Sunday, October 26, 2008

Garage Sale Buddy?

So Last week I got a call from Yard Sale Buddy saying his neighbor was looking to borrow a card table to use for the flea market at her Senior Center. No Problem, I said, I have several, and told him where he could find them in case I wasn't home when he dropped by. Fast forward a couple of days and I got another call from him, this time all breathless and excited "You won't BELIEVE it, I'm in this garage doing a cleanout and there's all kinds of furniture just like you'd want for your shop. You interested? "SURE!" I exclaimed, "what kind of stuff, is it ready to sell or does it need work?" I have to admit I was listening with half an ear because I was waiting on someone and Yard Sale Buddy was going on and on about how they were all kind of half-finished projects but with great potential; then my antennae went up because he said something about the garage having all these gas cans to power the yard equipment and how he was going to gas up his truck while he was there; so I tuned back in and sure enough I heard the distinctive bay of Coonhounds in the distance - specifically, Izzy and Duff. "Wait a Minute... are you at MY HOUSE??? Never mind that stuff! And leave the gas cans where you found them." Geez, you think you KNOW someone...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Yard Sale Buddy Goes Ape

OK, there are a couple of reasons I haven't been Blogging much lately. The obvious being the expansion of my shop, which is now 3 TIMES the original square footage, that has occupied the bulk of my time over the past few weeks. Another being that the website is getting increasingly popular with customers and it's a delicate balance to keep the writing entertaining without offending the audience who might be the very people I wish I could Blog about. But the REAL reason is... I had this present I'd been saving for Yard Sale Buddy's birthday and I was afraid I might accidentally leak the news here beforehand. For those of you who think I exploit Yard Sale Buddy because he doesn't have a computer and feel the need to report back to him every word I write about him, he's fully aware of it already. In fact it's often HIM saying "Where's Your Camera? You Need To Put This on The Website". Which is exactly what he exclaimed after unwrapping my Birthday Gift to him on Monday. Poor Guy, he had to wait 20 minutes for me to go home and get my camera, but something tells me he didn't mind walking around in his new "Birthday Suit". Here's a peek, and don't take your kids Trick-or-Treating at his house on Halloween, because I'm pretty sure he'll be wearing THIS when he gives out candy. Don't say I didn't warn ya!