"Field Of Dreams" 2021!!!!!


Bruce Crain
 

Field Of Dreams is a little less than 2 weeks out!!  Can't wait to see all of you here in Enid "The Center of The Universe"!!  Here come the URL again if  you need it!
Bruce Crain
 
<fieldofdreamsreunion.weebly.com>
 
 



One Sky Dog
 

I had hoped to have the 3rd reconstruction of my 950 + hrs Dragonfly done in time, but that is not happening right now. I did taxi it a short bit.

I will be making my way to Az next week to get ready for the fly-in.

One Sky Dog



On Saturday, September 4, 2021, 6:49 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Field Of Dreams is a little less than 2 weeks out!!  Can't wait to see all of you here in Enid "The Center of The Universe"!!  Here come the URL again if  you need it!
Bruce Crain
 
<fieldofdreamsreunion.weebly.com>
 
 


smeshno1@...
 

 As much as I wanted to see your Dragonfly I respect that your not pushing beyond limits to make the trip. I am going to attend on Friday morning, but my Wife and I have irons in the fire she needs assist on so I will return on Friday afternoon.

 I have a suppliment idea to my fantastic Social Security and Boeing pension I'd like to run past you guys. (not seriously but it DID cross my mind yesterday)  

  We go to a monthly auction first Saturday of each month East of Tulsa where there is usually a lot of construction material available. Sometimes new..sometimes just a pile of hacks. It's an auction. Been going to them most of my life.  

 To finish out my 40X25 hangar & shop I need OSB sheets. So the prices here in Oklahoma lately have been about $16 and sometimes as low as $12..for example at Lowes. 

 Auctioneer gets the crowd up to $12 in a hurry for a stack of 13 sheets..and they are decent and usable but NOT store perfect either.  Surprised me but then the real shocker arrived.

..final sale was at $17.50 per sheet!!  The guy was genuinely smiling as if he just hit the Powerball lotto, or maybe he "just be hatin" on them Benjamins in his bank account?? 

 Same thing on several other items.  I'm convinced it is something in the water they are drinking over there in Tulsa and points East of the city. 

 Maybe next month I'll just buy a dozen pallets of OSB, beat them up a bit and profit $5.50 a sheet just by taking them to the auction. Sounds like a good plan but as we all know..best plans of mice and men..

 It's a strange world being a retired aerospace geezer.  See you in a couple of weeks.  

Vern 


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I had hoped to have the 3rd reconstruction of my 950 + hrs Dragonfly done in time, but that is not happening right now. I did taxi it a short bit.

I will be making my way to Az next week to get ready for the fly-in.

One Sky Dog



On Saturday, September 4, 2021, 6:49 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Field Of Dreams is a little less than 2 weeks out!!  Can't wait to see all of you here in Enid "The Center of The Universe"!!  Here come the URL again if  you need it!
Bruce Crain
 
<fieldofdreamsreunion.weebly.com>
 
 


Anthony P
 

Sounds like a good idea!
You should give it a try, just for an experiment.
Crowd frenzy/behavior has been studied a lot, and exploited often at auctions.

About 10 years ago, when Harbor Freight prices were amazingly low, I had an idea to drop ship their heavy steel items right to US scrap yards, and make a profit.  I weighted H-frame presses, engine hoists, and big socket sets.  It would have worked and I never would have placed a finger on any of it.
Great idea right :) ;).


smeshno1@...
 

 The scrap workers outside the office would have loved you! All those cardboard boxes, nylon strapping, and styrofoam packing inserts.

 In truth much of this is stuff recycleable. The expanded styrofoam does have scrap value. I built my garage solo in Carson New Mexico from Rastra..which is nothing more than a formed block made from Portland slurry mixed with beaded styrofoam pellets and allowed to green set in a casting tool.  

 Makes an excellent building too! The garage/shop temps stayed above freezing overnite even without added heating to well below zero. I installed pex radiant tubing in the slab which collected heat via solar collector in the day..but because the home was 100% off grid energy demand was designed to be low. Many homes there used papercrete in construction which is cardboard or other paper slurried in and blown on similar to stucco.  

 Here's the link to the fellow that bought my place. He served in Afganistan. 

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 It's a good thing Pilots are not evil people..we'd be giving lots of people grief.

Vern 


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Sent: Sunday, September 5, 2021 9:50 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] "Field Of Dreams" 2021!!!!!
 
Sounds like a good idea!
You should give it a try, just for an experiment.
Crowd frenzy/behavior has been studied a lot, and exploited often at auctions.

About 10 years ago, when Harbor Freight prices were amazingly low, I had an idea to drop ship their heavy steel items right to US scrap yards, and make a profit.  I weighted H-frame presses, engine hoists, and big socket sets.  It would have worked and I never would have placed a finger on any of it.
Great idea right :) ;).