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The Fall-Back?

April 27, 2012

Big haul

Possible ‘Plan B’ craigslist heading: JUNK HAULER …

Of course certain requirements apply: A vehicle large enough to contain large pieces of junk is essential; Paul’s Element, minus its seats is perfect! Strong backs for lifting and packing are important, too; between Paul, myself, and in this case, friends Jan and Elena, we get the job done. An eye for quality junk is a must as well; happily, I’ve got that covered … Take a gander at the marvellous metallica, above, I picked up recently at the Long Beach Flea Market: a painted steel feed trough on legs, a great red-painted garage shelf unit with tons of hot pockets, and my fave, two wall-mounted horse feeders! How’d all of it fit into the back of the car? Hey, we’re just pros!

Junk-hauler as fall-back? It could happen … Until it does I can continue expanding my skill sets at local flea markets, junk and garage sales.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2012 3:36 pm

    LOVE that red one!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      April 28, 2012 8:12 pm

      I know, I love the red shelves, too!

      • April 29, 2012 9:45 am

        Me too! And the trough they’re sitting on! Well done!

      • reubix1 permalink*
        April 29, 2012 12:05 pm

        I really love the horse feeders too, but am trying to come up with a never-before-seen use for them … suggestions?

  2. May 9, 2012 11:59 am

    Great finds. I’ve never made it out to the Long Beach swap meet. When is it?

    • reubix1 permalink*
      May 9, 2012 12:01 pm

      Hey, WF, it’s the third Sunday of each month, and in my opinion, the best of the So-Cal fleas … better than Rose Bowl. If you’d like to go sometime let me know, I’d love to show you around!

      • May 9, 2012 12:04 pm

        Consider it a date! We may have to drive two elements though, to carry all our picks (smile).

      • reubix1 permalink*
        May 9, 2012 12:26 pm

        Absolutely, just name yer Sunday and we’ll go …

  3. May 9, 2012 1:36 pm

    Okay, I’ll text you.

  4. May 10, 2012 3:36 pm

    Fantastic blog! Love all of the ‘found elements’ and the way you incorporate them into your landscape/projects. Kudos.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      May 10, 2012 3:39 pm

      Thanks, Randy … for commenting and reading!

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