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Old 05-29-2021, 06:04 PM   #326
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Nice going on the bike there Rian. I think Sally son had bigger smile than Grandson.

Glad to see the S10 getting love and use.
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:23 AM   #327
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Nice going on the bike there Rian. I think Sally son had bigger smile than Grandson.

Glad to see the S10 getting love and use.
Love the truck.



From a friend.....


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Old 05-30-2021, 06:54 AM   #328
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Bloody cold, but dry bootfair today.

Being bank holiday, we have two this weekend, so another tomorrow morning.

Spray on glue. £1.00 per can. Bought all 11 he had. To be shared.



Looking for a set of training/stabiliser wheels for Cream Puff the bike I got Harry, we found a decent MX helmet, advertised at £2.00 but paid £1.00



And shortly after that, another £1.00 vintage cork helmet, for only £1.00 to go with my Easy Rider display





Other items included £8.00 in fruit and vegetables.

4 greeting cards for £1.00

A teapot to me made into a bird nest for £1.00

Some nice Plants for £4.00 for both our gardens.

Some hinges at 50p each.

Total.

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So not stabiliser wheels, but hey, to,orrow could deliver.
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Old 06-01-2021, 03:22 AM   #329
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Made a slow start on shifting and straightening the drive strips.

Marked out



My pace is possibly 20% of my previous pace, not how I like to work, but my back just says no.



So after a failed trip to the coast yesterday, due to spending too much time at the bootfair in the morning, I decided to get back onto clearing and moving some of the soil.



I must say, there still needs to be some more digging there and getting lower, followed by some form of retaining of the garden bed.

Then break up the concrete, remove it and redefine the strips to be cast.

After our aborted trip to the coast, we also stopped at the local Ford dealership to to look at used Fiestas.

Indoors, I saw this interesting new car.







And when I got home,,chatting to Mickey next door, I told him I wanted to get some stabiliser wheels for Harry’s little bike, he is good on a balance bike, and once his dad restricts the mini moto, it should be a good way to start him off.

So Mickey handed me a pair over the hedge.

They will work, and one can replace the plastic wheels with something more robust if they self destruct




I will report on Mondays Bootfair later.

Today is a bit of a hectic work day.
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Part 2

Monday.

Up early, off to the bootfair on my own.

Allowed me to stop and speak to sellers for 10 minutes at a time.

Loads of allsorts.

Mostly old fashioned bootfair prices.

Three glasses and three shot glasses £1.00 per set
80’s pin frame 50p
Skull 50p
Toy cars, 50p each, except for auburn £1.00 and tiny fire engine and old yellow truck 20p each
Old fashioned brace auger £1.00 kinked spanner 50p and vice grip £1.00 for Craig.
Dragon 20p
Tiny piggy bank Free






Love these.



50p skull.



And then this lot

Cushion for my chair £1.00
Superhero mug 20p
Jack Daniels mug 50p
Bracelet 50p
Small box for sally 50p
Fedora hat new £1.00
Lambswool Dunns cap £1.00
Two limited edition plates for 50p
Depression era Strawberry glass gravy boat £3.00 for Dennis’s Debbie who collects it.
New knee and elbow protectors for Harry 20p
Mammut mat 50p





So that was Mondays public holiday bootfair.

Bringing to an end a great weekend.

Sally cooked dinner.
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Nice collection of stuff you found there Rian. Those 2 plates are really nice!
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Nice collection of stuff you found there Rian. Those 2 plates are really nice!
Thanks Bill,

They were destined to be found.

Limited edition, and rare enough, that the price meant they had to come home.



A bit like this silly dream.

To be honest, not really.

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Farm sale this week

Such diversity.

New



Old



Also stole my own lunch hour and then some, to cut the front hedge while the weather held out and between meetings.







Another flashback that popped up in my life this week was this pic, taken in Arkansas while out being a tourist.

Lovely build.



After a couple of warm and sunny days, today closed in and it started to rain, all day, and it is still raining now.



Tonight the rain beading on the paintwork that @mercdan68 had polished, made me smile again.



Weather permitting, Dan will be here tomorrow in his Ford Escort Panelvan to deliver @pauly ‘s gas can.

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Just recently got back from Eureka Springs, AR where that chapel is located. Beautiful architecture in it. Did you get to see this while you were there? Its on the opposite end of the town.
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Hi Bill,

We saw it from a distance iirc, but these days on road trips are so full on and busy, one cannot enjoy it all.



Day started overcast and “fresh”

By 10.45 @@forddan68 and Daughter Amy were here, bringing along @pauly ‘s vintage 20 liter “Jerry Can”

So coffee, chatting, catch up, spleen venting all done, we decided to drive a mile up the road into some farm lanes for a few Ford v Chev pics.

Random photodump.



And then we headed out.

At this point we took a couple of random pics.

As we were headed out again, it appears poor Dan had sat down on a wasp that had entered his car.

Not sure who felt it more, Dan or the Wasp.



