I have been missing in action for almost two weeks.
Last week's Friday's Finds and Quickies posts were scheduled ahead of time. I'll explain at the end of this post.
I did go forth and hunt down some smalls last week.
This is a lovely brass trophy that is a replica - no engraving.
It is a couple of decades old.
Who doesn't need a scraper/putty knife?
I have one in every room.
And then the tin.
Very old - hand painted and signed.
The title is A Dancing Girl.
There is paint loss I hope to stabilize.
I am trying to determine which era was it fashionable to have droopy boobs banded at the waist.
I need to go back there.
I could not get a decent photo of this very heavy iron lamp.
So I took pics of the base and the top.
I have numerous scrapes and bruises on my ankles from hauling this around.
I left it in this condition.
It's a treasure in my Booth C-23.
First one there gets it.
Love the arrow design.
Originally oil, then electrified, then stripped of the wiring.
I see potential here!
I waited ten days for GW to put a price on this silver chest.
Finally the other day I asked a worker from the back room to price it, and I did not care when she did it - I just did not want it thrown away because of the "No price, No sale" policy.
She told me to wait a minute.
While I was waiting, I found a bag of nests.
The worker returned with the chest marked a reasonable price and it came home with me.
Who will admit to being so old, she used a gym bag like this beauty?
This one is brown "tweed" vinyl with tan "leather" handles.
Mine in junior high was light blue and navy.
Did you notice the lovely cotton lace tablecloth?
A glass pedestal holds another pair of shoe stretchers.
Bought an entire garbage bag filled with all sorts of green stuff for less than the price of the gas to get me to HL.
It has rained over eight inches in the last ten days.
It is predicted to rain throughout this weekend with record downpours.
We are ready.
There are power line trucks from several states already parked around town.
The fear being the ground is so saturated, trees will fall over.
Which brings me to why I went missing for almost two weeks.
My Internet connection was blipping on and off all last week.
I thought it was the rain.
I called EarthLink, my Internet provider, and the tech stayed on the line for almost an hour running scans.
He found trouble on the AT&T lines to my house.
The tech called for a tech from AT&T to check my lines - up close and personal.
Miss Computer Lady called Monday night to say the tech would be here on Tuesday between 11AM and 7PM.
She recited a long list of things for preparation.
Most I could do.
BUT one requirement was visible access to the phone lines in the box OUTSIDE the house.
Well, folks, we live in a house built in 1950 with the original phone line running straight from the pole to the attic space above the den.
I tried to call AT&T, but could not find a live person to explain.
The EarthLink tech in INDIA said everyone had a box on the outside of the house.
So the AT&T tech shows up at 2PM and asks where the outside box is located.
I tell him there isn't one.
Do you see that tiny 2' by 2 1/2' access panel?
Chucks and I had to move the hundred-pound jelly cupboard, take down the thirty-pound dough bowl (painted by Ernest Lee), and pull the forty-pound folding ladder from the shed.
Then we hoisted the tech up through the hole.
He exclaimed as he rose out of sight,
"I have never in my life seen phone lines so old!"
He was up there for two hours rewiring for a box on the outside of the house.
We are now up to date for the 1980's!
BUT I do have my Internet up and running.
Free Cell for hours is not the same as blogging.
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