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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 12:56
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Onan's Clumsy Garage Sale Thread

Saturday 01apr2006


**** Overview

Not too many sales, but I did run across a big one where they said "Anything in the house is for sale because they're going to bulldoze it in a couple of days and hey we're off to California tomorrow".


** Items seen but not purchased


A pair of (new) Gore Tex work boots my size for $30.00. It was tempting, but I don't really need them. Ten bucks maybe, but not thirty. She said they cost $120 new. Maybe I should have put them on ebay.


** Items seen and purchased, but not picked up



I bought a nice bookcase for $4.00 that I meant to come back for in Mrs Clumsy's car, as it wouldn't fit in mine...except that I totally forgot about it until this morning...and I have absolutely no idea where the sale was


** Items I was actually looking for


A tap (faucet) for the kitchen sink for $25.00

A bathroom extractor fan for $1.00



** Items purchased

A Kohler sink for my bathroom for when I remodel it. $50.00



A set of towel rails and toilet roll holder in brushed Nickel for $15.00

A pair of pendant lights (in red) for $15.00



Four pairs of trousers and a shirt for $1.25. The shirt is Perry Ellis and the trousers are Dockers Linen and Austin Reed. If they don't fit I'll just give them to the thrift store.

Another pair of trousers for a dollar. No I don't know why.


A smoke detector for $1.00, of the same kind that we already have the mounting bracket installed. Oddly the battery was stilll wrapped in plastic as he said he only installed it for the insurance

A light fitting for the track lighting in the hallway for $1.00. Ok, so it needs a bulb, but I should have a couple of R16s from a previous sale. I did miss about fifty feet of track lighting though as it had already been removed.


**Featured item


It's got to be the toilet. Yes I bought an American Standard toilet from a garage sale for $40.00 Well it was only eleven months or so old and 28 inches deep from the wall, so it'll be perfect for the guest bathroom I'm building in the hallway.


** Notable Events


I got run over going to one sale. The road was sort of busy, with cars parked on both sides and when I went behind this Jetta, the guy started backing up. I called and he stopped, but then he started backing up more quickly so I slammed my fist on his trunk lid and yelled. He wound his window down and apologised which was nice, but I wonder if he'll think the same way when he sees the huge dent I put in his trunk


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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 13:00
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If you go pick the bureau up now, you will probably find that it has "magiced" itself into a bundle of firewood. Now that is a bargin for the price!
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 13:25
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Imagine remodelling a bathroom and installing a washbasin with separate hot and cold taps...?!

It must be a N. American thang...!
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 13:38
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Agreed. In the land of law suits, there cannot be any confusion between the two lest placards are incorrectly placed (like they were at a place I inhabited) and a visitor inadvertantly scalds themselves.
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 14:39
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There's talk of legislating for 60 degrees limiting thermostats on all hot water outlets here in the UK.
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 14:41
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You are a freak
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 14:44
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And you chose to go live in Texas!
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 14:53
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So, lets get this right.......you went to a lot of garage sales and yet didn't buy a single garage?

I guess the guy whose "trunk" ("boot" in the UK) you dented is now looking for car boot sales.

Apart from those points, for which I almost couldn't summon the energy to post,
this thread is pants/rubbish/the toilet.
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 16:46
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acbus I got a sinking feeling when I read your post because I thought you were getting shirty with me, then the light went on in the cloud over my head. Not to be pendantic, but I suppose you could say not that the thread is in the toilet, but the toilet is in the thread.

I hope I've extracted myself from any dilemma.
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 16:51
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You might have managed to extract yourself but I think you may have left a few skidmarks behind...
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 17:02
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good deal you got there on the sink, although not quite the colour I would have chosen for my bathroom. saying that I need a new sink, well two actually one for the upstairs guest bathroom and the downstairs 1/2 bathroom
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 17:51
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I like the sink, but frankly, the pendant light looks like a loo brush holder.
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 18:57
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I hope I've extracted myself from any dilemma.
Nope, I'm steamed up now and I must give vent. It stinks, it sucks and I'm no longer a fan.

I trust you duct when you read this.
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 19:30
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A sink goes in the kitchen. A bathroom should have a wash hand basin.
The bog was a good price though!
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 12:26
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Hey Onan, I want to be in your thread. I bought a pair of golf shoes for $125 and they nearly crippled me after nine holes. Size 9. Niblick. Ultra Lite or something like that. Make an offer, this is cheaper than ebay.
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 13:14
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 13:23
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Originally Posted by yggorf
I like the sink, but frankly, the pendant light looks like a loo brush holder.
Yeah, I agree about the pendant light. I find it really difficult to get just a standard pendant light without a weird light shade. Either that, all light fittings I see use about 3 or 4 bulbs in them.
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 14:58
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You are building a guest bathroom in the hallway?

<shudder> too much springs to mind that just shouldn't.
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 15:02
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Originally Posted by goshdarnit
You are building a guest bathroom in the hallway?

<shudder> too much springs to mind that just shouldn't.
it's the first door on the left from the hallway, opposite first-born's bedroom
There is a seperate entrance way from the front door, you walk past the staircase (that leads down to the basement) just as you reach the lounge, there's a hallway that goes off on the left
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 23:09
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN
There's talk of legislating for 60 degrees limiting thermostats on all hot water outlets here in the UK.
It's 55 degrees on all new installations in Oz!
What this has to do with Onans garage sales, I don't know.....
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