Now, that’s a truckload of music.

June 11, 2011


Brace yourselves, people, because it’s another Lincoln Public Schools auction story. Oh, who are we kidding? You already know how this is going to go:

We arrive. Lloyd and Lauren look around. Lauren gets bored and leaves. Lauren returns to find that Lloyd has purchased an ungodly amount of junk. They deliver it to school. The end.

It was a great day! 😀

Here it is in photos. Some of these things we bought, some of them we didn’t.

Very, very cool.  Did not buy.

Also cool.  Did not buy.

This next one was taken in ‘Hipstamatic’ mode, which I love. Here’s a handy auction tip: No matter your level of playing skills – no one wants you to play the piano at the auction. No one.

Did not buy.

Lloyd did manage to buy two tables worth of sheet music – surprise! I had the honor of packing it all in the back of the truck, and I was quite proud of myself. Nothing even shifted on the way to school. It was like the ultimate puzzle.

That's some strategic placement.

With his ‘we can’t afford air bags’ competitive-packing spirit, Lloyd bought some ceiling speakers and packed them just as tightly as the music.

Perhaps I am the ultimate puzzle?

All was delivered safely, and tomorrow I’ll tell you about my favorite auction purchase!

He estimates 200-250 boxes of music.

About Lauren

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 “Now, that’s a truckload of music.”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    Was the puppet theater a purchase too? I really like the pay phone. My husband is at a Trodl Markt right now. Apparently that is like a big junk sale. I can’t wait to see what he brings home…


    • Lauren Said on:

      We did buy the puppet theater (for a local bookstore here in town), and thank you for reminding me about it! I had left it in the back of the truck and we had a little rain last night. Oops.


  2. Brad Said on:

    You didn’t buy another piano? You really should have one in every room.


  3. Deborah Said on:

    There was a huge neighborhood garage sale yesterday. The girls and I went. Unfortunately, nothing exciting to report.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Shipoopi, shipoopi, shipoopi….yup, now I’ll be singing that all day … just those words, they’re all I know. Thanks Music Man.


  5. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I like the picture at the top of the page. Did you draw that or was it something you found on the web?


    • Lauren Said on:

      It’s cool, yes? It was a big frame just filled with self-portraits that had been cut out and stuck together. I like the idea very much and took a photo. I wondered if the preschoolers could do something like that.


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