The Auction

October 28, 2006

Journal, Lloyd

Well, folks, another Saturday was frittered away at an auction. This was the Lincoln Public Schools auction, which is better than the rest because they have many things that I’m interested in. (The others just have rows upon rows of computers and monitors. *snore*) Sure, up close they’re all worthless, old globes and microscopes that nobody needs, but taken together – they’re like beautiful displays at Target!

He's got the whole worlds in his hands...

Lloyd here now. I might need to find someone else to go to auctions with me. Lauren doesn’t appreciate them quite enough. She didn’t even mention that I bought 26 laser printers for $1.50 each. By the way, does anyone need a laser printer? …They might work…

what are you lookin' at?

She also didn’t mention the pallet of choir music that I got for $3.00. After pulling about a dozen “worthwhile” titles from the pallet we put a sign on it that said: FREE TO GOOD HOME. Some people even took some of it after Lauren pointed out that it makes good wrapping paper.

I write the songs that make the whole world sing

The pallet-o-music came with such classic titles as:

  • You Don’t Bring Me Flowers by Neil Diamond
  • Can You Read My Mind by Lois Lane
  • Truly by Lionel Richie
  • Mandy sung by Barry Manilow
  • Babe by the river that runs through hell
  • Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Sir Paul McCartney
  • Eight Is Enough by the mid seventies

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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17 Responses to “The Auction”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Why didn’t I comment on this three years ago? If only I had some way of knowing what I was doing back then…


  2. Lauren Said on:

    I would like to point out that for three years, that’s right -- three years, those boxes of music he bought have remained untouched, unopened, and unsung in our basement.

    By the way -- comments are taking a while to load. That’s what happens when you time-travel.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Other than the music, did all of these auction items find a home?

    I’d be interested in seeing that music the next time we come through, so don’t get rid of it just yet.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I bought the printers because I knew one of our association churches had just purchased some of the same laser printers, and I thought they might want some spares. They took most of them, and I used a couple around school and gave the rest away.


  4. Karla Said on:

    3 years ago I was home with a 9-day old baby. And I didn’t know your site existed. And I didn’t need a laser printer. But that sheet music/wrapping paper… Hmmm. 😉


  5. Beth Said on:

    Three years ago. On October 28, I was only a week pregnant with Tim. And I didn’t even know for sure I was pregnant yet.

    And yes, I realize that while it’s kind of interesting that I know the conception dates of my kids, it’s entirely too much information to share.

    (And I LOVE the wrapping paper idea, so I’ll be happy to take whatever music Kristi doesn’t want.)


  6. Lauren's mom Said on:

    We have one of those printers…and LOVE it!


  7. Kristi Said on:

    Three years ago I was probably raking loads of leaves in my yard. I was also entertaining a nearly 4-year-old with games.

    So, Lloyd, do I take this whole post from 10-28-09 to mean that you’re posting into the future for 10-28-12? You’re such a planner.


  8. Peggy Said on:

    I LOVE all those globes!!

    Three years I didn’t know this site existed. I didn’t know Brad’s site existed either. I was a new employee at BLS…and now, well I’m history.

    I don’t know what I was doing, but a good guess would be that I was supplying the faculty frig with a talking skull or a severed arm or leg…hiding fingers in the copiers…and delivering delicious gruesome treats to the teachers.


  9. Kristi Said on:

    I predict that on 10-28-2012, I will still be reading this blog.


  10. Deborah Said on:

    I’ll take one of the printers.


  11. Deanne Said on:

    I just felt like I should leave a comment. The end. Oh, and someone tell brad to look at the plant pics I took for him.


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