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Monday, December 18, 2006

A nice weekend

I think I will be staying with the compacting blog. It's not so much needing to as wanting to. Somewhere along the way, people have decided that we need their old suff, as well as buying us items that they know we need. Sometimes I feel like they consider us a social experiment. But, I do have things to get rid of as well as figuring out different ways to reuse these things.

Now, about my weekend.

My husband and I got a sitter and headed out to Yoder for some Christmas shopping. It was a very pleasant day, no work, no kids, just the two of us. There is one store there I love, it's an old fashion hardware store. I could have spent hours in there. My husband bought a few things, and we decided on what types of oil lamps we wanted for the new house. {We need to match them with the ones we already have}

Unfortunately, we can not get a goose for Christmas dinner this year. {Next year we should be able to hatch out our own} So we stopped at Yoder meats and picked up a smoked ham.

On the way home, we decided to drive through Mount Hope, a small little town half way between our home and Yoder. We just wanted to see what kind of shops they had there. Only one of the three were open, Jewel's Antiques. We went inside and had a look. This place is incredible. Books everywhere, things we can use when building our new house. It seemed more like a junk, catch-all, type shop. The older gentleman that owns it had tried to organize at one point, but still, it was fun to rummage through everything. My husband was looking at something, and called me over. He moved a Christmas reef, and beamed me an ornery smile. I returned that smile when I saw it.

"Is it all there?"
"It's all here, you want it." You know I did! It was beautiful, and if the world goes to hell, I can use it {Of course there are many uses for it now that doesn't involve disciplining the children} . And it was only priced at $45 US. Even the proprietor of the store couldn't believe he priced it as such, and told us this was a great deal.

Oh, you want to know what I am going on about? Why my Christmas present of course.

He bought me a scythe. All the original hardware is there, only a little wear and tear and the bottom of it. The blade is intact!
I am very thrilled about this find.

We plan on going back to that shop in the near future. He even had a wicker Sarcophagus in there.

Psst, while looking up a link for the scythe,I found a supply store. Looks like I could get a brand new one for around $100 US


Anonymous said...

Am I the only one completely befuddled by what one would do with a wicker Sarcophagushtt

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if he got it from a school, he had a bunch of egyptian items in there. If I got my hands on it, the Sarcophagus, I would use it to hold blankets.

Unknown said...

How cool is that! What a great find! Yeah, I could totally use something like that to threaten the kids....LOL

Cheryl said...

Very cool!

Dancingfarmer said...

You can use the scythe supply to adjust your scythe to fit you. They have that how to page on measuring for the best fit. Yours looks adjustable in the picture--is it?
Good find!

Anonymous said...

yes, it is adjustable.

The Fool said...

Way cool..way cool.

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

yeah, rock and That;s great.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me while I have a Pink Floyd moment...

Careful with that scythe Phelan!


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