Several years ago, before she moved up here to Hidden Springs, mom was trying to sell her house. Some of her Bunco friends who are Catholic told her about burying a St. Joseph statue in her yard. Supposedly that will help you sell.
Becoming desperate to sell, because it's so hard to compete with the short sales in the area, I thought I'd look it up to find out how and where to "bury" St. Joseph. I found something I wasn't prepared for. You can actually buy St. Joseph in a friggin' kit. Yep, he can be bought for anywhere from $1.39 (cheap plastic) to $27.89 (pewter). Some of them are labeled "EcoJoe." They're made of clay. Seems kind of sacrilegious to call him Joe... Anyway, who knew you could buy it in a kit?
Well, I don't have time to order St. Joseph in a kit so the closest thing I have on hand is my Roaming Gnome. So, he went into a 30 cent garbage bag and Ival buried him on the farm. I hope he can remember where he put him so we can dig him back up.
St. Joseph is supposed to be buried upside down. I hope it doesn't break his pointy hat.
We only have a few days left. We've got the house for sale by owner and are taking it off the market the end of September. We'll try again next spring.