10:00 – Leave our home with energy and enthusiasm
11:00 – Leave my parents’ home after switching out our vehicle for my parents pick up
11-12:30 – Drive to auction
Points of discussion on the ride this past Saturday:
- What we should buy (smaller items easier to transport and sell at the Summer Market in July, two high quality dressers to replace the two we don’t like in our room)
- What we should not buy (big pieces of furniture that need a lot of work)
- How much we should spend (this is pointless because we rarely stick to it)
- How many people we think will be there (take into account weather and time of year)
- How much work we are not getting done in our yard and around our house because we are driving two hours away to an auction even though we have 100 people coming to our house the next Saturday to watch the Kentucky Derby (which has since been cancelled because Mother Nature is a b*tch).
12:30 – Search for parking space in a town that is literally one square block
12:40 – Get our auction number and head outside (we are LATE!)
12:50 – Make RenMan bid $2 on an old television set because I once saw a Storage Wars where Barry had one upcycled into this really cool art piece. I could totally do that…or have a friend do that. Whichever.
1-4:00 (Outside/cheap lots)
- Eat an awesome shredded chicken sandwich
- Buy a bunch of stuff that probably looks like junk to a lot of people
- Lose a bunch of bids
- Make friends
- Annoy people
- Buy two dressers that need to be redone (yeah, TWO, but how can you NOT when they are going so cheap?)
4-8:00 (Inside collectibles and antiques)
- Eat a fried bologna sandwich, ice cream, French fries, and chili chees fries
- Buy two more dressers that actually fit the description of why we came
- Buy a huge metal locker covered in rust
- Watch people pay hundreds of dollars on what are essentially antique bobble heads (and we REALLY wanted one)
- Buy yet another violin
8-10:00 Load truck – Yes, two hours. Why?
- Dad’s truck bed has gotten even rustier over the last couple months we’ve missed. We kept putting legs of the dressers through holes.
- We had to figure out how to fit four dressers and a locker in the same space and did I mention that ¼ of that space is open air rust holes?
- Configurations 1, 2, and 3 did not allow us to close the truck bed.
- We don’t know how to work our tie down straps
- I have fetus arms
- Where can we squeeze an old $2 television?
- Temperature dropped another 10 degrees.
- I spent a lot of time consumed with the fact that I hadn't brought chapstick and I really needed it.
I honestly think an entire reality show can be created by filming RenMan and I loading and/or unloading trucks.
Midnight - Home again, home again, jiggety jig. Now it's time to UNLOAD. But first I have to congratulate myself for sitting jammed next to an old television despite my paranoia that there were spiders all over it.
2:00 - Finally in bed. Exhausted and dejected that its all over for another month.
Please "like" Renaissance Man on facebook and get the word out. I'm going to start posting some of our more interesting finds and our LOCAL PICK UP ONLY pieces straight to that page. We would appreciate anyone sharing! And since you all will immediately be out and sharing our page, you may as well share the Summer Market page while you are at it.