Last week I was scouring Craig's List and Kijiji ( American version of Ebay ) and came across this
FOR FREE !!!!!!!!!!
Now you know you have to act quickly when you see something like this -
You cannot - simply cannot - spend a half hour arguing with your better half about it because every second is crucial..............
John thought it was the ugliest thing he had ever seen
I thought I could do something really special with it
That half hour was all it took for someone else to grab it.............
I'm still sulking.
But I've learned something very valuable here
In the future I'll contact the seller - and then speak to John - and that way we can argue for 3 hours
( because he'll come around - he always does ) and it'll be mine.
I'm starting to think he likes the arguing part as much as I like the painting part.
It's all part of the dance...............do si do - away we go.............round 1
In the meantime I'm working on another Red Dresser
We went to pick this up at storage last night - it was dark and the storage place is kind of in a seedy part
of town - I was terrorized.
When we pulled up to this massive building my heart started beating a little too rapidly
You pull up to the loading dock - but you can't access the doors unless you go inside the building
and down a bunch of dimly lit corridors - and then open this big industrial door that leads you the basement where all the units are - of which you have to walk down many different sections to get to ours ( which is directly in front of the loading dock - just ridiculous!!!! )
John says - ok - so do you want to wait in the van?
Suzan says - yes - I'm not going through that building - I'm too terrified.
Suzan says - what if you're attacked in there ? OMG - we shouldn't have come late at night
John says - don't be ridiculous and he leaves..............
he couldn't have gone more than 10 feet - when I see 2 young boys drive by me on their bikes and I was out of that van as quick as lightenening -
Suzan screams - JOHN - WAIT FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John laughs - you weren't afraid of those kids, were you?
we go through this building - which felt like going through the opening segment of Get Smart - seriously -
big heavy doors clanking behind us as we went further and further into the abyss
and we get to our storage unit - ( I can hardly breathe at this point - my legs are weak ) open it up and start removing a dresser -
AND 3 MEN SHOW UP OUT OF NOWHERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They must have had ballet slippers on because I never heard them until they were beside us.
I almost collapsed.
I seriously thought I was going to pass out.................
Big strapping mean looking men - and wow did they look mad.................scowling and coming towards us -
I ran into the storage unit - as if that little bit of corrugated steel was going to save me from a particularly gruesome death - my poor daughter is getting married on Saturday and she'd have to live with this?
The thoughts that went through my mind would put the True Crime channel to shame -
Once we were finished loading - with them standing and watching our every mood btw - and got into the van
I locked the door and looked at John
Suzan says - well that was one of the most terrifying episodes of my life
John says - what was?
Suzan says - we could have been murdered - did you see the look on those guys faces?
John says - they looked tired that's all
Suzan says - I worry about you - you're far too trusting - too naive - I could have been raped and murdered and there wouldn't have been a thing you could do about it
John says - do me a favor - call a Doctor - you need to talk to someone
John says - you think everyone is a potential killer / rapist
John says - I can't believe how ridiculous you are - why don't you tell your blog friends about this?
Suzan says - I think I just had a very very close brush with death - and that's all you have to say?
John puts the radio on
I'm very worried about John though - if he can't tell the difference between 3 murderers and 3 tired moving men...................all I can say is Thank God I'm so intuitive.
(and be weary of moving men who wear ballet slippers )
Have a good one all :)