The Collection - The Disease

Dear Marjorie - My husband is 46 years old and spends most of his time playing with toy trains. He doesn't pay any attention to me these days.

Dear M - You have my deepest sympathy! Unfortunately, this condition is well known and is usually terminal. Very few people ever fully recover. However, you can turn this situation to your advantage! Trainaholics are so oblivious to their surroundings that you can bring as many men back to the house as you want - your man will never know!

Whatever you do though, don't get rid of your train fanatic - they are notoriously good at paying the bills! Blessings

When I first read this letter in a women's magazine I was shocked, devastated, mortified........

It took me a while to comprehend the truth in these words, but I am determined to 'clean up' my act.

No more trains!

The disease started .......... continue reading my incredibly boring history


Monday, January 25, 2010

This Stuff Really IS For Sale!

I know this Blog has been a long time in the making and recently I have been rather slack in posting (house-building and studying tend to fill in the gaps between eating and sleeping these days).  However, the time has arrived methinks to face the prospect that this train set really IS for sale.

I do understand that I am located on the other side of nowhere (2 1/2 hours from the nearest town and road that actually goes somewhere other than a dead-end).  I appreciate that this isn't a place to casually 'pop by' for a gander on a Sunday afternoon.

I can promise you that you won't be disappointed.  I have created a pretty extensive picture gallery of the set, even though there aren't any photos of the layout in operation (something to do with not having a house for ten years ....too busy hugging trees!).  So I have to do something to entice you.

Setting The Price

Let's say I start the bidding at $2450. 

You say "What? Are you kidding?" 

I say "Well perhaps I can move a little bit, as I can see you are a dedicated Dublo'er and I really do want this outfit to go to a GOOD home.  I comes embedded with all my fond memories you know!.  What about $2200?"

......after a little more haggling we arrive at the mutually agreeable price of $1980 and I run off and carefully wrap the whole shebang for FREE shipping to you as long as you are in Canada or the lower 48 States, whilst you lean out of your window and pop a cheque in the post.  I have no idea how much it weighs or how much it will cost to send, but that's my problem.

Sound fair?

The one proviso is that you toddle off and have a look at this new environmental website Click on the link 'Unchop a Tree'  (this video is also viewable at Treehuggers ) - The last bit is REALLY moving .............if you're a softy like me.

If this proviso is a bit too 'ECO-bunny' for you - that's fine.  I'm forgiving.