A million miles and a million thank you's
I owe each and everyone of you a huge thank you for your support last week. Things with my grandfather are still dicey and things with my family are still strained, as no one wants to help David and I care for him, but I feel better able to cope with the challenge at the moment.
At the very last minute we were able to swing the trip to the 127 sale. It was so last minute I left without the camera, my hairbrush and all the other things I had planned to bring with us.
It was hot. So, so, so hot. Walking on the face of the sun hot. It actually made spending 2 days (10 hours a day) yard saling not so much fun. It also made it hard to take pictures. The camera would fog up from the humidity, and I had to carry water with me which meant leaving the camera behind a lot.
We did about 250 miles of the sale this time. That's less than we did the first time we went, 4 years ago. The picture above is one of the flea market type stops. The prices were pretty high at those types of stops, but it is where the best stuff was.
This was a big barn sale, complete with donkeys. We also saw pot belly pigs for sale, a horse named Dan who walked on a treadmill to churn the Amish ice cream, and about 300 McCoy Little Red Riding Hood cookie jars.
The verdict this time is mixed. The last time we went, we loved it. This time? Eh. It was fun and the people are very friendly, but the stuff was nothing "unusual." I found plenty of good stuff, don't get me wrong, but, there was nothing there I couldn't find at home given a good yard sale day.
I have taken (not very great) pictures of everything but the fabric type stuff and I will put them all on Flickr. I need to wash the aprons and the linens, but I am tired!
I love these green letters, but boy did it take me forever to try and think of a word I could spell with what few letters were left. Paint is a good word to have though, it suits our house.
I also bought a lot of pottery. My shelf makeover is officially complete.
I did manage to keep track of everything I bought and what I paid for it. (I know you guys always want to know!) I hope I will get that list up early this week, along with more pictures. Now I need to go try and catch up with all of you!