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Tuesday, June 19th: 9PM KT> Medieval Chest $2675


***YAAWWWWNN*** *STRETCH* ***YAWN***
"Boy, do I love a nice Sunday when I can sleep in.." I think to myself.
"No alarms, no dog pounding my door down, no phone calls in the middle of the night.."
"Just a nice third Sunday in June.. Third.. Sund.. Ju---? IT'S FATHER'S DAY!!"

I jump out of bed and realize I haven't gotten my Dad anything!!
I look around at all the stuff I've gotten from Arte's and realize that my Dad loves the Egyptian theme, and, as hard as it is to part with one of the ones I picked up last week, he's my dad!
I stroll out the door, carrying the heavy vase and head to my parents' house for lunch.
I shared a nice meal with my Mom & Dad and wish my Dad a Happy Father's Day and he really appreciated the vase!

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On my way home, I realized I hadn't heard from the "Artester" all day..
"How odd.... He usually always calls by now" as it's approaching 5 o'clock in the evening.
I decide to go and check on him at the Curio Shop.
As I start to open the door, I realize that Tabby's behind the counter again.

"Hey Ms. Meow, where's Mr. Fact?" I ask, in a playful mood.
"Arte's at home today.. Got family in for Father's Day.." she says.
I thank her and start heading to Arte's.

"Wow!" I think "I've only heard rumors about Arte's Dad... A big time treasure hunter, well-known, but rarely seen, like Ra's Golden Bureau!!"
I race over to Arte's and knock on the door!
No answer.
I knock again.
No answer.
One more time...
"Junior, you gonna let them in or just gonna let them annoy us?" a gruff voice asks?
"Junior?" I think...
Arte comes to the door and mumbles something as he's opening it.
"Well, that's your name, son, isn't it?" he asks?
Arte glares at the older dog sitting on his Queen of the Nile Sofa.
"You gonna introduce us, Junior? Nice to meet ya fella.. I'm Henry.."
"Nice to meet you sir, I'm M-M-Merthyn, heard a lot about you.." I stammer, feeling like I've met a celebrity.
"Yes, yes, well most of it's true, I tell you!" he says chuckling.
"Junior, offer your guest a drink or something to eat?" Henry asks Arte.
"Dad!!" Arte says.
"No, sir, I'm just fine... I must know, why do you call him Junior?" as I've never heard anyone call Arte that.
"That's his name, Henry Fact, Junior." Henry Sr. says.
"I like Arte" Arte says.
"We named our guinea pig Arte" Henry shouts!
"The guinea pig?? You're named after the guinea pig!!??" I ask Arte.
"I've got a lot of fond memories of that guinea pig!" Arte says.

Both are quiet for a moment, then Henry starts speaking.
"Arte, I'm serious about your shop, it's jus' not right" he continues "Sellin' off these rare items, havin' other people find 'em for ya.."
He pauses to take a drink
"Yeh should be treasure huntin' with your old man.. Findin' the really rare stuff and keepin' it for yourself!"
"You do this every year, Dad... Every year on Father's Day..." Arte pouts.
"You come into town on your high horse and try to tell me what to do.." Arte sighs.
"High horse? I didn't ride a horse!" Henry says, laughing, trying to lighten the mood.
"You know what I mean, Dad" Arte grumbles.
"Hear me out, son, we can go on adventures together, you can be like yer old Dad, a famous treasure hunter, known and spoken about all over the world!" Henry shouts!
"He has me sold, sign me up!!" I think to myself!
"I'm not like you, Dad. I love rare items, but you were always gone when I was a kid.. I love it here" he continues "My customers love me and depend on me and Merthyn's like family to me, since you're never around!" in a trembling voice
Arte starts looking up at the ceiling...
"Is he gonna cry?" I think to myself...
"Arte, are you okay? I don't think he meant anything by it, I -- I --" I can't think of anything to say, and I feel awful.

They both start chuckling... softly and then louder and then they start cracking up... ROARING with laughter...
Henry stands up and slaps Arte on the back as they start laughing...
I'm REALLY confused at this point....

"You should see the look on yer face.. " Arte says....
"Whoooooo we had him goin' didn't we son?" Henry says through his laughter "You were right about this one.. That WAS fun!"
They finally calm down a bit.

"Haven't you ever watched Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Merthyn?" Arte asks...
"We were actin' out the father/son scene there tryin' to see if you'd believe it... You bought that hook-line-and-sinker!!" Arte start laughing again.
"Pop lives up the street and goes on expeditions a couple times a year!" Arte says.
I start to laugh a bit "You both got me, I really felt bad for Arte!" I said.
"Ya got a good friend here, Arte, keep it up with this one" Henry says.
"Oh I will, I will" Arte says as he walks me out.
He hands me the list and asks "See ya tomorrow?"
"We'll see" I say, winking at him.

Get ready, it's a long one!

Tuesday June 19th:
Hockey Table ($180 - 5%) at 12midnight!
Cat Street Post ($80 + 5%) at 12midnight!
Hockey Wallpaper ($100 - 5%) at 12midnight!
Scientific Trophy Pedestal ($450 + 10%) at 12midnight!
Hockey Side Table ($160 - 5%) at 1am!
Cat Street Post ($80 - 15%) at 1am!
Medieval Flooring ($900 - 10%) at 4am!
Classing Gaming Room Wallpaper ($275 + 10%) at 4am!
Hockey Side Table ($160 - 10%) at 5am!
Helmet Lamp ($110 + 10%) at 6am!
Rice Paper Divider ($390) at 7am!
Wooden Coffee Table ($75 + 10%) at 7am!
Chef's Shirt ($95 - 5%) at 10am!
Hockey Table ($180 + 10%) at 10am!
Hockey Coffee Table ($300 - 10%) at 12noon!
Below Decks Wallpaper ($200 + 5%) at 12noon!
Hockey Couch ($750 + 5%) at 2pm!
Rockin' Pompadour ($816 + 15%) at 2pm!
Hockey Chair ($120 - 5%) at 4pm!
Medieval Wallpaper ($685 - 5%) at 5pm!
Hockey Coffee Table ($300 + 15%) at 5pm!
Cat Street Post ($80 - 10%) at 6pm!
Orange Table ($140 + 5%) at 7pm!
RARE: Medieval Chest ($2675 ) at 9pm!
Hockey Dining Table ($350 - 10%) at 9pm!
Loader Lounger ($950 - 15%) at 9pm!
Wooden Chair ($95 + 5%) at 9pm!
Chef's Hat ($80 + 10%) at 11pm!

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