The real problem is that the unit being replaced is our upstairs unit in the attic/crawl space above our upstairs bedrooms. That meant that the work was attempted to be carried out in temperatures probably reaching into the 135 to 145 degree range. In other words, even with two guys, some of the work could not be completed for fear of them passing out from heat exhaustion. So, that means a short post today while it's still cool in my card room/office -- which is on that upstairs level -- and hopefully, tomorrow, the AC will be fixed early enough so that I might be able to keep trying to catch up with all the mail I've gotten lately.
A short post today, though, to thank Max at Starting Nine for a small trade we made. A few weeks ago, I posted the contents of the hobby box of Topps Archives that I bought. In that box, one of my inserts was a deckle-edge John Olerud. Max and I worked out a trade for him to get the Metropolitan-attired Olerud and for me to get a Robin Yount card in return. As it turned out, Max actually sent me two Younts, both of which I needed for my Yount collection:
|1992 Mr. Turkey Superstar|
|2003 Topps Tribute|
In any case, these two cards are great additions to the Yount collection. Many thanks, Max, for the quick and easy trade. You'll be getting that Olerud soon!