Our anniversary is next week. We thought yesterday would be a good day to not work around here and just go shopping and look at things. We went to a nursery that I have driven by but would have never known was there, but Ron did so we wandered around and looked at plants
|Lemon Scented Geranium|
There is just this one problem. In some cases the biggest problem. Me!!! Here is a secret. I don't do yard sales, I don't really like to go to antique stores nor do I ever go to an estate sale. I can go to one antique store in town, that I don't have a panic attack. I really wanted to see that cabinet so I made myself go.
We pulled up right in front. Great for a easy get away. We are having rain storms at night, but it is warm during the day so the air is humid. We walked to the front door, and the smell hit me, and if Ron hadn't been with me telling me I could do this, think of the cabinet. I would have turned around and got back in the car.
|see how full the flowerbeds are this morning.|
I walked to it and just stared. Every thing in me was repulsed. I knew though, I had to look at it closely so once and for all I could say, I do not want one ever again. We looked it over. Really, it could be fixed up and sold as a really nice example and it has the flour sifter, but that person just can't be me. Anymore.
I walk through a room, filled with old clothes, and shoes and the smell is worse, of old clothes and just old.
I turn to my right and there is this window, but it has wire over it. I kind of lean in and look and there is a very old movie playing in this room, like an old early talky movie. I sort of lean in a bit, and jump back as there are two old women sitting in rocking chairs watching the movie. One of the old women is holding a box of popcorn. Something doesn't look right to me, and as my eyes adjust, I realize they are manikins. But all I can think in my mind is they look like the Mom in Psycho. I just shiver and move past.
I walked to the back of the store, there is a gate, with a sign that says "The mine is closed." I lean over and I can see a tunnel. In our downtown area, it is filled with tunnels. Supposedly they were built by the Chinese because this was China town long ago. All of these really old buildings interconnect. I have talked to people who have gone down in them, but had never seen one until yesterday. I think you could go in it if it was open. Not me though!!!
I am about finished. I am beyond hyperventilating. Ron and I are just about as creeped out as we ever have been. We go outside and I stand in front of the store right on 19th street taking deep breaths breathing in nice fresh air.
But since we are out and about, we went driving around looking at other things, but that is a story for another day. We did have a lovely day just being together and talking about these weird adventures we seem to have all of the time.
I hope you have a lovely day. We have some more storms in the forecast. It is so lovely. I realized this morning, I guess I am not really an antique furniture kind of person, I have become a reproduction kind of girl. I like things that look old, just not old. Does that make sense?
Have a lovely day,
|“Who shall compass or fathom God's thought profound?|
We can but praise, for we may not understand;
But there's no more beautiful riddle the whole world round
Than is hid in this heap of dust I hold in my hand.”
― Celia Thaxter,