Living Free in America
I have just opened my store on Etsy! It only has 132 items (Susanne Russo Brasses) as of 3/31/2014 but more will come as I get the chance to make and list them. I'm also getting back on eBay after a 10 year hiatius, to sell my other antiques. I'll add a link to them once I get it going.
"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry"
Oh well, I guess the saying -"the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" is true! At least for me. I don't want to bitch, but what the heck, I'm going to anyhow. I've been planning to travel the country in my motor home for the last 5 years or so.
I bought the motor home - I restored the motor home, I built a workshop to pull behind the motor home - and finally when I retired a couple of years ago - I started to put the finishing touches on my plans to travel the country.
Have you ever tried to get your State Government to do anything? More importantly have you ever tried to get one of your Government Employees to do their jobs? Well I have and let me tell you -- it is a major PIA!
Since October 3rd I have tried to get my 1970 Cushman Truckster licensed for street use. When the Cushman was made and sold in 1970 it was a Federal Vehicle Guidelines Approved road worthy vehicle. So you would think it would be easy to title and license the vehicle for street use. Well it hasn't been.
Well! As usual things aren't working out as planed - Since I was going to restore the Cushman before I put it on the road I opted to only titled it, which was done with only a bit of trouble. Well after a few days, I received the title in the mail and since I decided that I wanted to play on the road a bit, I tried to go ahead and register and license the Cushman. So I went online and tried several times to get the Cushman Registered as a motorcycle -- only to be met with a can't do it from the system.
Ok just before I opened for business this Sunday morning, I let Lotto out back to do his business -- Needless to say I couldn't tie him out in the rain, and there is no way I can let him stay in the house while people are coming in.
So while Lotto was doing his thing - I was bringing more things into the house to make it easier for customers to stay dry while they look. Well 5 minutes go by - I run out back to bring Lotto in -- and no Lotto. Well for the next 30 minutes or so, I drove around town trying to find him, went by the humane society and still no dog. Came home checked the phone - nothing. So I put the garage sale signs back out - looking for Lotto all the time and came back home. Took a quick trip out back and whistled for Lotto again -- Nothing. As I walked back into the living room, I looked down the hall and noticed feet moving under the door to the bedroom -- Lotto had gone back in to visit Blue (my bird) and the door closed behind him. Well needless to say - I was relieved, and Lotto was too. (Sorry but this is my place to Ramble)
Now for the Garage Sale!