Thursday, October 27, 2011

I've been kinda "Under" lately - literally!

Hubby and I last Friday bought the remains of an estate sale.  We didn't buy out the furniture - we bought all the "smalls" (lamps, pictures, glassware, etc.  basically, everything except furniture).  I plopped myself down on one end of the couch and began sorting and pricing.  Estate sale items have a tendency to be clean because they've been more recently used as opposed to consignment auctions.  Many consignment items are unearthed from forgotten corners of garages, basements, even abandoned houses.  Sooo...I had fewer items that needed scrubbing and laundering.  The picture above was taken from my perspective on the couch AFTER one full day of sitting there working.  Most of the items were still in our box truck, which was packed completely full, all the way back to the door.

The lady was a super-seamstress as well as a wonderful crafter.  This snowman is a jar that she had covered.  The nose was sewn onto the snowface before it was glued to the jar.  I thought this was just too cute and had to show it to you.
We've since taken two loads to the Corner Nest.  Most of the remaining items have been moved from the truck into the office where I can sit at the computer desk and work on them.  The living room is once again ours! 
My goal was to load our booths in the shop to almost overflow status as my surgery is MONDAY and it may be a few more days before I can get back there to restock and "fluff".
The results of my MRI?  Are you ready for this???  I tore both ligaments, both menisci, fractured my tibia (hairline), have bone spurs behind my knee (which I already knew) and have quite a bit of swelling from not only the injury but from my OA and RA (osteoarthritis and rhematoid arthritis).  My ortho had to wait for my Orencia infusion to be worked out of my system before he could operate.  As you probably already know, rhematoid meds reduce your immune system to pretty much zero so the meds had to get out of my system in order to fight any onset of infection.  I should be able to resume my meds two weeks post op (if no problems arise). 
See you again soon! 


Janet C. Fish said...

Sher, I will be so glad when your surgery is over and you are mending. I imagine it will bring you a lot of relief. My prayers will be with you. And I'll be thinking of you also.

As for all that stuff. You are working so hard! This is great. Have you bought that much in one fell swoop in the past?

Do you still enjoy it as much? Maybe you enjoy it more.

Sher said...

Thanks, Janet. I've said it before and I'll repeat it again: You'll never know how much I appreciate you! I will be so relieved when the surgery is over and I know I'll be on the other side of healing!
We've bought out estate sales before but this is the biggest lot. The timing of this one works out really well for me. I can rest my knee but still work and not feel like I'm letting my Hubby carry the responsibility of everything.
We both still enjoy the "hunt" of the items but really appreciate that it has given us something else to do together. Of course, the income is a nice sidebar, but not enough to live on by itself.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Sher,
Great goodies from the buy out! I'll say a few prayers for your surgery..
Take care!

Sher said...

Thanks, Deb! You've always been there for me and I always know I can depend on your prayers! Thanks so much; you're one very special gal!