Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Craigslist.... getting the weirdest things.

I saw an ad on Craigslist three weeks ago for a stone statue. I've been looking around for a water fountain type thing to put up in the backyard for the birds, and after searching for 'statue' I came across an ad for a statue of Neptune.

It was a bit bigger than I was looking for, but it was FREE.

I emailed the owner (who said he was giving it away for free) and he said 'yes' he still had it. But without a truck handy, moving it just wasn't possible. I hemmed and hawed for three weeks, trying to arrange a truck and enough muscle (the thing weighed, he said, about 300-400 lbs.) to get the job done.

Finally, yesterday, everything came together and now I have a Neptune statue in my back yard.

Except that it's 5 feet tall, 700 lbs and now I can't move it.

But it was free, and I love it, except that every time I turn the corner of the house I get the ^$@* scared out of me because there's this naked guy on my patio.

The funny thing is, that after doing a little research online, I found the same statue online at a garden center for $1300-$1500.

Now that's a steal.


Nathan said...

I couldn't contain my laughter... and I'm at my office! My coworkers might think I'm crazy.

Puna said...

I don't know. He's kinda cute:)

Daly Essentials said...
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Daly Essentials said...

What a funny story! I hope you get used to the naked guy on your patio.. although that just sounds weird!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, my gosh, this made me laugh out loud! It looks very cool, though. And what a bargain!

Mark said...

Happy Birthday, Nathan!

Thanks for stopping by Puna (wait'll we start posting on fishing).

Daly Essentials (couldn't find a first name quickly, sorry), thanks for oogling our Neptune!

Julia, thanks for stopping by. We should hookup at my sister's store (Nest) at the next Oakley After Hours. You'll love it.