Posted by: navarblog | March 31, 2012

Sixty Dollars and a Fishing Pole

It is Saturday and was sitting in chair, laptop on lap, surfing away.

Knock, knock on the door, “Are you the teacher that wanted some fire-wood?”, said the scruffy grey haired man with the weathered face.

“Yes, I am.”

“Well we got a truck load for $80.”  

“Oh, well I have $60 cash, and I could get the rest later, or write you a check.”

“You got anything to trade? We still do that in America, ya know. Maybe a pair of shoes or a fishing pole.”

“Oh, I might have a fishing pole.” After rustling around in the storage shed, “How about this fishing pole and reel?”  “That’ll do.”

 “Ok, can you throw the wood over the fence.”  “Yep.” 

It hit 70 degrees F today, the snow here is gone and the grass is greening up. In light of that it seems a bit silly, to buy firewood. Starla helped me stack it on the porch. I would say it is about 3/4 of a cord of dry split larch and fur.  In January a long term weather forecaster said that April was going to be cold and snowy, so I now feel prepared. If not it will be here for next year or I could always sell it for 60 dollars and a fishing pole.



  1. It’s nice to know people still trade. I thought a fishing pole was a good trade. I offered my cinderella pole but he just squinted and said gruffly “NO”. Oh well Im glad he said no because who knows that could be my lucky pole yet.

  2. I have 2 fishing rods & reels that I never use anymore & winter is coming Send the woodman our way Navar.

    • Ok the woodmen are on the way, however they want a chinese crested dog to trade for the cost of shipping the wood there.

      • No Way!!! He Daddy’s boy & he ain’t for tradin’

        • LOL. Sorry about that. It seemed funny at the time. Hope he isn’t mad at me.

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