Well we are down to our final Tailgate Auction for the season. After many rain cancellations we were able to pull off last Thursday and we give it a go tomorrow. We are really enjoying ourselves and getting to know a lot of people. This is what is has always been fro the beginning, Les getting his name out there and we feel that we have succeeded!! We are making contacts and getting calls for him to come and see peoples collections, big smile here :-). Hope all is well with you my friends. Have a wonderful day.
Yes, we now have two auctions under our belt. Both were Tailgate Auctions and both came with minor blips and burps but none the less they were a success and we are learning.
Has this weather not been great (at least here in our neck of the woods). And as we prepare for another auction I fear that the weather may not be so kind to us. Below is the info on our next up coming auction. If the October 16th sale is cancelled do to rain we then will have it on October 23th. If you are in the area, won't you join us? We would love to see you.
Yes friends, Les is now a licenced Pennsylvania Auctioneer. He has passed all his tests and has his licence in his hands. It has been framed and now must be hung up. By law, it has to be displayed in case the Commonwealth of PA comes knockin' on the door.
And equally good news we are getting ready for our first auction. Below is our is ourannouncement. If you live in our area we would love for you to come and join us. Or, if you ever have questions or items that you would like to send to auction please keep us in mind.
Good Morning All, just a few pictures from around Ginnysyard of items that are moving on to our booth #145 at Weil Antiques in Allentown. If you are looking for anything in particular or like one of these items, let me know, everything is for sale and we are always happy to look for your special treasure. Have a great day, I will be pickin' some more in Ginnysyard.
June, how did you sneak up on me? Not sure where May went, but onto Summer we march. Les and I are STILL waiting for his transcripts, can you hear my fingers tapping? Our hands are tied until he takes the state test and passes (I have complete faith in him that he will pass, even if he does not ) before we can move forward. So to pass the time we talk and talk some more about our future auction company and in between we do yard work. Two hours behind a push mower today for me and two hours on the tractor for Les and do you think we are done, HA!! but we are getting there. Hope you are having a good day and great weather. I was a porch monkey :-) all weekend, it was perfect on the screen porch for looking at old Country Living magazines and reading the newspapers. Have a wonderful evening everyone.
Waiting can make one a bit CRAZY. Les passed his final exam for auctioneers school but must now wait until he is snail mailed the transcripts. At the same time his copy is mailed the testing center in TN will also be mailed a copy.
Once he has his, we then snail mail a copy of the transcript along with $220.00 and a very simple application requesting to take the PA state exam. Once TN has the money, the app and the transcript (even though they have one already) they will snail mail the testing center info to him. He then calls the testing center to set-up a time.
Really people? in this day and age of computers all of this must go thru the USPS?
So, we are looking at Les possibly having his auctioneers license by mid to late July, yes we started this when it was still Winter and we will be entering late Summer when he has the paper in hand. Until that time we are waiting and going CRAZY!
Happy May Everyone! Hope that the weather is changing for the better for all of you. We have had nice days and not some nice days, but like the saying goes "Don't like the weather, wait an hour and it will change.
May is a special month for me/us. First off it is our anniversary and this year it is our 40TH!! Wow, really where has the time gone? Other then dinner out, we our laying low. This Winter/Early Spring has been very costly at the old farmhouse, oil, plumbing, etc. But we will get to celebrate again this month when Les (hubby) graduates from Auctioneering school. And while he will not officially be an auctioneer until he takes the state exam and passes he will officially be done with school on May 14th. It has been a long 10 weeks for us both but I am so proud of him, that he had the courage at his age (62) to decide it was time to make a change for the both of us.
Looking forward to working side by side with my auctioneer :-). Please keep him/us in your thoughts and once he passes I will let you know. And maybe we can do an auction for you!!
I just realized that it has been well over a month since I posted a blog. Just one of those things that I wanted to do, but didn't. Winter really took it's toll on my mental health. Just couldn't get up and do anything. I was very content to sit and read blogs and facebook and watch stupid tv. Hoping that the nicer weather that we should get will put me on the right track.
Lots going on at ginnysyard and I will post about it. Just not today, as this is a work day for me and that I must get up and do.
Hope you have a great day and not too many people play tricks on you!
Hope all is well with everyone. Here in PA and many other places on the East coast we are waiting for another snowstorm. Anywhere from 12-18 inches is what the weather wieners are saying we could get. Les and I so have cabin fever that it has even rubbed off on to the cats, they were wild today, hissing, spitting, fighting they got it all in or should I say out today!
Thought I would share some February bits with you. These come from the Farmers Almanac.
Feb. 10th (a bit late) - When lunar gardening, the best time to start seeds for annuals and leafy vegetables is between the new and first quarter Moons. Anyone start their seeds yet?
Feb. 12th - St Eulalie Day. If the sun smiles on St. Eulalie's day, It is good for apples and cider they say. Sun was out here for a bit, maybe it helps the buds on the trees?
Feb. 14th - St.Valentine's Day. Hug your honey, it will help keep you warm.
Feb. 14th - Full Snow Moon. Sure hope it stops snowing by then so we can see the moon. Also, Snowdrop flowers may bloom this month, even through the snow. Don't bring them into the house as cut flowers, as it is considered bad luck. With all the cold weather , frozen ground, ice and snow if the little snowdrops will poke their heads up?
And some very special news that I can finally share with you, Les will be starting Auctioneers School in March. This is something that he has thought long and hard about and decided that it was now or never. I will keep you posted on his progress.
Have a good evening, stay safe if you need to travel in the East over the next few days.
It's already January 15th and I have not wished all of my friends a very Happy New Year. My last post was about our antiques show in November and then I think I went to sleep, lol.
What we thought was going to be a kick back and chill December turned out just the opposite. We worked three weekends with our auctioneer in additional to our regular Tuesday auctions of which some were cancelled thus having to pick-up Saturday/Sunday work.
We were also expecting family/friend to come for Christmas/New Year's visit but that did not happen which I do have to say weather played a part in that.
And then the Wednesday before Christmas my last duck past away. This hit me like a ton of bricks. I raised ducks from day one of moving to Pennsylvania way back in February of 1988. I am getting better, but I do forget and say to my self "oh I need to go check on the duck".
So, now we are in mid January and stuff is happening which I will save for another post, that way I won't be at a lost for words and not blog, like that would ever happen.
Have a good evening and if you have a clear sky, go check out that Full Wolf Moon.