COVID-19 Auction Cancellations. We have decided to postpone our auctions which were scheduled to end today, next week and the first week of April due to the risk of one of these removals leading to an unnecessary spread of COVID-19 to you, those you go home to and our team. We are postponing these auctions until mid-May, unless new guidelines are established by the CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/index.html, and recommendations on public gatherings increase to allow for gatherings of 100 or more people. Once the CDC increases their threshold to 100+, we will reopen the bidding on the Machine Shop Day 1, Machine Shop Day 2, Sweet Frog Yogurt Machines & Restaurant Equipment and LIDS surplus warehouse assets and send an update email and push notification to all registered bidders (You can still register for our auctions, but you will not be able to bid until it is reopened). The auction bids will remain exactly as they were when they were taken down. When the auctions are resumed, if you do not wish to be a high bidder, please contact our office (317.353.1100) and we will reset the bidding on that lot/item.
We take the health and safety of those we do business with very seriously and the risk of unnecessary spread of COVID-19 is not a risk we’re willing to take. We apologize for any inconvenience or disruption this will cause to our bidders and sellers, but it is in the best interest of all involved and we hope you are able to stay safe during this uncertain time.
April Landscaping Auction. Our annual landscaping & hardscaping auction has become an event many of you have been using to help determine what your spring plantings will be. We are going to see if we can develop a plan to allow the auction we have been staging at our facility for April to continue on in a safe way. One of the ideas we are bouncing around is a scheduled “drive-thru” removal where you will just have to arrive in a truck or with a trailer for us to load your purchases for you without having to get out of your vehicle. More details to come, but we’re going to try to get creative to allow you to stay safe and pick up plants, trees, shrubs or hardscape stones to beautify your home or business while we’re all asked to limit our public interaction.
Please follow the World Health Organization’s 5 steps to help limit the spread:
- Wash your hands often. Enjoy, one our personal favorite hand washing videos by food scientist Alton Brown: https://youtu.be/tIwdf3WKe3Y
- Cough into your elbow or a tissue.
- Don’t touch your face. Which is much harder than we realized.
- Stay more than 3 feet apart.
- If you feel sick, please stay home.
Not looking forward to being stuck at home…here are some resources with ideas for those with and without kids.
NPR Life Kit’s Streaming Strategy Guide: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/817273329/stuck-inside-heres-your-tv-streaming-strategy
NPR Safe Activities for Cooped-Up Kids: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/817423237/yes-you-can-take-your-kids-for-a-walk
USA Today 100 Things to do while stuck inside: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2020/03/16/coronavirus-quarantine-100-things-do-while-trapped-inside/5054632002/
Reader’s Digest 10 Tips for planning your indoor garden: https://www.rd.com/home/gardening/10-tips-for-planning-your-indoor-garden/
WikiHow How to have fun when you’re bored at home: https://www.wikihow.life/Have-Fun-when-You%27re-Bored-at-Home
Colorado Public Radio What to do with kids at home for who knows how long: https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/17/what-to-do-with-kids-at-home-on-coronavirus-break-mental-health-for-parents-too/
We hope these help to give you some ideas on how to spend your time over the next few weeks. I can tell you personally, I plan to do some elaborate pillow fort building, trying new recipes with my family and finding new playgrounds that are off the beaten path. We’ve already started trying out some family yoga sessions the last two nights and it has been a big hit with our 3, 6 & 8-year-old girls. I hope you let your imagination run wild and reconnect with your inner child while we try to creatively get through this together. Getting lost in a delicious meal, a good book or an imaginary world with your kids might just help you pass the time and forget about all the craziness in the world at the present moment.
Stay safe and remember that even though we’re apart, we’re all in this together.
Seth & the entire Key Auctioneers Family