Wednesday, September 13, 2006

9:45 AM Wednesday September 13, 2006

We were up early this past Sunday and on the road before sunrise. Heading north on Highway 101 with the little town of Sequim, about two hours away as our destination, we traveled to an on-site estate auction. The deceased was an antique dealer who had been in the business for 35 years and the inventory was impressive. We accompanied Gloria and Les (semi-retired dealers) and my sister, Dixie and her husband Paul who are now and have been in the business for over 30 years.

Obviously, Phil and I have no room for antiques in Penny the Pace so our interest was to watch my sister, Dixie and her husband Paul at their first auction. Lots of big money was flying around as dealers from all over the northwest did their best to out bid each other. Dixie sat on her paddle until the really high-end pieces were gone but jumped right in when the big lots started moving through. When all was said and done, every inch of the vehicles were packed full and when on the way home we stopped for dinner at the Chimacum CafĂ© (In the tiny community of Chimacum—good food!) Dixie told us she enjoyed the experience. It will be interesting to see if they liked it well enough to go to another one.

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