Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Fun

Got up at 6:15 a.m. today to head out to some yard sales. One in particular was in an area that we thought would be a really nice area of Greenville. Whoa! when we arrived, it was at a dumpy house and it appeared that they had saved every OLD piece of electronic equipment that they'd ever owned and had it out to try and sell. Old huge computer monitors, old old fax machine, old scanner, old telephones, boxes of electrical outlets, a few books, etc. It was sure a bunch of junk! Didn't buy anything...actually I think they'll end up having to pay somebody to haul that junk away to recycling.

On the way to that yard sale, I'd seen a sign for an Estate Sale on a street where a lady had lived that I worked with. I hoped that the sale was at Nancy's house and it turned out that it was. Her three sons are preparing to sell the house and are trying to clear out the contents before putting it on the market. I didn't see a much I needed but a Fontanini nativity in unopened boxes caught my eye. There were 19 pieces, retail value at almost $500. and we bought it for $20. Some of the pieces I already have and will probably sell them on craigslist or ebay and can make our money back on selling those pieces.

We also went to The Ham House for a good country breakfast and then this afternoon Kristy had a booksigning for her children's picture book, "Me With You."

So all in all it's been a good and fun day.