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  1. Chad's Crooked House
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    Funny, I saw this same listing. I’m glad you got it instead of me though; you have a good use for it. Also I’m drooling over the brickwork on that house it came from.

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  2. Neci
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    That is pretty impressive, seeing as how the marble outweighs you by at least 100 lbs! You are my heroine!

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  3. Kevin Carney
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    Your blog posts are such a kick! Thanks!

    My question is one of the video technique.

    How did you, while by yourself, file this so effectively from two different camera angles. Do you have two cameras with tripods and you then edited the two sets of file after?

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  4. robin
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    That was fantastic. Thank you for making me laugh and laugh and laugh.

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  5. Jackie
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    Lol! Lol! Lol! 🙂

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  6. Cheapdiva
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    Ah, a girl after my own heart! I wrestled a 100# filing cabinet up a big flight of stairs yesterday – pushing it with my thighs!!

    And I’m with you on the exciting part is the chase! Though I DO end up doing the work since I have no Paul, only a Jeff (and as mentioned previously, Jeff’s are of little use on the home front!).

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  7. Tina
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    I can’t wait to see how this turns out. You are superwoman.

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  8. Laurie
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    It looks like you did all right to me. You know, I’ve found that having a slab of marble about is pretty handy. I saved one from an old sideboard and it’s been great as a fancy gardening table, a kitchen island, and an impromptu bar for a party.

    Who knew marble could be so versatile?

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  9. tammigirl
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    We are idea people, not execution people.

    Good lord, how much time and mental energy gets wasted when we must actually toil?

    I drove around with a piano in my van for days. And many, many other things.

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  10. Helen
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Paul should be thrilled that you at least wore gloves and safety goggles! (Those were safety goggles, right?)

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  11. Tara Bradford
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    Hmm, this sounds suspiciously like the dialogue I have w/ my husband, w/ each and every new treasure I discover that will improve our house (it WILL, but a certain amount of imagination is required to envision same. 🙂 I am SO on your team! And hooray for you for sorting out the marble on your own! Impressive. I lugged a huge marble bowl back from London and thought that was doing well – you’ve just surpassed all expectations!

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  12. Janet
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    Did Paul watch the video????

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  13. Leslie
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    Yes, you are right, I was supposed to be working, but I took time to read your post! I always do! You are the highlight of my workday!

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  14. Sue J.
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:20 am

    fabulous!

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  15. TKraft Art & Interiors
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    Too funny. I get you on soo many levels. Girl power rocks!

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  16. Jennifer
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    Awesome find and great technique fro removing them from the van! I would have forgotten the trolley until I really needed it! For my own rough backed slate chalkboard cum countertops, my hubby edged them in beech wood butcher block type trim to match the counters that were all butcher block. It looks good but it on the more rustic side of things. We are in an old farmhouse though. Keep up the great work and the fabulous posts.

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  17. Mary Anne
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    That was hilarious! Almost as funny as the kingdom mirror post, which was my all-time favorite!

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    • Yvonne
      June 11, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

      Right?! But, I also REALLY liked the video of hauling the BF bed up to the second floor bedroom.

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  18. Connie in Hartwood
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:38 am

    I think there is a direct correlation between husbands out of town on business and the likelihood of finding awesome things on Craigslist (or Facebook … more on this in a second). My husband is out of town a lot. Last time, I found a perfect crystal chandelier for our living room. Texted him the photo of it ahead of time and got his blessing … which is the way I know I’m supposed to handle these things.

    In January, with him out of town, of course, a friend shared the photo of a geriatric Chihuahua who needed a home and was being fostered at her vet’s office. The little voice in my gut was screaming about that being MY dog, and my brain didn’t want to waste the time having the conversation with my husband about it … so I drove 45 minutes toward a threatening snow storm to retrieve the dog and bring her home. Fortunately, when I told him what I’d done and that we were now the proud parents of a tiny, elderly dog, my husband didn’t hesitate to agree with me that I did the right thing. Whew!

    Great buy on the marble, by the way.

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  19. carole@rusticartistry.com
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    The video was the topping on the (marble) cake. So glad you frittered away more time shooting and editing it. And that I frittered away time watching it. Now back to work, blah 🙁

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  20. judy
    June 11, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    A. Am I absolutely convinced that you removed 600 Lbs. 0f Marble from that vehicle and transported it to a secure place in the rear of your Manse? Without damage….that would be to you and not the Marble( I don’t care fiddly squat about the SWT(small weird things). but if I lose your communiques I may lose what’s left of my mind!) VEB! Let us be very protective of that intellect of yours, it is irreplaceable! (unless you have made prior provision for its preservation by cryogenics) in which case Sally forth! My pathetic attempt @ humor aside-you have done what I thought was impossible-write something that was even funnier than previous reports on Life as Lived by VEB. GET an Agent! Get a Manager! Think of the Kitchen you could have with your own TV show. Carol Burnett did it and she didn’t have a Paul.

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    • judy
      June 12, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

      Correction: I just watched the video again because someone had commented on the music and I see that the pieces are way too large to serve as a pedestal for the gorgeous Urn-I know you’ll forgive the mistake when I tell you I was laughing so hard that I had my eyes half closed.

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