Sunday, May 30, 2010

Class of 1970

What a great time. I really enjoyed everyone. I wish everyone could have made it.  Anyone with pictures please send me as many as you can and I will post them.  Did anyone get a picture of Arnold?

Everyone just remember........

Mulligan's after the Banquet

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What a DAY !!!

We stayed at Walmart in Billings last night because it was about 3 miles before the scale and the scale was OPEN.  Thinking that it would be closed this morning turned out to be  WRONG. It was open but we sailed right through and never had a truck problem all day long.  About 4:45PM I noticed I had a bad tire on the motorhome, so I called ahead to a tire shop that closes at 5  in Wall, SD,  and talked them into staying open a little later. They waited,  I bought a new tire. Problem Solved. Then about 20 miles down the road I heard all this racket and I don't know why but my awning came loose. So I pulled over, got a knife and started cutting and that turned out to be quite a job. I have finally made it as far as Valentine and I am calling it a night.

Back to Billings, Montana

We are finally done.  We had another bad sale but that is part of summer.  We have made it as far as Billings, it is midnight, the dogs want out and they have a great Walmart with plenty of parking. Tomorrow should be only about 800 miles, it will feel good to get home. 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bozeman, Montana

128 miles to Bozeman today through wind, rain and snow. YES SNOW!! It will rain for a while and then snow. We have today off, so we found a nice RV Park 4 miles out of town at the bottom of this mountain and are just relaxing.  I stopped at IGA today and bought the dogs a baked chicken (they like it better than dog food) and 20 - 12 packs of CHILL diet soda, its great. I have never heard of it untill about 2 weeks ago.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Billing, MT

We have had a streak of bad sales and small crowds.  It always happens this time of year.  I am done Tuesday and we are going a different direction for the summer.  I haven't decided which direction or what format we are going to use, but it won't be Auctions.  We are going back into the mountains for the next 4 days, so maybe we will get some good pictures.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Huntley, Montana

I have nothing good to say today, the sales are no big deal, 7 more days and this format is over, we will then  make serious adjustments, I will have to reach deep, deep deep into my pocket and come up with a whole new format and direction to sell. Mr Woodring who is the greatest peddler in the world. We will change our format and go a different direction, with a 99% factor to work. Got to go the Ambien is kicking in, if I don't go now, it will be a mess.  BYE

Monday, May 17, 2010

Miles City, Montana

Sales are no big deal, Miles City had their big Rodeo & Celebration and they draw from everywhere, so they hurt us a lot, but it is now over and we have an auction Monday night in Miles City.  We are at Camp Walmart and it is GREAT couldn't wait to run in and spend a hundred.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fairview, Montana

Started of bad we only had 11 bidders, but we worked them well and we go over $500 per head.  This gentlemen in the pic was just driving by and saw a sign and thought he would see what was going on.  He spent $2300.00, it turned out to be OK.  Here is our big buyer, I am glad he showed up.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Poplar, Montana

Another bad sale, I've had a bad day and Obama DBA Obozo is still a liar and a cheat....
Tomorrow I am going to have a good sale, I am going to have a good day, and it makes know difference what I do, Obozo is still a liar and cheat and a piece of crap.  Does anyone have any idea of what is going on, and how he is destroying the United States of America. 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Glasgow, Montana.........Pamida

After a bad sale today Arthur and I went to Pamida.  We went in and I just walked around for about 30 minutes talking on the phone and as I was walking towards the check out counter a black and white dog goes running across the isle and then behind him was Arthur at a high rate of speed. (Ya got to know Arthur, I didn't think he had another speed).  When Arthur got to the Motorhome and opened the door the doggies jumped out and started running toward Pamida and with automatic doors they just opened up and in they went. Arthur  was right on their tale chasing them around in the clothing dept, Sammy was hiding under clothes racks and Sadie was just running around. I finally caught Sadie, and Arthur finally caught Sammy.  I wish I had my camera. That was a Kodak moment.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Glasgow, Montana

We had a day off today.  Parked at a nice RV Park and just watched Fox and a Toto Concert. Took the dogs for a walk and that is it.

PS: Obama is still a piece of crap.

I love this............

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lewistown, Montana

What a tough crowd, they wouldn't bid or even give me a request. The last time I was here in 2002 it was a huge crowd and a great sale.  Didn't make any money here.  We have a 130 miles drive in the morning and have to be there by 10am.  Not much to say after a bad sale.  Sold one $1500.00 Jackpot, that surprised me, I should have let him have it at 2 grand.

Fort Benton, Montana

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Havre, Montana

I don't even know were to start. We got up this morning with the wind blowing 35 mph with 58 mph gusts,  it was terrible. We had to set up in  horrible weather, then it started to snow, so now we are having a blizzard.  The sale is a complete flop, no one showed up but I don't blame them the  weather was terrible. So we loaded up and we are going to drive in this crap to the next sale because we had to get pass the scales.  Blowing snowed with the wind made a wonderful trip until my windshield wiper broke then I couldn't see, now it is dark and there are deer every where, then something happened and my headlights went out, o boy! We finally made it.  No more of this driving at night for me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hingham, Montana

The wind has been blowing 40 to 50 MPH all day, this will wear you out.  I order about 80 signs which were stacked out side until a big gust blew 80 signs everywhere what a mess.  Then at sale time the siren went off and my customers had to go to the fire.  So didn't have much to work with.  There was a 14 year old boy, bought over hundred dollars worth and whipped out a Visa Gold Credit Card, I ask him if that was Dad's and he informed me right off that was his.  Pretty sharp kid.  Arthur and I are now at Walmart in Havre, MT shopping.Well I have taken my ambien so it won't be much longer and I will not make any sense at all. So Goodnight.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Night Truck Stop

Sweet Grass, Montana

Another Great Sale, started off bad, no one would bid, and finally it took off only had 22 bidders but I sold 10 times my expenses, that is the  way it should always be. We were about 2 blocks from the Canada Port.  This picture was taken about a half a block from the American Legion where we had the sale.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Shelby, Montana

Great Sale, Great Buyers, the Biggest Sale this month, money maker. We are camped out tonight at a Truck Stop parked with all the trucks.  We are off tomorrow, so it is going to be a lazy day. We have a sale Sunday right on the border of Canada.  A little quick stop in Glacier Park. Can you find Arthur?