Thursday, March 21, 2013

Phone Home

A couple hundred yards down the way is a resident's private junk yard.  It is at the back of the premises behind the barn.  One supposes it may be in violation of some zoning code or another, but one sees no need to rat his neighbor out, especially since we'll be neighbors only briefly.  More, were the pile of clutter not there, this little tale would not have been possible.

Apparently a space ship from some far away galaxy found itself with electromechanical trouble, perhaps a broken anti-gravity generator.  Said ship seems to have landed nearby and has sent forth Ferrous Boiler in search of parts for repair.  Luckily I was passing by, camera in hand, just as Ferrous bent over to retrieve a likely item.

Here's wishing Scout Boiler and his traveling companions good fortune.  May they cobble together an effective repair and be gone.

Soon!

12 comments:

Shelly said...

Now that's a way to turn an eyesore into some fun. Let's do hope they made it back to their planet safely!

vanilla said...

Shelly, thanks. Might as well enjoy it; it's there.

Note to Readers of STSTT: There will be one more post and that on Monday, March 25. On Tuesday, please go to http://bobwarr.blogspot.com for additional information.
Thank you,
vanilla

Secondary Roads said...

Looks like a harmless neighbor to me, but I'm not there and you are.

Vee said...

I'm sure you encountered many such creatures while sitting in, say, Miss Gardner's room. How would we have survived without these visitors who came to the neighborhood? No doubt that's when you developed your creativity.

You might want to explore that junk yard. On the news last evening it was reported that someone purchased an old bowl somewhere for $3 and it sold for millions. Who knew that something made in China had any value beyond the value of junk?

Grace said...

Oh that is so fun...I hope folks know to click on the pic to biggify it...

vanilla said...

Chuck, harmless, perhaps. I'm wary, though.

Vee, now I'm off topic, but I shall have to chide you. It is Miss Gardiner, with an "i" which I shall never forget, because I had a classmate whose name was Miller Gardner, and Miss Gardiner made it a point to let Miller know that his last name was misspelled.

Grace, thanks. Like you, I use bigify quite often.

Pearl said...

Love that.

For the longest time there was a deep sea diving craft of some kind in my neighborhood, parked there in the front yard. It was hilarious.

Pearl

Vee said...

I did not know the spelling, only the pronunciation of Miss Gardiner's name. I had her for 4th and 5th grade math. (She hated me.) We moved so I never had her for home room. This is good because being compared to a bright big brother was never very much fun.

vanilla said...

Pearl, thanks. One keeps the eyes open, going to see some curious things!

Vee, transference. She didn't hate you because the brother was "bright." More likely, "Oh,no; here's another one." I only remember the spelling of her name because of what she did to Miller.

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Sharkbytes said...

The plot for the latest blockbuster!

vanilla said...

Shark, or maybe not. ;-)