Central Michigan Roofing March 2018

March 2018

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LOOK FOR LEADS WHEREVER YOU GO Even on a Raccoon Hunt

questioning me, too. I just repeated my intentions, but they were more intent on beating up the guy who came flying out of the garage. Luckily the man with the beaten face had a woman with him who seemed sane enough to talk and she said she hadn’t seen my dog at all. I didn’t believe them at the time. I asked the woman to let Neighbor Bob know if they see the dog and took that as an opportunity to leave the situation and get out of there. I got back in the truck with Neighbor Bob and we gladly left them to their business. I asked Neighbor Bob about them, and he explained they have quite the reputation of getting into trouble. That’s when we started talking about work and it ended up that Neighbor Bob needed some metal roofing for a project of his and he had been looking for some good options. I would later give him a quote and we ended up doing business together. Now, I know you’re all desperately wondering about the dog. Neighbor Bob found him the next morning out behind his house, and I went back to pick him up the next day. I didn’t get any racoons that night, but I learned you never know where your next lead may come from! – Emanuel Herschberger

There were lights and commotion going on at the house at the bottom of the hill and I thought my dog might have something to do with it. Neighbor Bob offered to take me down there, and I accepted. I knew nothing about this neighborhood at the time, and began to wonder why Neighbor Bob would want to take me down there. I got my answer just a few minutes later. As we pulled into the driveway of the house, a huge guy in a Harley Davidson jacket ran to his car. When he peeled out of the driveway he nearly hit us. I had no idea what was going on but I wanted to find my dog. I really did not want to get in the middle of this, but I also really wanted to save my dog, so I climbed out of the truck and headed towards the commotion. As I came around the corner of the garage, a guy came tumbling head over heels out of the door, followed by a man with a gun. I immediately thought to myself, “What have I gotten myself into?” Neighbor Bob was still waiting in the truck when more people began coming out of the back of the garage. That’s when the man with the gun turned his attention to me. He began asking what I was doing and what my business was there. “I’m just looking for my dog,” I told him. Another guy from the garage came up, face beaten and bloodied. He started

Back when I was a teenager and just getting into metal roofing, I went out racoon hunting. I had scouted a few different properties and stopped by a heavily wooded area I thought might be good coon hunting. After asking the owners of various houses on the land for permission to hunt on their property, I went out that evening with our family dog. What started as hunting, turned into so much more. It was in the mid-40s, the stars were out, and it was a calm, quiet night. Once I got out on the property, I let my dog loose and he took off running. Now, usually he’ll come back within 5 to 20 minutes or so just to let you know where he’s at, but this time was different. He disappeared, leaving me with no choice but to look for him. He wasn’t turning up at any of the spots I thought he’d go. I had searched for quite some time finding nothing. Then I heard him— it sounded like a mile and half down the road. I headed that way. As I came to a house on top of a hill, I went to the door, rang the bell and the owner of the house came out. We’ll call him Neighbor Bob. I asked Neighbor Bob if he had seen my dog, and he said he hadn’t. Just as Neighbor Bob answered me, we heard gunshots down the hill, followed by a dog bark.

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