Saturday, June 12, 2010

Not So Good Garage Sale Day

This morning should have been a sign of how today was going to turn out. First thing we left the house and got a few miles down the road just to realize that I had forgotten the garage sale address list. So back we went. Then to the store to pick up DH's morning Coca-Cola (fortunately, I've kicked my Cola habit). When we get there the register isn't working and after about 10 minutes of standing there waiting patiently I give up and put the Coke down and walk off. After all the early bird gets the good deals and I can't waste half an hour waiting for them to get the register working.

We didn't stop at a couple garage sales on the outskirts of town because they both said 8 a.m. and no early birds (most garage sales around here start at 7 a.m.). I didn't want to waste time waiting on them to start and not have anything I'm looking for and then possibly miss a good deal in town so on past them we went.

Today was one of those disappointing garage sale days. There were many overpriced sales. There were 4 sales listed in the paper that when we got to the address we realized they had changed their minds apparently and weren't even having a sale. There was a neighborhood sale in a church building that consisted mainly of new purse booths and people selling jewelry. Then to end the day we left town with two car sick children. They haven't gotten car sick in a year but this morning car sickness reared it's ugly head.

There was one garage sale today that was so overpriced a Trivial Pursuit game was $100. Then when I started to leave the man hosting the sale hollered at me to come back because he had something in his back yard he wanted to show me. Um, Dude, I really don't want to go into your back yard with you by myself. :(

We did find a few things though.

-I've really been wanting to try one of these dryer lint removers and found this one for $1
-This set of blinds to replace the broke ones in DS's room - $1
-I picked up these two math owls for the kiddos since they're both needing to work on their math skills - $2 for both
-The Rubbermaid container was .25 and the Sterlite pitcher was .50
-Crystal Lewis CD - .25
-Pair of School Pants for DS - $1
-The last garage sale of the day DH and the kids scoured by themselves while I was cleaning a mess DS made in the car (car sickness need I say more :). DH picked up the window mirror for $3 and the kids found the toys for $4.25. DS loves playing with Barbie styling heads but wasn't sure she wanted the blonde because someone had colored on her face and messed her hair up pretty good. However, the lady was selling them as a set so we're going to try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on her face and see if we can tame her wild hair.

Today's total - $18.25 - (not pictured a Butane burner that DH found at the last garage sale for $5).

While sitting here typing this up I realize that apparently I signed up for Pink Saturday again this week. Seriously, does anybody know of a way to get your mind functioning again. Mine seems to be on a break lately because I keep forgetting stuff like crazy. I apologize for forgetting to share my Pinkness again this week - can the Barbie heads count LOL.

Until next time . . .



Linda said...

Car sickness is not fun! Sorry for that but you did find a few good things. I found a few today but some overpriced stuff as well. I would have had to laugh at the guy with Trivial Pursuit for $100 what????

Becky said...

Sure the Barbie heads can count. After all, Barbie has been the queen of pink for over 50 years! Happy Pink Saturday.

Anonymous said...

What a great post, thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday! Esther XX

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I think $100 for a boring game at a yard sale is enough to make anyone sick! ;o) Hang in there--stress short circuits your memory. Best help is to slow down, take a deep breath--and have good systems set up for yourself to get through the everyday stuff!

Anonymous said...

Even when I saw the sales stink, I do manage to bring home at least a few things.
This week I think I spent 25 cents, just trying to break the bad mojo.

You can try nail polish remover (maybe diluted) to see if it removes the face color. Start small tho so you don't take face off.

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for participating in my party. I know you will love to see some of the other scores this week as well. I laughed at the Trivia pursuit game...and of course the dude wanting you to come in his backyard..yeah right! I love the Barbie heads, had a few myself!

Rhonda said...

Iknow just what you mean about needing to get to the sales early. My town is full of early birds who swoop in and get the good stuff.
Go early or don't go if you want to get good stuff in my town.

Caroline said...

Ya our yard sales weren't that great this weekend either, but I think you did alright. Have a great week, hopefully next weekend will be better.