Sunday, June 12, 2011

Letting Go

Lots of stuff going on lately, but not really a lot to write about.

The auctions have been going well, if not a bit too well. It seems like everyone is selling things, so the auctions fill up pretty quickly, and we can't always get our items in before they fill up.

Since we couldn't take anything else to the auction, we decided to do a local flea market. We've been trying to avoid yard sales and flea markets, but this one was just a few blocks from our house, so we decided to give it a go. We were lucky with the weather, just slightly overcast with the sun coming out around noon. The best part of the day was that we sold close to everything we took out and made a good chunk of change in the process. We may go that route one or two more times, so if you're in the area, check the local flea markets and we may see you there.

It feels so good to be letting go of a lot of these things. Sometimes, if I like the people, I just give my pieces to them, it's so great to see them go to someone who you know will love them.

Another bit of good news is that we've finally found a new home for the goats. Regular readers know that we have a pair of pygmy goats, Henry and Lulu. We had a friend watching them while we were gone, but we've been looking for a new home for them. We've had them since they were tiny babies so we wanted to make sure that they went to a good safe home.

We've had several offers, but none that we felt really good about. Then, a few weeks ago on Freecycle, I read about a woman who needed egg cartons for her chickens. When we got together we mentioned the goats and she said she had a friend with a farm, and would give her a call. We met with her and we both felt really good about the whole situation, so next week, H and L will have a new home.

We have very mixed feelings, happy and sad, because these goats have been more pets than livestock. But we know it's the best. They're going to a small farm with a couple of other goats, several horses and good folks who will love them as we have. We will also have visitation rights so that makes us pretty happy.

I almost posted a blog the other day about Steven Spielberg, until I realized I've already written several times about Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Just let me say, once again, that this film knocks me out every time (we recently found a BluRay copy at Costco for $13).

Then as serendipity would have it, I found the first season of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories at the library. This is a two season series from the mid eighties that Spielberg created, produced, sometimes wrote and twice directed.

I remembered that there was something about the show that had moved me, but the particulars escaped me, so I checked it out. Then I watched an episode called "the Mission". Wow, if you are at all a Spielberg fan, this is a must see.

Even if you're not a Spielberg fan, this is worth seeking out. It's a great story, action, adventure, pathos, and tons of heart. The story takes place during WW2, in the belly of a B17. It stars Casey Siemaszko, Kevin Costner, Kiefer Sutherland and a fine ensemble cast. I wont say anything else about it, except it's a superb piece of movie making. If you want to rent it or place it in your Netflix cue, it's on disc one of the first season of Amazing Stories.

And that's it. Sorry my posts have been kind of blah lately, there's just not a lot going on.



Russ Krecklow said...


So good to see your post. Happy that the goats will have a fine new home. Glad you got rid of some more things and made some money to boot!!

We've been wondering how you guys are doing, so it's nice to hear that things are going so well.

The smoke from the Arizona fire is reaching into New Mexico. I read that Andy was starting to smell it where he is. That's such a big fire, and the smoke is going such a long ways! Hope the winds don't shift and bring it this direction.

Good luck, stay safe, take pictures, play on your IPAD. Say "Hi" to Terry from us.

photowannabe said...

I'm so glad Henry and Lulu have found another good home. that takes a load off your mind.
Happy to hear you also found an alternative for selling all your goodies. Purging feels so satisfying, doesn't it?
We're so happy to finally have nice weather and a chance to do the BBQ thing.
Have a great week you two.

Anonymous said...

Yay, for finding Henry and Lulu a good home! I know that was weighing on you.

Kate my love, you may feel your blogs are blah lately, but those of us who miss you cherish every word.

Hugs Mimi