but I did call the guy...he's going to be coming north in May & will bring it then for $150 if it doesn't sell before for $250. Ohhh, what a good day. One more stop! A guy with a rusty crusty bunch of stoves. One was a King of Heat. He wanted way too much and wouldn't budge a dime. I think he will own them for a lonnnng time. *phew!* Alrighty, let's call it a day.