Day: July 28, 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

08:13 – It was 68.9F (20.5C) when I took Colin out at 0700, bright and sunny. Barbara is due back from Winston around lunch time, with the loot from her Costco run. Colin and I did have PB&J sandwiches for dinner last night, although we were unable to find any wild women and parties, as usual.

With Barbara away, Colin and I spent the evening re-watching classic movies that Barbara refuses to watch. First up was The Thing from Another World (1951), starring the delightful Margaret Sheridan, who alas died young. That movie gets my vote as the second-best movie of any genre that was made in the 1950’s. (The best, of course, was Invasion of the Body Snatchers.) Second up was Tarantula, with Leo G. Carroll.

Colin liked the first one better. Giant carnivorous vegetables don’t bother him, even though this one ate dogs, but he doesn’t like giant spiders that stomp on automobiles.

The US21 Road Market, AKA the 100-mile yard sale, starts today and runs through Sunday. Actually, it’s longer than 100 miles. It nominally runs from Harmony, North Carolina to Wytheville, Virginia, which is about 90 miles, but in reality it continues south of Harmony. There’ll be tents, tables, and stalls set up the full length of the road, probably several hundred of them, most in clusters.

Last year, Barbara and I bought a 30-year-old TroyBilt 7HP rototiller, made in the US back when TroyBilt was till a top-notch product. We spent $50 having the B&S engine torn down and rebuilt, and it’s as good as new. This afternoon, we’ll probably head over to the nearest cluster and see what’s on offer. That’s within easy walking distance, in the parking lot across from Grace’s house.

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