Yesterday morning, I hit the streets with my mother-in-law to go garage saleing. It was time for city-wide garage sales in the neighboring town, and we had a ball. The city publishes a map of the town with a list of all the sales and puts them out at the local grocery and convenience stores, so we grabbed our copy and headed out.
There were 31 sales on the list and a whole bunch more besides (it costs five bucks to have your name on the list), and we hit a ton of them. We went to half the sales on the list and I don’t know how many that weren’t. We saw all sorts of things, from a solid wood rolling pin that could really do some damage if used as a weapon to a stock tank someone had used for a kids’ swimming pool. There were a couple of estate sales, a couple of plant sales, and several people selling baked goods in addition to other stuff.
We even saw a couple places selling everything including the kitchen sink. 🙂
I lucked out and found a cute little camping chair for Thumper. Cricket got one last year for his birthday and Thumper tried to steal it every time we got it out, so now hopefully he’ll leave Cricket’s alone. I found a really nice travel backgammon set, jump ropes for the kids, and a really pretty necklace.
And books. So many people were selling books that I could have started a whole new library if I’d bought them all (and I really had to restrain myself to keep from doing just that). I found a Caroline B. Cooney book that I had to have because a.) I love her books and b.) it involved Greek mythology; I found an old book called Technique in Fiction; I even found a whole box full of free books, so you know I took them all. 🙂
Free books are the best. 🙂
Speaking of free books, I’m going to be taking part in a blog tour to raise awareness about book piracy, and some very lovely authors will be giving away free copies of their books during the tour. It all kicks off on May 24, so I hope you’ll stop back!
Do you go to garage sales? What kinds of things have you found there?
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