Hubby and I both enjoyed a long weekend away from our jobs. Friday we went to Rochester, MN. Gold Rush, the big antique show, was going on…also in neighboring town Oronoco. Can you believe we didn’t go?? We’ve learned that we really don’t care to go to antique events anymore. If we go to an auction and find things, prices are for sure half price if not, 75% less than what you see prices at an antique shop…that spoils a person. The other problem, Hubby and I actually don’t have a lot of STUFF in the house and we don’t really like STUFF. Weird I know. Most antiquers have STUFF wall to wall.
Saturday we went our separate ways. I went to the Amish south of us and then on to Oelwein. I’ll share more about what I did another day.
Hubby went to an auction. He was trying to buy this….
It’s from an old hardware store. Drawer love was happening!! Oh my. I loved it. We weren’t possitive with a plan to do with it. We hoped to put it in our basement once we finish it but if we couldn’t get it out there, we planned to have Hubby use it in the garage. Oh, it was nice…
The top came off in three pieces but the bottom was all one piece. It was 12′ long. Oh my.
We made a plan to spend up to $1200 and Hubby stuck to the plan but we didn’t get it….Bummer. He would have had to raise his bid to $1300. That was too much for us to pay but oh, we loved it. We’ll be on the look out again. It’s part of the auction game.
There was an old country school house on the sale. Yes, the whole building. It was in good shape but it would have to be moved. That sold for $300. The big expense to that is the move but oh, won’t that be a fun project for someone?!
Sunday we spend cleaning the garage and getting ready for a garage sale this coming weekend. What a job. By the end of the day I was sneezing from all the dust and dirt. I was sore and very tired. We made lots of progress. The theme of this sale is price it all super low so we get rid of it ALL! Kalissa brought lots of stuff over too.
She is selling out anything that she has left from her vendor shows…so her windows are priced slightly above wholesale.
Hubby is cleaning out the back garage….everything goes. He told me price ladders at $5. He wants them gone!!
There is more and more and more.
We have lots of furniture we planned on painting but alas.
The sale will be HUGE. Kalissa still has to bring a couple pick up loads of stuff over….
Hubby has two pick up loads to bring up from the back garage. We want to start fresh.
We have some of it priced but there’s a lot left to price.
That’s what I’ll be doing in the evening for most of the week.
How weird are we…who spends their vacation cleaning out the garage???
Our Sunday ended with me getting permission to share this…..A picture of Carver with this caption, “Does that say B-I-G B-R-O-T-H-E-R!?!?! Baby #2 coming in March 2019 ❤️“”
We’ve known for a bit now but I wasn’t suppose to say anything public but now I can…YAHOO!! Carver’s little sibling will make grandchild #4 for us. We couldn’t be happier!! Thankfully Kalissa hasn’t been too sick. Tired, of course, but not sick.
..and that is the wrap up of our weekend.