Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Change Would Do You Good

     I have had Sheryl Crow's song A Change Would Do You Good, in my head for weeks now. I finally decided to act on it. You may have thought that I had disappeared for good from the Blogosphere, but I haven't. As you all know, life has been very hectic around our house for months and we still have another hurdle to get past in a little over a week. It has been really difficult for my husband to lose both parents so close together and the unfortunate thing about men is that they don't show how they are feeling. I cried daily after my mom died and I think that was a good thing. He has just been very quiet. So, we packed up the car last Monday and headed to Michigan to climb the dunes, stroll through the galleries and just get away from it all for a few days. We got home yesterday and somehow, by last night I had the flu. So, my plan to jump back into blogging today isn't going the way I thought it would. I did take my camera, so eventually there will be lots of pictures to share.

Our Next Project

Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 9 a.m.
Savoy United Methodist Church - 3002 West Old Church Rd. From US Route 45,
go south of Champaign, IL to Old Church Road
(1/2 mile north of Wal-Mart), go west 2 miles from I-57, take Curtis Road exit east 1/2 mile
to Duncan Road stop light, turn south 1 mile to church.

Furniture sells at Noon - Home sells at 1 p.m.

Ranch home 1306 sq. ft. w/attached 2 car garage and detached 2 1/2 car garage, 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, carpet in living room & bedrooms, kitchen & dining have hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, laundry room. Kitchen includes Maytag dishwasher. Master has 1/2 bath. Home sets on corner lot. Savoy is installing new storm sewer drainage & asphalt streets. Nice quite area with good neighbors, just minutes from downtown Champaign-Urbana. TERMS: 10% down, close in 30 days.

FURNITURE: 3 large walnut cabinets; walnut china cabinet; Globe-Wernicke double sectional bookcase; walnut wardrobe; walnut dresser & mirror; marble top dresser; oak jewelry cabinet; 2 walnut 3 drawer cabinets; marble top coffee table; round oak table w/3 leaves & six oak chairs; wooden kitchen cabinet; wicker tea cart.
GLASS: 2 German canister/spice set; German coffee grinder; 4 Flow Blue plates; 50+ pieces of Carnival ; lots of Fostoria; Pearl pottery dresser set; Nippon; Occupied Japan; candy containers; Clark Teaberry Vasoline glass; Sleepy eye pitcher; Brush-McCoy pottery salt crock; crocks; Meadow Gold crock.
JEWELRY: Drawers & drawers of jewelry, many items being unique & many are seasonal & holiday.
COLLECTIBLES: old Swiss music box by Thorens (sold at Roman Fisher Watches, Luzern, Switzerland); 6 wall telephone; miniature 1¢ Bally Baby cigarette slot machine; 3 headed dog cigarette box; 2 chalk bulldogs; 2 cast iron frog door stops; cast iron elephant & Victorian door stops; cast iron Rowe scale w/brass; hanky boxes; game plates; baby plates; black memorabilia; “A Walk Over Girl” print 1910, 1 yard long; many beautiful prints; old Effingham, IL post cards & advertising; Ingram mantle clock; Gilbert wall clock; Old Crow whiskey lamp; miniature kerosene lamps; copper kettles, 1 w/bail; lighted Pepsi-Cola clock (works); tins; 2 CIPS “Redi Electrode” man signs; “SANDY” 5¢ electric rocking horse; childs pony saddle; many picture frames; collectible rare coins.
OLD TOYS: Ferris wheel; tractors; trucks; wooden toys; 2 wooden Popeye & Olive Oil; 2 pedal cars; 2 IH pedal tractors.

NOTE: Glen and Lillie were collectors of fine antiques for well over 50 years, the last 25 years Glen sold 1000’s of pieces to Cracker Barrell restaurant chain. We have many items unique to the antique business, please come & judge for yourself!

