First off, you have to understand.... George has always wanted a sleigh.
It comes up every Christmas. And throughout the year.
In antique shops and estate sales.
Around the dinner table, and riding in the car.
He has admired many, but sleighs, REAL sleighs are expensive.
So, he has just dreamed.
A couple days ago, I saw this picture on a local auctioneer's Facebook page.
I texted the picture to George, with the comment, "Boy, she's rough."
He agreed, but said he was interested.
I went to the auction, and he stopped in for a few minutes on his way to an appointment to get the tires rotated on our car. He looked the sled over, then came over to me with a very excited look on his face.
"Don't let it go for less than $150."
My response? "BOY, SHE'S ROUGH.'
"She's fine, I can work with her".
So, he left for the car appointment, and I stayed at the auction, rather hoping that the sleigh would go for $160. Don't get me wrong, I want George to have a sleigh. And a fixer upper is fine. But, BOY, SHE'S ROUGH.
The sleigh finally came up on the auction block. The auctioneer tried to start the bidding at $100.
I held up my bidders card.
And no one else did.
When George got back to the auction, he sat down beside me. I looked at him and said, "don't ever think I don't love you", and he broke out in a grin.
"You got the sleigh?"
"WHAT? Only 10 bucks?"
Apparently he is the only one that didn't notice that BOY, SHE'S ROUGH.
"Yes, she's rough, but she's perfect. That makes her easier to take apart and fix." he said with a huge smile on his face.
He looked like a kid on Christmas morning.
Wish him luck!
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