Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The cowboy TV tray...( this is a longish story...)

Last Friday, on my way to conducting an estate sale, I did a u-turn and followed a garage sale sign ... Hubby and I had plenty of time for one, and I'm so glad we did... I found the perfect old cast iron bed frame to be our outdoor bed for the summer on the porch ( pics of that after it's set up ), a few little things, and a vintage metal cowboy TV tray.
After hubby dropped me off to work, he took the car with the treasures( but not the bed, we made arrangements to pick it up on Monday)...
When he got home from work, the TV tray was gone... He had left the car unlocked... Need I say more?
So, I ranted and raved and cried and posted on Facebook my sadness( it was to be a gift)...
So on Monday night I drove to pick up the bed, and couldn't remember where the sale was...( why would I write the address down?)... However, the policeman that pulled me over for speeding, liked my story of the lost garage sale so much, that he only gave me a ticket for having no proof of insurance...( oops)
Could this purchase get any more dramatic???
So I took my current proof of purchase in to the station the next day, where I had an animated and long conversation with another officer ( so loud we were that another officer had to shush us, and some of you know how much I love that!)...

So then, I still had a bed to find...
Finally remembering that I wrote a check, I googled her name, and found her husbands' number...( she had said he was a wood artist...)... He found my police story quite humorous and gave me their address...
We picked it up last night... And lo and behold, look what never made it in to the car...






The cowboy TV tray...
It is on its way to the person that I wanted to gift it to TODAY... Before anything else happens!!!

To all if you that we're so sympathetic to me, thank you... Your kind words meant so much to me...
My wee brain just is / was too full of work details that it was just on overload.., for the next few weeks you will be happy to hear I'm focusing on STARS and my new studio...and a bit of playtime...
My current Words of wisdom--
No speeding in West Linn
Always have a CURRENT insurance card...
Write down where you buy your purchases...
Don't conduct three estate sales in 14 days...
Make time for play....
Happy week to you all!!



3 comments:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Some story oh boy. Only speeding happens to Biber. .Pop singer Justin Bieber was pulled over Friday morning for allegedly speeding on the 101 Freeway.(Hey Dude Justin) Just because your a star. You think that is right.

Watch your news to-night. Now he got caughtagain for speeding on his own street 100 miles an hour.

Better days ahead with you here.

Glad you managed to get your gift back.

Kathy said...

Oh dear! I'm glad there was a happy ending and you did get a great story out of it!!

Andy's Attic said...

So happy that you found the tray!!!
No speeding in West Linn is an understatement!! They love to find speeders. Glad it all worked out and your friend will get the wonderful cowboy tray!!