Bob's birthday is tomorrow. so today Luke and I drove a distance to a small junk shop we stumbled upon a few weeks ago with the intent to buy him as a gift a 1937 16 mm Kodak Cine model E camera that he fell in love with, but couldn't afford at the time. it was a smidge on the pricey side, but after going home and doing a little research, found it was reasonable. at the time, I had told the shop owner that I would be back to buy it for my husband's birthday. when I got there today and placed the camera on the counter, she gave me a price that was $25 MORE than the price she quoted me 3 weeks ago. then she hemmed and hawed and said that it might actually be worth even more and could I come back next week so that she could check on it's price. after bit of arguing and bargaining I stomped out.
grrr... SO MAD!
we ran around and checked two camera shops that often carry old cameras, but, no luck.
now I don't have anything to wrap up and give him and I am so upset!
I told Bob when he came home, he doesn't seem to mind not having a pressie to unwrap, but I do. fortunately, I found one on ebay that I will buy.
I stopped by a second hand shop, hoping that I would find a lovely treasure to lift my spirits... bing! 4 perfect house dresses! (I'm wearing the 4th now!)
and then later, Bob and I went to Books and Memories and... bing! a fab photo album. I am having a harder time finding these for a reasonable price nowadays. this one was a bargain.
it starts off with typical wedding shots, then moves on to shot after shot of the same woman modeling outfit after outfit. there is a 1947 newspaper clipping tucked in featuring the woman, an Alice Bukowski who apparently worked as second floor manager of Chappells... a swanky department store in downtown Syracuse that closed in the early 80s.