Where are we today ?We have been working towards this day for a few months and now its here. Woke up this morning and am in pain, major back pain, can hardly standup. Not good on the day of the auction when we all have so much to do. But if I was careful was able to move slowly.
So as the sun was rising I headed back to New Hamburg to drag the garbage and recycle bins to the curb for 7 am.
Then back here to assemble some sandwiches, with the Tuna, salmon and egg salad I made up the day before.
By now its 8 am so give my Chiropractor a phone call to arrange an adjustment for 10 am. Took Suzie to the house and we puttered there a until I headed out for my adjustment in Waterloo. So back was all straightened out again with directions no bending, lifting and don't stand or sit too long. Well we have different plans.
Back to the house the help had shown up and even a neighbor took the day off work and pitched in to move all the furniture to the front yard, driveway and even the neighbor's driveway as well. All was done by noon, so lunch time and the sandwiches were gobbled up. Even the neighbor across the road, cancelled her day care today, had the school bus rerouted had a large pot of coffee, cooler of punch and some fresh baked muffins set up for us in her garage. Such amazing neighbors they had here.
|15 quilts here too|
|even the food cart was ready too,|
hamburgs, hot dogs, sausage, and soda
|crowds are gathering in the shade|
|Thats Greg Gerber, red shirt beginning the sale|
|the streets were lined both sides with vehicles|
The sale began at 2:45 and Greg announced that the Truck, lawn mower and snow blower would be sold at 6pm. So with their experience they proceeded to get the best prices for items as they came out the garage. Lots of family members here to help as well, mostly move stuff to the auction table and help hold up for display, and run the sales sheets into the cashiers set up in the house.
Everything went like clockwork, the 6 o'clock items were sold and everything was done by 6:45. All that was left was to have people load up all their stuff and us to clean up the unsold items to be dealt with in the next couple days. Then we can do a final cleaning of the house, as it closes next friday.
And nice things today as well, we did have a few of our friends stop by to check out the sale and we got to chat with them for a bit between chores here, a couple of them have not seen in over 10 years. Even fellow full time Rv'ers Jim and Linda stopped by to say hi, have not seen them for a year.
|this young mennonite couple sure bought a load of stuff|
|That's it, the contents are sold|
|beautiful sunset on the drive home|
Just some loose ends to tie up for the next few days and we should be back to normal.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and would like to help all the family and friends for pulling together to make this day a successful one. And all the well wishes that we got from everyone.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this past Winter.