Friday, August 15, 2008

Sale successes.

Yesterday was our big day out of the year: The Damariscotta Miles Memorial Hospice Association Rummage Sale. Here are the pictures to prove it. Check out the crowds in the crockery tent, mostly women, and the long check-out line.

We rummaged happily from 8 until 12 am, and spent around $100 to get the following:

Two dining chairs from the State Prison workshop that match the ones we have. (Aimee especially chuffed about these.)

A Stanley brand electric plane. Works, too!

A pressure cooker large enough to can half-pint jars of chunked lamb and pork. Perfect for rushed midweek dinners, especially curries and stews.

Ten hardback books, mostly history for me, including three for my Churchill collection.

About twenty articles of clothing. Aimee especially happy with a reversible skirt (if she wears it to school and it get dirty while she's teaching Bio lab, she can just whip it around).

I got a really nice wool winter jacket with a fleece lining, and unhappily for our flock, a sheepskin collar.

Thirty or so mugs for the college snack bar, which likes to use recycled mugs. About twenty plates for the same purpose.

About ten items of crockery for our own use.

Numerous items of hardware:hinges, spare wheels for chicken tractors, two tool boxes, a small brass oil can with plunger...

A TV to replace the one in Aimee's den. (A ten year old second hand TV to replace a twenty year old one that's almost kaput.)

A DVD player for Aimee to use while on field station, where the rooms don't have cable and only one and a half broadcast channels.

A small glass-cased thermometer on a brass plinth for indoor use. Slightly ornamental but also practical. On the shelf in me den.

Etc, etc...

Oh, yes. Picture frames. As advertised (see below). About ten of the buggers. I put these in the shed already with their buddies.

Here's the pickem-up truck loaded to the gunnals. More inside behind the seats, of course. I had a burger not a hot dog, and spoke with a nice old Yorkshire fellah delivered at an early age to America from Hull (and Halifax, apparently, but not Hell. Two out of three ain't bad.) It took five wheelbarrow loads and several hand loads to get everything to the truck, so I got my exercise pushing a heavily laden wheelbarrow up hill and down dale for about a mile. (The MMHA thoughtfully provide the additional transport.) We topped off our day with ice cream from Round Top Dairy and a drive through Appleton.

All in all, a very good day out.

Such materialists!

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