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Stopping By

Dan stopped by the other afternoon; Dan Richman. Dan’s a friend. We met a

couple of years ago when Elizabeth and I were looking for a contractor to remake

the deck that hangs high above the ground outside our living room. I had stopped

in at the hardware store on 24th Street, Tuggey’s, told them what I was after,

and they gave me his name and phone number, adding that he was a good guy,

did fine work, and that his charges were reasonable. All of that proved true, and

led to other jobs, as well as friendship.