A post from Kelli–
As you know, we had Jason’s Grandma’s auction last weekend on Saturday. It was a pretty hot day for an auction, but I’m just glad that it wasn’t raining. The auctioneer ended up running things so that there were two rings going through the entire time. The auction started at 9 and surprisingly was done at 2:30. I had not had a good morning, but was pretty sure that I was done puking for the day when we left–Gotta love morning or all day sickness! I ended up getting a bit overheated and burnt during the day, so I went in the house at about 1:00 to take a little nap. The good thing was that there were lots of people to buy the many things!
I got this old medicine cabinet with the intention of cleaning it up and putting a stitched piece in the opening where I’m assuming the mirror used to be.
This parts cabinet is going to get cleaned up and be my new nightstand.
My plan for this trunk is to get it cleaned up and take it up to mom and dad’s and have dad help me get it fixed up and such and then use it for a toybox downstairs.
I also got these little trucks that I’m going to add to a collection I have started with Jason’s old pedal tractor from when he was little. The circular things is a wooden tractor pulley that Jason needs for a tractor that he got. On the right is a white box with a red cross on it. It was an old first aid kit and even had what looks to be some of the original supplies in it.
It was pretty sad seeing all of the stuff and things go to their new homes.
It was slightly amusing though to see how people got their things home. This guy brough a dumpster on a semi and was able to put it on the ground, load it and then drive away with all of his goodies all packed up.
I’d say this guy got a load full for sure!
One thing that was kind of neat too was that lots of Jason’s relatives are into cars and fixing up and restoring cars and tractors. Lots of Jason’s cousins, uncles, and extended family were able to buy a vehicle or tractor and will be able to restore it and keep a part of Grandpa Ray alive.
Here’s another trailer getting ready to head out!
There were a few highlights though too–Remember the gas station? It was bought by a gentleman along with the big air compressor truck, bomb trailer, and well digger who plans to refurbish the station and place it in a museum near Walcott where the biggest gas station is.
A few of the nicest threshing machines are on their way to Racine, Wisconsin to be restored and put in a threshing machine museum.
The guy that bought the rock crusher was from New York. He drove all the way out here just for the auction–And sometimes I don’t go to one if they are more than an hour away!
Overall it was a pretty good day! It was good to see the family pull together to get a hard job done and accomplished.