Ever been to the "100th Street Spa?"

It’s a dump. Literally.
Yer day can only get better when you start out at the local landfill, eh?
The basement threw up some junk for us to scrap, so we hauled it to the city landfill bright in the am Saturday…you can see Abe airing out afterwards. It does indeed smell…kinda makes your eyes water.

After that fantastic adventure, we headed out the VanderLaan Estate Auction. Harold was Ray VanderLaan’s father, and a mason in his day…the amount of farm equipment and general coolness at this property was amazing. I got to chat with Mrs. VanderLaan and Ray for a bit- such a sweet family and so very loved. The big Rumley tractor you see below with the crowd around it sold for $41,000. Buyers had to pay in full on Saturday.
I bought an old Flex Flyer for a whopping $10. It’s mint. I was later told it’s worth at least 5 times that much and saw that LLBean is selling them this year for $69. Must have been in the right place at the right time. I got so many compliments walkin’ out of that barn…the old-timers were jealous. One lady told me she used to stack ’em double and tear down the hill. What with her straw hat and gold-chain belt, I didn’t question her. I told her we’d be usin’ it for awhile before it was hung on a wall somewhere, and she was pleased.
Super fun people there…a couple of Amish families who’d helped Mr. VanderLaan in the past, hundreds of local community, and fabulous real-live auctioniers. A great way to spend a Saturday when you’re avoiding packing.
I’m still not quite sure what Curt bid on and bought in the box, but he seemed tickled.


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TexasNorth is a little farm in Western Michigan. It's home to 5 chickens, 25 longhorn cattle, a coonhound (Banjo), 1 barn cat, a husband, and 3 ridiculously funny children. The mom of this zoo has been known to mow the lawn in a skirt and roast marshmallows after dark. View all posts by texasnorth

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