So I’ve spent the last five days in those five barns. Five days with 10 other people who are smart and strong and know what they’re doing. These people run an auction company that is leading the charge. I’m mainly trying to stay out of their way and do what they say.
And, as it turns out, we have waaay more of this vintage float stuff than any of us even imagined. Pulling it out and lining it up has been interesting and I’ve seen things I’ve never seen before.
And a million Christmas things.
So. Here we are. And here we will be. Pulling out and setting up float decorations from the 1940s-1980s. We still have one more day of set up to go before the auction tomorrow. There will be at least 15 of us out there today, throughout the day, doing our best to get it all ready for Saturday’s 9 a.m. preview.
This whole process is fascinating to me. I’ve never even attended an auction, much less hosted one. Will anyone show up? Will everything get a good home? Will the Fire Marshal shut us down before noon?
I can’t wait to see what happens.