First, a disclaimer. My neighbor, Hugh, is totally to blame for the items you will see in this post. I take no responsibility for any of this. It is all Hugh’s fault!
Friday night Hugh called Joe around 8:30 p.m. I was busy with other things and didn’t pay any attention to the phone conversation. That is until……Joe passed on a query from Hugh to me. Would I like to go to a Stampin’ Up! Yard Sale on Saturday morning?
Going through my head was “No”. I have enough stuff in my room and I don’t need to acquire more things. What came out of my mouth was totally different. “Yes”, I blurted out.
Hugh has a system. A really great system to be exact. He searches online for the upcoming Yard Sales for the weekend. He goes every weekend to find deals and steals for the computer repair business he has going on in his home.
Joe was sort of interested. He asked Hugh if there were any Yard Sales that included cameras or camera gear. He would just have to come along to see is all Hugh told him.
Once Hugh has a list of Yard Sales he wants to hit he writes down the address in the ads, takes these addresses to his computer and makes a “Turn by Turn” listing in Google Maps. He has this down to a Science I tell you. He starts from home and ends up close to home while winding all through our fairly large town. Hugh’s mapping takes him to the nearest and works in a circle to the furthest then back near home. That way he is not going from one end of town to another, then shooting up and down in a chaotic foray of the streets.
To really hook me in to sticking with Hugh and Joe, he very cleverly included the Yard Sales with craft items throughout the mornings journey. First stop was the Stampin’ Up! Yard Sale. This stop got me in the mode of shopping. He chose this one first to ensure my sticking with the program and not declaring I was going home. Hugh is devious. Devious I tell you!
8 foot tables were positioned in the garage of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Atop all the tables were discontinued stamp sets, discontinued punches, discontinued paper lines, and all kinds of other goodies. I spent about 30 minutes looking, touching, and grabbing items before the other shoppers got in my way and made off with the goodies.
What did I purchase from the Stampin’ Up! Yard Sales? A few things and one that is NOT Stampin’ Up!.
Non Stampin’ Up! Item at the Yard Sale:
Later in the morning Hugh took us to the opposite side of town to a Yard Sale that I almost sat out on. I saw clothes, books, and dishware. Stuff that didn’t interest me in the least….until I looked further in the yard and spied a table full of goodies.
This ribbon holder is full of spools. Small, medium, and large sized spools of delightful ribbons. Of course I grabbed hold of that!
Trinkets and Charms:
The big eye popper for me was the iRobot Roomba at one of the Yard Sales in our journey. I have no idea if it works but I have it plugged in. I hope to see it wandering around our kitchen 😀
Can you believe it?! $20. A discontinued model but for $20 instead of $400 or $500. Hey, if it doesn’t work then it is just money spent. I’ve done that on other things before, as I’m sure you have a list of items in your home – or recently tossed out – that you purchased.
Once again. This is all Hugh’s fault! 😀
As a personal rule, I don’t do “Haul” videos or posts. Watching the “Hauls” I have a tendency to run right out to the craft/hobby store and buy stuff that is totally unrelated to the videos or blogs.
I have an addiction 😦 It can get out of hand from time to time and I go on binges. So I try to consider others that have the same addiction as I have. But I could not resist doing this post. I mean….YARD SALES?! WHOA, go get um’!
Enjoy your Sunday. Hope you get to do some crafting 😀