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3 holes under 9 seconds?
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deadcarp    Posted 01-12-2004 at 12:22:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
last weekend they held a power ice auger contest at breezy point, top prize went to some big swede with a chainsaw-powered auger and jessica said it was quite a sight. there he stands, one hand on the running auger and the whistle blows. he pokes a throttle, then all you could see was watersouts getting thrown into the air, you hear 3 healthy burps from the motor and in like 8 1/2 seconds there he stood, soaking wet, and there were 3 new 10-inch holes thru 2 feet of lake ice!
ya know i was thinking, i could use another mile of fence in the spring, and surely he wouldn't charge much by the second! i could wave the flags - fella's gotta stay in practice ya know :)

Sid    Posted 01-12-2004 at 18:15:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why should he charge you?
Sounds like you are offering to be his personel trainer.

deadcarp-lol    Posted 01-12-2004 at 19:41:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
i probly drive my tax lady crazy enough already "no it really is a small business, take my word --!" - heck even now if i see her coming outa the corner of my eye i like to pat my rottweiler on the noggin and say "you stay out here and have a smoke dear - we won't need your signature for awhile yet" :)

but let's see, this place could be the Power Auger Institute, i could be a "personal auger trainer" surrounded by a covey of "auger bunnies", we could start every day with a nice brisk aug around the lake, anybody getting outa line would hafta "drop and give me 3!", my junk heap would become a used aug pile, we could even offer Auger Yoga courses for the starter-rope-impaired, yeah that might work :)

Fawteen    Posted 01-12-2004 at 17:30:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dug a couple of holes with one of them PHD's that look like an ice auger. I'll let ya in on a secret: When one of them things fetches a root or a rock, you can NOT let go of the throttle fast enough to avoid getting the crap slapped outta ya by the handle.

This was nearly 30 years ago. I was a newly arrived flatlander. I was doing it in my front yard. At the time there was a convenience store/greasy spoon across the street. It was chockablock full with the lunchtime crowd of locals, all watching me out the pitcher winder in the front.

Folks around here still rib me about it.

cowgirlj    Posted 01-12-2004 at 17:52:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL Fawtween, wish I coulda' seen that. No offense intended. I just need a good laugh. Hope you weren't hurt done!

Fawteen    Posted 01-12-2004 at 18:16:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ribs and Ego bruised in roughly equal proportions...

cowgirlj    Posted 01-12-2004 at 17:52:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hurt none that is!

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