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, July 23, 2016

Junkin' finds

I hadn't planned to go yard saling this morning because Justin was going to work and Sloan and his friend would still be here. But at ten o'clock last night, they let me know they were going to go with Justin. So, I didn't wake up and start moving like I normally would. I texted Micki to see if she wanted to go shopping later with me. She said she and Janet were going yard saling and did I want to go. Hell yeah! Give me a few minutes to get dressed, gulp my coffee down, and I'm ready to go!. Janet drove and I rode shotgun. I told them they would have to start driving because my foot was giving me a fit. I went to the orthopedic doctor Tuesday and was told it was arthritis. So, I wear a brace and limp! Damn, getting old sucks!
Here's the haul from this morning.....a hoodie for either Sloan or Gavin $1.....
 Three little houses 25 cents each. The one  on the right is a furniture store and undertaker!
 Isn't she lovely? $1....
 Miniature rocker....
 Teletubby 25 cents.....
 Janet said Holly is decorating Maxel's bedroom in a car theme so I got these picture frames for $1...
 Two shower curtains $1 each....
 Two Scrabble games $1 for both. I just want the letter tiles for a project!
 A bear for Pam's cabin $1.....
 Santas ...$1 for large and 75 cents each for small ones....
I stopped at the thrift store after my doctor's visit and found this dog candle $2.....
 ...and this dog fabric 75 cents......
I sold an elephant pillow Wednesday and met the buyer at a Cracker Barrel. I bought this mermaid for my bathroom. It was 40% off!

Pam got this Japanese figure for me.....
Janet took me for my first manicure/pedicure Monday for my birthday. What a treat!
I'm going to sit here with my foot propped up and surf the net. Might go shopping next week.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

We're home!

We decided to cut our vacation short and come home simply because there wasn't anything to do but sit around and we could do that at home! But before we left, we had a little visitor. Justin was on the phone doing the "W" word (WORK!) ....................
....when we saw this little guy coming down the path.....
 He/she still had spots!


 Justin hung up the phone and snapped these pictures. The little guy calmly went back up the path.
We left around noon and ran into some rain coming down the mountain.


As we got closer to home it got hotter and drier. The mountains had great weather as far as low humidity, but I'm glad to be home in my own bed!


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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Day 5

There is NOTHING to do here! The most excitement we've had is seeing a couple of deer in the yard and along the road.



Oh, don't forget the bees going into the roof!
 We wanted to go somewhere different but where? Justin suggested Johnson City, TN. After Googling, I told him there was nothing there, but he insisted we go. The most excitement on this trip was the scenery! I tried to get some pictures of the storm damage while we whizzed by.
 A beautiful lake, I think it was Lake Watauga.

 Beautiful mountains!


 Sloan couldn't handle all of the excitement!
 Lots of storm damage!

 But beautiful scenery!
We stopped in Elizabethton,TN for lunch. Good food, lousy service! We forgot our take-home plate!
 I think Kody got a little car-sick going around all those curves!
Back home...I tried playing Ladder Ball. No one has to worry about me beating them cause I couldn't even get near the damn thing!
 Boys in the hot tub.........

 Justin FINALLY caught a fish!!
We are thinking of packing up and heading home today. We will probably stop at a few places on the way home. Until then..............


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Day 4

Lazy, do nothing day! My youngest daughter, Micki, and her husband, Timmy, came up for a couple of days. They are Gavin and Sloan's mom and dad. Timmy is still using crutches with the foot injury he got on our July 4th cookout. He had to go back to the emergency room a couple of days ago because of a possible infection. Here's how he relaxed in the hot tub with Sloan and Kody.


 Sloan.............
Look what wandered out of the woods!

Justin chillaxin'.......


 Timmy and Kody chillaxin'....
 The boys found a swimming hole above the cabin.....I have yet to see it in person!





 I climbed the stairs to the treehouse to get some pictures of the inside. Kody put a mattress in the claw-foot tub for his bed!
 Gavin and Sloan share the queen bed.........
 The deck of the treehouse..............
 I found some more pictures from Justin's phone of us at Mystery Hill.


 Don't know what we're going to do today. Thinking of going to Grandfather's Mountain. I wish we had gone earlier because they were having the Highland Games. Maybe I could have met Jamie Fraser! Wouldn't that have made my vacation!!

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