I was going to get off to a good start this morning.
The Sun is almost out from behind the fog.
But then I got sidetracked...
I am bidding on a couple Felix the Cat 16 mm movies on eBay. I may have also bought the Gumball Rally movie on three reels.
But what really shut me down was two things.
First, I called a fellow in Washington about a nice LN8000 truck. It has been spoken for, meaning the fellow wants it but didn't bring the money.
And we ended up talking for an hour about old AC crawlers, Model T trucks, and Louisville Ford parts. He has a couple hoods and a set of doors for a LN ford and he was going to check them out for me.
So I went by the local truck shop to talk about my LN8000 with the 670 detroit and putting the hoist I bought from him on the truck.
We had a long discussion about it and then he showed me a mid 1990's Freightliner with a 10 spd and day cab that a fellow had bought for $3,500. It was in really nice shape. This was followed by a lecture on fixing up a 1971 LN8000 with a 671 detroit and a financing plan for a newer and better truck that involved the scrap man and the elimination of five combines and three non-roadworthy old trucks and he didn't even get to my LN8000. He said I should keep it for a flatbed and never spend money on it.
And feeling a bit depressed I went home.
This morning I was setting in my office reading, "Crossing the Line, A bluejacket's odyssey in World War II" by Alvin Kernan, which I think my lovely wife ordered for me for Christmas but it didn't arrive on time, and just about the time when I read the following paragraph,
"...the futility of life lived with old, broken-down equipment, about foolish ideas that have no chance of succeeding. In a world where disaster is always ready to happen, it is best to look for something that has a chance of working." (page 6)
Just as I was reading that paragraph and searching for the bog paper the phone rings. It was the fellow from WA with the truck. He had found a hood and doors.
Now I am going to the local tire factory store to pick up a blank wheel rim for the New Holland Stacker. The old rim was bent and New Holland wanted $750 for a new one. The local salvage yard wanted $350, lube not included.
So I fixed em all! I found a local fellow who will cut the center out of the old rim and install it in a new blank rim for $175. I bought a blank for $200.
I am quite happy paying $375 for a rim I could have got for $350 because the local salvage yard annoys me so much.
And that I suppose, pretty much explains the whole philosophy of the former Daily Strumpet Irregular Newspaper - Inaccurate news on an irregular basis for irregular folks" and the current incarnation, thedailystrumpet, aka ThelazyFarmer.
Have a nice day...
UPDATE:#$%^&*()#@#$ Felix the Cat, "