Monday, October 27, 2008

Junking Weekend, October 25-26, 2008

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Hello, everyone! I tell you...I'm missing the garage sales! Don't get me sales can be fun, but there is a lot of waiting around. You get there early to get a #. You wait for the garage to be opened. You wait until your # is called to go into the garage. You wait while people are in a tight space all jockeying to see what is there. You wait to check out. Then you wait until the house is opened and you repeat the entire process in the house. With garage sales, you can take a quick look, you're in and out and onto the next one. As the weather is turning colder, garage sales are few and far between in the north. From my little tirade, you can probably guess that I did a lot of waiting at estate sales this weekend!


Anyway, here's a run-down of the things I found. I was on the lookout for some things RJNJ needed (tarps and rubber bungee cords) and some organizational things that I wanted (wire baskets). Ask and ye shall receive...


Estate sale 1 resulted in 3 wire baskets (check!), 1 "no clearance" sign, an outdoor thermometer, 2 light cages, 2 farm implements (Big plans for these, fellow junkers! Stay tuned!), and some miscellaneous metal objects.


Estate sale 2... Tarp? Check! 5 bungee cords? Check!! I also found some tarp grabbers, 4 license plates, and 2 metal display pieces.


Finds at the third sale include 5 floral frogs, a ball of twine, another wire basket (check!), and another bungee cord (check!). 


Though estate sales do require waiting, there is a bright side...the people! I saw some of my favorite junking people and some of the estate sale organizers who now know me by name. There's also this one guy...I don't know his name...but he is at EVERY sale! I swear! Usually, I think he just tries to ignore and/or avoid me. Does it stop me from saying hello each time? Nope! This weekend, I actually got a short response. Not a smile or anything, but a verbal response. Progress!


  1. No clearance. Where do you think it came from?

    An overpass? Ouch. Zero height.

    Security? Oops. You can't enter.

    A store? Shucks. No sales.

    It's a great sign. What are you going to do with it?

    The Texas Woman

  2. I love the No Clearance sign. You got quite the haul there...and checks on the list are so satisfying, aren't they? ~Mindy

  3. Great junk -- nice job!! I'm anxious to see what you do with all of it.

    What do you suppose happened to Bob and Mimi? Bought a 2nd car so they don't have to share? Split up? Moved out of state? Went to the great estate sale in the sky???

  4. wow!! you get some of the best stuff! We never have three sales in one weekend! I want to live near you!

  5. Not sure where any of this stuff came from! And I certainly don't know where Bob & Mimi went! I'm happy that I was able to actually find what I was looking for. I wonder if that strategy will work all the time...Hmmm....


  6. Sounds horrible, waiting in the cold. Around here ES open at a certain time, and it's a free for all. However, everyone behaves very nicely. The only waiting is for the sale to open.
    Love your finds.

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