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eBay and Etsy Sales for February 2022

February was great in my booth and fairly decent on Etsy and eBay. I didn’t get any pictures of booth items, so those sales won’t be shared.

I’ve only, in the past year, started putting things on eBay again. I pretty much abandoned it years ago in favor of Etsy, but I’m easing back into selling there as well again. I think I had got up to about 45-50 items or thereabouts on eBay, so selling 10 was pretty good, I guess. I was determined to get up to 200 listings on Etsy in February. In the 11 years I’ve been selling there, I think I’ve reached that amount once. Guess I’m not dedicated enough. So, I almost made it! Got to 198, then had a flurry of sales while I was busy with life and haven’t had a chance to list more and at this point, I’m back down to 182 items.

If you’ve read the blog much, you know I’m not a prolific seller. I’m soooo not full time. Still, it’s more than a hobby for me. I sell to supplement our income. But many hobbyists are speeding past me, leaving me in the dust. Anyway, I’m saying that to point out that I’m not here trying to show you how to make a living reselling and certainly not to brag! I’ve got nothing to brag about! My hope is that you might see something I’ve sold that you never thought to buy for resell or that you’ll see something I’ve sold for pennies and can make note not to bother with that. Anything I can do that might help you reach your reselling goals is my hope.

This post will be kinda long and I apologize for that. I thought about doing separate posts for eBay and Etsy sales, but ultimately decided to combine them because there really aren’t that many. So here goes. Let’s start with eBay, shall we? ( I believe buyer paid shipping on all these.)

I took these patches off a couple of my husband’s decaying caps several years ago and just this year put them for sale. They sold to the same buyer.

Vintage Ranger Boat Patch
Vintage Ranger Boat Patch

Cost: Free to me
Total sale: $18.98
Net after fees: $14.58

I got this 2013 Ancestry DNA kit at Goodwill. $5.99 plus tax. That tax just gripes my behind. Don’t get me started. Genealogy being one of my hobbies, I debated on getting my husband or granddaughter to spit in the vial – I’ve already done mine – but ultimately decided to sell it.

Ancestry DNA Kit

Cost: $6.53
Total Sale: $33.99
Net After Fees and Cost: $22.15

Do you watch Yvon Thrifty Rich – on YouTube? I learned about John Perry sculptures from her, so when I saw this one at an estate sale, I grabbed it. And only now did I see the title was messed up! Egads!

John Perry Sandpipers

Cost: 8.00
Total Sale: 31.00
Net After Fees and Cost: $17.10

This Vintage Champion Spark Plug bag belonged to my mother who always worked as bookkeeper in an auto parts store. I originally priced it as $47.99 but after going back and forth with offers, settled on $35.00

Vintage Champion Spark Plug Bag

Cost: Free to me
Total Sale: $35.00
Net After Fees: $28.43

These are a DON’T bother. They were brand new and, since they were Victoria’s Secret and only a dollar, I thought I’d give them a shot. But, what you can’t see in this picture is that they have “Think Pink” written on the outside of one arm. It was a little bit of profit and a little is better than none, so I won’t complain. And although I said don’t bother with these, I’d probably do it again. Sigh. (Also, the title is messed up again! I’ll have to remember not to use punctuation.

Victoria's Secret Think Pink Sunglasses

Cost: $1.00
Total Sale: 9.99
Net After Cost and Fees: $6.59

Oh, wow! This is the first Furby I’ve ever found in the wild. No, that’s not true. I found – and left there – a grody one in an outbuilding once. It was really scary. And dirty. Got this one at Goodwill.

Furby Boom Triangles

Cost: $3.26
Total Sale: $24.99
Fees: $4.92
Net After Cost and Fees: $16.82

This was from my personal collection. I’m guessing I paid 25¢ years ago.

Fire King Casserole Cookbook

Cost: .25
Total Sale: 29.99
Fees: 5.07
Net After Cost and Fees: $24.67

This Brighton bracelet had belonged, I believe, to my step mother. I’m saying it was free to me, but we probably gave it to her for Christmas, so not technically free.

