Tackle Box

I think I need a couple of tool boxes and a new/used tackle box (with tackle). I need the new tool boxes because I’m getting old and don’t carry as much weight as I used to carry. Hense I’ll get more tool boxes and put fewer tools in each one. I think I need a new tackle box because I think I want to start fishing again.

This is First Monday Trade Days weekend in Canton, Tx. and should be a source that would fill the bill for both items. If you’re not familiar with First Monday, the worlds largest outdoor flea market, I’ll give you a couple of links that should fill in the needed information for you. Read as little or as much as you like. http://www.firstmondaycanton.com/ or http://www.1stmonday.com/ or Google First Monday Trades Days. Be forwarned, nothing is there on the first Monday of the month. The event happens the 4 days prior to the first Monday of the month.

About 8:30 this a.m. I dunned some clothes suitable for 100+ degrees expected again this 30th day of July and headed off on the 6 mile trip to Trades Day. I guess most people in northeast Texas didn’t think it was wise to get out into the Texas extreme heat. The west entrance gate parking lot was only about 1/4 full allowing me to park within a few hundred feet of the entrance.

Sue and I have been vendors at First Monday in past years and I know my way around the 300 acres of booths, buildings, tabernacles, etc. that spot the area called First Monday. The parking lot was an indicator that the visitor population was down, but as I made my way to the peanut man’s booth, a friend of mine, I noticed that the vendor population was about 75 percent of what I normally see at First Monday. So, if you want to avoid the crowds, go to First Monday in July and August. The crowds were pretty slim when it was 23 degrees in January a couple of years ago. March, April and May the average temperature is 75. It’s always fun.

I saw a couple of tool boxes that were to light duty and a couple of tackle boxes that were to expensive.  At least to expensive for me. But in my roamings around the First Monday grounds I made a new friend. He is a vendor that comes 11 months out of the year. Takes off deer season opening. Jim and I talked for an hour or so about fishing and stuff that neither of us will remember in a few days. I’ll go back tomorrow and pay his price for the tackle box maybe.

As you can see from some of the pictures I took today, there are a lot of collectibles, antiques, junk and stuff that will be junk if you buy it. First Monday is an hour look or a 3 day adventure.  Ya’ll come.


What I’m Doing Today – See yesterday.

I’m really trying to spend some time teaching an old dog new tricks and I’m not talking about Po. Talking about me. At 67 and jobless I may be in need of some new tools. At this time I’m finding my way through WordPress. I have plenty of time for the next couple of weeks and I may take on Twitter and/or Facebook.
BTW, what is a Tag and why do I need one.

What I did today!!!

Went to the doctor and had the patch taken off my eye and was told that was the most difficult surgery he had ever done. Out of 800 surgeries, mine was the most difficult. I saw cows in my yard. Saw a humming-bird at my window feeder. Took a picture in case you don’t believe me. Read an article about keeping worms on Mother Earth News.  Put drops in my eye every 2 hours, played solitaire and waited for the healing process to take effect. Played with Molly. Played with Po. Held my hand over one eye and then the other to see if I could tell the difference yet. Did that every 2 hours. Chased the neighbors cows from the yard. Wore really funky protective sun glasses that squeezed my head like a pimple.

What did you do?

That’s nice.

Really fast Hummer!

This is one of my hummers. I have others also.

My hummers are very fast. I feed them special racing fuel. Mine leave a streak of red Fbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr behind them when they fly. That’s fast.  Do you have fast hummers? Maybe we could have races between my fast hummers and the hummers that you think are fast. Mine would win, I’m sure. You’ll have to bring yours to my house, I don’t allow mine to leave here.

BTW, the cows left poop in my front yard. I have pictures if you don’t believe me.

If you have the UPC code from boxes of Kellogg’s cereal and you are not going to use them, send them to me. I’m collecting 10 of them to get $10 worth of free gas. The kind you put in your car. If you’ll search ARRP site for Kellogg’s you can find the promotion.

Have you taken your vitamin today. I did. I have special senior vitamins. I got mine at CVS, if you bought $30 worth of stuff that was on extra special sale, like my vitamins, you got a  $10 gas card free. WOW! Wonder how they do that.

I also bought the Wal-Mart gas card this week and saved $0.10 per gallon. With all the trips to the doctor and hospital in the last few weeks I saved a million dollars I bet. Lets see, $100 card buys 28 gallons. WOW! that’s $2.80 savings.