We were really busy around here last week. I had extra kids home. I’m still chasing some deadline projects. Kalissa is moving. The lawn needs attention but all that stopped when I saw this on an auction sale list. Some people might not know what this is…but I did. It’s the top to a pump organ. (Note–I forgot to take a picture of the one at the auction, but here’s a similar one of the bottome organ and decorative top.)
I have a pump organ. Here’s the picture of it. I told you about it in a previous blog post that you can read here.
I have always wished that it was the fancy kind with the decorative top but, alas..mine doesn’t have one.
When I saw it on the auction sale bill-I’ll be honest-I freaked and REALLY wanted it…so off I went to Saturday on a quest to get it.
On the way, I realized that I didn’t measure our pump organ. Hubby might still be in the house so I called and he measured. The poles where a top would mount were 39″ apart and the top was 43″ across. Along the way I stopped and picked up my daughter Kalissa. Her boyfriend happened to be outside so I asked if he had a tape measure. He did so I was set to get the pump organ top piece.
We got to the auction. I went for a bidding number and she went to find the piece.
I ow-ed and ah-ed. It was amazing. I really wanted it. Then I pulled out the tape measure. Crap. It was 49″ across. Crap-crap-crap.
I ended up hanging around the auction until it sold. The auctioneer didn’t know what it was and whoever the person that bought it was only paid $75 for it. UGH!! I would have bought it in a heart beat had it been the right size.
Oh well…my hunt for the illusive pump organ topper continues.