Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Loadin', Junkin', Diggin'.... and 'Horsein' around....

Oh my.... It just doesn't get any better than this....It was the most beautiful day, here in Iowa, yesterday.... I have been taking Scout, { our horse} out of the pasture, and letting him eat the sweet, new grass, that is in the yard... He loves it, and it's like therapy, for me... Knocks the stress level down, an octave or two... I had to go get the other 2 loads from Duwa's Auction, in Wellman, but couldn't til 5, or got some stuff done around here! Had a few visitors, throughout the day, and the afternoon was uneventful.... Dale F. decided he'd like to go see Junell and Dwight, in Wellman, so John drove the little Ford, and we took the flatbed, and made quick work of getting the auction treasures loaded, and home... I have been storing things at Dale's Farm, for some friends from out of state, and some of the bigger pieces needed to go to Dale's... Mark came over and helped unload, and it was a long day for all... But... when we were leaving Wellman... we were invited to go dig through a 'burn pile'.... oh my gosh... The sad thing is, he had just burned... The good thing is, tin and iron doesn't burn.... I waded in, but had my silly rubber garden shoes on, already with holes in the sole... so, was mighty careful... wire, nails, bed springs, glass...smoldering... But, Dale and John had boots on, and we had sooo much fun! We found some really cool stuff! I'm goin' back! It's going to be a long week...I'll be running every direction, through Saturday... I plan on being in the Shop, on Sunday... I feel like I'm being chased by a Steam Roller! It's always like this, this time of year... Shows, and Memorial Day Weekend Sale, around the bend... I have picked up more shows, trying to keep our heads above water, as so many have, that sometimes, I think, I'm meeting myself coming, and going.... Thank God, I love what I do... What a blessing this Gnarly Old, Old stuff, has been to all of us...None of us are getting rich...{ monetarily} but we are staying alive...{ we have been so blessed, in gathering, and selling... I am so thankful, to all, who attend the shows, and shop us...without those Angels, things would be mighty tuff... I am so thankful, to all of those equally Angelic Souls, who call, and give us the opportunity to buy, and think of us when ready to sell... I hope we have been helpful to them, as much as they have been to us...} I picked up my "Streams in the Desert" Just now... What I turned to, like every single day, I open it, to find the most perfect message... today is no different... " My grace is sufficient for you." { 2 Corinthians 12:9} "When we have exhausted our store of endurance, When our strength has failed ere the day is half done, When we reach the end of our hoarded resources, Our Father's full giving has only begun".... This is only a snippet, of the the message... But it is so true...If we simply have faith, keep moving forward, we will survive, and hopefully help others on the journey...The Angels are always sent our way, if we give notice... and when difficulties come our way, are too much to endure, hand them over, to the One who can carry the load...{ this is one point, I still stumble with...} Somehow, I am blessed with enough strength, and endurance, to run this crazy marathon...Try and help others, who are on their own 'marathon', and give Thanks....That's life... Let's go Live it! Barb C.


summersundays-jw said...

That is truly life. You go gettum girl!!!! Some days don't you wish you'd just become an accountant or a government worker? If you're like me, you couldn't have set still long enough. Guess we'll just keep on keepin' on. Jan

Pam said...

Sorry I didn't get a chance to visit more with you in Iowa at the Midwest Antiques Show. Your booth was amazing. I have pictures of your booth and hope you don't mind if I post them on my blog. Hopefully next week. Your displays are always amazing. I really wanted to come by your shop---we came to Iowa early for shopping, but knew you would be loading for the show so didn't want to bother you. We are planning a buying trip as soon as we can -- between shows--so I'll finally get to see your shop! Can't wait!
Take care,