Today I was sent on a mission. I have been keeping up with several of my friends that were affected badly by the storms and while I was talking to my friend Mike he asked me to help him with something. Now, Mike is the guy who takes us rock climbing. And zip-lining. And caving. And all that other outdoors stuff we find ourselves getting into. He is a survivalist at heart. Most Friday’s you find him packing him and his family for a weekend camping trip. If anyone could survive all of this, it would be him.
So, when I talked to him and he asked me to see if I could find any store that had a generator I had to chuckle. The one guy I know that can make fire from only the things he finds in nature wants a generator. The other thing is this…he asked ME to find a generator. Ummm, is there a consumer buying guide? Because when I finally found the one store within a hundred miles and they started telling me all this stuff I had NO idea what I was hearing. I finally just said give me the price and hold it for Mike till he can get there.
I thought that the one thing that he asked if I could do for him was going to be impossible, but I did it after all. And, just for the record, if you or anyone you know is looking for a generator, don’t start at the big chain store, check the hometown hardware and smaller stores. Home Depot and Lowe’s both laughed at me when I call the stores in Dalton and let me know that they were out and all the stores within a 100 mile radius were out. I finally found one at Tractor Supply here in Hicktown, imagine that.