Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Los Angeles Av. – Va. Highlands “Moving Sale”

This sale was in the yard and on the porch of a bungalow next to a lot where a developer had torn down an existing home to build some mammoth oversized structure. The piles of clutter appeared clean and well organized. Some of the titles in a box of books included “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, “Job Hunting for Dummies”, “Who Moved the Cheese?” “The Perfect Georgia Lawn”, “1001 Ways to Energize Employees” and “The Caribbean for Dummies”. Scattered around I found a pair of snow skis, roller blades, golf clubs and a bag of drink cozies. In the middle of the yard were two bins of old cotton clothing, some fabric scraps, a pancake maker, the Friends Trivia Game, a Curious George Alarm clock and a large framed print of a chicken nesting in a bureau. Three never used items there were a pumpkin carving tool, some cocktail napkins and a strange barware set that resembled a machine age locomotive. There was also an Epson Inkjet printer and some hand painted goblets.
On the grass was the omnipresent disassembled ceiling fan. There was a lot more here but in the icy cold my fingers joints ached as I tried to write down what I saw.
I bought nothing.

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