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Draplin Design Co., North America
August 06, 2008
WLYS: 24 Hours Out!
Posted at 09:56 AM


We’re a “man down,” and the rubber hasn’t even hit the road yet!

I spoke with dad early this morning, and he had this to say, “I can’t go, buddy. Doc’s orders. My numbers are still a little off, and will be back to normal soon.” Dad had a rough week last week, and still needs some time to get his plumbing figured out. Last thing I want to do is put the old man in jeopardy out there on the route. As hard as it is to hear it, this is the right call.

Dad had a bunch of other shit to add to the big call, to lift my spirits some,

“I was in the doc’s office this morning getting checked out. Then they had to weigh me. Shit, they had to take me down to the grain elevator. They hoisted me up and everything. 134 pounds, on the dot.”

“I was looking forward to ferreting out a bunch of shit I didn’t need.”

“Just can’t take the chance, kid. Feeling a little off the last couple weeks.”

“I’ve been practicing, too. I have a strategy. Not sharing it with you assholes, either.”

“And hey, don’t worry. There’s a lot of miles left in those old Polack. “

“Other than that, everything is cool. I’ll keep honing my skills.”

You’ll be missed out there, dad. See you on Tuesday night, Lord of the Open Road willing.

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Draplin? Check.
Evan? ‘Sup!
Dale? You know it.
Jess? Cut!

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Holy shit La Fayette, GA! My grandfolks used to run a little restaurant/hotel called The Surry there. Damn good corn bread. The Huddle House has some fine ass maple syrup too. There are a couple *giant* flea market on the north end of town, which you probably already know about, if you’re even planning on going there. Kick ass.

Posted by: Peter Baker on 08/06/08 at 1:05 PM

You are rocking my world. Rocking my WORLD.

I only hope you all survive.

Posted by: John on 08/06/08 at 1:45 PM

Sorry to hear your dad can’t make the trip. My dad’s health problems keep him from a lot of my adventures. My wife and I have talked about doing this same trip all the time. We G-sale in Portland every Saturday (religiously) and it looks like a blast. Keep posting and I’ll keep reading - Dan over at Right Brain.

Posted by: Dan on 08/06/08 at 3:14 PM

So jealous you’re spending quality time in Ohio. I grew up 15 minutes east of Defiance and worked a couple of summers in D-Town. Lots of hidden culture if you know where to look.

Enjoy the hunting!

Posted by: Tristan Blease on 08/06/08 at 8:58 PM
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