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Brad Caudill

Selling off the display

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I don't decorate for April Fools so no idea what sign you are talking about. North Pole sign? And what are you talking about Carrie? Did you hit your head too hard?

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How long are you guys going to keep up this farse? :giggle:

I think you got hit on the head with too many molds in that mold alanche Carrie. Brad is going to sell a majority of the display to me, I am riding down tomorrow!

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OMG Brad, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so sorry to hear, I wish you didn't have to sell. I wish I wasn't broke either lol.

But when are you going to tell us that the joke is up? Yah come on tell us it's an April Fools joke.

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I think you got hit on the head with too many molds in that mold alanche Carrie. Brad is going to sell a majority of the display to me, I am riding down tomorrow!

Uhm hmmm..while you're at it, I think you should swing up this way too. I have sorted out my molds and will be selling at least 500 of them. No choir peeps though, but I will be selling all the cartoon characters, etc. I simply have no more room and my husband is forcing me to sell..otherwise, he is filing for divorce.

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Uhm hmmm..while you're at it, I think you should swing up this way too. I have sorted out my molds and will be selling at least 500 of them. No choir peeps though, but I will be selling all the cartoon characters, etc. I simply have no more room and my husband is forcing me to sell..otherwise, he is filing for divorce.

OK, I should have some bunnies up there in West Chicago!!. Gonna be a long 1 DAY 24hr round trip though... :eek: We will see Carrie, Thanks for the offer!

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Wow - why the divorce (if you don't mind me asking)? Was do to your Christmas decorating obsession?

But sell off all of those molds - the last thing you want is your wife to have them...

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For the sake of my PM box that is filling up..............
Bummer - I was trying to help you continue your shenanigans...

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Bummer - I was trying to help you continue your shenanigans...

I feel ROBBED... I am still coming to take some of your BlowMolds while you are at Wally World working Brad!! ;)

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For the sake of my PM box that is filling up..............

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hi

divorced or not, i still want those choir peeps. that would of gave me a half a dozen of the 40" :) :giggle:

gary

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Brad,

you don't have the winning Trophy of April Fools joke ,

someone still is King of April Fools joke!!!

:giggle::giggle:

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Tim, Chuck and Frank will be visiting you shortly.

as long as they have Larry, Curly and Moe with them, I do not care how they are delivered.

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"I'm so confused!" I know it's April Fool's Day, But why would you joke about getting a divorce??? That's not funny! This whole thread could be taken VERY seriously. (Except for selling your Poloron fawn for $10). Not very funny, but very possibly very sad!

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"I'm so confused!" I know it's April Fool's Day, But why would you joke about getting a divorce??? That's not funny! This whole thread could be taken VERY seriously. (Except for selling your Poloron fawn for $10). Not very funny, but very possibly very sad!

Randy, he isn't joking about the divorce..that is only too real. Sad but true.

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"I'm so confused!" I know it's April Fool's Day, But why would you joke about getting a divorce??? That's not funny! This whole thread could be taken VERY seriously. (Except for selling your Poloron fawn for $10). Not very funny, but very possibly very sad!

Randy, Brad is getting a divorce, it has been going on for a while now, so that was not made up, but you have to give it to him, a very good April Fools joke :giggle:

P.S. He is still selling me his Poloron fawn for $10, went to his place with the UHaul today and that was the only thing I brought back :D

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Ah shoot I was at work all day so I better check my sheds. Not joking about the divorce but if I can make a joke out of it then I might as well. My basically ex-wife is loco en la cabeza. Haven't heard or seen her since October of last year. Ya think she might want her stuff but I guess not!

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Ah shoot I was at work all day so I better check my sheds. Not joking about the divorce but if I can make a joke out of it then I might as well. My basically ex-wife is loco en la cabeza. Haven't heard or seen her since October of last year. Ya think she might want her stuff but I guess not!

Sell it! She's had more than an ample amount of time.

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Oh I will. Once I get all my stuff out of the house I am going to tell her she has a week to get her stuff or it is either sold or is included with the house.

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