Monday, June 29, 2009

Almosts there.......

Wheeee! It took me longer than I expected, but I finally got everything from the "termite episode" put away.

Now I can start listing stuff on line again.

But first........

Don't you just hate "but first" jobs?

I have to clean up my ledgers and my inventory list. I got the eBay one done last night, but I still have a lapidary list to update. That will be my project for tonight.

Getting there.........almost.......

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cleaning up my mess

Tonight I resolve to get the clutter in my house cleaned up so I can start posting stuff on eBay again. I have been saying that, but I don't have to go anywhere this evening so I'm going to work on it.

That is, if my foot will let me. I have been battling plantar fasciatus in my right foot for six months, and this morning I took a walk. Now I'm hobbling again. So it's going to be to do a little at a time, as I can.

I'm tired of this! I love to walk, and I love to walk my dogs, and every time I try to do anything I end up barely able to walk for the next couple of days. So it's back to the ice, and continuing with my stretches. and I hope I can get through the evening.

The thing about this clutter is where it came from. I have three pieces of furniture that had been in someone else's house for a while, and when they came home they all had dry wood termites in them. I didn't know it for a while, so they were all full of stuff, and one is of considerable size.

I had to empty them all and my fiance Rick and my son Chris hauled them off to be fumigated. Now they're back and I need to put everything that was in them back in them. What a pain in the neck!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Time is the enemy

Oh, I am doing it again! Accumulating some great inventory but no time to put it on line! I have some Johnson Brothers back there, and some brilliant period glass, Mikasa, Franciscan......

Time is my enemy. I just don't have enough of it!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Holy smokes! When did I become a vintage article?

Back in 2001, I started selling antiques and collectibles on eBay. It really started out by accident; I had some Star Trek china and some old Johnson Brothers mugs, and I thought I'd see what happened when I put them on eBay.

They went like gangbusters, and I was hooked. I started working as a runner at an auction so I could learn more about what I was selling, and eventually ended up buying a 5x8 cargo trailer to hold my inventory.

But when I hit 50, it suddenly dawned on me that I'm as old as some of what I'm selling as vintage! When the heck did that happen?

More and more, the items that sell are things I grew up using. I guess that makes me at least vintage, if not an antique!

Well, it's still fun. I find lots of junk, some stuff worth selling, and a very few treasures. Come along and see..........