Brighton Bracelet

Cost: Free to me
Total Sale: $14.99
Fees: $3.04
Net After Fees: $11.95

Ahhhh,…. Now this is more like it. My kind of profit. I’ve had 3 1980s Vogue counter catalogs for years and years and years, shuffling them around because, who is going to pay the shipping for something as big and heavy as that? Well, I’ve sold 2 of them now. I don’t remember how much I paid for this, but I’d bet it was a dollar.

Cost: $1.00
Total Sale: $47.99
Fees: $8.49
Net After Cost and Fees: $38.50

Last and least – hehe – this antique newspaper insert from my death pile. I’ll guess it cost 25¢ but really, I’ve had it so long, I have no idea. It wasn’t on my inventory list, either.

Antique This Week Magazine

Cost: .25
Total Sale: $6.99
Fees: $2.30
Net After Cost and Fees: $4.44

That’s all for eBay. Are you still with me? Let’s do Etsy.

A note about the Etsy links here. Did you know you can use a Chrome extension that shows what an item sold for on Etsy? It’s called “Etsy Sold!” Of course, you have to find the sold item first and that’s not easy with Etsy, but if you go to a seller’s main page, you’ll see the number of sales they’ve had in the upper left corner under the shop name. Hover over that number and if it shows as a link, you can click and see a grid of everything they’ve sold since the beginning of time, and with the extension, how much it sold for is in red! Isn’t that cool? Then, if you want to see more about the item, you can click on the link. That’s what you’ll see here. The pictures from the grid. But I’ll also place a link to the listing if you click on the picture. That link, my link, will be an affiliate link. Of course, you can’t buy the sold item, but unless you have cookies or something disabled, if you buy anything from anyone on Etsy within a day or so, I’ll get a few pennies from that sale. It costs you nothing, nor does it cost the seller anything. And neither of us know you used that link. But those few cents add up in the long run and help me out because these posts take a loooonnnnng time to do! I would be ever so grateful.

Brass easels are a big seller on Etsy. I sold two of these, identical, for $17.00 each.

Vintage Brass Easel

Cost: $1.00 (for two)
Total Sale: $34.00 (for two)
Fees: $4.47 (for two)
Net After Cost and Fees: $28.63

Another somewhat surprising item is vintage, wicker, paper plate holders. My friend Florence, whose Etsy shop is Vintage Southern Picks, has taught me that the older ones have a larger braid around the edges. These were my first attempt at selling them. They were stained so badly, too! I was scared the buyer wouldn’t have seen the pictures and emailed her first. She had and understood and was fine with them. Whew!

Vintage Wicker Paper Plate Holders

Vintage Paper Plate Holders
Cost: $4.00
Total Sale: $25.00
Fees: $3.42
Net After Cost and Fees: $17.58

Mid century modern, Danish modern, Scandanavian, etc. are among my favorite things to sell. I found this Dansk cheese cutting board with built in knife (It slides in to form the handle) at ReStore for $2.00. It wasn’t a huge sale, but I’ll sure take it.

Dansk Cheese Cutting Board

Vintage Dansk Cheese Board
Cost: $2.00
Total Sale: $25.00
Fees: $3.08
Net AFter Cost and Fees: $19.92

This Goldstein’s Furs hanger has been around her awhile. It’s going to a grandson of the original Goldstein!

Goldstein Furs Hanger

Vintage Goldstein’s Furs Hanger
Cost: Probably $1.00
Total Sale: $14.00
Fees: $2.52
Net After Cost and Fees: $10.48

This was a fun sale, both the buying and the selling. These vintage cocktail napkins came from a family run estate sale and they priced everything to get it gone. I bought so much there! And no, I had no idea about selling prices as I was buying.

Cocktail Napkins

Vintage Cocktail Napkins
Cost: 50¢
Total Sale: $32.00
Fees: $2.86
Net After Cost and Fees: $28.64

Another surprising sale amount. I can’t remember where I bought this chalk fruit, but it originally had a pear with it. The pear was badly damaged, so I sold just the two here, apple and grapes.

Chalk Fruit

Chalk Fruit Wall Hangings
Cost: 50¢
Total Sale: $19.00
Fees: $1.82
Net After Cost and Fees: $16.68

A couple of weeks ago I bought $200 worth of a truckload of stuff. I have yet to determine the average cost of each item. This was one of those things.

