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Let Me Tell You about Osh: Fixit Man and Reluctant Detective

David Adams

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ISBN 10: 1425945368 / ISBN 13: 9781425945367
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356 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.Even into the late 90s Pine Valley, a bucolic village in the mountains above San Diego, CA was a divided community. Not by race or religion but by propane vs electricity, piped in water vs a walk to the well, and septic vs outhouse. Responsible for the maintenance of all of these was Osh Oshman, the premier fixit man in the hill country. In his propane powered, ancient Ford truck he putts up and the down the dirt roads to keep his neighbors connected to the conveniences of modern living. His other attributes include baking the best bread anywhere, talent on the banjo, and a penchant for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now in his mid forties his recent marriage to his boyhood sweetheart has brought a dislocation in his life and his diet. The new little bride worrying about the longevity of her man, insists on organic, vegetarian meals and, a waitress only for a lifetime, as a cook the things she turned out often didnt turn out. When three outhouses in the area were rendered unusable by the deposition of a dead body in each, Osh reluctantly decides that it is his responsibility to stop this desecration of the time-honored edifices. With the aid of a Cocker Spaniel, reluctant courier of the bad guys, and a half-grown and half-tame mountain lion with a penchant for chasing motorcyclists, he investigates the deaths successfully. It requires a good deal of local knowledge but fixit men who are in an out of the backdoor of all the houses in the area when the owners are not at their best, know a lot about their neighbors, and common sense, while uncommon does bring results. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781425945367

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Title: Let Me Tell You about Osh: Fixit Man and ...

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Even into the late 90's Pine Valley, a bucolic village in the mountains above San Diego, CA was a divided community. Not by race or religion but by propane vs electricity, piped in water vs a walk to the well, and septic vs outhouse.Responsible for the maintenance of all of these was Osh Oshman, the premier fixit man in the hill country. In his propane powered, ancient Ford truck he putts up and the down the dirt roads to keep his neighbors connected to the conveniences of modern living.His other attributes include baking the best bread anywhere, talent on the banjo, and a penchant for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now in his mid forties his recent marriage to his boyhood sweetheart has brought a dislocation in his life and his diet. The new little bride worrying about the longevity of her man, insists on organic, vegetarian meals and, a waitress only for a lifetime, as a cook the things she turned out often didn't turn out.When three outhouses in the area were rendered unusable by the deposition of a dead body in each, Osh reluctantly decides that it is his responsibility to stop this desecration of the time-honored edifices. With the aid of a Cocker Spaniel, reluctant courier of the bad guys, and a half-grown and half-tame mountain lion with a penchant for chasing motorcyclists, he investigates the deaths successfully.It requires a good deal of local knowledge but fixit men who are in an out of the backdoor of all the houses in the area when the owners are not at their best, know a lot about their neighbors, and common sense, while uncommon does bring results.

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About the Author: City born and bred Adam Dumphy was sickly as a child. As a result he developed an inordinate fondness for that which he could not know, the country and the out of doors.He thought, dreamed, read, talked and sang country.And this persisted. So that as a young man the sight of a wide, blue sky with a buzzard circling effortlessly over head; the feel of the mosaic bark of a California Pine; the smell of sage on a hot afternoon, its leaves dove grey with russet tips; the sound of a feisty squirrel protesting Adam's walking a dirt road; the peace, the quiet, the awareness of the nearness of his Creator gave him a breath taking nostalgia. Still does.As an adult however, family duties and the responsibilities of a Medical Practice kept him town based. Finally in the mid seventies he learned of the USDA Forestry Service Plan of allowing ownership of cabins on National Forest Land, ownership of the cabin that is, but not the land itself. And taking advantage of this allowed him to be in the country as much as his health allowed.In this story he tells a little of his very favorite place and of the people he met there.

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