Moving Dragon Head…Again


(Do Erin and Ann look happy about moving the dragon head? Um, no.)

So it was dragon head movin’ time again, since Erin’s moving to Amsterdam with grandson Riley. Some of you may remember the original dragon head posts (part 1 and part 2), in which we bought it in St. Augustine and managed somehow, despite being shoved up in our car’s front seats, to drive it back three hours to our house. The dragon head was rescued from a temporary “Destination China” exhibit somewhere in Orlando–at least that’s what the St. Augustine antiques dealer told us.

Now it was time to find a way to get it from Erin’s house to ours…


(Erin suggesting we wait for the bus, since we can’t figure out how to get it in the car…)


(The US Postal Service was unhelpful…)


(Finally, the guy next door came out and agreed to take it in his truck, which already seemed prepped for transporting such a thing…)


(Erin’s not sure this plan is going to work…)


(We stop to buy some essentials…)


(…including Riley’s art, framed…er, will fit in fine with Ann’s mom’s impressionistic paintings…)


(But, finally, we get it home and it takes its rightful place alongside Sir Tessa-gifted giant penguin and giant spider…)

Comments

  1. says

    Charles, that or Jeff and Ann will retire to the southernmost part of Georgia and open up a local “mystery” place, to go along with Cordele’s claim to being the Watermelon Capital of the World and Tifton’s bragging about having high-speed internet. I think it’d be a most fitting way for Jeff to retire and to continue doing what he does second- or third-best ;)

  2. Hellbound Heart says

    …love the stuffed bear(?), moose(?), dog(?)…whatever it is….i must say i gotta real weakness for stuffed toys…
    you heard the new church album untitled#23? oh yeah oh man it’s gooooood…..available through church merch on their website….
    peace and love…..

  3. Ennis Drake says

    I bought an iron umbrella stand from a boutique in St. Augustine. Why? Because it looked like a Glabrezu — and if you know what I’m talking about, you know I had to have it. I paid too much for it (wayyyyy too much), then there was the pleasure of lugging the fifty-pound-mother#$%&*r about a quarter of a mile to my car. Six or so years later and an umbrella’s still never been near it. Shit, I don’t think I’ve _ever_ owned an umbrella. But I got that stand thing covered . . .

  4. JesseBird says

    Drake: With the dog head and the pincers and everything? Any pictures you can share?

  5. says

    Yeah, I can come up with some pictures. Funny, I thought Matt Stagg’s would be the guy wanting pictures. Don’t know if you know what I’m talking about, but it resembles D’Terlizzi’s art from the old Planescape manuals more so than anything else. I’ll post pics of both and let you decide. Give me a day or so to dig out the old manuals and take some photos.

  6. JesseBird says

    I loved D’Ter’s Planescape art. His rendition of the Githyanki and are my preferred…um…renditions. He makes them look like a PEOPLE and not like scabbed up waifs. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen his Glabrezu, though.

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