Monday, August 18, 2008

Good Time at Gypsy Lea's

We had a good occasional sale at Gypsy Lea's in Sauk Rapids this weekend. The weather was beautiful and the traffic was steady. We had a nice array of primitives, shabotaged pieces, foo-foos and even a couple of hogs. I worked on Saturday and Sunday so I was unable to attend any auctions. Therefore, my current inventory will have to remain at only two lifetimes full. I am contemplating making a center island for a kitchen using some doors, porch pillars and a butcher block table top. More on that later.

The UP sign is one of my hogs. It was salvaged
from the side of a boxcar after a
train wreck about 20 years ago.

A real hog. A chair with
a frame made from welded horseshoes.

Mr. Flannery

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cleaning Smut for Fun & Profit

Well kids, I finally have another retirement scheme to ponder. (Given that the "one lottery ticket away from out of here" plan has not been productive). I bought a smut cleaner at an auction on Saturday. I am going to haul it to Sauk Rapids and go into the smut cleaning business. If it is successful there, I will be soliciting city councils everywhere for the opportunity to clean up their smut problems.

Mr. Flannery

Monday, August 11, 2008

Constitutional Rights

Please defend our right to arm bears.

Mr. Flannery

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Through Rose Colored Glasses

Mr. Flannery

A Great Place to Live

My Best Friend

Where We Live

From a 1905 Church in Duluth

Our Deck

The Shore

Mr. Flannery

Too Lazy in Blogging

I spent the past hour looking through the earlier items that I posted on this blog. I have really gotten lazy. Earlier I posted lots of pithy comments about the shabby world and my hogs amongst the roses. Lately I have posted a few pictures of an auction find or shop set up. Its time to herd the hogs, get them back in with the roses and write something other than commercials for this blog.

The other day I checked the pressure in the tires on my truck. Two were in need of a topping off. I'll be damned, it had a dramatic effect. I drove the 18 miles to St. Cloud, and the price of gasoline dropped $.02 per gallon. Just think of the impact from everyone topping off. Oh my!

Mr. Flannery

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Time off from Buffalo

The monthly occasional sales are being prepared in Buffalo right now. And I have not done anything. This is not my normal waiting to the last possible moment set-up strategy. I have decided to take some time off from the Buffalo sales. After 3 years of monthly set-up I need to spend more time on my real job. I have greatly enjoyed the people that I've met and the things that I've learned. My relationship with Teresa, the owner of The Porch, and the other dealers that I have worked with, made this decision very difficult to make. I wish them all the very best. Now I just need to figure out what to do this Thursday when the sales start.

Mr. Flannery