Sunday, March 20, 2016
I came home Thursday with a deposit check for the little residential job. Friday, the check for the big job came. But that one I'm not cashing yet.
So now, I am back to work. This little residential job is a full lite door to the bedroom and 8 cabinet doors in the kitchen. I'll start on the full size art work Monday, or rather, Tuesday. Monday is already accounted for. I'm having a 'well woman' exam. This is a big deal. I don't go to the doctor unless I need to and I don't get sick so I hardly ever need to. As my retired neurosurgeon friend told us, don't go to the doctor, they'll always find something wrong. But now I have insurance yay Medicare and it's been about 10 years at least since I've been poked and prodded. Just want to make sure the lady parts are still in good form.
But I digress.
So, Friday, my sister and I went to another estate sale up in the Hill Country. This one was beyond our usual radius, it took us an hour to get there, but we thought it would be worth the drive...a house, a barn, and a 2,000 sq ft storage building that was 'filled with antiques and all sorts of stuff'. Sounded like a picker's dream. In reality, not so much.
It was filled with stuff all right, but mostly junk. Like this pink beaded and glammed up chandelier.
Or a skull decorated with buttons and feathers for $25.
The antiques were all in really bad shape and the rest of the stuff in almost decent shape was not to our taste.
I liked this old metal kitchen counter that needed lots of work that they had an outlandish price on.
The house was actually attached to the horse barn. Walk out the front door and there are the horse stalls with the tack room/barn at the other end.
Some of these sales just leave you scratching your head not only at the stuff they are selling but the prices attached to it. Like sections of cedar tree trunk or containers of rocks for $10.
When we left there we decided to go to another estate sale that was about 16 miles away, four houses. Siri took us on every back county road to get there
and I swear it took twice as long as just going down the state highway but it was a nice scenic drive and we got to see some cool stuff like this old church and cemetery out in the middle of nowhere
and this country store in Moravia, population 26 (the sign reads 'one of the oldest country stores in Texas'). Food, music, and pool; what more could you ask for.
We would just stop in the middle of the road to take pictures
like this acacia tree in full bloom.
As it turned out, that particular estate sale didn't start until the next day oops. So we headed into Schulenburg (population 2,852) to find some lunch and stumbled on this cute little Garden Company and Marketplace Cafe. We ate on the patio out back. Wonderful atmosphere and great food. This dinky little town has a better place than the whole of Wharton with it's 8,000+ people.
After we browsed through the little nursery and gift shops we headed home.