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6000 Plumbers!

October 29, 2010

This is the story of the most difficult part of wedding planning so far, but it really hasn’t been too bad.

At the beginning of October, Nichole and I were talking about some planning things that we needed to get done and decided that blocking some hotel rooms was a good thing to get done soon. The following day Nichole and I started calling hotels on after another. One by one they all started telling us the same story. They had NO ROOMS because 6000 plumbers were coming to Ann Arbor during the weekend of our wedding for their annual convention. WHAT?!?

By the time we had called roughly 8 different hotels that were booked for that weekend, we started to freak out a bit, a large bit. So what do 6000 plumbers and pipefitters have to do in Ann Arbor, Michigan? I guess their Great Lakes Training Center is located in Ann Arbor and they think it is a fun city. Great, thankfully there was one hotel with rooms available otherwise there may have been a throwdown between Nichole, myself, and 6000 odd plumbers and pipefitters. Whew!

Here is their story:

The United Association (UA) of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada represents approximately 326,000 highly-skilled United Association members who belong to over 300 individual local unions across North America. Thank god they aren’t all coming to Ann Arbor. The fun video above notes that plumbers were crucial to the growth of new American cities. They trace their history to a Boston plumber in 1889 named P. J. Quinlan. I think they should have their convention in Boston or at least Detroit. What better place for a strong union to meet, right?

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