Tuesday, June 12, 2012

You might be a redneck if people mistake your yard for a yard sale.

A few weeks ago we went to the Hillsboro town wide yard sales.  I have never seen so many yard sales in my life!

We went with some friends of ours and they Fred insisted we be at their house at 7:00 AM ready to go.  I was like, you do know it's Saturday morning right?  Meaning, I like to sleep as late as humanly possible.

But I said I would be there on time and ready to go if there were donuts.  Which there were.  Thanks for that Lisa!

So by 7:15 AM we were loaded up and ready to hit the road for a day of yard saling.

Hello early Saturday morning.  I don't look my best at this time of day...

Ready to find some bargains!

After we had stopped at our fifth yard sale in as many minutes, I realized that it would be a good idea to start keeping track.  Because there was no way I was going to do this in my brain, I kept track on my brand new iPhone.  God bless that little note taker thingy.

All in all, we hit 47 yard sales.  And did "drive bys" of another 53.  

Translation:  I hauled my butt out of a truck 47 times to look at other people's random sh*t.  And looked out the window another 53 times to see if the goods random sh*t warranted getting out of the truck.

We saw some of the craziest things while we were out yard saling.  I am kind of a huge germophobe and it really weirds me out to wander through people's trash old belongings looking for a diamond in the rough.  I mostly keep my hands close to my sides and follow that old rule, look only with your eyes.

I couldn't take a lot of pictures of the weird stuff, because it was little awkward.  But here are some of the few that I did manage to capture.  Seriously?  Who owns this stuff in the first place?  And then?  Who in the hell wants to buy it?

Is it even legal to sell a snake in your driveway?!

By the end of the day, I was the proud owner of a new I Spy book (which I purchased for a quarter) and Eloise the movie (which I purchased for $2).  And don't worry, once I got the I Spy book to school, I Lysol wiped the outside of it clean.

The hubs and I also bought a croquet/bocce ball set for $20 (hubs is still pissed about this because he thinks we got ripped off...he wishes he had haggled bargained with the lady and bought it for $15 instead).  We even managed to buy a new crate for Bodie that he has yet to free himself from.  I consider that our best buy of the day!

Never did I ever think I would be a girl that went yard saling, and enjoyed it.  Oh, how times have changed.

1 comment:

  1. I love going to yard sales, but you definitely have to get there early or else all the good stuff is gone!

    It's like a sport haha...


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