My Weekend

Saturday was auction day for me again.  I’m trying to fit in as many as I can before the holidays and snow comes.  There are no auctions then and I need to have enough to keep the booth stocked…besides, I love auctions.

It was really cold and was an outdoor auction.  I had on a T-shirt, a flannel shirt, a heavy sweatshirt and my winter coat.  At the last minute I threw my Connie mittens in the car thinking my gloves wouldn’t be enough.  I was so glad I did.  Connie makes the best mittens and I was lucky enough to have her gift me a pair.

I ended up buying quite a bit and it the yard where the sale was had been blocked off.  They didn’t want a bunch of trucks in the yard tearing it up as we’ve had so much rain.  They had people driving around in these little gator vehicles.  It took three trips with the larger gators to get all of my things to the pick up.

I bought two lots of pictures.  I paid $15 total for them all.  They were so dirty I couldn’t see the pictures in the frames so on Sunday I cleaned them up to see what I had….

This one is wonderful.  The frame is in very good condition.  I’m thrilled with it.  I looked it up on Ebay and found one that had sold for $90 plus $50 shipping.  That one had a fancier frame.  I think I am going to try to sell mine for $38 or so.

There was another that has the same frame so but not as popular on Ebay.

These were honestly so dirty I couldn’t see the pictures at all.

These frames looked black.  I scrubbed and scrubbed on them.  Frames, even if damaged, sell well.

There is a pair of these…Hubby said put them in the thrift store box but I think I’ll keep them over until spring and offer them.

There were a couple mirrors in the mix and two other frames.  I told Hubby that I marked things so that my original $15 would sell for something close to $200.  It sounds like a lot but there was work to it…the time at the auction and time cleaning and marking and then time taking them to the booth.

One thing that did make the job a whole lot easier was this….It’s a Fletcher Push Points tool with glazier points.

If you are doing any framing on your own, the tool is a must have.

Simply lay a point near where you want to secure it and push with the tool.

It pops right into the frame.  No braking the glass of even coming close to it.  This was the perfect invention.

Hubby was home Sunday….
At this time of year, even on Sundays, he’s usually at work.  BUT, no harvesting can be done if it’s SNOWING!

This harvest is getting frustrating….The guys have gotten in about four or five decent days.  Between rain and now snow, that’s the only days the fields were remotely fit.  UGH.

I did get a Hoosier type cabinet on the auction.  It needs a little fixing.  I’m starting to debate about campaigning to see if I could keep it.  Hmmm.  I’ll see once Hubby gets it fixed.  I’ll let you chime in then to see.  But that can’t be looked at until harvest is over and that can’t happen until there’s no snow or rain.  It’s time.  We need some dry weather!!

4 thoughts on “My Weekend”

  1. My hubby says, ‘its going to be a long winter’. Sure hope we have some nice warm days and he is wrong. Have a good week!

  2. One large auction was in a school gym. My son made an offer for what was left. I about died there was a lot of stuff.There was a whole lot of pictures frames. He sold his stuff at flea markets. Those picture frames made him a lot of money. The other big auction were he purchased street signs. Names of streets in our town. They were heavy to set up and take down but again he made a lot of money selling them.

  3. I don’t know about your corner of Iowa, but according to AccuWeather my corner of Nebraska is supposed to have a few weeks of mostly dry weather. Maybe harvest can happen after all. I know the farmers are getting pretty antsy, not to mention grumpy.

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