a nice send off

So… We had a small party last night (85 people). And this morning, after doing the remaining dishes, throwing out the trash, and cleaning the house in preparation for our Maine trip, I grabbed my blackberry to check email. There were several, but one was from an online antiques site. I opened it up, and there she was; a folding celluloid lady corkscrew!!! Marked well, with a sharp helix and a great price!

I scampered upstairs–a little slowly as there was much wine consumed last night–and clicked the appropriate buttons to get to the piece. After a brief phone call with the seller, the deal was done. And, the lovely lady will make its way from "the Cape" to "the Highlands" over the next couple of days… A nice parting gift to start of the vacation…