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    Part of it anyway.

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    Look what this man's garden grew! I want one of those gardens.

    .....Man finds $150,000 in garden
    ..By Claudine Zap

    Wayne Sabaj may have one of the greenest thumbs around. The unemployed Illinois man wandered into his garden and unearthed a crop of cash -- about $150,000 worth.

    "Now what do I do with this?" Sabaj wondered.


    As the old saw goes, money doesn't grow on trees. But sometimes it sprouts up in the garden. An unemployed man in northern Illinois was out working in his backyard when he came across some serious green: bags filled with $150,000 cash.

    Wayne Sabaj was headed to pick some broccoli to go with his roast. The carpenter spotted duffel bags that looked like trash by the peppers -- but they turned out to be a cash crop: stacks of $20 bills that added up to about $150,000. The 49-year-old, who is living with his dad, did not exactly jump for joy.

    The out-of-work carpenter told ABC7, "I could really use this money." But with this money comes trouble. He explained, "With my luck, it would be bank robbery and I'd get caught and say I'd robbed a bank."

    So the honest man with money troubles alerted the police to his amazing backyard treasure.


    For now, police haven't a clue to where the cash came from: There are no reported burglaries in the area, and no banks have been robbed.

    Then there was the concern that whoever left the money behind would be back, and that's a problem the Sabaj men would rather have solved by the police.

    If nobody comes forward to legitimately claim the cash, there may be a happy ending for the man tending his garden: Police will help figure out if Sabaj can keep the money. The carpenter has retained an attorney just in case.

    For now, the cash is in custody with the country sheriff, who left behind a card on the lawn where Sabaj found the bags, bearing the simple message, please call.
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    I wonder what is in his compost pile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Now Bob, I carried that 1/2 in. drywall on my head 8 months pregnant, LOL... quit yer complaining,
    I already told you, you are a young whipper-snapper!
    Ok Cookie, you win! you ARE crazier than me!
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
    Rent a drywall lift for the day. The best $50 you'll ever spend.
    Or I could do what this guy did, but its bigger than the room I'm doing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkrRblKLvJw
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    then, went by a tree and gave birth. never whimpered. Carried the child and the drywall 2 miles back to home, in the snow, barefoot.
    You are quite the pioneer lady Cookie. and also a very good story teller. I guess that comes in handy selling real estate.

    I like Ian's current new thread about hauling beer interstate.
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    Very cool... indeed.

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    I call myself the pathfinder.

    I tell wonderful stories. in all of them, their is always an element of truth but, you just got to know me to know where it is.

    I will have to check out Ian's new thread maybe, add to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobL43 View Post
    You are quite the pioneer lady Cookie. and also a very good story teller. I guess that comes in handy selling real estate.

    I like Ian's current new thread about hauling beer interstate.

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