I thought that last year I posted this little story about a very expensive lawn ornament that has been in front of my in laws house for the past 14 years. When I went looking for it I could not find it. Regardless, this has been the ONE thing that my husband and I have not been able to agree on since 1998.
This morning my 18 year old son sold it for $400.
Let me tell you how funny this is and how I have been chuckling inside for the past two days.
When my husband bought it in 1987 it cost him almost $18,000. He babied this thing for YEARS.
When we took it off the road in 1997 it was because it was too small for our growing family. Not to mention the amount of gas this thing took, ugh that hurt more.
In 2000, I was offered $5000 for it and I took the offer. The offer was rescinded because the person thought it was important to get my husband involved. My husband said he would not sell it for less then $10,000. Oh well.
In 2006, I was offered $2000. My husband said no.
Last year he had offers for $800-1000. He kept saying no.
This year I put my foot down and told my husband that it was no longer his. Since it sat in my in-laws front yard for over 14 years it was time to get rid of it and I sold it to my oldest son. (for a cleaning of the house and a few loads of laundry) Then proceeded to tell him that I would double whatever he made on selling the truck so that he could buy his own car. He cleaned it up all nice and shiny.
He sold it. Now he has $800 toward a car for him and I don’t have to listen to my FIL bitch at me EVERYTIME we go over there.