     I don't really know what it is going to be like for any of us to watch this auction. The sale bill above barely touches on the amount of "stuff" my in-laws had collected. My sister-in-law and my husband have taken the few items that they wanted and the items that my mother-in-law had labeled as old family pieces. The 3 grandchildren have also taken a few things but there is still a lifetime of collecting being sold. I wish some of you lived close enough to come because if you like antiques...this will be a great sale. I think it will be really difficult for my husband and his sister, but I also know that they will both feel better once this part is over.

     So, between stress, travel, flu and a big auction coming in a few days...getting back to "normal" just isn't on the list yet. Soon...I hope, really soon.


Red Couch Recipes said...

I remember breaking up my parent's home (I lived 24 hours away and didn't take much), it was emotional. I wish you and your husband well. I do wish men could cry it out more -- it really helps. Joni

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad ya'll were able to get away for a while, but sorry you got sick. Take care - you don't want the flu to go into pneumonia.
I know you all will be glad when the sale is over.

Barbara F. said...

It is never easy to break up your parental home, I hope everything goes well - it will be a huge relief when the sale is over. I do wish I lived closer because I would be there not just to shop but to help out too, take good care of yourself. xo,

Lynn said...

Very difficult times Sue, I'm so glad you both took the trip! Hope you feel better soon:@)

J Rodney said...

It sounds like this little escape was just what you and your husband needed before you had to dig back into the craziness of selling everything.

I have been thinking about you Sue!

La said...

It sounds like a short trip is just what you both needed. I'm sorry you are under the weather.

Here's to better days ahead.

If you get the chance, stop over this week and enter my giveaway. Take care. La

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Wish I could be there to give you a hug or help out.
We are just settling my mom's estate, and will be putting the farm up for sale soon. I think I will also feel better when it is all finished.

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Marigene said...

Sue, hope you get to feeling better before long...it's not good to be sick at any time, but summertime is the worst.
I am going to Vermont next month to clean my Mom's house out...it will be hard, knowing she won't be there.

mountain mama said...

oh, bless your heart! praying all goes well, i know it will. so glad you all got away for a quick breather!

hang in there!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great to hear from you Sue! I hope your feeling better soon and that things get better for your hubby too.

Pondside said...

You were wise to go away for a break, but I'm not surprised that when you slowed down for a minute that nasty bug caught up with you.
Good luck with the auction - I'd love to be there.

Gypsy Heart said...

I am just so very sorry that you're sick! I am glad that you were able to get away though...I'm sure it was a pleasant change for both of you. Wish I were closer...I'd be there to help in a heartbeat. Please rest and take good care ~ we'll all still be here.


Patrice said...

I'm so glad to see you still hanging around...what a huge project on the horizon. I hope you feel better soon and your sale is a huge success.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I am so sorry you have been sick! Are you bidding on the furniture or the house? You really have a lot on your plate these days! Keep us posted about the auction.

Laura said...

I hope you feel better soon!
Good luck with the sale and thank you for stopping by my blog.

White Spray Paint

Rettabug said...

I'm sorry to hear you're under so much stress, Sue! No wonder your immune system crashed.

The auction will be very difficult...I was an emotional wreck when we downsized our big 2 story on acres to move to FL. I literally sat upstairs in the guest bedroom & cried as people carried out my "stuff". However, I bought more...newer & nicer, to make me feel better. I wish I WAS closer to snag some of those wonderful sounding antiques!

Feel better, Hon & don't expect too much of yourself right now.


Low Tide High Style said...

I'm sorry you are sick but I can't say that I'm surprised since you and your family have been under so much stress for so long. I feel for you all, having just cleaned out my own parent's home and having it on the market. I hope the sale goes well and that it will be one less thing for you all to worry about, though I know that parting with family pieces is never easy! I wish I lived closer, I would love to see the Effingham pieces as one of my good friends is from there, and I know I would love the ferris wheel toy!


LindyLouMac said...

It is good to be back here catching up with you again after having been through a difficult few weeks, which I know you understand fully. Getting back to normal will take time I do so agree, meanwhile good to hear you took a few days away, although sorry you are now feeling grotty. Take Care.