|Need a base with that tree?|
|How about a couple of lights?|
|Oh Christmas tree!|
Ironically, Mrs. Dude had set out on her own this particular morning, ending up at the very same community yard sale. (We rarely shop together due to our different styles. She's a slow motion shopper-out for a nice, leisurely excursion. I am a speed shopper-hustling through as many sales as I can in just a few hours.) Despite her casual pace, Mrs. Dude spotted the vintage tree I'd bought just twenty minutes earlier. After inquiring about the tree, the seller told Mrs. Dude that "some guy" had already bought it. Later, when I met up with my significant other back in our driveway, she asked if I was the "guy" who bought the tree? With much bravado, I pulled the box from the back of my truck and gave Mrs. Dude my most obnoxious "How do you like me now?" pose, complete with arms crossed and cocky smirk on my face. Her questioned answered, she waved me off dismissively saying, "I knew it had to be you!" and walked away. The women is very hard to impress!
As obnoxious and excited as I was, I still patiently waited until December to sell that beautiful Christmas tree. The wait was awful, sort of like buying a brand new car and having to wait months before driving it! But December finally came, and after painstakingly assembling the tree, I snapped a bunch of pictures and posted it on eBay. The long wait was worth it. The vintage Pom-Pom Christmas tree...in it's original box....with spinning color wheel.....sold for...wait for it.....wait some more....okay here goes.........$375 dollars! Whoo-Hooo! Merry Pom-Pom Christmas tree to all!!!!
So I'll end the Christmas season on that happy, upbeat note! I hope some of this year's stories and tips made you smile and helped you make a few dollars for you and your family. Thanks also for following the blog and writing in and sharing all your great stories. As I say each year, we're all in this together!
Merry Christmas and have a safe and prosperous New Year......Dude!
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