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And the winner is...


It's a good thing we weren't playing "The Price is Right," since the final bag count of paper removed from Toad Hall's back attic in time for this morning's recycling pickup was 19, a full six bags under holyoutlaw's guess of 25. I only weighed one of the bags; it tipped the scale at 21.5 pounds and was about as hefty as the rest. Figuring an average of 20 pounds/bag, I've just saved myself $300-400. Plus there's another 50-100 pounds of stuff that doesn't fit the city's regulations, that I hope to reuse/recycle by sending it off to a good home for free. Or even a not-so-good home; I'm not that level of picky right now. On this stuff, at least.

The prize isn't 10 bags of recyclables; if I had 'em, I'd set them out for pickup. How does a genuine vintage butcher's block sound? Limited time offer; delivery not included. It's actually a funky-keen thing.They tend to go for real money on eBay and elsewhere on line. They also weigh a bloody ton, or so it seems. I'm glad this one is round -- the way to move it is to tip it on its side (that's exciting all by itself), then roll it. Can't do that with a square block.

You're welcome to come to Minneapolis and pick it up. (This I've gotta see.) Time it right and you can stay for the House Cooling, too. Or you're welcome to find someone else who wants it and let me know the arrangements.If I end up handling money or providing other coordination activities, I'll split the proceeds with you. If another LiveJournal member facilitates the sale, we'll split the take three ways...or however many ways it needs splitting if others help sell the butcher block table by Christmas. Again, recipient much roll it away from here. I can help with the tipping onto its side, and even provide some chipboard sheets to prop against the stairs for easier rolling.

It's a tad big for a stocking stuffer. Let me know if you want me to take pictures and email them to you....

Heckuvadeal Bonus Round:

If you'd rather have two waxers and a copious quantities of wax, just send me your current street/shipping address that FedEx will deliver to.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 12th, 2003 08:04 am (UTC)
If no one claims the butcher block, maybe the new owners of Toad Hall would want it left there.
Dec. 12th, 2003 03:30 pm (UTC)
They're being great about other things they'd like left and things that it's okay for me to take. They're also buying a bunch of stuff I offered at yard sale prices. But either the yard sale price on the butcher block was too high, or they're not interested in it. I don't want to force it on them.

It's a really neat piece. It's far from pristine, but these things are also hard to come by. I only wish I could track down the printing sales rep who wanted to buy it 5-10 years ago. (I tried this last summer; the company has gone out of business, his home number is no longer his, etc.)
Dec. 12th, 2003 09:40 am (UTC)
So, did the closing "close"?

Your recyclers are more helpful than ours. We are limited to the amount we can put in one blue box which is less than one green garbage bag. I'm glad we have the program though. Between recycling and composting we usually end up with only one bag of true garbage per week, not bad for all of us.

I hope you are having some fun while you are doing all this work. Big hugs.
Dec. 12th, 2003 03:33 pm (UTC)
Closing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 30th, with immediate possession by the buyers, so I have to have everything done before then. All appears to be proceeding smoothly, much as I might wish I were significantly further along with the packing.

Yes, I'm having big fun to go with your big hugs. I just need to have big fun *faster*.
Dec. 12th, 2003 10:44 am (UTC)
And the winner is...
Hey, you found the waxers!

- KJ
Dec. 12th, 2003 01:39 pm (UTC)
sell it!
Why don't you list it on eBay, and in the auction listing, say that it is "pick up only."

You might be able to sell it to someone who will come and get it.

If you want, I'll list it for you.

K. [thinking you might not have an eBay account]
Dec. 12th, 2003 03:23 pm (UTC)
You're right; I don't have an eBay account. I would love it if you would list it for me. I can take digital pictures and email them to you over the weekend. Let's handle the details offline...

(You get to split proceeds with holyoutlaw and
me if it sells.)

Thanks, minnehahaK!
Dec. 12th, 2003 06:55 pm (UTC)
You guys can split the proceeds -- but thanks!

I guess you're talking a few feet in diameter, if you have to tip it up on end and roll around.

I'm surprised I was long on the number of bags.

Dec. 14th, 2003 05:06 pm (UTC)
splitting the take
I think I'll use my portion to buy books for the kids at the elementary school where I have been volunteering.

K. [IIRC, it's about a meter across. Or a little bigger]
Dec. 14th, 2003 09:48 pm (UTC)
Re: splitting the take
That sounds like an excellent use of the proceeds to me.
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