Tuesday, 4 January 2011

worn out

Saturday we (all) went to an auction. They were selling some of Bob's Grandma's stuff, and we wanted to see how that went, as well as shop. We were there from 2:30 til 9pm. We bought a few books, a few toys, some gloves, a rifle, and a 3 piece bookshelf/china cabinet, and a wagon/vegetable display thingy.

This morning we hooked up the trailer and went to pick up the big stuff. We had a bit of trouble getting it all to fit on the trailer, and ended up putting one cabinet diagonally up on one side rail. But it made it home. Then came the hard part. We had to bring it in the house. After a little thinking and a lot of grunting we got the first piece off the trailer and over the flowerbed rock border, when there was a noise and a rapid enforcement of gravity. The whole face of the unit came off where Bob was lifting, and the remaining part fell. We thought some more, grunted a LOT more, and eventually got all the parts inside.

Then came the really hard part. The shelf was longer than its allocated wall. We thought a lot more, tried to maneuver the largest piece into small spaces and gave up, and ended up with a nice configuration that involves cupboards in the kitchen and a bookshelf in the living room. And very sore arms, and a burst blood vessel on my knee.

Can anyone please tell me how to have the pictures anywhere other than at the top of the post?


Wil said...


Go back to edit this blog... Click the "html" or "edit html" tab at the top of the editing page.

You'll see code that doesn't look like an image but probably contains "img" type language.

Move that code down into the blog post a little, then click back to the "compose" tab to see what it looks like. :-)

Anonymous said...

The cabinets and bookshelf look really nice. Should have asked some of those relatives to help with the unloading :)
We are at Wil's. I'm sure you will figure out that he was commenting on how to move pictures in the blog. mums

MamaOlive said...

Thanks, Wil. I thought I had tried that before, but this time it worked (on post Geezerhood) - on this one it's hard because the code all runs together.

Wil said...


I should have mentioned the furniture looks great. :-)

Shari, about the code:

Sorry, it looks like you're using Blogger to host these images? I haven't done that in a while, so my advice may be off.

Generally, I (1) post the pictures first to Flickr, (2) then use the "share this" menu on the photo's page on Flickr, (3) copy the code for the size I want, and (4) paste the code into the "edit html" tab in Blogger.

When I do this, it seems pretty easy to move the code around...

However, it may only seem easy to me because I'm accustomed to editing html code (my entire website was hand-coded...)

The HoJo's said...

I just cut and paste the code to where I like the look of it and check preview before posting, the code always appears at the top in reverse order of adding so it helps to add the pics in the wrong order too!

MamaOlive said...

Thanks, guys for the help. I've got it now, if I only load one picture at a time.