Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Eagle Has Landed: Container Day July 2012
The eagle has landed indeed. Hopefully by now some of you have had the opportunity to stop by the shop to see what I mean, but if you haven't, let me just say every nook and cranny has been filled with new goodies fresh off the boat. We're filled to the brim with "new" antiques, including fresh pub signs, stained glass, chesterfield sofas, chests, cabinets, buffets, and even a World War II water tank! Part of what I love about my job at Oddfellows is getting to experience container days first hand. Each new addition that is carted off the container into the warehouse is a welcome surprise, and every box unpacked is truly like Christmas morning for me. Yesterday proved no exception. Yes, it was hot. Yes, it was a lot of work. But I cannot reiterate how much fun we have doing it! The energy is really awesome on container day, particularly when our customers are able to walk away with a new treasure. Here are a few pictures from yesterday for you to enjoy. Stop by or leave a comment letting me know what you think!
To the left is my friend Dennis, whose mirrors we carry in the shop. It was his first time helping unload and hopefully we didn't scare him off for the next one! To the right is my husband Ethan in action. Lots of sweat going on in these pictures. One of my favorite things to do at the end of container day is ask Ethan two questions. First, I like to know what his favorite item is. Second, I want to know the heaviest thing he lifted. The foundry part Dennis is scooting was, according to Ethan, the heaviest.