1980s Picture Frame

1980s Antiqued Gold Picture Frame
Cost: ?
Total Sale: $27.00
Fees: $3.34
Net After Fees: $23.66

Here’s something else I’ll almost always pick up. Anything made from Sheesham wood in India.

Sheesham Wood Coasters

Six Sheesham Wood Coasters
Cost: $2.00
Total Sale: $18.00
Fees: $2.52
Net After Cost and Fees: $13.48

I bought these green stripe canisters at the last sale of a very unproductive day. The sale, entitled, “Leave No Stone Unturned” is on my YouTube channel

Green Stripe Canisters

Green Stripe Canisters
Cost: $7.00
Total Sale: $19.00
Fees: $2.22
Net Sale After Cost and Fees: $9.78

Okay. So I found a bunch of these at the antique mall where I have a booth. I walked past them at first, then backstepped. They are so vintage 60s! So retro! So cool! I’m just going to picture a couple of examples. Most sold to one buyer and one sold to another buyer.

Lucite Switchplate
Lucite Switchplate

Five Vintage Lucite Switchplates
Cost: $7.71
Total Sale: $95.00
Free shipping was offered in the sale of four together, but I’m not going to try to figure that out.
Fees: $8.87 (I think. It was pretty convoluted.)
Net After Cost and Fees: $78.4

Just a photo of some Red Cross ladies

Photo of Red Cross Ladies

Vintage Photo of Red Cross Ladies
Cost: ?? We’ll say 25¢ but it was probaby a penny
Total Sale: $7.00
Fees: .82
Net After Cost and fees: $5.93

I started going through all the hankies that were in my death pile. Took most to the booth where I sold them for $3.50 each. This one was rather special and I knew no one would pay more than $3.50 at the booth, so I put it on Etsy.

Vintage Alabama State Hanky

Vintage Alabama State Hanky
Cost: Probaly .25 years and years ago
Total Sale: $24.00
Fees: $2.59
Net After Cost and Fees: $21.16

Another item that made it’s first appearance in a video – Missing a $25 item caused me to find a $79 item!

Vintage Hawaiian Shirt

Vintage Ui-Maikai Hawaiian Shirt
Cost: $2.00
Total Sale: $79.00
Fees: $7.29
Net After Cost and Fees: $69.71

Another frame from the truckload that I don’t know the average cost of everything yet.

Vintage 1980s Frame

Vintage 1980s Picture Frame
Cost: ??
Total Sale: $12.00
Fees: $2.36
Net Sale After Fees: $9.64

And still another item from the truckload. Not sure how it sold. I spelled it wrong!

Sagittarius Horse Brass

Vintage Sagittarius Horse Brass
Cost: ??
Total Sale: $12.00
Fees: $1.65
Net After Fees: $10.35

Another, different, brass easel. From the same family run etate sale as the cocktail napkins.

Brass Easel

Small Vintage Brass Easel
Cost: $1.00
Total Sale: $14.00
Fees: $1.85
Net After Cost and Fees: $11.15

One, last one…. From the death pile.

Vintage Brass Keyring

Vintage Brass Key Ring
Cost: .25
Total Sale: $14.00
Fees: $1.41
I paid shipping of $3.14
Net After Cost, Fees and Shipping: $9.45

Whew!!! Was that too much? Would it have been better separated? Thank you so much if you’ve stuck around to see it all!

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February Etsy and eBay Sales

Marble Duck Soap Dish

You may have noticed that I haven’t been sharing any “what sold” posts in awhile. I flip-flop on whether to do these or not. I know it’s helpful, or can be, for other sellers, and we’re definitely on this earth to help, but is it tacky to share what sold and for how much? If a buyer saw their item here, would they be offended? I don’t know the answer to those two questions. Probably yes and no to both, but in the end, helping is going to win out, I believe. At least this month.

I’ve been concentrating on Etsy for a couple of months now. Much more than the booth and the blog shop. At the moment, I’m barely tolerating the booth.

I’ve got this huge stockpile of stuff wonderful, collectible items, that have been languishing in my death pile. Or profit pile to put a positive spin on it. Yard and estate sales are sparse right now, even though our weather is rarely below freezing. And that would be at night. Anyway, I decided to really start working on my stockpile. I did go to an estate sale and have been thrifting just a bit. So, some of these things I’ve had packed away for years, and others were bought a week prior to its selling.

