Friday, February 24, 2017

a friday night film


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28 comments:

John Wells said...

Down and dirty tour of TFL - pre spring cleaning. "Stuff" has taken its' toll here since I broke my leg 2 years ago. Hope to get caught up on the messes by this summer. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Acoustic Guitar 1 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Margery Bills said...

TY. When do you think you will be able to start working on your trailer again? Do you ever have pain or problems with your leg. Did they give you physical therapy ideas so you won't limp? I remember you from the beginning when you went out there in your Betty Boop van on I-35 north of San Antonio. I was driving a white Cadilac Seville with red leather upholstery and I saw Betty Boop painted all over a van in bright colors. Out of curiosity I caught up and passed. But I did not honk because the handsome man with short dark hair smoking a cigarette looked so tired. (I know that feeling). I bet you are so proud of what you have accomplished. Ah, home sweet home.

Margery Bills said...

If you do not want to cry, do not read the book The Purpose of a Dog.

John Wells said...

The Airstream is still on the menu but way down the line. I don't have any pain in my leg but my ankle is still pretty stiff. My surgeon didn't suggest any additional physical therapy since I live a fairly active lifestyle. What I am most proud of is the fact that I was taught a work ethic to go above and beyond what most people are willing to do and to blame no one else for my failings.

Margery Bills said...

(I realized that was your van because I saw it years ago in one of your pictures. No one else had a van like yours around here. :-)

Margery Bills said...

Very good, John.

John Wells said...

FYI - I have never owned a van.

Margery Bills said...

Well, I do not know then. Also, the book is called A dogs Purpose.

gregg daugherty said...

Great video; I guess able to be nominated for some "Best Short" for next year's Oscars?

Sam Finn said...

Great tour John ... you could get more than 2-bits!

Deborah Hall said...

I liked the tour, it cleared up my question about the flooring in the trailer I had. And the phone ending was way cool...

Annemarie Gerber said...

Hello operator...can you call me number 9...and give me back my dime :-) Have to ask. And Goldie John? ...moved with you from NY and later laid to rest somewhere at TFL...precious.

Margery Bills said...

John, the man in the Betty Boop vehicle looked like you several years ago but it must have been someone else. I thought the vehicle was parked on your property in the picture out there but I know now it was not. It was parked in the corner under an open metal (?) structure and you have nothing like that on your property. I do not know who that vehicle belonged to or where the picture was taken out there. So I have no idea who that vehicle belonged to but it was a vehicle one would notice. (It could have been a small Ford work truck for all I know).

Margery Bills said...

Maybe it was a big SUV. Who knows or cares. Curious though.

Jon P said...

Great Tour John. I couldn't quite get what was on the phone?

John Wells said...

The voice was recorded from a free text to speech website. For those of you with poor quality audio on your computers, here is a transcript of the pay phone message: "Thank you for your twenty five cent deposit. Every quarter gets me one little step closer to getting out of this hell hole and back to a normal debt ridden life in the big city. I long for the day when I can always rely on lights at the flick of a switch and an unlimited supply of water on tap. Thanks." https://thefieldlab.blogspot.com/2016/04/payphone-project.html

Sam Finn said...

Margery ...

God and dog.

The Swedish Nomad USA said...

Are you planning on heading back to the grid?

John Wells said...

Not at all...that is just a joke I make out here.

The Swedish Nomad USA said...

That's good. I was planning on going off grid by next year. I am looking at land down your way

Sam Finn said...

Is the off grid population growing much in your area?

John Wells said...

The population is growing in this area - but very slowly. For every 5 people who try to make it out here, one ends up staying and succeeding, one stays but lives in abject poverty and can't afford to go anywhere else, and the other three give up after one summer. The vast majority of the land owners are not full timers. The amount of off-gridders living full time out here is relatively small. Most of the year round residents have access to grid power. According to census records for all of Brewster County, the population actually went down from 9,176 in 2007 to 9,145 in 2015.

Margery Bills said...

TY Sam. So true. So many videos, some so sad. One video said on the 9th day God made a dog to keep man company and on the 10th day God made Satan a cat. Funny. (I have 4 house cats mostly by accident and they are so good).

Gabay54 said...

I recall a photo from years past showing your piano. Whatever happened to the instrument?

Drew Bryant said...

Hey John, I met a gentleman in Terlingua on one of my rides down there who owned a Cmotorcycle shop and lived off grid. Can't remember his name but we had a really good talk about the area and enjoyed his conversation. I was just wondering if you knew who I was talking about?

Drew Bryant said...

I enjoyed your video on Live Leak. Great subject matter!

John Wells said...

Drew...that must have been Ralph from Cycletech...

John Wells said...

Gabay54....I still have that silly piano...