The (not so) free pool table finally sees some use.

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So the free pool table… the one that has cost us approximately $14,000 ( and counting ) in storage barn to man cave renovations… actually saw some action last weekend.

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Two of the husband’s coworkers came by for the afternoon (no worries, all 3 men are fully vaccinated) for Cajun gumbo, beer and pool. I don’t play, so I know my other half was happy. And me? I was happy because I received another bar christening gift.

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I’d never even heard of this whiskey but it turned out to have a pleasing toasted undertone.

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After two games of pool, it was determined the table needed to go from horizontal placement to vertical to allow more shooting space.

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Which then required multiple leveling maneuvers. Turns out the barn floor is not at all level. Shocking, I know.

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Play continued into the night, as did the whiskey drinking and strange reflections from the overhead lighting.

A good time was had by all… and let me tell you, it was nice to host even two people after a year of no socializing with friends.

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30 thoughts on “The (not so) free pool table finally sees some use.”

  1. Very few floors are perfectly level enough for a pool table. I’ve watched the pros spend hours getting a table perfect enough for a tournament. Sometimes the floor was too “springy” and they would put a 2″ underlayment under the table to stiffen things up. It didn’t matte to me, though. I am a duffer at pool.
    Collingwood is a new one on me, and I thought I was pretty rounded in western brands. Comes from the Canadian Mist people, apparently. Must be a rye blend.
    Sounds like a perfectly good time of socializing with friends, even with the rearrangements of things.

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    1. It was a nice day… and evening. Hopefully there will be more of them in the future. And honestly the way the guys played pool? I’m not sure they’d even notice an uneven table…
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  2. I’m glad to know great effort was put into making sure the pool table was level, but how serious were the games? Did anyone come close to Willie Mosconi’s straight pool record? Was there a Minnesota Fats in the group? Did any of them drink like Ralph Greenleaf?
    I hope not. I hope there’s at least some of that whiskey left over.

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  3. We had a massive pool table growing up, one that took center stage in the living room. After the first year or so, the only people who ever played on that table were people who didn’t live there… 😉

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  4. I didn’t read all the comments but for your consideration…second level of the man cave…a hostel for wayward guests who drink too much! They can’t drink and drive and you can make a little money on that!!! Set up a few cots…money made! JS!

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      1. I am indifferent to blended scotch, love the single malts. It tastes of the land it is from and it is so very expensive. You dodged a bullet. American bourbon isn’t bad at all.

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