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Monday, March 24, 2014

Playing In The Mud






Remember last week when I said I worked an auction that
was freezing cold, out in the driving rain and wind
and we were in a field of mud?
Well, I really meant it!
My coworker Gail sent these to me.
Just me and the guys...with all of our layers on. ha.
Looks like the rain and wind had let up for a minute.
And it looks like my face was too frozen to smile. haha.

Fortunately, these kind of auctions are few and far between.
This week we're back in our normal building with heat
and pretty antiques! Much better! 

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  1. Ahh! I remember you describing this day but really great to see it. Boy, what a quagmire!!!
    Yes you were really wearing passion killers that day LOL. I take it you were the lady with the red wellington boots.
    I'd be surprised if even one prospective buyer turned up!!
    I bet there were not many!
    Should be much better this week - do you attend every week?

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    1. Well, I don't go for pleasure...I work at them! :)
      There usually is one a week, but the dates are random.
      Passion killers...haha.....yes, I would agree!

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    2. I'm laughing at their expressions!! They all look absolutely fed up!! LOL and I can understand why.
      There are so many men for you to keep organised with your friend Gail. You are always surrounded by men! . . . . at home and at work! lol

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    3. A friend of mine describes being in such a situation as, "Jeepers, there's far too much testosterone around here!"

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    4. welcome to my world. haha....

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    5. I come from the north of England, near Liverpool, and we have a saying there, "Where there's muck there's brass!" (brass = money).
      Similar at your action in the mud and selling those buses for scrap.
      Was anything else sold?

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    6. Oh the whole field was full of stuff....car parts, fencing, tractors, etc. Nothing I was tempted to take home. :)

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    7. might have been interested in some fencing, if I could get it home.

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  2. hahaha wow you were mudding it up
    At least you didn't splash about like kid or pup

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    1. No splashing for me
      that would be icky!

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    2. And your boots are pretty clean
      On keeping out of the mud you were keen

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    3. I tried to tip toe through
      the muck that was in view!

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  3. What an unpleasant scene! Glad you survived!

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  4. ha. are those buses being sold?
    look like they are riding pretty low
    might want to hose off before coming
    in the house too

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    1. yes, they were buying those buses. The scrap metal guys were there...they cut them up even before hauling them off the property!
      And yeah, the coat went in the wash and the boots got hosed off. Very icky!

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  5. They truly do look bored or something...were they waiting for their check? You look cute mud, boots and all. What a rose among those rugged thorns. HaHa.

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    1. they were bidding on that bus, believe it or not...for scrap metal. It was just miserable out there!

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  6. You're a braver woman than I am. Ummmm wait.

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  7. Woman's work is never done, eh Betsy?
    Enjoy your evening....
    Cheers!
    Linda:o)

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    1. I prefer work in the comforts of the indoors. ha.

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    2. yes...me too!
      Except in the flower garden!
      Enjoy your day!

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  8. I remember you talking about this one. A picture is worth a thousand words! I think your boots are a good investment. :)

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    1. I bought that raincoat and boots not long after working there. My shoes sank into mud one day and I thought I better come more prepared. Those boots have been great....

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  9. Oh wow! That looks, well not like the most pleasant experience ever. I was at an auction yesterday but it was nothing like this! :) Two of our boys and my husband run with the Gap Fire Co. and they had their annual fundraiser "mud" sale yesterday where they sell everything from A-Z. I always get hung up where they sell birdhouses and things like that. Haha

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    1. oh yeah...yours sound much better! haha...

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  10. thats a messy auction grounds, you look very girly girl among all the burly men, at least its not snow!!!

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    1. Oh you are so right....snow would have been bad, too! At least I wasn't tempted to spend my pay check on this one! haha.

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  11. And here I am trying to avoid the mud and dog poop out in my yard, hoping for a warm driving rain to wash it all away.
    You are brave, brave, brave!

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    1. I almost fell a couple of times. That mud just wanted to suck the boots right off our feet! Boy, if I had fallen, the pictures would have been much different. haha....

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    2. You would have been feeling even more poorly, but the pictures would have made somebody smile, maybe even you.
      :0)

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    3. Oh, for sure! We would have all laughed. That's how we keep our sanity! ha.ha.

