Our carpenter and friend David fell from a 14 foot ladder last week. He hurt his shoulder and arm and is trying his best to take it easy. He’s not the sit still type! We are hoping he is feeling better and pain free soon. Meanwhile, we are on hold finishing up our kitchen. It’s frustrating but we’ll be fine. November 15th, our dining room floor will be sanded. It’s been probably 20 plus years since that has been done. It ‘s fairly small but a tricky one. There is a half round hearth that jots out onto the floor. We have a monitor heater on it that will be removed at 8:00 a.m. on the 15th by our monitor guy Ken. That will stay off the floor for 3 days, meaning we will have no heat…..well the sand guy Matt says he’s bringing a space heater….not exactly sure what that is? When the entire redo is done, I will share photos….instead of each step along the way. It’s just too slow right now.
A friend of ours asked us if we would put some old marbles on Ebay for him. We used to do Ebay auctions all the time. We would purchase things from yard sales and put on an auction. I haven’t done it in a long time. So…I took a bunch of pictures of the marbles and put it on. Here’s a link to it. Marbles Auction My Ebay name is Treasure-Keeper. I got hooked on it years ago when my cousin asked me to go to a yard sale with her. At that yard sale I found a rare Wendell August Forge Aluminum calendar plate inside an old barn. It had a very muscular man forging iron and you could barely see him because of the drips of old paint all over him. I took it home and cleaned it up. I paid .15 for it and my cousin put it on Ebay for me. I went by her house when the auction was ready to close. We watched it together. She showed me how to hit the “refresh” button to see if the bid had changed. That calendar plate went from 4.99 to 60.00 in a matter of minutes before it ended and I was hooked! That was the reason my husband and I purchased a computer eventually! Now he rebuilds them! Weird huh? Here’s a link to some lovely Wendell August Forge items they make today……Wendell August
So when my friend asked us to put those old marbles on for him, it brought back some cool memories. I have been getting together a bunch of stuff to put on my own auction. An old ouija board from the sixties, a vintage beaded purse…….and whatever else I come up with. I have too much stuff and it’s beginning to look like a yard sale in my house. It may take a couple of weeks to get together but it will be fun. Meanwhile we will be watching these……… And hoping they get some good bids. Our friend is called the marble man. He has been collecting for years. He claims these are worth one hundred dollars….we’ll see!