Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Short Story About A Trip

I went on another trip this week. Anyone out there familiar with Atwood, Illinois? That's where I went.

You see, I had some wood stacked away in a metal barn there and I needed to pick it up. This wood is my future dining room table. Far future probably, but future.

The farm belongs to a friend's parents. They have retired and are in the process of cleaning out the barns - determining what will go (to their current home) and what will stay. Being the junk collector that I am, I was hoping they had some junk that they weren't interested in keeping for themselves. 



See this storage bin? I want this in a bad way. A big, bad way. But it's really big. And has a lot of stuff in it.  I would gladly empty it out and clean it up, but I don't have a vehicle big enough to get it home. I want to use it as part of a potting bench. I think it rocks. But alas, I will probably never be mine.

The day we had set aside for picking started out just fne and dandy. We picked the barn at the house and drove down the road to the barns on the farm.  We went through a couple of barns and then set the wood out to load. We were going to bring my car back over and load it up....

But even the best laid plans...


There was a bit of a storm. Storm as in tornadoes forming. Winds blowing like crazy. And water water everywhere. And then hail. One hour and one almond croissant later we were ready to brave the rain.



We adorned ourselves in the world's most flattering raincoats and headed back over to the barn to pick up the wood. 

Oops, there was a little water on the ground...


Like 6 inches of it. It was very squishy inside those shoes!

We brought the wood back to the house and began packing.



And packing.



And packing.



And packing.



See that curvy piece of wood? I've got plans. Lots of plans.

Then we left. And I took a bath. And washed my shoes.

It wasn't very fun for the person sitting in the passenger seat.

But all in all, it was a fun day.

I drove home the next morning. 

Mr. Quirky and I unloaded the car and I spent the next two days working in the yard.

I'm tired. 

Too tired to make this post interesting.

And I've got projects waiting.

I'll be back soon with more interesting stuff.

Make something wonderful today!

Karen


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16 comments:

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, the things we do for junk!

That cubby is a wonderful piece. :(

Art and Sand said...

That cubby is wonderful. I would have no place for it, but it is always fun to dream.

paisleysummer said...

A truck would be good sometimes! x

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

This stuff is GREAT! I am so jealous!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh what a haul! I'm pretty envious too and can't wait to see what you do with all that fun stuff! (Do I see peonies in that vehicle?)

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I swanee....EVERYTHING good is in Illinois! How is that fair? You lucky gal....I'm SO jealous!!

Bliss said...

Hands down my most favorite interesting post ever. Nothing peaks my senses like a car loaded with schmidt to make things out of. Ok, I'm sort of crabby today so that comment is partly fabricated.

Bliss

Jennifer Schmidt said...

Those are peonies - we both took some family peonies in hopes of getting a few to start. They were my Grandmother's from the house my Dad grew up in. And funny you call it schmidt...

Jennifer Schmidt said...

And, there are a few more things coming with us in our car when we had back tomorrow. We have some Irises, the croquet set, the bbq skewer set and some horse shoes.

Unfortunately, I think we will not be able to procure any Almond Horns. :-( We're going to try but the bakery closed before we were able to order and isn't open on Monday!

Kadee Willow said...

Oh,how I miss those fun trips junking out in the country!! Tornadoes and all!! It looks like you are one heck of a packer and I am so excited to see what becomes of all those finds. Now... take a hot bath, brew a cup of tea, find a good book to read and relax because, by the looks of it, you have a lot of work ahead of you!! LOL

Tami Rebekah said...

Cant wait to see it all in your home!! How exciting!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

That's a junkers dream! My mom emailed me that they were all going to be cleaning out my grandmother's house this weekend ... what a tease!

Anne said...

omigosh! I want everything you picked up!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it...

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

That cubbie is awesome...and huge! I hope you get a chance at it. What a great haul. Can't wait to see what you do with all of it!

Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

Hugs,
Deborah

Green Willow Pond

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love days like this! Minus the tornados of course. And I think I love junk as much as you do. What a fun trip you must have had. I bet you could build one of those shelf things. You are pretty darned handy.

fiona anderson said...

It's still interesting, loving the storage bin and the stash in the car !

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