Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Winning friends and influencing people

Yesterday I told how a guy came to buy tractor fenders from Cliff, after seeing them listed on Craigslist.  I thought it was great that Cliff met a like-minded fellow who lives so nearby.  
I'll bet some of you think this is where I tell you the guy was a crook; we've all heard those awful Craigslist stories, haven't we?  But no, he was the real deal.
  
Last night, Cliff got a phone call from a stranger, a friend of the fellow who is buying the fenders.  Seems they have a tractor club, and this guy wants Cliff to join.  
Cliff has intended to join a tractor club ever since he retired, he just hadn't gotten around to it.  
Even though this club is mostly based on tractor-pulling, and that isn't Cliff's main interest, he's going to join anyhow, because if these guys like tractors they are his kind of guys.  This man suggested Cliff take the 1855 somewhere to a tractor pull they are planning, but of course we don't have the kind of equipment it takes to haul a 10,000 pound tractor around.  
The club is getting together this Saturday.  Cliff had to decline that particular meeting because we have company coming, but he'll plan to be free the next time.   
Meanwhile, the caller wants to come and look at the beautiful 1855 his friend told him about.    

7 comments:

Nancy ( Nerves05) said...

Thats cool. He should join i think he will really enjoy it. And you never know he may make a few buck on the side hanging out with these fellers. He did a wonderful job on that tractor. It looks really good against the falls colors in
the back ground.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is a small world isn't it. That club sounds just perfect for Cliff. I have a feeling he is going to be busier than ever. Sounds like you are going to be busy too with company on the weekend. Hope your Tuesday is a terrific one!

Lori said...

I think that's neat. It makes all that hard work and expense worth it, doesn't it?

darev2005 said...

Sweet! And I had never even considered that there would be such a thing as a tractor club. But it makes sense...
Sounds like those guys should be right up Cliff's alley.

Paula said...

That Oliver is a beaut.

Hyperblogal said...

This is one header I ain't gonna mess with.

TARYTERRE said...

I always wondered what those things weigh. 10,000 pounds. WOW! That is one BIG tractor. What kind of equipment hauls one of those things? Most have alot of horsepower. It's nice that these guys want Cliff to join the Tractor Club and cultivate new friendships. Sounds like fun. Now you need to find something to do when he's gone.