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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Last DAY

Today is my last official day in my store. (wipes a tear) I will be back the first couple weeks of Feb and do some blogging then, but for now this is it.

I was very lucky to find a young lady to share my store. She will be selling country collectibles!! Doesn't that just fit with use books! I will maintain everything in the store, utilities ect. and she will be here 6 hrs. a day 5 days a week. I have been working with her for 3 days to teach her how I handle my books, the trade in system, and all. My brother will pick up money weekly and deposit it for me. She will hopefully sell her stuff. She has a hubby who drives semi and is gone most of the week. So she is excited and I am too. This will work out for us. So thats it for now. Will not be around on line till about the 2nd of Feb.

Please send up a little prayer for me for good roads for our mountain crossing next Thursday!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nut Case?

I know that doesn't sound "Nice", but since the guy called himself that I guess it is OK to refer him to a Nut Case.

This was a customer who came in yesterday. Just a little scary. Here is a description of him:
Big guy, very pale blue eyes, big glasses, dark stringy hair down past his shoulders, bandanna tied around his forehead, front teeth broken and decayed. Nothing to unusual you say, Well he had a bushy beard about 10 in long, BUT only on half of his face!! Duh do you think? He came right out and said he just got out of the Nut House. Of course he was in there against his will and had to take the psyc drugs or they would never have let him out. He talked for 20 min. or more and I just tried to act natural and slightly interested. Because I really just wanted him to leave. Anyway he told me he was a minister of (I think I have this mostly right) Church of Christ and the Arriayn (I don't even know how to spell that) Brotherhood. He said the face thing was his political and religious statement. He has run for governor, you know they are all crazy that run the government, and he was on his way to the local City Council meeting. Oh, Boy, I was glad to see him leave. Wonder if he is the Nut that burned down the Pub down the street a couple weeks ago?

Thought for the day: The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends--if they're okay, then it's you!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


AQUARIUS - The Sweetheart (Jan 20 - Feb 18) Optimistic and honest. Sweet personality. Very independent. Inventive and intelligent. Friendly and loyal. Can seem unemotional. Can be a bit rebellious. Very stubborn, but original and unique. Attractive on the inside and out. Eccentric personality.

Yup that me! LOL

Got a contract on SIL's house this weekend!
Now just need to find someone to share my store and get that settled

Thought for the day: My mind works like Lightening
One brilliant flash and it is gone!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Good Advice! Please read

This message was sent to me but I am not e-mailing it on to folks, but thought it worth while to put in here. I have always had a feeling that alot of this junk we send around to each other is not a good thing. In fact I delete alot without even opening. And now feel I will stop forwarding anything at all. No wonder we get so much junk mail from all sorts of sites.

Advice from Snopes:
If any of you are wondering why I didn't return something to you that said something like "if I don't get this back I'll....or, "See how many flowers you can get back", or " Forward this to 10 people in the next 5 mins. or something bad will happen to you", etc.The following is why I don't send them back.Advice from

Any time you see an E-Mail that says forward this on to '10' of your friends, or sign this petition, or you'll get bad luck, good luck, or whatever, it almost always has an E-Mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and E-Mails of those folks you forward to.The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of 'active' E-Mails to use in SPAM E-Mails, or sell to other spammers.

Almost all E-Mails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guiness Book of Records for the most cards.All it was, and all any of this type of E-Mail is, is a way to get names and 'cookie ' tracking information for telemarketers and spammers - - to validate active E-Mail accounts for their own profitable purposes.

There was more to this but didn't want to bore anyone to death, but I think you get the idea.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Sleepless In Mo.

Still not knowing for sure about SIL's house, they are still countering each other, but I think they are finding a meeting ground. Hope so as the folks in Co. won't hold the house out there for her many more weeks. Its all enough to keep you awake at night. We were worried that her house would sell first and we would be sitting her and she can't move and be there alone.

I just have faith that this will work out just fine. And with the housing market we need to be really thankful to have found buyers so quickly.

Thought for the day: Memory is the Personal Journalism of the Soul:
Richard Schickel

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Just a Weaver

I clipped this from the news paper recently, and since I consider myself a weaver I fell in love with it. The poem is by Benjamine Malachi Franklin

My life is but a weaving,
between my God and me,
I do not choose the colors,
He worketh steadily.

Ofttimes he weaveth sorrow,
and I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper,
and I the underside.

Not till the loom is silent,
and the shuttles cease to fly,
Will God unroll the canvas,
and explain the reasons why

The dark threads are as needful
in the skillful weaver's hand
As threads of gold and silver
in the pattern He has planned.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New buyers?

Sister In Law got that low offer on her house Sun Nite. So she has countered and will know today what the deal will be. Come on, I know its a buyers market now but don't be insulting!

Starting to feel a panic, well sort of, about my store, Will save that till tomorrow.

Thought for the day: No one can arrange anther's happiness.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Bid on my elk hide! Here is the site on e-bay if I did it right. Go see and bid it up!!


Went to a new massage therapist this morning. Boy what a difference from the one I had been going to. I asked for the deep tissue massage and that's sure what I got. Had to come home and take some Tylenol and put ice pack on. But I got what I needed. Just too many muscles in knots, they started hurting in the night again this past week. Couldn't be that I am working to hard, think? Spent all day Sun packing boxes. About have the kitchen and dining room done. Just enough left out to get by for the next couple weeks. Hubby has done great with the garage, has sorted and finally gotten rid of all the plumbing, electrical, and alot of gardening stuff. We pick up something to pack and say "do we really need that or plan to use it ever?" if the answer is no, then it goes. The auctioneer will miss us. Been taking stuff to an old guy so. of town that holds an auction every Fri PM. Been averaging about $100 a week. Better than messing with a garage sale.

Sister in Law got an offer on her house last nite, but it was rather insulting. She is going to do a counter offer then wait and see. She had already listed it way below value then they asked for $30,000 less. So will see. She can't move till the end of Feb anyway so that will be in her counter offer. Need to give us time to get our move done, me come back to help her pack, then hubby come back to drive her after the movers come.
OK enough for today. Will save something for tomorrow.

Thought for the day: Only in America do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke. Well for me it used to be a Snicker bar with a diet pepsi!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Postal Rates, so confusing

Now I remember why I don't usually ship outside of the US. I sold a jacket on e-bay and let a guy in Switzerland win it on the understanding he would pay the extra postage. All was fine, then I let him know I had another one that was real nice and a little heavier. Sent him pictures and he wanted it too. So I added a couple dollars to my shipping cost. Duh< Never assume anything. This coat weighed 11 oz over the limit and had to go priority at 17$ more than I quoted him. So had to offer to refund or let him pay more which ever he wants.

Lesson learned: 4 lbs is the cut off then the price goes UP!! But I don't' think I will do this again unless I just charge some outrageous postal fee and let them bid away. Getting ready to put a big elk hide, fur and all on line today. Its beautiful but not very practical unless you live in a lodge in the mountains.

Friday, January 02, 2009

They're burning the Roadhouse down!

I think thats how the song goes. Last Sat. nite they burned the "Pub" down. Just two doors down from my book store. Now I'm not in a bar neighborhood, its just a very small town.
Seems a "mental" guy was in earlier and got nasty and the bartender had to make him leave. As he left he said "You'll be sorry" So around 2 AM he threw gas against one side of the building and it was a very old building, so it went up pretty fast. I hadn't realized that it was 104 years old. It was the old train station. My sister and her husband owned it a few years ago and named it The ---- Station and the recent owners collected alot of old train stuff in there. Here is a picture of it now.