Welcome to my blog about yard sales, crochet, my family and my life. A yard sale map in one hand and a crochet hook in the other.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Finds

Beautiful weather for yard sales! Janet, Rodney, and Micki went with me this morning. We didn't have the car packed, but found some goodies. We ventured off of our regular route in search of a yard sale and found a couple we didn't know about. Love the octopus! The puppy is for Vivien (Pam's granddaughter).
 Phase 10 cards (cause I can't remember where I put the old ones!).
 A moose, elk, buck, doe, and small reindeer....
 I didn't want this entire tea set....I only wanted the plate!

 Moose corner hanger thingy....can't figure out where to "mount" him!
 Pam would be so proud! I bought a pocketbook!
 Unopened craft paint, baker's twine, and some 'beer' coasters...
 A clock.....
 Two storage "books".....
 Sketch pad....probably go to Vivien...
 I could not pick this Autumn Leaf vintage teapot up quick enough when the lady said $1!!No chips or cracks! I checked Ebay and they sell from $20 to $100! Score!!
 Goofy lady sitting in a martini glass...
 Hamburger chip and dip plate....
Time for a nap!
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!

Or maybe, ET phone home! Nope, not a movie, just my little sister with her yard sale bike!

We have a good time during our yard sales! Except for the first one. A local church was having a "yard sale" (I use the term loosely because everything was free!), but they wouldn't let anyone start looking until exactly seven o'clock!! WTF! It was in the parking lot, they weren't making any money, and they had some god-awful loud music playing! I was not the only one who was frustrated with the way this was handled. If we hadn't been so close to our home, we would have gotten back in the car and left. I didn't get much, only three Tupperware (Uncle Si) glasses and some baby blanket quilted panels.
We found some more yard sales but still didn't get that much this week.
I got a box full of notebooks and composition books for $2.....
 I use the notebooks to store crochet patterns.
Two what-not shelves 50 cents each....
 An vintage suitcase $3.....
 The inside looked pretty good. I'm going to use it somehow to display some of my treasures in my new building (as soon as Justin gets power to it!).
 Two piggies $1 each....
 Patchwork cat with chenille back 25 cents......
 Stuffed flamingo 50 cents......
 Janet bought this chair for the pool....$2...
 Concrete bench $5.......
 Propane heater $20....
That's it! I came home and crashed! Woke myself up snoring! Beautiful weather today and for the next few days! Long pants put up, shorts are now on! Oh shit, that means I have to shave my legs!

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Saturday News

I know it's Monday, but I didn't feel like posting yesterday. Janet, Rodney, and Micki went yard saling with me Saturday. We had a great time; Rodney kept us laughing. Love my son/brother-in-law!
He enjoyed playing with the kid's toys! The car was packed, even though I didn't get that much.
 Micki and Rodney had to ride with all of this between them!
I found some bamboo shade for the deck $5 each....
 ....and here they are after Justin hung them for me.....
Three magazine holders 25 cents each. I never have enough of these.
 These were bought at separate yard sales.....can't remember how much I paid, but it wasn't much.
 This little bird is supposed to sing, but I can't figure out how to make it work.
 The alarm doesn't work, but it's a great clock for Gavin's room $2.
 Afghan book was 50 cents even though it has a $1 sticker on it. Love the framed picture.
 Trinket box with puppies in a basket 50 cents...
 Wooden religious figure $1....I just noticed there is a snake around his feet!
 Fly swatter and shredding scissors 25 cents each....
 Two sketch pads and scrapbook alphabet paper $1 each....
See, I told you I didn't get much! Later that afternoon, Justin and I went to the 'Rib Shack' for supper and then went car "window shopping". Found a Chevy Traverse! Supposed to sign papers today if everything goes through. Wish me luck cause I really like this car!
Here's what I've been crocheting.....Reversible Ripple...

That's all for now.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Another day at the office!

Justin's job is installing fiberglass pools. With his crew, he lays out the template, digs the hole, installs pool, manages plumbing, electric work, concrete decking, grading and whatever else is needed. He is constantly on the phone with suppliers, sub-contractors, and clients. He has repaired other company's work also. This week they removed a pool that a client no longer wanted. The only place to store it until it was sold was our backyard! These are pictures I took of the process.



















Wasn't that amazing? I have watched them load a pool over a house before! Magicians!
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