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What I did on my summer, er, my day off!

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:10 am

We did go to yard sales today. We did quite well. We quit when the truck was full, inside and out, too. I didn't sleep too well last night so we got a late start. At the first sale we bought quite a few things, some dr intends to resell. I bought another bear and then of course I bought a chair with a bear sitting in it. Where did I put it? It's in the middle of the floor right now. That's two bears, right. Those people were moving. Wish I could buy their house. It was all made of stone, six sided with a great room in the center. Only thing is, they attached an ugly garage onto the front of it. They only want $400,000.00 for it. I guess I will wait a long time if I have to save for it. The next was a bust. We hit a good one when we was looking for a different one. We only spent $3.00 there but came away with half a truck full because they had a lot of free stuff. There was 2 and 1/2 pieces of that lattice (redwood). We were going to buy four pieces so now we need to buy only l and 1/2 pieces. The lattice was free but she charged us a dollar for the posts. There were a lot of them and some other boards with rebar through them that dr has plans for already. He bought a huge amount of heavy plastic sheeting for two dollars. We always have a use for that, even just to cover plants or things we have outside when it rains. There was some free rolled roofing. That comes in handy sometimes. Could have used some when we built Chance's dog house and her deck. Then, we hit a couple that weren't so good. When we finally found the one we were looking for we didn't buy anything at all. We went way across town for the next one. Directions weren't so good but we found it. dr bought some things there. We had to turn around and go back the way we came because we had seen a sign for another one. We bought a couple things there. When we were leaving I asked the lady where the road went if we kept going on it. She said it went around in a circle and took us back to where we had turned onto the road. So, we went on around the circle. We hit another jackpot because before we completed the circle we found another sale. Everything was under a dollar. Well, most everything. dr managed to find a few things that were higher priced. I bought a yard ornament. A frog made from heavy duty wire with a green glass ball inside. Picture will come when we get one taken. I set it down with some other things by the people who were collecting money. Everyone who came in zeroed in on it. I don't know why no one had bought it before we got there. I got one of those big poles with the crook for hanging pots in the yard. I got a welcome sign with a hummingbird and one with windchimes in it. All on poles to be stuck in the ground. I got five more bears. Lots of flower pots to be filled with seeds. dr bought a hose reel with hose on it. He says the reel isn't too great but he can probably fix it. But the hose is super duty. He bought things to resell there. I bought practical things like super large yard bags, small plastic cups for earwig food, bamboo plant supports, all kinds of little things that were 10 cents to 25 cents. Now, it's sitting all over waiting to claim a space. dr sorted his out and loaded it back in the truck so he can go to the flea market tomorrow. It's going to be near 80 and not windy. He made a reservation so he's sure to get a spot. I'm going to work a bit early so he can be there by eight o'clock and get started. They like you to be early so they know how many spaces are taken before they start giving them away because someone didn't come or call them to say they weren't coming. While dr was sorting and loading the truck for tomorrow, I took my diet coke and some popcorn and a book and went out and sat with Chance in the backyard. I didn't get much reading done. My eyes weren't inclined to stay open. We went to the local restaurant for supper. Fish since it is Friday. That was the special. I almost fell asleep waiting because they had a couple of big groups and it was pretty slow coming. I think an early night is called for. I'm having a mug of tea right now and dr is playing squeaky with Chance. The apricot trees have really put on blossems so I stopped at one to smell them. I almost smelled a bee. They are very busy right now. I hope we don't have a heavy frost and kill the apricots again this year. I'll have dr take a picture of some of the pots we got. A lot are just the average red ones but one or two look quite nice. I didn't get any housework done and I didn't get any yard work done. But, I have another day off on Sunday. I need to work on my quilting project too or it won't get finished. I almost bought more material today, but sanity preveiled and I left it there. Dooley


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Comments

pondlady wrote on Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:21 am:


Sounds like a great day, Dooley!




 

glendann wrote on Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:25 am:


Wow!!! Ya'll hit the jack pot.Gosh,I wish I had been with ya'll that would have
been so much fun.
You really got some really good things and deals.
You lucky thing.




 

Gardenstew wrote on Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:06 pm:


Looking forward to some photos Dooley. You have a bear addiction for sure :)




 

reggaefan wrote on Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:15 pm:


Sounds like a good day dooley when we win the lottery we will help with the house




 

eileen wrote on Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:21 pm:


Didn't you two do well?!! Really looking forward to seeing your frog and other goodies. You know, you're going to run out of space to put all those bears soon don't you? LOL




 

Netty wrote on Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:25 pm:


Sounds like a great day!




 

zuzu's petals wrote on Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:09 pm:


A great day, oh yes, sounds like lots of fun!

:D




 

Polly wrote on Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:40 pm:


Sounds like a great day. I could use a gargae sale fix myself. Haven't been to one in quite awhile.




 

cajunbelle wrote on Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:19 am:


What great deals, I might have to make a trip to Arizona during garage sale season. That is always my favorite way to spend the day.





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