Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ebay Was Mostly a Bust

2 small sales ($21.00 and $2.76), one big sale that hasn't been paid for yet ($150.00 plus postage) and one small sale on an auction that hasn't closed yet.  One person interested in something but missed the bidding.

The remaining stuff will go on craigs list, particularly in light of the fact that Ebay and PayPal sock it to ya with the fees: listing fees and final value fees from Ebay, and PayPal gets a cut of what you get paid.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Last of The Auctions



Black and White Collectible Rooster Figurine

2 Blue and White Teacups Made In Japan

Large Tulip Shaped Blue and White Bowl

Purple Fluted Glass Vase

Small Blue Medicine Bottle

Handmade Pottery Bowl Signed by J Chang

Shallow Cloissone Look Metal Bowl Made in India

Vintage Coppertone Aluminum Cake Carrier

Set of 2 Mismatched Small Teacups, made in Japan

Yellow Music Box

three kings figurines from little bible figurines by lucas 1980 enesco

Even More Auctions



Large Cut Glass Footed Candy Dish

Large Orange Pedestal Compote

Three Piece Silverplate Tableware Set

Nine 1989 Porcelain Heritage House Music Boxes

Victor, His Masters Voice Collectible Tin

Large Set Reproduction Milk Glass

Weil Ware Sugar Dish

Vintage Inarco Gravy Boat with Underplate and Ladle

Vintage Inarco Jam/Jelly Jar With Spoon

More Auctions


Mink Stole

Pilsner Glasses, Set of 7

Moss Rose China Service for 4

Vintage Glass Flamingos

Homer Laughlin Covered Serving Dish

Green Napkin Rings, Set of 6

Glass Ash Trays, Set of 3

Vintage Watches

Set of 4 Black Saucers

Set of 4 Liberty Blue Saucers

all the pictures in one place


all the pictures in one place, some are of things that aren't on ebay yet
a reminder, the ebay auctions are found here:

large glass cake plate with glass lid

large collectible plate

 blue footed Fenton (marked) bowl from the 1970's

small Fenton Hobnail Toothpick Holder

small Fenton Hobnail Creamer

Large Vintage Candlewick Glass Plate With Heart Shaped Handle

Carnival Glass Berry Set, Orange, One Large Bowl, Five Small Bowls

HandPainted Green Plate With Pink Roses

Art Deco Decanter

Diane Fine China Service for 12 (includes serving pieces)

Eggshell Nautilus China Service for 12

Hearthside Stoneware WaterColor Saucers, set of 4

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I Am A Thief!!

Yes, indeed I am a THIEF.

I am a very very picky thief though: I only steal pinecones, and only from business parking lots.

You see, pinecones are excellent tinder for starting fires in my woodstove and my two big pine trees are being greedy.

They have given me five whole pinecones in the last week (I have needed a minimum of 84!) and kept the rest for themselves.

Over the last couple of weeks I've stolen all the pinecones I can find from the street and my neighbors yards on my cul-de-sac too and it still hasn't been enough.  All the pine trees in the neighborhood are holding on to their cones, greedy things!

I use 12-15 pinecones for each fire I build and lately its been cold enough here that it has snowed off and on all day every day for most of the last week.

Newspaper and pine needles are poor replacements for pinecones, they both go up like gasoline but don't burn long enough to catch even small pieces of firewood on fire. They barely burn long enough to catch loose pieces of bark on fire.

The day before yesterday I also ran out of fire starter squares. A quick trip to Ace Hardware solved that problem, but I still had NO pinecones

Yesterday morning it took half an hour to get the fire started because I had no pinecones and no fire starter squares.

This morning I was on the way to my bank. I noticed several businesses along my route that had lots and lots of pinecones in their parking lots.  Fortunately for me (perhaps unfortunately for the Juniper Aquatic Center and Pool)  I had a medium size tote box in my truck.  I filled that sucker to the brim with pinecones, and when I got home my trees had donated the five pinecones mentioned above.

Yes, I do intend to continue stealing pinecones -- but only from business parking lots.  As a friend says, either the business will leave them there to rot or they will put them through a chipper (and my thievery is saving them work in the latter case).

To my mind, its a win-win.  They don't have to deal with the pinecones in their parking lots and I can stay warm without having to spend 30 minutes or more getting the fire lit!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bedroom Furniture Surprise

I was going to freecycle the two nightstands in my spare bedroom (which I was and am thinking of renting out) since there was really no room for them.

Before posting the nightstands on FreeCycle  I took a look at the inside of the drawers on those nightstands and it appears that I have a complete bedroom set *Marquee French* by Kent Coffey.

I was going to let the prospective roommate use the dresser (9 drawers and a large framed mirror) and chest of drawers (5 drawers) but after googling for the value of my pieces, it looks like the prospective roommate will be using cheap stuff from goodwill (purchased by MOI) or providing their own!

Moss Rose China, Set of 12 Plates Various Sizes

Music Boxes

Pilsner Glasses and Pink Plates

2 out of a set of 7

1 out of a set of 2

Vintage Flamingos

Anybody Want A Mink Stole??

Ebay Here I Come!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cats are Crazier Than Usual

They found the container of catnip, somehow pried the plastic lid off, spread the catnip all over the living room floor, and then rolled in it.  Then they wanted their staff (MOI) to get it all out of their fur

This is another example of the revenge of the clutter first noted in the below post


The Niacin Flush Really Sucks

Here I was so happy to find the huge bottle of niacin while cleaning house.  While my health insurance covers all my prescriptions, I pay for my niacin out of pocket and its not particularly cheap.

So this morning I switched from the no-flush niacin that I've been taking for a month or so to the normal niacin (ie flushing).  When the flush was mentioned by my doctor and my co-ag nurse nothing was ever said about being so hot that you could self-combust and they also never mentioned gross amounts of bowel movements and/or abdominal cramps.

Right now I'm alternating between cold chills and the flushing.  This is one of the most unpleasant things I've ever gone through.  I think this even trumps the time when my doctor hit a nerve (that he hadn't deadened enough) while doing in-office surgery on my ankle.

I'm going back to the no-flush niacin no matter what it costs. Flushing SUCKS!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Found an Online Job

I have been working for a software support company for the last two days.  $9.00 per hour 40 hours per week --no weekends--for the next 3-6 months which will certainly help with bills.

My permanent schedule will be either 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm or 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, but at least for this week of training my hours are 5:30 am (OUCH!!) to 2:30 pm.

Getting up at 5:15 am is killing me! But at least all I have to do is roll out of bed, get dressed, and walk from the bedroom to the dining room.  The only reason I have to get dressed is that the dining room windows look out on the front porch and the street, the blinds are up, and I live across the street from the manager.  Somehow I don't think wearing my birthday suit is a good idea ROFLMAO!!

At first I was very frustrated with this job. I felt old and stupid and was ready to quit this morning.

Then I found out that my co-workers are struggling as much as I am  if not more. 

There's a lot to learn in this job and a lot of terminology that I've never heard before. 

Also, the credentials we need to login to some of the sites we use aren't ready yet so there's been a lot of chatting on skype, getting to know one another, and helping each other when things get frustrating. Our boss is really happy with our teamwork and that makes us happier too.