Note the name of the lane, it is bad enough Kent is known as the capital of dogging or is that dog walking?













Lastly, Dan and son George were breaking a Mk6 Fiesta, and just happened to have a spare door rubbing strip that “went missing” when Sally’s son had his car repaired, and to this day, 6 months later the strip is missing.
Not really impressive, but thanks to Dan, there is a new one on standby.



Back home it was time to unpack the box of GMC spares that Steve had sent with Craig a few weeks ago.

Then some light woodwork.
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Very slow day at the bootfair.



Best part may have been unused, enamel lamp shade for £1.00
Another star for a newly hatched plan, 50p
Little stuffed heart, unused, £1.00
Two wind up Coke items for @craigrk for £1.50
Florida vanity plate off a 50p per item table



Also seen at the bootfair was this VW on Bentley wheels.



And a meat deterrent at a guy with a load of cammo and military stuff for sale.

I did not ask the price, as it would be expensive and of course in England every jobsworth and his aunty would poop themselves if I had it on display somewhere.

Just in case I held up a kid for his sandwiches.





And in Missouri Dennis sold the 1963 GMC Grain truck he bought as yard art 5 years ago for $800.00

He reckons he could have sold it 20 times over with the response he got, and had people offering over his asking price, just to be able to get to it.

He drove the truck there 5 years ago and only moved it when mowing the grass around the pond.

With the wet season last year, and living under a tree, it did start to grow some green algae/moss.



Loaded



Headed out of the bottom pasture.



And headed to its new home, passing the gas station and some more trucks........



Today should be a resting day for me.....

What can I go out and do?
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I trust some or most of you remember Chris “GrumpyNorthener”

He knows I am a bit of a random hoarder and collector of ****te.

And sent me a V8 hubcap he found in a hedge, years ago.

It hung inside my house on the wall for some time, then I moved it out into the garden, and hung it in a tree, just under one of my nesting boxes, with the birds often sitting there interacting with their reflection.

A week ago, the wind, or growing ivy pushed it out and I found it on the floor.



So I decided not to put it back in the tree, but rather to evolve it further.

Scavenged some old ply that had gone well past it’s “best by date”



Drew a design, then cut it out without breaking a jigsaw blade, followed by sanding the rough edges back.



Then a coat of PVA glue on all sides to help seal it and also keep the delaminating at bay.

Followed by some white paint as a background.



Next up.....

Flames





Add some gold.



And once dried, a bit of sharpie detail, which I may increase a bit more.

Keep in mind this is a rough wall hanging for the carport.



One of the recurrent flowers in the garden is this Peoni a d it only looks great for a few days, but I do love it.



One more pic sent by Dan which I actually liked too.



And just like that, back to work.......

Busy week ahead.
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Nice job on the hubcap mount. The Azaleas are the same way. They look good only for a VERY short while. Other than that, they are a pain in my backside. Wife likes them though, so oh well. We've gotten over 12-13 inches of rain in last 4-5 days. I don't feel my yard and flower beds will ever dry out to work on it again.
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Nice job on the hubcap mount. The Azaleas are the same way. They look good only for a VERY short while. Other than that, they are a pain in my backside. Wife likes them though, so oh well. We've gotten over 12-13 inches of rain in last 4-5 days. I don't feel my yard and flower beds will ever dry out to work on it again.


Dennis in Missouri is having a real rain problem too.

The hubcap came out just as I wanted, a bit of folk art a bit of silliness.


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Your boot fairs are neat. We don't really have the equivalent. Similar to what we call a flea market, but less structured. I like the little front garden area of your house. Good work with all the hedge trimming. That's a really neat old GMC. Looks to me like more than $800 worth of rig. Might be a giant old V6 torque monster motor in there.
Bootfairs are not everyones thing, but I love saving money. And they allow that.

I personally love the fact that there is very little space to the front, enough for three European size cars, mine is a Ford Focus Estate (not available in USA ) but VW Golf etc.
Then a narrow side entrance and all the space, private, and to the rear.

Dennis could have more a lot more from that GMC but he is a fair guy.


You would park a GMC Dually on the right side of my car, with its rear, just off the street.

A weird thing in this country, I own the sidewalk up to the kerb as well, as I have maintained it over 7 years, and the local council/municipality do zero around here.

A lot of neighbours, including Mickey next door, concrete, or block pave their sidewalk to increase hard standing parking.

I prefer green and grass.





Sally caught me extending my extension cord on Sunday.

I did try to explain that all the joins were stripped, twisted, soldered, heat shrunk, insulation taped, then folded back gently in an S and then ducktape over it all.

It was as safe and secure as I need it to be.


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Last two weeks have been a bit hectic.

Nice stuff out there.



But in between stuff has happened.

New farmer is really pulling every penny out of the farm, bigger tractors etc.








I also managed to finish and mount the V8 Hubcap that Chris “GrumpyNorthener” had sent me a few years ago.



And hung up, it may move some time.




Bootfair in the morning.


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