Sunday, June 26, 2011

Good Trade / Odessa Trip

A few days ago Frann made mention that she might try to trade her neighbor her jeep for a small pickup he has. I said I'll trade you title for title for the F-150 pickup I bought from my neighbor a while back. She liked the idea so her and Jicky came over late last night to do the trade, but I wanted to be able to follow them home to make sure there wasn't any trouble so she took the jeep back home and I delivered the truck this morning. The pickup is much more suited for what she needs (Hauling dirt, gravel and stuff like that for helping build her earth bag house.) The jeep will work much better for me because I won't have to do a bunch of work on it before I could get it on the highway. I can also use it now. I think the trade came out good for both of us. Of course now more than likely she will be catching rides to Alpine with me instead of me catching rides with her. Jicky will likely be going to when we go.

The last three pictures were as we passed the Monahans Sandhills state park on the way back from Odessa. Growing up as a kid, through high school and for a few years after I got out of the Army my family and later friends and I spent a lot of time at that park. Sand surfing was a lot of fun there, but walking back to the top of the dunes after surfing down them was killer! Lots of fond memories of that park and considering the area around Odessa is basically desert like Terlingua is that was about the only attraction around that area many years ago. No water within about 100 miles and hundreds of miles to large lakes or 600+ miles to a beach so we made do with sand. Of course now that the area has grown up there is a large water park, malls and about anything else a person could think of to do.

In the last picture there is an arrow pointing out dwarf oak trees or in this case Oak bushes. The Sand hills are more or less covered with them and it is the largest oak forest (If you could call it that) in the world as the sand dunes cover a vast area of west Texas. The sand dunes are remnants of the Permian Sea that covered much of west Texas eons ago.

Ripe Tomatoes. :)

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like you got did good trade between the two of you :-)

    Love the dwarf oaks LOL Any chance of furniture from them at any stage in the future?

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  2. Dani, I'm happy with the trade and think she is to.

    As far as the furniture goes maybe doll furniture? They are mighty small trees. ;)

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  3. tffguy, Sounds like a great swap! I've been considering one of those jeeps for a while now. It'll be good for your location.

    I'm a local here. We met once at the laundromat in Study Butte. You were gracious enough to invite me to your New Years party, but I unfortunately couldn't make it.

    I don't get out much, but maybe we'll run into each other again sometime.

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  4. Jake, wish I could place you. Do your have a wife and two boys? Believe it or not seems like someone new is always coming up to me and introducing themselves. Has happened a the laundry several times, BBMI, the porch and even at the Grub Shack when it was open. (Speaking of which I miss much) Hope they can get it opened again before long!!!

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  5. I'm taking notes on your trading abilities....2 big windows for one small window, one street legal Jeep for a non-legal pickup....wondering what's next?

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  6. Earth bag house for a trailer? ;)

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  7. Yep, wife and two boys, that was me. Great memory! I didn't seriously think you would have recalled the meeting. I imagine your blog fame makes your hand a popular shake ;)
    Do you have any updated info on the Grub Shack?

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  8. yea, if I ever need to trade anything, will you do it for me? What is your fee. You must be a whiz at stocks and bonds. . .

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  9. Jake, no update on the GS. I don't have a clue what's happening other than they are still putting up with BS to get the septic in.

    DD, I don't do stocks or bonds. Basically this was Frann's idea. I don't think the mini pickup she was going to see about trading for was street legal either. She should be able to haul more stuff in the F-150 than that one.

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  10. I think it is a great trade. I need to be able to haul sand from the creek and clay from my hill. I won't have any problem getting the title transferred and the Jeep isn't perfect either..Tffn..enjoy the rocking chair!

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  11. I think Frann got the better end of the deal, but everybody's happy :)

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  12. Yeah Frann, Lee really thought the rocking chair was cool. NOT. It will be one of the first things I fix on it. I do need to get that fixed pretty soon before it falls completely out. I need to get the driver's side fixed to so when I step on the brake it doesn't catapult me forward to cause me to push the brake harder. ;) I think I may have solved the over heating problem?

    Jicky, I think we both got what we wanted and the trade should keep benefiting both of us.

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  13. No more rocking chair. Got that fixed this morning.

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