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A well-stocked toolbox is an easy thing to take for granted -- until it is too late. A set of basic tools is a necessity for new homeowners, renters and kids going off to college. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

Toolbox 101

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Living at home with parents certainly has its perks. Not the least of which is having access to years' worth of accumulated tools and equipment.


From dad's workbench to the ubiquitous kitchen junk drawer that always seems to have just the right tool for the job, it's easy to take for granted how important it is to have some common tools on hand.

That is until one of those tools is needed but not available.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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