Wednesday, July 4th: 6pm KT - Egyptian Walls $700
"Whew, I can't believe how much work I've gotten done today," I say to myself as I stand back and survey the house.
No, I'm not in Arte's shop.
Today I'm actually at home doing work at my house, well, my yard.
The Fouth of July is almost here, and I have to get things ready for my friends to come over a watch the fireworks.
The W-shop doesn't have much red, white, and blue stuff, so I have to make do with what I could find.
I just about bought the shop out of Red Roses, White Daisies, and Blue Petunias.
It's a good thing the Petunias and Daisies were both on sale last week, or I'd be broke right now.
Gotta remember to thank FIA for that sale list.
I'm just putting my tools away when my KinzPhone rings.
"Perfect timing as always, Arte." I think to myself.
Picking up the phone I say, "Hello Arte? How can I help you?"
"Hey Merthyn, do you think you could come down to the shop a little bit early today? I have a lot of stuff to do before tomorrow, and I could use an extra set of paws."
Wisely ignoring the "paw" comment, I start to wonder what wonderful things Arte must be preparing for sale.
I had heard a rumor about the Humvee, but I knew better than to put any faith in rumors.
Still, that didn't stop me from hoping.
"So, Arte, are you gearing up for the Fourth of July? Are you planning something special at the shop?"
"Something special for the Fourth? No, why would I?"
Then it dawns on me, "Oh, I'm sorry Arte. How silly of me. I just assumed you were American and would be celebrating. I should have figured with that hockey obsession of yours that you were actually Canadian."
There is a long pause on the other end of the phone.
Arte finally answers, "Merthyn. Some days I really don't understand what you are talking about. I'm not an American or a Canadian."
His voice gets louder and gruffer, "You should know better than that. I'm a Webkinz!"
Boy do I feel embarrassed.
I'm very glad that Arte can't see how red my cheeks are turning right now.
"Um, Arte, I'm so sorry. I didn't even think of that." I can't believe I stuck my foot in my mouth, and I can't think of what to say next.
Finally I stammer, "Uh, Arte, does Webkinz World even have a Fourth of July?"
There's another long pause, and then Arte answers, with an annoyed tone in his voice.
"Of course we do. What to you think comes between the third and the fifth?"
He lets out a big sigh. "Ya, know what Merthyn. I don't have time to sit around and play trivia questions with you today. Maybe you could go down to Quizzy's and do that after you help me at the shop. Are you going to be able to come?"
"Yes, of course Arte. I'll be there right away."
When I get to the shop, I am pleased that Arte seems to have forgotten our earlier conversation.
He puts me straight to work gathering up the items scheduled for sale.
I'm disappointed that the Humvee isn't on the list, but there are enough other things that I think most other people will be very happy.
Here's the list, Enjoy!
Chef's Hat ($80) at 12midnight!
Tutti-Frutti Headdress ($456) [orig: $480] at 1am!
Gladiator Helmet ($1020) [orig: $1200] at 3am!
Toy Purse ($42) [orig: $45] at 4am!
Hockey Flooring ($76) [orig: $90] at 6am!
Hockey Side Table ($168) [orig: $160] at 7am!
Gladiator Helmet ($1260) [orig: $1200] at 9am!
Helmet Lamp ($99) [orig: $110] at 10am!
Goalie Mask Shelf ($71) [orig: $75] at 11am!
Screwy Lamp ($753) [orig: $685] at 2pm!
Hockey Bed ($650) at 2pm!
Toy Purse ($40) [orig: $45] at 4pm!
Classing Gaming Room Wallpaper ($288) [orig: $275] at 4pm!
RARE: Egyptian Walls ($700) at 6pm!
Hockey Table ($189) [orig: $180] at 7pm!
Wooden Stool ($68) [orig: $65] at 7pm!
Hockey Side Table ($176) [orig: $160] at 8pm!
Below Decks Wallpaper ($200) at 9pm!
Wooden Chair ($76) [orig: $95] at 10pm!
Gladiator Helmet ($1020) [orig: $1200] at 10pm!
- Marshmallow Pie