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Feeling (Falsely) Rich

Still available: cedar trunk, 1950s marble slab table, art deco lamp, 1950s hutch (great for dining room OR to organize your office).

Still available: cedar trunk, 1950s marble slab table, art deco lamp, 1950s hutch (great for dining room OR to organize your office).

In addition to my furniture, a couple cool lamps and vintage jewelry, I am also selling items that belong to a person who had a previous sale in the sale room, as well as some of the property manager’s items.

Several pieces of furniture, including a large comfortable sectional couch, had been stored in a nearby room. We moved them into the sale room this morning, and customers gobbled them up. I sold a pair of bar stools, two end tables, two lamps, a hammock, a metal bird cage and more.

I get a casual commission on the manager’s items, so I was not disappointed that none of my items sold this weekend. I made $30 in commissions Saturday and sixty dollars Sunday, which immediately went into the usual basics: food, gas and toilet paper. As usual, it was tough to set any aside for monthly bills like cell phone and car insurance. K cooked up the last of last week’s produce plus some new potatoes, celery, beef and carrots into a stew and minestrone.

I write about socioeconomic status now and then in this blog. Something has changed when $30 in my pocket makes me feel rich. Heck, $10 can do the same if I’ve had little food for a few days or if I’m monitoring my gas level to try to keep it above empty.

I’ll never take a full tank of gas or a refrigerator full of food for granted again. 

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