No, this is not a Clint Eastwood movie!!
This is a Bill and Nancy Craigslist Adventure;o))
This past week the new owners of our house brought some of their friends over to see the home and they ended up buying a good bit of furniture and décor from us…WOW!! We were not expecting that!!!
After that, Nancy posted several of the remaining household items on Craigslist. She had listed our Nordic Track Commercial treadmill, the dining room table and chairs, a cedar chest, our tropical fish décor bathroom ensemble and my model ships. Ok, that’s the GOOD:o))
In short order, a guy who just moved here from Nebraska called and wanted the treadmill…Great!! He showed up by himself with a 21 foot Ryder truck and the cash to buy the treadmill. I had already disassembled the treadmill and only the base remained upstairs in the bonus room. We decided that if he got on the bottom and I guided the top, we could somehow slide the 200lb base down the carpeted stairs and make two turns with it??? Well, we got it to the first landing, no problem!! Yeah, here comes the BAD!! As we turned it to continue down the next section of stairs, the treadmill took off on its own… It slid down, pushing the “Cornhusker” right off his feet and damaging the walls, the banister, the carpet and the woodwork. Fortunately, he was not hurt!!!
Now for the UGLY… I tried to hang on to the runaway treadmill and down I went with a wrenched back:o(( Should have listened to that little voice that kept telling me this was not a good idea!!
The treadmill broke internally and was now worthless. The buyer did help us get it to the living room. Nancy and I spent the rest of the morning taking it apart to its bare bones so we can get it to the recycling center ;o((
But all was not lost… Later in the day we did sell the dining room table and chairs, the cedar chest and we have people coming tomorrow to look at some other items.
I, on the other hand, am applying ice and heat, can hardly move and still have to fix all the damage…but not today!!!
It only hurts when I move;o((
But soon I’ll be good as new…
a guys gotta do...
what a guys gotta do!!