Etsy Sales:

My Etsy shop is justvintage2 and you can see all the sold items (that sold on Etsy) with this link.

February started with a sale of an opened, vintage flour sack. From my stash. I had a bunch! Listed and sold most of them several years ago. Found some more in a box and started putting them up on Etsy. Listed this in January and sold the first week in February.

Vintage Flour Sack Fabric

Flour sack
Cost: ?? Not much
Sold: $12.00

These tall, brass, waterfowl statues were in the booth for months for less than $20.00. (Did I mention I’m barely tolerating the booth right now?) I finally brought them home and put them on Etsy where they didn’t last long and sold for over twice the amount they could have been purchased for in the booth!

Brass Waterfowl Statues

Brass Waterfowl, Egrets Statues
Cost: $3.00
Sold: $42.00

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Vintage Sales Report for January

Vintage pair of brass deer

I sound like a broken record, but gosh darn it! I just wasn’t into the resell game last month. I only visited the booth twice! Or maybe it was once? I did renew some Etsy listings and added a couple of new things. But my preference for life was, as it has been for several months, to hole up in the sewing room. Why in the world can’t I discipline myself to divide my time?! But all that’s neither here no there. The point of these posts is to share the things that did sell. Because that’s what we all want to know, isn’t it? What’s selling for everybody else? So, here it is:

The Vintage Sales Report For January

Sales in the booth:

Dept. 56 Locomotive Shed $20.00

Cotton Stems – Larger bundle $12.00, smaller bundle $10.00

Surveyor’s Stick $55.00

These nightstands were given to us. Ricky put a quick coat of paint on them and we took them to the booth.

One White Nightstand $27.00 (The other sold a couple of months earlier.)

This pottery flower frog is a planter, too. And it’s just the green thing, not the candlestick it’s sitting on.

Green Flower Frog Planter $8.00

Yellow and White Drinking Glass $6.00

Okay. So. I sold this old fireplace surround for $25.00. Before you berate me for selling it too cheap, mine was one of several in the mall. The others were at least $50.00. All of them, including mine, had been there a looooonnnnngggg time. The others are still there. I had actually decided to bring mine home and find a use for it but never got around to it.

Hint: Want something to sell? Decide to keep it but don’t take it home immediately.

Fireplace Surround $25.00

I bought two of these copper-colored, iron plaques and kept one. I loved it! Haven’t put it up yet, but there’re a lot of things waiting to find their place here. I was so surprised that this one took quite a long time to sell. Guess I don’t have to worry about selling – or not selling – my taste.

Goddess Plaque $25.00

I bought this bird cage looking thing at the Country Living Fair in Atlanta several years ago. It is not old and there is no bottom. It’s like a bird cage cloche. I decided to let it go. Probably lost money on it. I have no idea.

Also, sold in this picture is the silverplate tray it’s sitting on.

Silverplate Tray $12.00
Newer Pretend Bird Cage $12.00

I watched so many people stop and look at this old cart. They’d look at the tag ($59.00) and walk on. My husband had to make the wood insert. I wondered if we had painted the wood in different color layers and distressed it, if it would have sold quicker? However…. I’m not the painter in the family and decided not to mention it. After nearly a year, it found its new home.

Flower Cart $59.00

Fabric $10.00

Not pictured:

  • Headboard Lamp $17.00
  • Refrigerator Dish and Lid $12.00
  • White Planter $8.00 (I don’t know which white planter. I’ll have to figure that out later.)
  • 6 Cans of Paint total $97.00
  • 4 Pieces of Jewelry total $25.00
  • 4 Postcards total $4.50
  • 3 Books (Old antique price and ID guides) total $10.00
  • 2 Old Photos total $3.00
  • And the biggest goof I made this month — A set of 4 chairs $45.00. These chairs were newer, made in Malasia. I paid $10.00 for the set, took them straight to the booth, slapped $45.00 on them because, well, when I’m chair shopping that’s the price I hope to see. Didn’t even bother to get a picture. And I was hoping they would help sell a table we have no seating for at the moment. A couple of hours later, they sold. Sigh. Yay? Sad face? Head slap?

Etsy Sales:

Note that I usually charge shipping, only occasionally offering free shipping.

