The Auction Olympics.

The acquisition troll is on her hamster wheel… churning away, wearing an 80’s style sweatband and leg warmers.

She was the one who suggested I go back, alone– the day after the auction previews, to two, separate auctions… and drive back and forth between the two in order to bid on items of questionable value… then run glassy-eyed to my car and drive back to the other auction while psychically-willing them to not have begun bidding on my next thing.

Paul thought that doing this once would cure me forever. But I guess he does not know me at all.

My latest auction finds… I love giant, fancy, old junk, and auctions are a great source for inexpensive furniture and decor!

the sofa.  the wardrobe... not the bookcase’s forever home, but I need to sell the one it’s replacing.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Budget for hoarding.

As punishment for allowing someone else to walk away with my heart’s desire, I must now go to all auctions, at all times, regardless of whether I even WANT to… it feels like a vendetta. Against myself.

I told Paul that I will now approach auctions like a military assignment; there will be no excuses for poor performance.

Paul said – I will mark the calendar: three months, bankruptcy.
I said – I doubt it will take that long.

My theory of appropriate auction behavior: BUY ALL OF THE THINGS.

I posted this on facebook… but I needed it to live on permanently in a blog post.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Craigslist / Repurposed / Kitchen island possibilities.

I have three competing design ideas for the kitchen. More or less the same layout/concept but depends on THE THING.

THE THING is defined as:
• thing that will simplify/infinitely complicate all decisions because I MUST have it.
• thing that will dictate layout/design because I MUST incorporate it.

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel… I love the idea of using salvaged or repurposed materials in place of a traditional kitchen island.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.