Friday, August 21, 2020

Thrift Store Finds

 Found a couple of things yesterday and today at Goodwill. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Oh, Snap

My sales have been quite dismal this week on ebay. Facebook marketplace was a lot better. Yesterday, I sold a table, a lamp and a vhs cabinet.

The vhs cabinet was quite heavy and was upstairs. At 6 p.m. I got a message asking if they could come at 7 to buy it. I said yes and went about getting this cabinet down the stairs.

My first mistake was trying to do it myself. The second mistake was doing it in slippers. My third mistake was not using the hand truck (dolly) correctly. Instead of positioning the dolly in front of me, I went down the stairs first. Basically pulling it down instead of pushing it. After almost slipping and seriously injuring myself, I got it down the stairs.

At around 6:45, I took it outside on my back porch and not learning anything, went down the porch steps the wrong way. That is when it happened. I heard the snap of wood. I looked and had broken the bottom piece. I don't have a picture of what it originally looked like but basically there were three pieces of wood that lifted the bottom off the ground. Luckily, this bottom piece was not necessarily so I unscrewed the wood and threw it away.

The buyer didn't arrive until almost 7:30 I didn't mention the bottom piece and they didn't seem to notice. They were happy with the cabinet and gave me $20 Thankfully, because I would have never been able to bring it back upstairs.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Would You Have Bought it?

 I went to Goodwill today and found this Harry Potter purse. I usually buy crossovers because I like having my hands free but this is Harry. How could I not buy it? It had some spots on it and was marked as is, but the spots came off when I cleaned it.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Would You Have Bought It?

 Who doesn't need a 4 foot tall Michelangelo? I bought this today at Goodwill. I never grab a cart so I had to carry him around and of course, I ran into someone I know on a professional basis. Anyways, he was marked 14.99 The Goodwills here have a rewards card and you get a point for every dollar you spend. Once you get to 100, you get five dollars off so I cashed that in. 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Would You Have Bought It?

I bought this from Goodwill last weekend. It is 3 feet tall. I believe it was originally designed to hold records. I don't have any records so for now, I will use it as a shelf. It was a steal at 3.99

Monday, August 3, 2020

Rock Gardens

A few people in our town have created rock gardens in their yards. You can leave rocks, take a rock or exchange rocks.

This morning, I saw a post where Patrick was added to a rock garden. I decided to walk over there with both my children and exchange our rock for Patrick. Unfortunately, I misjudged the distance from our house to this garden.

After walking a hour, we arrived. Not only was Patrick there, but Spongebob! We had 6 rocks to exchange but only took these three.

Patrick and Spongebob are chilling in my fish bowl along with some cloud rocks I found awhile back. 

Now to find Squidward, Gary, Mr Krabs, and Sandy.