First Etsy sale of the year? The last of the 6″ Tupperware doilies. Ya know? I didn’t make a killing off these things, but considering the cost, which, if I’m not mistaken, was free, it was a very good profit. It was just slow and a little at the time.

6" Tupperware doily with tab attached

Tupperware Doily

I had a lot of vintage flour sacks listed over the last few years. All had sold but this one and I let it sit in the expired listings for quite a while before renewing it again in January. It sold a few days later.

Windmill and Dutch People Flour Sack

Vintage meat slicer tool - the Tiarost APE

Meat Slicing Tool

I did give free shipping on this vintage Vogue pattern. Shipping was $2.76, so take that off the $15.00 selling price.

Vogue 8878. A wiggle dress pattern dated 1957. Buttons up front from hip, has short or 3/4 length sleeves and Peter Pan style collar.

Vogue 8878 Pattern

Vintage pair of brass deer

Pair of 6″ and 4″ tall brass deer

Web Site Sale

I’m always sooo appreciative of sales from the blog shop!

Vintage mock turtleneck 36" bust from the 1980's

Vintage Mock Turtle Neck Sweater, still with its tags

So that’s it for my January sales. Hope you did better! I’m having to pay five dollars and 6 cents rent at the booth. Allllmost made it! If I’d charged just $10 more for those stinkin’ chairs, I’d have got a $5.00 check! Pooh!

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Vintage Booth Sales Report For Fall 2019

Chippy green chair

You guyyyys! My goodness, I just can’t seem to make myself blog! This booth sales report is actually September sales. That I wrote at the end of October. And never hit “publish” because I was too lazy to create the picture for Pinterest. As if that even mattered. Sheesh!

If you’re remotely interested in what’s been going on around here, keep reading. If not, just skip on down to the first picture.

Blogging? Selling? Frankly, I just haven’t been in the mood. I haven’t been in the mood to booth, I haven’t been in the mood to sell online, I haven’t been in the mood to blog, I haven’t been in the mood to junk, I haven’t even been in the mood to house! I’ve been in the mood to sew.

Back in the day, I sewed a lot of my and my daughter’s clothes but over the years got out of the habit. The sewing bug has bit hard lately and I’ve really been enjoying sewing again. I even wondered if I’d ever want to do anything else again. Ha! Like, fer real, yo. But of course, as with most things, I’ll get to the point that I can tear myself away for a bit.

You see, I really only have 3-4 hours in a day to do…. things. I pick up our now 6-year-old granddaughter after school and in an effort to keep her head out of the electronics, I play with her every afternoon. We throw the Frisbee, we play board games and card games and we draw. I’m ready to teach her to sew but want her to show some interest first. I do so wish I could do the same with our other 6-year-old granddaughter, but she’s several hundred miles away. Makes me so sad.

I don’t resent any of this. I feel like she’s a huge part of why I’m on this earth and that it’s God’s will for me to spend this quality time with her. She won’t be little for long. I hope I can be half the influence on her that my grandmothers were on me. So, I’m just going with the flow. If that means not blogging or posting on Instagram much, then so be it. If it means not putting in the effort to sell, well, okay. While I do love all this, (Not taking the pictures for it all, mind you.) I’m just not putting them priority at the moment. It’s too, too frustrating to try to fit it all in.

I also want to say why I blog or show pictures of the house on IG. It’s obviously not to brag. I’m just a regular ol’ girl with ideas that might or might not work. That you may or may not like. Usually nothing special. No, it’s always my hope that something I do or say, no matter how small, might trigger someone’s imagination to go on to greater things for themselves. Or that my mess might make you feel better about your life – or business – or home.

So here’s a recap of September. If you remember, August was quite a good month. September? Ummmm…. not so much. That’s how it is in this business, though. Hot one month, cold the next. And too often the next and the next after that and on and on. We didn’t make rent in October and, as of this writing, we’re still $100 short of rent for November.

Three things in this first picture sold.

The small tobacco basket I bought at a church yard sale. I had it priced at $15, not realizing that Hobby Lobby still had it in the stores regularly for half that. So I lowered the price to $5. It didn’t take long after that to sell. (I just saw it in someone else’s booth. They had whitewashed it. Unfortunately, I don’t remember what price they put on it.) The 7-UP/Texas Drifter advertising promo and the large pottery snail.

