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Saturday, 4.16.05: Week in Review
Saturday. Day started off great, with the sale of our Norman Rockwell posters for the price I wanted. Was holding my breath till noon when the last guy put his bid in. A thrill!
Drove to Albany with Ann for a party. It was supposed to be B.O.R.E.D. road trip but at the last minute Karen got sick and Maria's son hadn't gotten over his flu. The occasion was an adult first birthday party for Sally's grandson. He was born with Down's Syndrome and the family was hosting a party-benefit for the hospital that has taken such good care of him through many crises and surgeries this year. So Ann and I represented the group.
Sunday. Oh, it was no fun driving back with a hangover. I remember talking some young man's arm off at the party. He was in the process of divorcing and feeling like a big loser. Wine makes one so wise. Got home to begin Jim's birthday celebration. Jim's daughter Heidi joined us for a while. We tried to go out to dinner but the restaurant was closed.
Happy about another auction result: bought a heavy old Southeast Asian Buddhist manuscript in London about 1981 -- written on dried palm leaves in a mysterious script. I'm happy it will find a more appreciative home. On Thursday my satisfied customer wrote:
Early part of the week. Lots of running around. Already wrote about my distractions. Only one auction set up for Saturday.
Thursday Another nose to the grindstone Thursday. Went as far as I could with my website design for Joanne. She needs to think about the content now. Take a look at it here. Not all the elements are working yet on every page.
Then I spent the evening lining some items up for auction.
All week I've been poking at revising a piece for submission to a Prom Hell feature in the local newspaper. I did a few final edits and e-mailed it to the paper before going to bed.
Friday. Buzzed along taking photos and scans and writing descriptions to get more auctions up on Saturday. Always slow work.
Quick, good feedback from the feature editor at the newspaper ("It gave me chills"). Their feature won't run till prom season in May, but I think my piece will be published.
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