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  12. Wow!! You are a dedicated worker bee!! Love your red wellies. Aren't they the best?

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Yep...they really are! And a necessity at jobs like this!

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  13. You really bring a pop of color into the group with your pink jacket and your red boots!

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    1. I told my coworkers when I first bought the coat and boots that I chose them specifically so if I blew away they would be able to find me. haha.

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  14. You are a fashionista even in the mud! At least if you went down, they would be able to spot you right away! Hee hee.

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    1. They would recognize her by the colour of her wellies HAHA

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    2. haha...well, thank you. If I got lost, I'd want them to be able to find me!

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    3. Just so you don't feel too bad I'll send you a piccie of me in my green wellies ROFL
      They will go very well together lol
      Where's Suza? She's always late! lol

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    4. We would look very Christmasy together, wouldn't we? ha.

      You seem quite anxious for Suza! haha. Her comment above is very late last night. Maybe she's sleeping in today? I'm sure she'll be around eventually. I think she's a night owl. ha. Hoo Hoo!

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  15. You look beautiful even in such a messy situation..Love your boots..

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  16. Oh Betsy! Now that's total dedication to the job! And you are totally the prettiest one there! :-) Take care
    x

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    1. We certainly earned our pay that day! Whew!

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  17. I guess, the only good thing about such a messy and freezing cold situation is, that afterwards you can love and cherish a cosy, heated and comfortable home all the more!

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    1. That is so true....we appreciate the nice auctions where we are dressed up, inside, and surrounded by lovely antiques!

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  18. Hi Betsy - I thought it was your boys playing in the mud - this is much worse .. and I do see what you mean: freezing mud is awful .. I hope you've warmed up by now! Cheers Hilary

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    1. oh yeah...this was so much worse. It's just a fun memory now.

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  19. You have the most colourful booties in the crowd. :)

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  20. Those beautiful red boots added sunshine an otherwise gloomy looking day!! blessings ~ tanna

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  21. well clearly you folks are hogging all the water that California didn't get this year! Brrr it looks cold there. Glad you don't have to do that every week. What fun it would be to have a bus in the back yard though. Taria

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    1. I agree! We've had more than our share of rain and snow....no draught gonna be happening here any time soon!
      I've always wanted a caboose in our back yard since my boys love trains so much. The Mister totally disagrees, though. ha.

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  22. Looks like you were pretty smart heading out there w/the cute red (and very useful, I'm sure!) red boots. :)

    Visiting today from Pat's place. :)

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    1. Hi Rosey! Great to see you here....yep, I really needed those boots at that auction!

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  23. Looks like a good place for a mud rally. Have you ever heard of those? I went to one when I was just a teenager. It was the first place I ever saw my husband. Didn't know him then and didn't meet him until probably a year later or so later, but never forgot that gorgeous boy standing among the onlookers.

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    1. Aw...that's a sweet story! See....you have reasons to love mud! haha.

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    2. You know, there were SO many trucks that got stuck in the mud that day that it really did sound like a mud rally with them spinning their tires and revving their engines!

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  24. Oh dear! I really dislike mud. I am glad you had some cute boots to wear

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    1. oh, me too! No boots that day would have been very, very bad!

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  25. Ugh! This look terrible, sometimes this happens where I live.
    Anyway I love these cute and lovely red boots:)

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    1. So happy to have those boots! Yes, very terrible...yuck, yuck!

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  26. With these cute boots all look better lol

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    1. well, that's true...nothing like cheery red boots to brighten up the situation! haha.

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  27. A rose amidst all those muddy thorns! And a red rose at that!
    My stars! You weren't kidding when you said it was a muddy mess! Good to hear this week will be a little more fun for you!

    Vince xo

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    1. Lol....yes, those thorns were certainly very muddy!

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  28. Great pictures on your blog. I like coffee too. lol

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    1. Hi Mary! Always great to meet another coffee lover. I recognize you from Pats. :)

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  29. That's some serious mud.
    Had to come by and say well done at Pat's. Keep it up!

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    1. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! It usually isn't so muddy here. haha.

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  30. UGH! That auction was horrible! I STILL feel cold when I think about it and I DID NOT brave the elements like the rest of you did!
    Thankful for our warm warehouse this week!

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