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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Sunrise too sunset the Auction was a success!

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
we ready
         By noon we were ready and about 1:30 the Auctioneer and his crew arrived, assessed that everything was ready to go gave us our instructions and began the sale at 2:45 because of the large crowd that was here already.
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
         Now we home, the weather was perfect all day,  temps in the mid  80's f and still a beautiful evening, Suzie and I actually relaxed outside still in shorts and t shirts until after 10pm enjoying the peace and quite after a hectic day. 
         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.

29 comments:

  1. What a mammoth day - bet you guys are glad it's finished - all that running around and sorting out, at an end....hope your back is improving

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    1. I guess I followed doctors orders properly , my back feels much better today !

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  2. Could hardly believe that last picture of the house - everything all gone! You guys have done a heap of work there for the last few months!

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    1. It all came together very nicely, but finally done and everyone feels much better for it.

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  3. WOW! You certainly had enough out there to draw a crowd even if they didn't know about it. That would have been one auction I would have loved to attend. Now it's behind you.

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    1. There was signs, and ads in the local papers, plus their website, so went really well.

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  4. Wow. That would be overwhelming. So awesome that you had great weather. Can't imagine what would have transpired if it had rained, especially with a closing date just next week already.
    I'm guessing that one young family knew they'd be hauling away a lot of stuff, judging by the huge trailer they were towing!

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    1. It was an amazing amount of items that mostly went away.
      The auction would have gone rain or shine, and the serious buyers would have been there anway.

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  5. Nice...glad you had good weather and everything is now over!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Yes it is a big sigh of relief too.

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  6. So glad it turned out so well for you all. That's sure the way to sell everything, beats multiple garage sales. Take care of your back!

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    1. We did yard sale for weeks and is very tie consuming.
      This was over pretty quick.

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  7. Glad the day went well for you now you can rest and let your back heel.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. No rest yet, just no bending or lifting.

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  8. Yippee!! It's over and went well. That is great. I must say I've never taken that big a trailer to a sale before. They were certainly prepared to buy. Now take care of that back and behave yourself.

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    1. My back will get better, and behave myself? Hmmm thats why Suzie is here to keep me in line.

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  9. Congratulations on the successful auction. Now you can get back to what you do best!

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    1. Thanks, slowly getting back into our routine.

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  10. Now that was a huge pile of things to sell. after all the work you did to prepare it was nice that the weather was perfect and that the neighbours pitched in and the people should up to buy it all. No wonder your back was tired before the auction even began. Good luck with the final details and rest for the rest of today.

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    1. Thanks things are all coming together, very nicely.

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  11. What an undertaking! (and the grand finale with your back going out!). Were all those sandwiches you made just for the folks helping out? Glad it all went well and everything found a new home. WooooHoooo!!!!!!

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    1. Yes the sandwiches were just for our volunteer helpers, but kept is fed for the whole day, and they were all cleaned up.
      WoooooHooooo yes, yes !!!

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  12. Godness me! This really illustrates the scope of the work you guys have put in to getting things done. Congrats to a successful sale! Soon life will be back to normal.

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    1. We pulled together and made it happen, back in our house is a good start to normal.

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  13. I'm glad the auction is over and went well. Now you can look forward to some well deserved relaxation! :-)

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    1. Oh yes we are looking forward to that, and be able to get some reading done.

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  14. Wow, I'm exhausted just reading about your day. Thank goodness that's all behind you now! :c)

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    1. We was exhausted too, much better now...

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  15. Wonderful to hear all the contents are gone. Those are quite before and after photos. That house must be a ton bigger than I thought it was. That was a huge amount of stuff! Congratulations.

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