Friday, April 20, 2007

OK, Here We Go...


You see, it all started with an innocent purchase on ebay. I love bargains. I especially love finding a bargain on something that is hard to find. Ebay has lots of bargains. Ebay also has lots of neat things that are hard to resist. So I chose not to resist some of them. That was the easy part. Now, in order to shop for those bargains as well as pay for an upcoming trip, I have decided that I need to sell things on ebay as well. That is not difficult... time consuming, but not difficult.

So, what is the difficult part you ask? Well, the difficult part is trying to do any of the above when my internet cable decides not to work for more than 30 seconds on any given day... and most days of late seem to have been "given" days! This also makes it difficult to post to this blog, or for that matter, to communicate with many people in a way I that I have become accustomed to communicating. My internet cable problems are not new... they just have gotten worse this past month. Three houses on my side of the street (mine being one of the three) all go out at the same time every time. It has taken no less than twenty different repair techs to figure out the problem. This is the second day in a row that my internet is working, so I think they may have finally decided that they are tired of visiting the most pleasant people who live on my street. Neighbor Rosie got the cell phone number of the last tech so he will get a personal call if the cable internet service does not continue to work. Possibly it was the flames emerging from her eyes as she spoke to him that did the trick.

I have actually made a bit of fun money by buying and selling on ebay. I have sold some of my teapot collection (I needed to downsize), resold some extra pieces of sterling that I bought on ebay (buy in big lots, sell individual pieces, and you can pay for the original purchase!), and sold some Longaberger baskets that I decided not to use as gifts. I even went to a garage sale this past Saturday with a friend to look for some things I could resell on ebay. I got a pretty First Edition Reed and Barton silver bell for the whopping price of fifty cents! It just needed some silver polish. I am so proud of this find that I may just add it to my bell collection and not sell it after all! If you ever want to look me up on ebay to see what I am selling my ID is Peggy2292.

So what else has been going on in my life? Well, here it is in an abbreviated form...

work
ebay attempts
call for Roadrunner repair
wait for Roadrunner tech guy to show up
work
ebay attempts
call for Roadrunner repair
work
wait for Roadrunner tech guy to show up
ebay attempts
etc., etc., etc.
housecleaning madness to get ready for a showing of the house
sore back
chiropractor
work
ordered day lilies from ebay arrive
get soil and manure for planting lilies
sore back
work
follow up on items I sold on ebay
several visits to post office to mail ebay packages
work
ebay attempts
call Roadrunner repair line
plant some daylilies
really sore back
can't move
chiropractor
speak ever so politely with Roadrunner tech guy
chiropractor
work
can't move
chiropractor
finishing planting day lilies with daughter Allison's help
work
chiropractor
glare at Roadrunner tech guy
back still sore
right knee swollen from lower back being out of alignment
limp, limp, limp
chiropractor
work
housecleaning madness to get ready for a showing of the house
sore back
can't move
chiropractor
sit in meetings all day on uncomfortable chair
sore back
chiropractor
work
another set of day lilies arrive
Okay, enough. I think you get the idea. NO, I don't plant the new day lilies until tomorrow.


I promised some pictures of my pottery purchases. "L" has one of the pieces. Here are a couple of photos of some others...

Some recent Mr. Koko pictures as his commentary on life (arrived at after 16+ years), along with an appropriate Douglas Adams quote...





"There is a particular disdain with which Siamese cats regard you. Anyone who has walked in on the Queen cleaning her teeth will be familiar with the feeling." Douglas Adams

Tomorrow, daughter Allison comes over to help me plant the 50 new day lilies (Stella Doro) that arrived yesterday. This batch will go in front of and to the side of the taller ones that we previously planted. Some of them will also go in the front planter and get distributed to neighbors. Buying a lot of 50 was a real bargain!!! Well, maybe not if you figure in the possible chiropractor bills... but then Allison will be helping!

I will be trying to catch up with eveyone's blog posts over the next few days, but I will also try to get another post in tomorrow... after the day lilies are planted, but before I can't move.

9 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Rhodent, it sure is nice to see your blog update today. I'm sorry things wouldn't work over there.
And if I had known what your problem was, I would have had a solution.
Sooooo, next time your Internet goes down hopelessly, just stay at work and do it. I know your [xxxxxx] won't care.
Maybe you are doing that for your eBay operations anyway.
..

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Glad you are back. I have never gone on ebay. I know a lot of people who have and most of them really like it. I will try and visit your store. I am also assuming this will cause me to create and then try and remember yet another password.
Ralph

Rachel said...

So glad things are "Hopefully" fixed!! It's such a royal pain when the computer is down. Arghhh!! Glad you are having fun with Ebay! I have purchased some things off there. Love the pottery!

Mr. Koko looks very handsome! My nephew has 2 Siamese cats in their home. They are very loud, skinny, but pretty!! (the cats, not the family!!!) :o)

Cliff Morrow said...

Another blog in a day or two. So, does that mean, what, June?
You did good on catching us up on your life. I'm glad the computer might be fixed.
The nice thing about Stella's is that you can keep gifting half of each group to friends and neighbors and actually help them. My Brother from Omaha has populated all of our berms with them.
I'm off to see what you've got for sale.

Leo said...

Loved the run-down of your recent days activities, very funny except for all the sore back stuff.

I also love your pottery finds, are they Japanese? They're exquisite, well done.

L said...

where you at? no post!

Rachel said...

Hello!!!! Anybody out there??

Rainypete said...

Glad to see you're still alive and kicking.....even if you are quite busy. Siamese cats always bug me in the way they look at me. Like I've just fallen from between their toes or something.

possum said...

Hey! Have missed you! Glad you are back - but can't find a place to comment on the newer posts? Maybe I am just being stupid.........