If you’re a fan of Caddyshack, you don’t need to watch the video behind this link. I didn’t embed the video this time. I couldn’t. You’ll understand when we get to the end. Anyway, “Be the Ball” is Caddyshack code for “Lumber Yard Doors” and that’s what I have for you today. Doors from a working lumber yard near where our daughter lives. Whenever I drive by this place, I think about all the projects that start here. So many projects start with a load of lumber, either being delivered or being picked up.
I’ve had lumber delivered. I’ve picked up lumber in a pickup truck. I’ve dropped lumber into my trailer, strapped it on a roof rack and, although I shouldn’t remind the Editor, stuffed it through the passenger-side window of her ’76 Chevy Nova.
A couple of years ago, while I was on my way to feed the boys (Moncton and Preston) on Labor Day, I took the opportunity to roll into the closed yard and snap some pictures of the various doors. I love sliding barn doors, and this place has some of the largest ones I’ve ever seen. I didn’t stay long. I do sometimes worry about people taking notice of a strange guy in the parking lot of a closed business, taking pictures. This lumber yard isn’t far from the local police station, and there’s that whole “no bail” thing that Norm has going.
In case you don’t know, Norm is the Yard Foreman at Thursday Doors Building Material, Inc. up in Canada. Each week, people like me load our trucks, hitch up our trailers and stuff our cars full of doors and head to Norm’s master yard. He buys from us, wholesale, and then distributes the doors around the world. If you have some doors you want to add to Norm’s inventory, strap them down, cover them up and head to Norm’s place in Montreal. The Load Builder will meet you at the bottom of the page. Click on him and get ready to unload your doors. Or, if you’re in the market for doors, follow him into the yard.
Now, about that non-embedded video.
Lately, I’ve been getting a little flak from a few of Maddie’s fans. It seems that they’re upset that there are no Maddie pictures on Thursday. I’ve been trying to compensate with the blue frog, but I sense that isn’t enough. I did include a Maddie door today. I don’t have enough to make an entire post, as Maddie is only concerned about three doors. The one leading to the back yard, the one we exit to begin a walk, and the one on a building in the park that she can only see if we are going the long way around the ball fields. I’ll dribble these in over time. I must warn you, every week won’t have a Maddie-door. This week, I also have a very special video of Maddie, as Faith is about to visit.