November 27, 2011

The story of 1975 Madison House Diesel Auto Horn

1975 Madison House Diesel Auto Horn

I have an item up for sale, I know it will take a one in a million chance for it will to sell.

My husband likes to buy stuff. Well before we were married, he purchased this horn. He planned to install it in his pickup at the time. With one thing or another, he placed it on the shelf and forgot about it. Packed up by movers, from California to Florida it traveled. Imagine my surprise, when I was shredding a box of old papers only to find this in the bottom. 

Never installed, only test once, when I took it to the repair shop to ask Jack, if it worked. Well, Jack & Al (Jack's business partner) hooked it up to a battery and it works fine. There is also a volume control luckily, which will prevent tickets.

With my husband driving a wheel chair these days, this horn needs a new truck for it to ever be installed.

Know anyone who might be interested?

I wonder how else it could be used?

November 26, 2011

Perhaps this season
you will find
a friend 
a lover
or just your mind
take the time to enjoy
a book
a letter
or just a smile
reaching out to everyone
by phone 
and email
or just a Christmas card
the important part
to remember
You are you
and I am me
together we will be company

Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays
Season's Greetings
Happy Hanukkah
and many more

November 6, 2011

Donated to a good cause.

Many of you are aware, I sell books on line. With the advent of the ebook readers. Paperback sales have dropped off.
I have a large inventory of paperbacks, some left over from my flea market booth last year. Most of these sell for 1¢  on line. Due to postal price increases it does not pay for me to list all of them anymore.
I did a major purge over the last month. 
The St. Columbkille church thrift store, is a charity I enjoy making donations to. The church pays the rent on the store front, it is all volunteer and all proceeds go to help the needy. Items are also given outright to individuals in need. I took over 150 books. These they will sell for $2 and up.
Next, the local Library book sale. I am a member of the friends of the library. Once a year they have a large book sale. Being a volunteer, I know things sell better, when people can find them. Since my donation would be large volume, I took the time to prepare the boxes of books by sorting and alphabetizing.
First, I pulled 1600 of the Harlequin and Silhouette books, then I pulled 1900 regular paperbacks and finally 300 hardback books, a grand total of 3800 books. 
I have more I want to remove from my inventory. 
I took an additional 13 boxes of Harlequin and Silhouette's to Goodwill yesterday. I have made a good start on the reduction in my inventory. With the holidays coming, I will now go into marketing mode, as I hope I can increase my sales. 

Crystal Rhinestone Stretch White Gold Plated Bracelets 
Happy Holidays


PS. Don't forget, I sell jewelry also. :D