Monday, June 18th: 5pm KT> Formula Blackboard $2500
*Buzz* *Beep* *Buzz*
*Buzz* *Beep* *Buzz*
"Unnnhhh.... Is it...?"
*Buzz* *Beep* *Bu--SMACK!!
"That is one ANNOYING alarm clock" I think to myself "But it wakes me up!"
After missing the alarm the other day, I bought this one and it seems to do the trick.
I gather enough strength to roll out of bed and into my bunny-rabbit bath slippers (hey! They're comfortable and it's fine if I don't go running to Arte's in them in the middle of the night!)
It's still dark outside and I question my loyalty to Arte.
"Is this list really worth getting up at dark-o-clock?? Well, I guess it's more doing a favor for a friend than anything else!"
I get myself ready and head out the door.
The sun is just peeking above the horizon.
It takes me about 20 minutes to get to Arte's because I'm just not able to afford any of Arte's vehicles yet!
Arte's in a rush to get going and is already out the door when I walk up!
"Let's go, let's go! We gotta be first, Merthyn, otherwise they'll get all the good stuff!" he grumbles.
Of course, I've forgotten to tell you, I'm here to meet Arte for one of his yard sale "expeditions", as he calls them..
"Hey Arte, I've been meaning to ask you, no rares tomorrow, Father's Day.. Any reason why?" I ask?
"Hrmmph..." he grumbles...
I take that as a signal to quit asking!
"We've got a lot of work to do" he says pulling out a list.
For a second, I think he's about to give me the rare list and I dream of heading back home to bed.
"1..2........9........11.. 11 yard sales to hit, we better move it!" Arte says as he counts them on his garage sale list.
And so, we went from yard sale to yard sale...
"Whew, I thought helping Arte around the shop was tough, but this is real torture," I mumble to myself as I wipe the sweat from my brow.
We're picking our way through what seems like every yard sale in town!
When Arte first invited me on this trip I was excited.
I thought I was going to be able to see the master at work and gain some insight into how Arte finds his fantastic curio shop items.
Instead I've been scampering after him all day, carting around all of his purchases.
I didn't used to think hockey masks were heavy, but if you get enough of them together in a bag, let me tell you....
Just as I am about to write the day off as a total waste of time, I spot something shiny poking out from underneath a pile of rainbow-colored wigs.
"Could it be?" I wonder. I pull back one of the wigs and see some.... well... I promised him I wouldn't tell you!
"ARTE! ARTE!" I shout excitedly.
"YOU'VE GOT TO COME SEE THIS."
Arte comes running over and practically knocks me to the ground.
"Are you crazy?" He pants.
"I try to keep a low profile when I'm out collecting."
I'm not sure I've ever seen Arte out of breath before.
Of course, I've never seen him move that quickly either.
"But Arte, look at this" I pull back another wig so he can see what I've found more clearly.
"What do you suppose these are worth?" A smile slowly creeps onto Arte's face.
"I'll tell you what those are worth."
The smile turns to a grin.
"Just as soon as YOU get them all back to the shop".
And with that, he sets off toward the owner to haggle about the price.
Here's Arte's list... mumbled something about people getting another chance...
Hope you like it. *yawn* I'm going to go catch a nap.
Monday, June 18th:
Wooden Stool ($65 + 15%) at 12midnight!
Tutti-Frutti Headdress ($480 + 10%) at 12midnight!
Wooden Stool ($65) at 4am!
Below Decks Wallpaper ($200 - 20%) at 8am!
Lime Desk Chair ($150 + 5%) at 8am!
Apple Chair ($140 - 20%) at 9am!
Thinking Chair ($1325 + 5%) at 9am!
Classic Gaming Room Flooring ($295 - 20%) at 9am!
Pineapple Lamp ($45 + 5%) at 10am!
Funky Neon 'Fro ($362) at 10am!
Hockey Dining Table ($350 + 10%) at 10am!
Funky Chair ($210 + 5%) at 11am!
Treasure Chest ($200 + 10%) at 11am!
Scoreboard Television ($850 - 20%) at 11am!
Classing Gaming Room Wallpaper ($275 + 5%) at 12noon!
Below Decks Wallpaper ($200 + 10%) at 12noon!
Scientific Trophy Pedestal ($450 + 5%) at 1pm!
Apple Chair ($140 + 5%) at 3pm!
Funky Chair ($210) at 4pm!
RARE: Formula Blackboard ($2500) at 5pm!
Wagon Wheel Sofa ($250 + 10%) at 5pm!
Hockey Chair ($120 - 10%) at 5pm!
Hockey Table ($180 + 10%) at 6pm!
Wagon Wheel Table ($250 - 20%) at 9pm!
Country Cabinet ($450 - 15%) at 11pm!