I responded to an ad placed in our local Valley Trader paper for ‘art stained glass’ and Mr C and I braved the rain and headed to check it out this morning. The gentleman that greeted us, Carl, was just slightly eccentric.
Carl lives in an 1700’s farmhouse called Soldier’s Rest, that some civil war hero, Daniel Morgan, lived in for some time. He came out of the house with coke bottle glasses, wearing a bright yellow hardhat and a pair of mismatched wellingtons. He then led us out through the mud to this HUGE old barn (parts of which are painted purple), that was chock full of STUFF, 3 Paso Fino horses and a Throughbred too.
We climbed up a pool ladder in order to get into a locked room in the barn where his stash was hidden under a sheet. It was surprisingly quite nicely organized. I was a bit worried about what I might find judging by the condition of the rest of the STUFF in the barn. He had a fairly good variety. It wasn’t the biggest bargin in the world though, he charges .04 per square inch. I still managed to get some good stuff for what I think was a fair deal…
It was an interesting little excursion. I told him that I would probably be back in the near future when my Sister-in-law is in town! Right Deb?