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Friday, May 20, 2011

A big item drops off my "to do" list!

Last Thursday as I was writing an ad to list my SUV on craigslist.org, the pool guy knocked on my door.  He asked if the truck out front was mine.  I told him it was and that it was for sale.  We walked out and he looked it over and started the engine.  He told me that his cousin was looking for a new vehicle and that she wanted something big.  I made it very clear that by Saturday I would have all of my junk removed from the truck and have it detailed.  I asked that his cousin wait until then to come see the truck.

Around 6:00 p.m. that night his cousin and her entire family showed up to see a very dirty SUV.  They took it for a drive and by 7:00 p.m.  they were owners!  I got my asking price in cash and I was spared the torture of the inevitable phone calls, stupid conversations and ridiculous "low ball" offers I would have suffered by posting on craigslist!

When the pool guy showed up yesterday for the weekly pool cleaning he said that his cousin was really happy with the purchase.  I asked him if he needed any kitchen appliances.  He did and within a very short time, he had a truck-full of stuff:  meat slicer, blender, crock pot, coffee maker, veggie chopper and enough pots, pans and dishes to supply a small restaurant.  The house is now about 95% empty and I can also delete a planned garage sale from my list of things to do.


  1. I could use some of that good luck right about now. Congrats on getting so much done so quickly! Know anybody who collects antique 1930's tube radios? :)


  2. Way to seize the opportunities that come along. One never knows who comes into our lives for a purpose, just when we need them.

  3. Fabulous! Isn't it a great feeling to get rid of your stuff? It's funny how things happen the way they're supposed to.

  4. How serendipitous! Love it when things work out so easily.

  5. Way to go, Dave!! It really pays to talk to people, and look at all the work you saved for yourself.