aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

A pleasant surprise

I have a little job to do on our cabin out in the woods (putting plywood skirting around the bottom). So I went to buy some plywood, paint, etc. at Lowe's tonight. I feared the worst -- what with all the hurricanes, I figured plywood would be $40 a sheet. But no -- $15, as per usual. And plenty available. We must have this distribution thing figured out or something. Wow.

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