No time to fence, G.

July 25, 2010


Sam, this one’s for you.

We took Lloyd’s parents to the UNL surplus auction this morning. (Yay! A surplus action! Sam, this is where you stand up and cheer.) We saw all kinds of junk fine items there. The best thing there were these chairs from the dorm rooms.  You could sit in them regularly, or lean back in them without bending any back legs.  (When people lean back in chairs it’s one of my pet peeves because at school I’m the one who has to fix the chairs when the legs get bent or broken.  I’m a big ol’ wet blanket, y’know.)

They were great for leg dangling.

Lloyd’s mom is leaning back, and trust me – she is super comfy!

They would make awful rocking chairs, though.

Despite Lloyd’s parents being there, this guy looked the most like Lloyd:

Dude, his hair is so big.

At the auction, Lloyd was the Bad Guy.  There were sixteen tables and several eager bidders.   Lloyd won the bid with $7 a table, and when asked, “How many will you take?” he answered, “All of them”.  There was a collective intake of breath and general seething followed.  I plucked the visual daggers out of his back later.


I didn’t buy this sign, but the sentiment is so, so true.

I should embroider this on a pillow.

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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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9 Responses to “No time to fence, G.”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    So how many chairs did you buy to go with ALL THOSE TABLES???


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    I picked up 34 chairs for $9.00 then sold 2 of them for $2.00. You can’t have too many chairs.


    • CousinSam Said on:

      What did those fancy Macs bring? I want a knockdown of the items and prices.


      • Lauren Said on:

        I don’t know what they went for, but some hipster dude was sitting with his girlfriend by us on the crazy chairs, and he was saying, “I really hope it works.” I told him that if it didn’t, he could turn it into a really cool side table.



      • Lloyd Said on:

        They went for something like $35 with 17″ monitors and $22 with 15″ monitors. A friend of mine from Messiah Lutheran bought 14 of them for that.


  3. Brad Said on:

    Heh -- I like that saying. Maybe I should have everybody call me “B” from now on.


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    $9.00 for all 34 chairs, or $9.00 each?


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