Glass insulators

Glass insulators

Another glass item that I collect is insulators. I’m talking about the glass usually-cone-shaped things that are on the tops of telephone poles to insulate the electric wires. Quite a few people collect insulators. The first time I saw an insulator was in an antique store. I was intrigued by it and had to ask what it was. When I found out, I got bitten by the collecting bug and never looked back. Now I have a ton of them….

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Shot Collection

Shot Collection

I told you I collect bottles. I also collect shot glasses. I know, shot glass collections aren’t anything original or unique. But I’ve been working on my collection for a long time, and I’m picky about the shot glasses I get. I don’t just get any old shot glass from any old place. It has to be meaningful and significant in some way. Otherwise I’d have a million dumb shot glasses from places like Six Flags Over Texas or Round-up…

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All Cleaned Up

All Cleaned Up

 So this is a blog about collections and collecting and collectors, except for this particular article, which is going to be about home maintenance. I know, it doesn’t relate but it’s just what I’m thinking about right now. I had decided that the outside of my house was looking like it needed freshening up. I mean, top to bottom. The roof (I have orange clay tile) had gotten streaked with black mold, my gutters were all green, I had some…

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The Red Bottle

The Red Bottle

I mentioned I got the red beer bottle at the tip of Chile in South America. That bottle actually came with quite a few pretty amazing memories. I have had that bottle for many years. I got it on a trip that I took down through the Americas when I was in my early 20s. I was part of a loose caravan of travelers that decided to drive in old beater vans down through Central America and South America all…

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