Wednesday, June 12, 2013
WTF Wednesday: Yard Sales
WTF Wednesday is a semi-regular feature of this blog. It documents the things that have made me pause, slap my forehead and say "What the f**k!" Well, that and I just like saying WTF. I'm retired. I don't have to watch what I say anymore. I'm not any one's role model.
Yard sale season starts in Hermiston about the same time that gardeners decide that the danger of frost has passed. In late April telephone poles sprouted neon colored yard sale signs and Pampers boxes with directional arrows began appearing on street corners. Last weekend there were more than a dozen sales listed in the Nickel Ads and I spent Friday morning searching for items on the list for Nana Camp.
Nana Camp is the highlight of our summer. Our granddaughters come from Texas to stay with us and we indulge their every whim. We camp, we fish, we garden, we cook, we schlep them to swimming lessons...we spoil them rotten. We love it.
This year they put in a request for scooters. So Nana has been trooping through the yard sale offerings on the look out for scooters, and for bikes, a play kitchen, art supplies...and anything that looks like it might be fun. Yes, I could just head to Walmart and pick up everything on the list, but where's the challenge in that option?
Last weekend I finally scored. I found two razor scooters for $5.00 each, and at a sale down the road I found a vintage red scooter for $2.00 that the spouse suggested Nana could use to scoot up the driveway to get the mail.
There are a few things on the list that I am still searching for, so I will head out exploring once again this weekend.
You never know what you will find. I didn't know Nana Camp needed a plasma ball until I found one for $2.00.
Then there's the stuff that makes you slap your forehead and say "WTF?"
This is what I found at a yard sale last weekend:
No, I didn't buy it!!!