Tobacco basket

Texas Drifter/7-Up advertising promo

Large pottery snail

Three things in the next picture sold, also. The green tray, the old doorknob plate and the Judson Thompson tin box.

Green tole tray

Old painted doorknob plate

Judson Thompson tin box

Small rose tin

The bottles in the picture below may or may not be the ones that sold. I had several groups of three bottles.

3 small bottles

I was surprised this tablecloth didn’t sell in the spring or summer and almost took it home to come out next year!

Strawberries tablecloth

This is a fairly new, large metal urn I had picked up at…. uh…. I don’t remember. Somewhere.

Large, newish urn

I also picked up a pair of small metal urns at an estate sale. One sold.

Small metal urn

These old photos, (tintypes?) were in an antique frame. I believe original or close to it. I priced them kinda high – for my booth – based on online sales of similar items. I was beginning to think I’d have to sell them online, too. Every time I went to the booth, I could tell someone had looked and checked the price. After two or three months, someone came along who also knew their worth.

Antique framed photos
$37.00 (Actually $33.30 after the buyer took the 10% discount.)

Two things from the next crummy picture. The french fry cutter, which I actually used when I served potatoes — okay. Okay. When I cooked. Sheesh! — And the McCray, enamel tray. I had two of those and kept one.

French fry cutter

McCray enamel tray

Two things from this picture as well. The little, black Mary Janes and the lamb picture behind them.

Mary Jane shoes

Lamb print

I was in my least favorite thrift store back during the summer. Why is it my least favorite? They think they’re some kind of boutique/antique shop or something. They had a colander just like this for $12.00!! I sold mine for $8.00.

Star colander

So. The story of this chair. It was given to me, along with a trailer load or two of stuff, after my best friend passed away. I’m sure she had planned to refinish it. We shuffled it around a few years before we put it in the booth.

Directly across from it in the booth across the aisle sat its big sister. A rocking chair with the same, chippy green paint. The vendor had found it at the dump. But nowhere near where mine came from.

So one day I was working in the booth and a couple of ladies walked by. They saw the more prominent rocking chair and one said, “Why would anyone do that to a chair?” The other said, “Or at least fix it up or something.” I was kinda hiding wondering if they were going to spot its little sister in my booth? They didn’t, but we all got a kick out of that. A couple of weeks later, my little chair sold.

Chippy green chair

Two oval frames

I’ve only sold one bundle of these old tobacco pouches so far.

Bundle of 3 tobacco pouches

Mid century ice bucket still with tags

I was afraid I was going to have to put this cowboy ceiling shade online, too. I sold a similar one years ago but I don’t like shipping things this fragile. I was nervous with it sitting around in the booth! I knew I’d take less for it just to not have to worry about packing it. It hung around the booth for several months. Funny thing, there was another in the mall identical to it. They priced theirs $49.00. I don’t know if it has sold yet or not.

Cowboy ceiling shade

That’s it for the pictures. Also sold were:

  • Vintage brown geometric fabric. Might have been a flour sack. I couldn’t tell for certain. — $8.00
  • Large shallow basket (Yeah. I have no idea.) — $5.00
  • Small peach lustre dish — $5.00
  • Piece of black and white check fabric — $8.00
  • Old blue watch or bracelet box — $4.00
  • Lovely bundle of 3 antique, cream color books — $9.00
  • Rusty green plant stand. A newish, but badly weathered, Hobby Lobby type planter that I got off the side of the road — $14.00
  • Small “Drink Me” bottle — $4.00
  • White, McCoy tulip bookend — $18.00
  • Tiki bottle opener made of Hawaiian lava — $7.00
  • 5 cotton bundles. The real deal. That I separated out of about a bushel of cotton. — $55.00 total
  • Paint totaling $313.80
  • $7.00 worth of old photos
  • A bunch’a books

I think I got it all. My check total after rent and credit card fees was a measly $221.03. But I’m ever so thankful to have got a check! Some didn’t.

I hope I’ve given someone out there some ideas or hope. At the very least it kinda satisfies our curiosity about how other dealers are doing. Don’t you deny it! We’re ALL nosey curious!

And now I’m headed up to the sewing room. See ya!