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.