Thursday, October 26, 2006

Flirting With Disaster

I have been into Northwinds for a while now (as some of you know from reading my blog.) I thought I knew all about them. I knew there was a Type 44, Type 444, and Type 450. They are not fancy high-end fans. There is no brass on them, well not counting the badge... I am not sure what draws me to them. I think it is the fact that they are not extremely desirable to others that draws me to them. They also run like the dickens. We are talking crazy rpms.

Anyway, Like I was saying, I thought I knew all there was to know about them. The other day I was surfing eBay. I was going through the new listings, and what should I happen upon, but a Type 55. What are you talking about??? I couldn't believe my eyes. Into the watch list it went with six days to go.

Fast forward to the last day. It just happen to fall on a Sunday afternoon. Keep in mind I had been watching this diligently for days. The auction ended right in the middle of a play we had tickets for. Now I feel like a lucky guy, but not lucky enough to tell my wife I can't go to a play because of a fan auction. So I waited as long as I could and placed a bid just a few minutes before leaving. There was another bidder, but I passed he/she right up. I figured they would probably wait to the last minute and out bid me.

So here I am watching the Sikeston Little Theatre's production of The Beverly Hillbillies, and all I can think about is, yes you guessed it, this little beauty. After the play was over my wife informed me that we all had to go to the grocery store together. Arrrggghhhh! She really knows how to hurt me. Finally, after what seemed like forever, we arrived at the homestead. I brought all the groceries in, then quietly slinked off to the basement. I nervously punched in my eBay password and clicked on the my eBay button. I rejoiced when I saw the notice informing that I had 1 item that I had to pay for. Yes!!!! Victory!

Now, if you are a knowledgeable person on Northwinds and you know of another Type # that I have not mentioned here, be nice, email me and tell me or send me a photo...

Later,
LH

6 comments:

kerribee said...

there is just about nothing better than to see that you are the winner on a fan that you've been watching for days, and then to have to wait on it to come in the mail/UPS, it's better than Christmas. I totally get your exhilaration.

Buddy said...

Northwind King?

Larry Hancock said...

I don't know if I'd go that far...

Larry Hancock said...

Do either of you use Microsoft Instant Messenger or Yahoo messenger?

kerribee said...

Hey,
I have Yahoo IM:
kerribeemitchell@yahoo.com

Chris said...

Ah, the feeling of waiting for an item you've won, and hoping that it arrives intact! Thankfully Australia Post seems to treat packages far better than USPS, but it's still one of those things you fear (the other being that the parcel disappears without a trace!).

The other feeling is not so nice - getting a card on Friday notifying you there is a parcel for you at the Post Office, but not being able to pick it up, and having to wait until Monday afternoon to do so (since our Post Offices are closed weekends). I'm currently waiting for Monday so I can pick up my parcel!!!