Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I love thrifting!

Today I had an unexpected hour to myself, so I headed to the thrift store! I had not been in ages. I just haven't had the time, and I just don't like going with both children. The thrift stores here are all HUGE, and I don't feel comfortable searching the racks the way I like and not keeping my eyes on them.

My hour at Amvets was wonderful (and somewhat therapeutic). I didn't have any great, fantastic, unbelievable finds today, but I found some good things that we can use, as well as some things for friends.

The children and I went yard saling this past weekend, for the first time in over a year, and we all had such a fantastic time! We found loads of things then, some that we needed, and some that were just for fun. I found a rock tumbler for Spyder that had been on my "want" list for a while. I just couldn't make myself spend the $60 for a decent one. We took it to my dad (the official family tinkerer) to see if it actually worked, since it was about 30 years old. The drum was pretty worn, so it didn't turn well. BUT -- my dad to the rescue -- my old rock tumbler (28 years old, and we completely wore out the motor) was still at their house, with an extra drum. A little bit of tinkering (Daddy's specialty), and VOILA! A working rock tumbler for a whopping $2.

I really need to make time for thrifting, in its various forms, more often. You never know what you can find!


Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Admit it, the song "Thrift Shop" is running through your head right now.:)

Noodle said...

LOL! It was while I was shopping! :o)