Last Friday, I stopped in at a church rummage sale in the Big Town and right away spotted a pair of white wicker rockers. Knowing my daughter has been wanting to find some wicker furniture for her deck, I made a beeline to the chairs and grabbed the tag before anyone else. Then, I looked them over.
I'm learning that when you think you might want something at these type of sales, you should just pick it up or take the tag and then check it over closely before deciding. Otherwise, you might miss out!
A lot of people were there and...let me say this nicely...they were quickly snatching things up as if it were a Black Friday sale.
I found the chairs to be in pretty good shape with a only a few little broken pieces of wicker here and there. The cushions were like new with tags still on that said $30. The one cushion in the photo above looks like it has a tear, but it is just a loose piece of paper.
So, for only $25 for the pair...yes, for both...and after texting my daughter who said she loved them, I made my way to the checkout with the tag and asked them to hold the chairs until the next day so I could get BG to go with me in the truck to pick them up.
On Saturday we headed to the Big Town and stopped and ate a late breakfast and then picked up the chairs. Then we went by Lowe's for a new tire for the riding lawnmower as it's about time to start mowing and a few pine boards for a project I have in mind to make. Yeah, I know...I have too many projects going. ☺ We also stopped by a new shop that looks like they'll have new and used consignment items and spotted a yellow wicker rocker that was also a bit used. Price? $125. I think the white wicker was a good deal!
One little project outside I need to do is spray paint the clothesline poles again. Does anyone even have clotheslines outside anymore? Well, I do have a neighbor that hangs her sheets out on the line. I saw them just yesterday when I was outside picking up some fallen limbs. I always loved the fresh smell of sheets just off the line, but I just don't hang them out much any longer. Do you?
Now, to tell on myself....
After blogging for nearly 8 years, I am still far behind everyone else when it comes to knowing the ins and outs. Isn't it called the Dashboard where we go to click on New Post to write a new one? Anyway, I seldom visit this page unless I'm changing my header or writing a new post.
Imagine my surprise when I scrolled down the list of my posts and see that some of my older ones of a few months ago have 700, 800, even 900 hits and one had 1200! How does that happen? Usually I'll get around 200 or so
The other thing that I never think to do is look at the Reading List. I found several bloggers that I had lost touch with when their blogs had disappeared from my list on my sidebar last year. I will be visiting them soon and hopefully they will still want to be friends. :)
I don't like to leave on a sad note, but our calico kitty is missing. Callie slipped out the door Saturday evening and we haven't been able to find her. I am hoping and praying that she'll find her way home and doesn't get run over or hurt.
Happy Spring to you!