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Rick Brinkman
Works at Coffee Creek Gear
Attended Montana State University - Bozeman
Lived in Coffee Creek, MT
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Skiing at Beartooth Basin on the first day of summer.
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Celebrating one year of collecting.  Yep, I have a problem. About half of the lanterns currently work. About half are Coleman's. All three stoves work.
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All three lit up! On the left...is my "birthday lantern".  It was made/stamped the same month/year I was born. (6/70)
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Celebrating tonight with a couple of lanterns!(and a Sierra Nevada IPA)
On the left is a '41 lantern that had hardly any use works like new and polished up VERY nicely.(if I NEED to sell, I'll make money)  On the right....is my birthday lantern. Coleman 200 Canada - 6/70.  Kinda rare, because the US factory was not producing THAT month...and it's the last month of the Canada 200's.  I got a good deal on it. :)


It's been a .....  relaxing month.
I thought I was going to owe a LOT of taxes that I could only put on the cards........accountant said I'd get a refund.(enough to pay for the accountant plus a little)

All the $$ I'd been saving for taxes(which wasn't quite up to half of what I was anticipating)....is now mine!(or at least a big card payment...or savings.)

 A Bonus from work this month too!

Large-ish win on a keno machine tonight!    Pure frosting!

After the past few years....tonight I feel rich!  I have a ways to go, but the feeling of the belt loosening up a bit.....is wonderful!
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Thanks!!

Wait until you see the before and after pics of the one on the left!  .....after I've done the REAL polishing.  :)


I'll have to show you the before and after pics of the bathroom......when I was forced to replace the CARPET with tile....after two toilet overflows....in one day.  THEN I discovered the water leak in the wall going to the shower.

,.. but that was LAST month. LOL!  :)

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Weird night....

different attitude......
I'm a LOT happier!

Same result.......

No lantern.  LOL!!!!
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Happy Independence Day and (belated) Canada Day!!!!

All lanterns lit that were safe and unclogged.
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Working on a couple of lanterns today.  Here's the Before/After of one of them.
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Today was a good day!  So....think and enjoy!
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???  I don't know, I don't care. :)
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  • Montana State University - Bozeman
    Photography, 1988 - 1992
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  • Coffee Creek Gear
    Owner/Designer/Janitor, 2010 - present
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