Here are a couple of the local landmarks where I was:
An octagonal house, and a pumpkin water tower. Does anyone know where these are? I’d like to know the history on that house. My customer only has sketchy details.
I’m at home today. Painting walls. It’s not as good as Digger’s thumb, but this was also avoidable. Thumbs sometimes just have to be painted to get the right coverage on a part. This was the result of an unsteady guy in close quarters on a rocking walkboard, because my 30 year old (2x12) Cub Cadet ramps aren’t flat anymore-if they ever were.
I have a friend who takes care of a condo complex as a side job. He made one from a goldfish pond mesh cover. He then ties a "sled" made of the same material to the back hitch on his tractor and places the humongous leaf bag on top of it. The bag drags on the sled so it doesn't get ripped up. I was impressed with his homemade system even though he was dragging it with a green tractor lol. That said, he showed me his dad's tractor that he bought at the estate sale. Turns out to be a 149 with hydraulics, tiller, blade, cultivator, wheel weights etc....He is getting some paint work done while the engine is getting rebuilt.
I'm back in The Buckeye State at the home of the F-bomb, the octagon house, and the great pumpkin water tower for a couple of days. 2 more machines to go over here, then I'm off to The Garden State to finish the week.
The locals tell me that originally the town was set up around a house like that...there are a few around the town. The roads went like spokes from a wheel out from the central house, making the town name of Circleville make a great deal of sense.
More time on airport internet (must be true, right?) has taught me that the town was built around an octagonal court house, not a home, so a few of the nearby homes may have been built that way to resemble the court house.
WalMart wanted to tear it down for their local store, but civic-minded folk stepped in, and moved the house to where it is now, eventually putting it on a new foundation there.
That is great that they saved it, so much history has been destroyed in and over ohio (and other states). I loved that area, Not sure about the knowledge you replied with but I will investigate and would not have known if not for you. Thank you for the info. Happy Holidays