Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A road less traveled

Yesterday after exchanging a trailer at Camden, I headed across the state to Dumas to swap out their truck. It has been years since I traveled this road and I caught myself looking around the yards for the old cars and trucks that used to be on this road.

I wasn't even thinking about any one vehicle in particular but as I passed house after house my mind would visualize what used to be in those yards. After close to 15 years since traveling these roads there was 2 cars and 1 truck still sitting where I remember them. Needless to say, I guess they are not for sale.

When I visited my friend Jimmy last week, he told of a friend that had bought a old pickup that many had tried to buy over the years. Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

We all have tried to buy things that just was "not for sale", only to find out later that it was given away or just trashed.
http://www.freecycle.org/ is a great way to find people that want and NEED things you no longer have a need for. I urge you to sign up for a group in you area and start recycling things instead of filling up our landfills. Truly, "one man's trash is another man's treasure".

Gosh, I start writing about one thing and it just leads to another. I wonder if it is because my mind has so many "roads" in it for my thoughts to travel on. Nah, probably it's because there is so much empty space that my thoughts have no direction to head.

2 comments:

Hal at Ranch Ramblins said...

I was surprised to find that my county has 137 members enrolled in the freecycle program (138 now that I have joined). Thanks for pointing out this group.

PEA said...

Thanks so much for letting us know about that site...I always give what I no longer need but yet is still in great shape to the Charity Thrift Shop not far from me. It cleans out my clutter plus helps someone who is in need:-)

 

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