Monday, March 22, 2010

It Said "Monet" in the Corner-- just kidding

We're up to $887 for our Water campaign! I am so grateful to everyone who has contributed.

We have 76 days left raise the $5,000 needed to build a well in Africa. Woohooo!

Current Action:

Tom had some softball buddies over on Saturday night for a fooseball, air hockey and wii tournament. They chipped in $20 for the well and another $50 is on its way.

My neighbor gave me a small oil painting to sell in our huge yard sale. Don't even get me started on the nickel and diming people do at yard sales. It. Bugs. Me. The frame alone was worth something, so I decided to try Craiglist and just sold it for $30!

Of course now I'm having seller's remorse. We've all heard about the people who found a Degas in their basement or a Van Gogh on the street in NYC because some idiot didn't know what she had. I am probably that idiot.

You see, when I'm ready to get rid of something, I do it. I love to donate current stuff so I can get more, usually junkier, stuff. If I want to spray paint it, I do, regardless of the value. My dear mom had a very close relationship with Mod Podge, spray paint, and Contact Paper, so apparently the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

Anyway, if I had kept that painting for myself, I probably would have spray painted over it because if you look closely, there are 3 creepy guys standing in that field of flowers. Perverts? Scarecrows? I just don't know.

Local friends are dropping stuff off in my carport in the next two weeks for the yard sale. If you live elsewhere, maybe there's a creative way you could drum up $10 or $15 to help provide a village with water.

Here's the donation page:


Beatnheart said...

You Know, I don't think thats a Degas..Just my gut feeling, I could be wrong. Good on Ya for your charitable work..

purejoy said...

such a great idea. i hope your sale is a rousing success!
and yes, i don't think i could hang that painting on my wall with the three creepers.
i love charity water. last year i gave my BIL a tobaggan and a tshirt from charity water. he loved it.
i'll hang on to that link... sounds like a great idea.

Christy said...

Way to go Anna - good luck with your yardsale. If I still lived there you can bet I'd drop stuff for you!

Anonymous said...

"Nobody puts Monet in the corner!"

Lol about the men being perverts.