Saturday, April 21, 2012
Hairbrained Idea On A Country Road
This is one of the country roads we check out about once a year. Is there anything different there? No but John can tell me his story about this road again and he does. Maybe you can tell it is narrow and over a bridge. Just beyond the bridge is a bend in the road. John tells me before I knew him he moved an old trailer house down this road and I believe him because he will take a chance to make a buck. He had one helper and they had to raise the trailer over the bridge. I don't remember how they did that and I don't really want to know. However I was with him on one hairbrain idea of moving a small building all the way out here from San Antonio. He owed a large building here in our town and rented it to Benny for a body and paint shop. On the same street he owned a vacant lot. Benny got the idea he could also rent the vacant lot and run a used car lot too. He said he needed a small building for an office so John started scaning the ads. He found a nice small building so we headed north pulling a wore out trailer with tires that had seen their better days. It was a nice building at a very resonable price. The catch was, the buyer had to move it and there was a deep ditch behind the house. I don't remember all the details of them loading it because I was in denial. No way could he cross that ditch with a small building loaded on a rickety trailer with bad tires and drive all the way to our county. While I was in denial John had dollar signs before his eyes as in collecting more rent from Benny. I refused to get inside the truck until he was safely across the ditch and headed south plus I kept my eyes closed. We drove very slowly and stopped several times to check the tires. We made it to just the edge of our town and blew a tire. We were very near our destination so John drove on the rim the rest of the way. The car lot never did well. I guess because it wasn't on a heavily traveled street so Benny gave it up. John sold the lot with the cute little building to a lady who gave the building to her son before she had the lot paid off.