Friday, August 24, 2007

First Ever !

Last night Mom and I went to our first auction. Oh my goodness. It was definitely an exciting evening. The auction was at one of moms customers that she has known for years.

This big tent was in their yard. The auction started at 5:30. We got there about 4:45 so we could look around a little bit.

There was tons of stuff.

This is Mike Peterson. (the man in the baseball cap) He was the auctioneer. He is so funny. Mom told him that she used to babysit him and he thought it was pretty funny.

Check out the video. It sure is hard to figure out what is going on.

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Here are a few pictures that I took before the auction started. Some of them aren't the greatest because I was under the tent.

Look at all the chairs. Which one do you think mom went home with?

Here is what the back end of moms car looked like when we left the auction.

We have to go back today to pick up something else that mom bought. I will have to fill you in on what we bought in another post. If you are visiting from moms blog, she will be up and running soon.


Dawn said...

Ooooo Laurie...that looks like some good stuff there...
More photos? If not, I'll get the dish at the next appt.
Have a good weekend, you two!

T*mmy said...

Ahhh man...I love an auction!!
That video really got me in the spirit...I wanted to!!

Me said...

Oooooooooooooooooh - I am envious...

kris said...

Mark LOVES auctions - he used to go all the time. My dad actually went to autioneering school and worked as an auctioneer with a friend for a couple years. It's like a foreign language, isn't it?? Looks like your mom got some fun stuff!

Crystal said...

Hi, Laurie -
Thanks for dropping by my blog! I would have fun at an auction like that too. I've read some of your past posts and you obviously have a marvelous green thumb! The field of lilies and your closeups are beautiful. I will come back to enjoy the flowers and gardens (not a forte' of mine at all).

~~ Melissa said...

the auction clip was fun to watch. We have one auctioneer here who suddenly drops or rises the current big entry just to get a rise out of the crowd! Then everyone reprimands him and he goes back to the amount he was supposed to be at. Me, I'd forget where I was!
Also, I would like that oak desk please. :)