The auction was a success. It was harder for my sister-in-law than I think she expected. My husband actually did well at the auction, his sadness and stress came in the days before. On the way home his comment was that it was difficult to think of all of the things that had always been in his parent's home, scattered all over the country. We had people there from Texas, Arizona and who knows where else. We also learned that an auction is all about teamwork. The Huber Auction Team did a great job for us. Not only did we have them do the auction, we also had them sort, wash, pack, move and do the set up. It increased our expenses by quite a bit to do so, but there was no way that my husband and his sister could have done it. Lee, from the Huber team took such care with the items and made sure to pull out things he found that he thought the "kids" might want. He earned every penny. Our only "sticker shock" was the cost of advertising. Wow...it is expensive to list auctions in the newspapers! However, without advertising you don't get your crowd.
The really good news is that my in-law's house also sold at the auction. While they didn't get quite what they had hoped to get, they decided to take the offer. They are both so busy and so tired. They are ready to be done with this part of losing their parents.
We were so blessed that my in-law's church allowed us to have the auction there. It was a very hot day, but we had seating, air-conditioning, large restrooms and the wonderful ladies of the Savoy Methodist Church serving a wonderful lunch. The people of the church have been so wonderful to all of us. I wish I lived closer, I would be attending that church.
Magazines anyone? They actually all sold to one buyer!
Beautiful antique furniture...doesn't sell very well these days.
The large secretaries and cabinets were the deals of the day.
These pieces would have brought so much more back
in the days we used to attend auctions.
My father-in-law had already sold about 50 peddle cars
earlier this year. He was addicted to them.
Rudy and Linda Huber...working hard and having some fun.
We kept adding chairs, we had a great crowd.
The after...cleaning up, the last items being
picked up and everyone exhausted.
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday and
Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
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