Ball and Chain

Hey Diary look what I did!

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I trapped Peters leg in a ball and chain!

BAHAHAHAHAHA.

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Look at that idiot still working. I bet he has to pee but he can’t because it weighs too much. What a ‘maroon’.

I’m not actually sure who brought in the ball and chain. I’ll have to get Brad to tell me so I can update it with the name. I just found it in the shop and decided it was my new favorite toy.

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It’ll be in an upcoming sale, I’m sure. One day it’ll be someone elses toy. Until then, watch your ankles!

Lurve Michael

Bobsled Saga Continues

Dear Diary,

I’m terrible at updating this blog during auction time. And really that’s when I should be doing it the most. It’s just always so crazy. I have a couple of blog post ideas all primed up so I’ll get through them.

The Bobsled Arcade Game! It’s the 3rd (and possibly last) post about it. We got it all set up in the auction house.

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As you can see it has a pretty big footprint. Unfortunately though we found out that there isn’t enough power in the building to run the crazy thing. Well, there probably is but not if we want to keep the lights on.

But being the technical genius that I am, I was able to rig one of them up to watch my cartoon shows.

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Tell me that isn’t just the greatest thing you’ve ever seen. I was tasked with making this game work. I’m calling it a success.

Maybe I’ll rig it up to play PacMan. It has to play a game, right? Does it matter if it’s the wrong game?

Love Michael

Caps Lock

DEAR DIARY,

THIS IS A SHORT POST. I JUST HAD TO ASK YOU SOMETHING. IS IT NORMAL TO WRITE EMAILS TO STRANGERS IN ALL CAPS???

DID YOU NOTICE I USED THREE QUESTIONS MARKS THERE??? IS IT ALSO NORMAL TO USE MULTIPLE QUESTION MARKS WHEN ASKING NON-URGENT QUESTIONS TO STRANGERS???

I FORGOT TO THROW IN SOME EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!

I’m just asking because of a trend in my work inbox lately.

Love Michael

Doll Advert

Double Post Day, Diary!

I’m totally showing off/bragging here. We are having a doll auction in September so I was tasked with creating an ad to put in magazines like The Upper Canadian and Discovering Antiques.

I only had a few hours to make it last week because it had to be submitted that night. Here’s what I made:

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What do you think? Pretty sexy right? Apparently it is.

I was worried about it being so rushed but I was complimented by one of the magazines I submitted it to saying that it looked so good and just this morning the other magazine sent me a message saying it looked great.

I am beaming. You have no idea. That’s all this post is about. To tell you how great I am at making ads for dolls. It’s a niche skill though so I doubt I can make a living from it.

Love Michael

Chess Set 2: The Return Of The Rook

Dear Diary,

Here’s a neat post today. If anyone was at our last auction in July, you may have noticed a rather fancy oriental chess set.

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Why do I bring it up? Because my twin brother, Peter,  and I learned how to play Chess on this exact board! I don’t mean a board made by the same company either. This is literally the chess board that used to belong to our Grandfather. With those pieces I learned how to be defiantly bad at board games.

When he passed away many of his items went to auction (we had connections, after all). But in the auction biz we all know that items come back. And this one did.

Fortunately Peter realized during the viewing that it was the board and purchased it at the auction. Now the chess set is back home where it belongs. In the hands of two boys that miss their Grandad.

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…well it’s in Peters hand. I hate chess. He beat me every time. He cheats. I’m glad he’s the one that bought it.

Love Michael

Sled Setup

Dear Diary,

Remember when I said we are selling a huge bobsled video game at our next auction? Of course you remember.

It’s here! The lads are all pulling it off the trucks and bringing the giant sleds and giant screens into the auction room. While they did all the heavy lifting I drank a coffee and took pictures of them. I’m helpful like that.

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Apparently I’m in charge of making it go. I’m guessing it’ll be harder than just plugging it into the wall and pressing “play”.

I’ll show you more as it gets turned on!

Love Michael

Luxury Garage

In the circles I travel in a man is judged on his garage alone. I think, at least for now, that I’m winning.

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4000 square feet, multiple indoor toilets, carpet, professional audio video setup, beer fridge, heated and air conditioned etc. The competition is fierce though so I can’t rest on my laurels, maybe a mechanical bull or chocolate fondue is in order.

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New back tire (check), all new fluids (check), adjusted a tweaked bits and bobs as required (check), grandsons asking too many questions (check). The first order of business after scooter was down off the lift was to ride out to Lac Ste Anne to put sold stickers on the For Sale Signs. I have a fun job.

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Brad (GD) Ward