job front being extremely depressing up here, we've been looking for cheap or free activities to keep from getting too down. thankfully, the cats are healthy, food stamps for food & a roof over our heads.
last nite we went to our first auction. there's a place up here that is an antique shop on one side & the other they run auctions out of. we went to preview the goods the day before so we knew what we were interested in. went home & researched them on ebay for prices as to what they might sell for. there were about 500 items & the auctioneer went straight through them -- so it only took a couple hours or so. we each had our own numbers. i got a used Victoria Skimboard (for a decoration) a box of costume jewelry & sequin purses. N got some fun things like bolt cutters (i actually wanted them) a camo net suit hunters wear when looking for game & a cool blue glass pitcher.
of course there was more we wanted but the bids went up to high. we're definitely going back again. doesn't cost anything..unless you bid & win.