Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Mixed Bag

Yesterday as E and I were driving through Cloverdale we happened to see this! It was sitting in a car lot among other vehicles. We drove in and gave it a good look and yes! it is my old truck! Has the ding on the left side of the trucks bed where the flag pole fell over and dented it, among other blemishes well known to yours truly! It has been polished up and is sitting pretty. When we traded it in, we were given $400.00 dolllars for it. We also would like to know if it has been repaired or just covered up? Who knows! And this is the price tag on it! Yikes, but that sounds quite high to us. No, I don't want it back, I like my Blazer a lot! Even if the airconditioner doesn't work just yet!
Solomon had an itch! He is bothered something awful by the little midges, no see ums or what ever you call those little biting things. They don't seem to effect the girls like they do him.

This is a messy job but some one has to do it! Living under so many trees, the leaves really pile up on the barn roof. Maybe if the roof were steeper, they would wash off when it rains, especially like it did today! We had 2 inches of rain in 2 hours!

About 4 weeks ago, we got up early (Starts at 6:00 AM and ends at 12:00) on a Sunday morning and went to the Cory Creek Trade Day. I think that is what it was called. It was chilly so early that morning, and hot later on when the sun was up high. There were rows upon rows of venders selling everything imaginable. Antiques, junk, garden plants and flowers, popcorn, walking sticks, small tractors, all kinds of household goods, handmade items, chinese stuff, everything under the sun! Chickens, dogs, goats, a calf, rabbits, someone said they even sell horses sometimes, but didn't see any that day.

One vender had baby ducks for sale and someone wanted to buy only the females. He reached into the cage and grabbed a duckling.

He would hold this string with a washer tied on the end of it, over its back. If the string swung on way it was a female or a different way it was a male. Now did he swing it whatever way he wanted to, or did some unseen something make the string swing? I'll leave that one up to you to figure out!
Another shot of the rows of venders. We had fun, it was a lovely morning to spend time together and enjoy each others company. I think between us we spent $5.00!


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I've got a guy who lives across the street from me who buys very used vehicles for next to nothing, fixes them up, and sells them for profit in his front yard. I've essentially got a used car lot across the street from me. I see him bring the vehicles on the back of a flatbed truck, usually because they are broken down, and within a few weeks they are operable again. That would be a good job to have if you want to be your own boss.

It's weird seeing your old vehicles in car lot or being driven around town by someone else. We always identify our old cars by the dents too.

Ruth said...

No air conditioner? me neither, I know the feeling-its HOT! That flea market sure looks like fun. Looks like a good place to set up and sell some stuff.