I feel like I've developed quite the working relationship with one of your favorite do-it-yourself stores, seeing as how I've been there two to three times a week for the past month. I can only imagine the pride swelling up in my father right now. And I can tell you that if you need more than 1000 #6 3/4" wood screws, you have to buy them one week at a time. If you need on the order of 3000, you'll piss of the hardware manager. He'll try to keep his cool, but that thick neck and reddening face just don't hide it. And if, by chance, you have a little run in with Ace Hardware over the fact they decided your order was too large to handle yet not call and inform you of this decision for two weeks, it's best to just walk out the front door and call them later when you have cooled off and found a more worthy distributor.
So, Thursday I will be constructing 160 miniature trebuchet bases. How many of you can say you've ever done that? Oh, and if you can stop by for a few hours with a drill and your own set of drill bits, I'll buy you an ice cream.
Moving Forward vs. Moving On
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