front porch trash

front porch trash

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Whew!!! Been busy with listing and helping my daughter remodel her house before she moves in. Busy as a bee...

We have been working every Saturday and Sunday since after Christmas on SmartA** house. Pulling up carpet, painting, ripping out cabinets putting new floor tile down and just about anything else that needs doing. The two bedrooms are done, the walls are done and some of the trim is done. The floor in the main living room, dining room combination is the biggest and most challenging. She wanted each tile cut in half and a random pattern on the floor. First problem is cutting each tile. It is impossible to get each and every one the same. Even with a jig that I made, we still get a slight variation. But all in all it has been pretty good. But it is crunch time and we need to get the floor finished so she can move. Everyone needs to pull their weight every weekend. Except when racing season starts!!!

Sunday was the first NASCAR race of the season. Daytona. SweetiePie wanted to watch the race and we needed to get more floor done. So......he stayed home to watch the race AND he volunteered to make dinner. Now, you have to know SweetiePie to know that he does not cook. Period. Not even to heat a can of soup. He decided to make chili. I set out all of the ingredients before I left and wrote down the spices and stuff to go in the chili. Everything went fine. The smell of chili greeted us when we came in the door. Yum...

I have only one comment on the chili. If you don't know the difference between a TEAspoon and a TABLEspoon then don't put any cayenne pepper in the chili. That's all I'm saying.......

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I had good intentions. I needed to get some pictures taken so I could list some stuff on ebay. I have been pretty slack lately after the big Christmas crunch and busy January. But February has been a bust and I have had a hard time getting motivated to take pictures and get things listed.

I had already taken a hundred pictures and comes Simon. He just wanted some loving. Simon almost never wants lovin'. He is kinda a leave me alone cat. More so than other cats. So when he wants attention he gets it.

And I really did need a little break....and he is so cute....and he will be moving soon....

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013


How were things in January in your neck of the woods?

Here in NC things were hopping. Ebay sales were excellent after Christmas right up until the end of January. Just about the time that February credit card statements hit th mailbox things came to a screeching halt. I mean, dead in the water with 10,000 crickets singing in the background.

I can't remember the last time I had a week as bad as the end of January. 5 total sales all week. Only one sale last weekend and that has turned into a non payer. One sale this Monday, $5. It's a good thing that I am a squirrel. I tend to save my ready cash because you never know with sales on ebay. Feast or famine is putting it mildly.

So with the slow sales you would thing that I could get things listed. Well, I finally felt better by the end of the week so I got some pics taken and some things listed. Still very slow.

Slow sales mean no shopping. It's killing meeeeeeee.  I did get to GW a few times but nothing big. I picked up several swim suits that are promising and a perfume cat light that is killer.

In perfect condition, but no light or cord. I can replace that. From the 50's and so cute.

I also found a lost baby. No, the doll kind. I just had to rescue her. Turns out she is a Effanbee Lovums from the late 1920's. I think she is precious. SmartA** thinks otherwise, so here is how she is sitting in the family room.

Now, I think she is in great shape for her age. She is about 85 to 90 years old. But SmartA** thinks her eyes are creepy, soooooo I took care of that. Let's see how SmartA** looks at 85!!

This is a better picture. Her glassine eyes have crazed and gotten cloudy. She has damage to one finger, damage to one toe, her wig is missing and has normal cracking and crazing to the composition. She has her original body and had on a one piece undergarment that was original. Oh, and she is 30" tall, which is kinda hard to find. At least I didn't find many listed on ebay.

She really is pretty. I just don't see creepy.....well, maybe just a little.

I found smaller dolls like this in much worse condition for around $200, with clothes, on ebay. So all is not lost. Oh, and she had a vintage infants gold bangle bracelet on her arm. Doll, clothes, shoes, original underwear and gold bracelet, $5.

Now, back in the poke young lady!!