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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thanks for your help, Blogland

I knew you would help me figure this out!! Thank you to

Kathy who identified the the cards as a German card

game called Skat.

(Tonight's sunset)

And to Andi of Andi's English Attic ,

and Terri The Treasure Hunter

for recognizing the dice as Poker Dice.

Apparently the two were placed in the same box but
do not have anything to do with each other. I am so glad
you all helped me with this mystery. Now I will separate
them and move on. Thanks for putting my mind at ease,


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blogland I need you

This is one of my favorite finds lately and I don't know what
it is.

It is made in West Germany and is in a nice leather box.

It is obviously some sort of card game but I can't figure
out what it is all about.

Each deck has 52 cards but the King is a "K", the Queen
is a "D", and the Jack is a "B". I am supposing that the
German words for each of those start with those letters???
But here is the real puzzle........

It includes 3 regular die and 5 that have pictures of the
King with a K and Queen with a Q and Jack with a J and
then little spades and hearts that I just don't get. Please
help if you can. What is it??? The box is very well made
and the cards tip up when the box opens.
I have no idea how old it is either or what it would be worth.

Any insight will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance,


Sunday, February 13, 2011


Progress is being made. Many things had to come out
of the garage before they could go back in. Some of them
didn't make it back....see the golf clubs by the car?? Well,
it turns out my sweetie had 3 sets of clubs (I thought he only
had two.) So one went to the thrift store!

Here consolidation is being done. It really takes time...

You can see the little car made it back inside. But all the stuff
in the foreground has to go somewhere so we can get one
more car in there.

Found my way back into this hole and have
made progress here, too. Probably can't do much
more for a few weeks but I feel like things are
moving in the right direction. I discovered many
items that can go to shop that I had forgotten
about because they were buried :>)

Progress is a good thing,


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What I have been working on

I know this picture is blurred.....I'm not sure if it's because
by the time I took it, I was too tired to focus, or if I just
forgot to focus :>)

This is our 3 1/2 car garage that at this point holds one
(1) small car. The rest is devoted to the regular garage
type things and .....

stuff for Andy's Attic. I know I am not the only one who has
a garage that looks like this. I decided that it was time to get
a grip and try to make it better.

It isn't all my fault.....see the golf clubs? The
other set is somewhere else in the garage and
the pull cart is over on the other side. But it
is mostly my fault. I have all the "stuff" that
either goes to Andy's Attic, or my potting shed,
or the next flea market.

Our goal is to get 2 cars into the garage. My husband got
5 big shelf units at Costco and today we actually got some
of them up and are starting to get organized.

This is the small part of the wall that is relatively done.
We have a long way to go but I feel, now, that it really
can be done......that there is hope.......that I am not alone.
I'll keep you posted on the progress.
All of this does not come without wounds. My husband
dropped a 4X4 on his foot yesterday. He couldn't play golf
today. He can't wear a shoe. But it isn't broken so he was out
in the garage helping me again today. He is the best!!!
More later,


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