Saturday, July 17, 2004

Garage sales

Gary and I went "garage sailing" today.  In five years of marriage we have never been before, so it was very exciting for us.  We weren't too sure what we were looking for, but I guess you're just supposed to know when you see it.  That happened to us today.
We started out just driving around our neighborhood, hoping to happen upon a garage sale, and amazingly enough, we actually found quite a few.  Most were pretty crappy...old clothes, shoes and a lot of nick-nacks.  By the time we were done, we ended up buying an electric griddle for $2.00 and Pictionary for $2.50.  We wished we would have bought more games actually, since they're so expensive normally.  We contemplated buying a kitchen table with 6 chairs for 10 or 15 dollars, but the legs were the screw in kind, and Gary thought it would be too wobbly. 
We didn't wake up until almost 10:00 am this morning.  We never sleep in late...8:30 at the latest, so 10:00 was crazy for us.  It was just so dark under the living room though that you have no sense of time.  I know I woke up a few times and thought that it must be morning, but because it was pitch black I just went back to sleep.  Anyway, I hear that you have to go to garage sales right when they start if you want to get the good stuff.  We think we might start going more often.
-Tracie, garage sale expert 

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