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The floor could use some work

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To be fair, though, it’s not just the floor. The roof looks like it needs a bit of attention as well.

But at one time, this was a thriving business. It even had separate entrances for the drug counter and for groceries.

Maple, Texas
photographed 2.16.2014

Off road

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Because I am sure you want to know, here’s a short explanation of what “off road diesel” is.

“Off road diesel” is diesel that is for use exclusively for off road uses. Like farm vehicles or diesel generators.

It’s dyed (red, usually) to distinguish it from non-off-road diesel. It’s cheaper than regular diesel because its price does not include federal highway taxes. And, while you can burn it in your diesel car, for example, without harming the engine, you’ll be risking some tax evasion charges.

If you want more information – and who WOULDN’T want more information?! – you can go here.

Maple, Texas
photographed 2.16.2014

Diagonal

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Just across the road from this place, there’s a little building that I am sure used to be a church. There’s not a sign in front, and the maps I’ve found don’t provide any information, but I am just certain that’s what it used to be. Maybe it’s the dimensions of the building – longer than it is wide. Maybe it’s just me, making up some “facts.” But anyway, the front door is locked, with a rusting wheel pushed against it for good measure.

Around to the side, a new-ish metal roof contrasts with the peeling paint of the stucco wall and boarded up windows. And an electrical line, and its shadow, cut through the scene. The side door? It was so secure it didn’t even have a doorknob on the outside!

Maple, Texas
photographed 2.16.2014

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