Saturday, April 19, 2008

The saleOK

      Oh my, the weather couldn't have been better.   It was wonderful weather.  We had a great turnout.  As usual some things broke your heart how cheap they went and other things went for unbelievable amounts.  You just shook your head.  The costume jewelry did very well.  You can't give away records.  We still have a ton of stuff to get rid of.  My work is not finished.  I made $1000.00 on my stuff and Betty made $4000.00 on hers.  One of her crocks went for $500 and her oil painting went for $700.  This old pine cub board went for $300.  My jewelry went for good amount, but my depression glass was basically given away.  Sob.   Then we still have to pay the piper and we still have to pay for advertising etc....  Still it feels good.  A huge dent was made in the stuff.  I am happy it is over.

     At the end though they just leave everything that didn't sell.  We got up at 5 am.  We were there until after 6 putting the things back that didn't sell.  Now we have to get rid of that.  BIL was no help at all.  He didn't help get ready.  He didn't help haul all the things outside.  He didn't help haul it back in.  He is at this moment on the phone with Rick seeing how much money he gets.  Makes me sick.  So here are some unedited pictures of the mess.  You can see how much work I had to do dragging this stuff from closets and cub boards all over the house.  I am soooo sore but so happy it is getting closer to being finished.

OK, Now the wonderful tag below was made for me by Linda, Isn't it just marvelous.  She made me 8 news ones so look for them in my next entries.  Thank you Linda.  I love them.  Check out the marble theme...there is one for my bike riding also.



lanurseprn said...

I'm glad it all went well. You know....executors of trusts take a fee....and since BIL didn't do anything but sit on his behind, I think you should take some extra money for all of the effort you've put into this. JMO.

jimsulliv3 said...

Nice to hear everything went well. Just think, it's almost over.


linnpooh said...

I'm so glad the sale went're almost at the finish line!!! Holy cow, you were not kidding about all the work you had to made me tired just looking at all that stuff that needed taking out. I know this has been hard on you physically & emotionally.....and my prayers will be with you until it's finished.

Glad you liked the tags :)

Pooh Hugs,

inquestoftruth said...

wow.....that IS a lot of stuff.   BIL should be made to work for something!!  After all the trouble he's been!
Funny how thing sell for different amts than you imagined, isnt it?   Are you going to have a yard sale now?  

madcobug said...

If you don't have a backache for several days then I don't know why with hawling all that out inside and outside. I am glad the weather was good for you. Maybe now in a few weeks you can have a moving sale or yard sell. BIL didn't want to do any work but sure had his hand out for money. It shoudn't be divided equally because he didn't do a dab of work. I know you are glad to get that part done with. The marble tag is beautiful. Helen

radar446 said...

I am so glad that you are making such great progress finally.  Sounds like you actually did pretty well at the sale overall.  There was actually quite a bit of money transferred it sounds like.  Get some deserve it.


kirkbyj05 said...

I love your marble tag!  It's brilliant!
How wonderful that the Sale went so well too.  Shame it has to be shared by BIL.
Keep looking ahead to when he leaves...even if he didn't do anything to earn the money.

Jeanie xxx

rbrown6172 said...

that was a lot of work and i hope your back was up to it!  do you ever wear a lumbar belt??  if not, give it a try....i think you can get one at walmart for about 10 bucks and it provides some good support.

idlethoughts4me said...

That was ALOT of work!!!  Is BIL in that pix you posted?  Have a yard sale or just sell it on EBay -- just takes longer to sell on Ebay, tho, but you'll reach alot more people.  You should take a much needed vacation, instead of sharing any of your proceeds with your lazy BIL.  LOVE THE NEW TAG!!!


idlethoughts4me said...

By the way, I LOVE that clock in picture #2.


cacklinrosie101 said...

Wow, what a ton of work you did.  It is amazing how some things go for so much which you feel aren't that great yet the valuable things go for less.  BIL is acting par for the course.  The house is really lovely, though.  It has some great bones to it.  I would love it.  I'm glad you son is moving into it.  Love, love the marble tag!  Chris

erarein63 said...

Oh wow, you worked really hard!  Glad the weather cooperated, sorry BIL didn't.  And I love the name tag!  De ;)