We are continuing to post items for sale on Craig's List, and are currently listing a Garden tiller.
I had gotten an e-mail from "Brian" and we made arrangements for him to come by today. He called this morning and said he was on his way, so we went up to the garage, got the tiller out, started it up and cleaned the dust off of it a little bit. We rode around the yard on the Golf cart for a while so that when Brian came, we could lead him up to the garage. He was interested, made an offer for $300, we held our $350 price, he agreed and then asked if we would take a check? Yeah right, we're going to take a $350 check from a perfect stranger? What are you thinking? We said no, but told him where there was a Bank of America ATM. He left and I didn't think we'd ever see him again. I was irritated that he wasted an hour of our time!
Well, we never thought we'd see Brian again, but a little while later, up drives Brian in his little red truck with cash in hand! He loaded the tiller up in the back of his truck, without tying it down or securing it in any way. I just knew it was going to fall down or bounce right out of his truck. It's his now, so it will be his problem. Anyway, I guess I owe Brian an apology, I thought he was trying to pull a scam. After all, we were perfect strangers. Is it just me, or has my years of insurance claim adjusting, made me a skeptic?
Well at least that's one more larger item gone!
Now with my $350 in hand....I'm wanting a present and Al says I can have one (he's such a soft touch.)!
I'm interested in an E-reader. I had been wanting one for a while and Rick wrote a post to his blog this morning about the Sony model that he had and liked. He pointed out that not all E-Readers will allow you to download E-Books from the library, but the Sony one will. Thanks Rick for the information! I think it will be great once we go full time to be able to get our books this way. Of course we'll have to have one for each of us. I've been looking online but I think we may head to Tallahassee tomorrow and check them out. I want to be able to hold one in my hand and look at it, and I also want to be able to return it if I don't like it. I find returns are much easier at stores, even though I'll have to pay sales tax.
So that's about it for today. Al is out riding my mower, so I may have to go out and kick him off....but I think I'll wait a few more acres first. :)