This weekend, while Texx was at Lake Tahoe, and others around the country were enjoying a wonderful weekend of classic boating. I was at our Reedville home catching up on things that had been left to rot, grow, and weather because of my absence earlier in the summer at boat shows. And to top it all off the weather was so sucky, that we could not go boating. AND, to top the top of it all off, all it off, when we decided to clean up and cover up the boats. The son popped out and wind died down. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ALL ABOUT?
But some good things happened. I got the deck done, I mowed areas that were about to go rogue on us, and was able to finely finish my barn. Shingles that had been sitting in a pile for 3 years….. But that was not the best part. While out in the back roads of Reedville, I came upon a man that makes very cool wood lawn chairs. We drove down the road to his farm, and there it was.. A very cool vintage gas pump. A mid 50’s Texaco Fire Chief pump barn find. I commented on it, and the farmer said. It has a price on it… I asked, what is it. He said, you remove it, that’s the price. WOW! I have been looking for one of these for years. And the price was very right. By the way, it was hooked up and STILL WORKING! The next morning, Jimmy and I had our trailer there, and it was in place in front of the barn in less than an hour.
So, sadly I missed the shows. But I would have missed a great weekend of fun yard work and exploring around the back roads of Virginia, meeting new neighbors. There is magic sometimes in your own backyard!