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A Christmas Eve Service Call on Smarts Mountain

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Hillstomping Update, Samurai Incarnate 24 December 2011 · 2,916 views

The Samurai is ready to go wherever and whenever there's a broken appliance! No place is too remote for a service call from the Samurai. Here's a Christmas eve service call I made today to a home on the summit of Smarts Mountain with a broken Dacor range.

Smarts Mountain
The view from Lambert Ridge heading up Smarts Mtn. near the outset of this four mile hike to the summit where the house is.

ice flow on the trail
Hiking up the glacier. Oh yeah, the Samurai does all-terrain service calls!

Firetower on Smarts Mtn.
There's a fire tower at the top of the mountain. Oz Man and I stopped by to check it out.

Oz Man doesn't like the fire tower.
Up top inside the fire tower. Oz Man doesn't like it!

View from the fire tower.
But nice views!

View from the fire tower.

unhappy customers
When we came down from the fire tower, we met the customers who lived on the summit. I couldn't put my finger on what it was, but they had a little different vibe about them and something told me I was in a for a surprise on this one. They were also pretty upset about their broken range.

Service call location
Now we arrive at their house. Complaint was a Dacor electric oven that was completely dead-- no lights, nuttin'. I quickly determined the problem: no power supply and not just to the oven-- no power running to the entire structure!

Heading down
They seemed to understand my explanation that they needed electricity to make an electric oven run. Since it was getting late, they invited us to stay for dinner.

Rat Kabobs
They were making rat kabobs. I thanked them profusely for their kindness but, since the Nativity Fast was still going on, I declined and opted instead for some snacks I brought. The Oz Man, however, enjoyed munching back on several roasted rats. After a fine meal and much merriment, the Oz Man and I headed back down the mountain to spend Christmas with the family. Ho ho ho!

  • KurtiusInterupptus likes this

Dec 24 2011 11:20 PM
You passed on the roasted rat? Man, you missed a real treat...

Merry Christmas to you and y'all , Scott!
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Dan Webster
Dec 24 2011 11:47 PM
Rat a tata on a stick boy?
Merry Christmas, Samurai; MANY domos to you and the dojo for all you've done for this kohai!!!
    • Samurai Appliance Repair Man likes this
The #800 said you'd bring the electricity with you when came out, and every part you'll need.

Merry Christmas my brother !
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Merry Christmas !
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Dec 26 2011 07:57 AM
Did you hear a banjo playing and someone yelling "squeal pig!" in the distance?

btw rats taste better roasted on an open fire anyhow. have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
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Dec 26 2011 02:00 PM
Did you at least collect the trip charge?
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