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Posted in Antiques/Vintage treasures, antiquing and thrifting!, dressers and beds, humor and inspiration, tagged dressers for REsale, have I lost my mind?, I need a glass of wine, vintage dressers on February 15, 2017| 8 Comments »
*Sorry for the long story*
A very cool dresser but ~almost an hour’s drive.
B U T~
the price—makes. it. w o r t h while?
You just know it’s gonna need work.
So I messaged her to ask about it.
And this is how it went.
How long would YOU have stuck with this?
All I did was click on the pic-icon from my phone to see a bigger picture of the dresser—and it changed her ad…???
Take notice of the silence~gaps in time just to arrange this whole thing…
When I STILL hadn’t heard anything around 6:30 I was reluctant to start out in her direction. What if I get to her small town and still haven’t heard from her?…. Is this a new “Craigslist killer” on the loose??
All of this “communication” was through fb message. Which I hate.
Now almost 8:30 (original appointment SET BY HER was for 6pm) Oh yeah! She gave me a phone number to text her on—so I called it.
Of course- got voicemail. I left a –frustrated– message.
DID YOU SEE THAT? 10:44 Can you come tomorrow?
Are you REALLY trying to sell something?
I stewed on it for a while. Looked at the picture a few more times—do I really want this? IS IT REALLY WORTH THIS MUCH TROUBLE? I toyed with setting another appointment and NEVER SHOWING UP to get even…
…and then -foolishly- text back I could come at 10am. . . F O O L.
She responded with it WOULD HAVE TO BE 9.
O. M. G.
I returned to ideas of NEVER SHOWING UP again.
…how generous. Did you notice how many times I had to ask for the address?
Just to finish~ when I got to the address at 9:45, there were 5 or 6 cars on the long driveway — but I had to keep knocking to get anyone to answer the door. Then, another 15 minutes to get her kids up to move cars just to get to the dresser in the garage.
Is this a joke?
Figuring I might be on my own to load it—I made her help me before I would pay. No ‘thank you‘s were exchanged—I sure wasn’t feeling very -kindly.
Here’s my before –treasure–.
Airing out ’cause -omg- it stinks. Can I report her to fb?
I’ve lost my mind~haven’t I?
-ugh, stay tuned
Hope all of you have a
My last thoughts before closing my eyes Monday night~
There’s such a disconnect between the calendar and how I ACTUALLY FEEL.
You too? Weird, huh?
Yesterday, my birthday, as I changed to painting clothes—I stopped halfway. . .
“I don’t FEEL like it—painting today.” Y’know?
So I put back on my jammies and just “crashed” all day. Movies, chocolate, wine, a really good book!
A very relaxing birthday present to myself!
Now— go finish that -4 day- painting project!
I’ve always wondered about this, so I went online to see if there are any actual “guidelines” on this subject.
“Every family moves at their own pace when it comes to taking down Christmas trees and decorations, but there are certain popular dates to remember that are approaching when people will start taking them down. Those specific dates follow either religious or even just superstitious guidelines.” SOURCE
Superstitions would have you take the tree down and UNdecorate before midnight on the last day of the year so not to drag old baggage and bad luck into the New Year.
Tradition considers THIS to be the 12th day of Christmas—the last day of all the Christmas celebrations and merriment.
Taking down the tree on this day is usually in observance of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day (a Christian holiday).
Now, at the other end of this query lie the folks that take it down and to the curb –Christmas night– yikes!
I admit that -for me- it can be the end of January
before I start UNdecorating!
U h huh. . . but seriously~
these are my wishes for
ME, and YOU
in the New Year!
Let’s get this party started!
Remember my calendar? Y‘know~the one that was going to organize all the things I wanted to get done before Christmas. HaHa
You know how it goes—
PLAN your WORK & WORK your PLAN!
And then life says “Oh yeah? We’ll see…”
Well, that’s pretty much the summary of how things have gone—including the flu and loss of a favorite great auntie. Once I surrendered those lists/plans and just focused on the necessities, things calmed down and I strolled pretty smoothly across the Christmas-day finish line. Life—geesh.
On one of my early excursions-
(in search of a fresh boxwood wreath) I stumbled onto this incredible, A-MAZ-ing, alternative wreath project!
I LUV alternative wreaths and think I’ll have to try something like this out for myself!