He said, "Laura, how you doin? Well, I aint havin a garage sale tomorrow but I got a lot of Christmas stuff pulled out and thought you might wanna go through it. You can bring yer momma, too if she'd like." I about peed my pants, I was so excited. I was sure that Herb must've thought I was just a big flake when I had to cancel helpin him set up his last garage sale. Really didn't expect to hear from him again and man that made me real sad. I hated to think that he would see me as just another flakeout youngster punk. Glad he knew better :)
I knew it was a morning of rummaging through dusty old boxes in a garage and storage shed but I felt like gettin a lil gussied up was in order. But hey, it was a "private showing"
and we were exclusive guests, after all ;)
There's two kinds of people in this world. The kind who would see this and think "Boy, what a pile of crap to get rid of". And then there's the kind who would see this and gleefully think "Oh my word. I just know there's some good stuff up in them boxes"
He found this while we were diggin and said, "Lord, I aint had a drink in 8 years. Ya'll want some?" Total ham, that one.
2 hours later this is our pile. He said "The best thing I did yesterday was call you." HA!
He uses his blue ledger to tally up.
And the ticket.
Pay the man.
I made him fan it out like that. It's more flashy that way ;)
You know what, we're really fond of this guy. The stuff's great and all, but the stories he tells us and the laughs we share, that's the real treasure. We respect him and we just plain ol' love the guy. I'm glad our paths crossed.
And don't you guys worry about Herb's privacy, I told him that I profiled him on my blog (after explaining what a blog was) and he thought it was plum neat. When I asked him if he'd be interested in seeing it he replied, "Nah. I aint got time for that mess." .....awww, you just gotta love Herb!
P.S. Don't worry, I'll show and tell all about our finds this week ;)