Garage Sale – May 11, 2019
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I spent $2 today at garage sales. My house smells like fresh cotton now (melting a tart in the picture).

I didn’t need this coffee mug. I didn’t need another cookbook. But, for ¢50 each, I will get a lot of joy out of it. So, it’s worth it. And I have some friends who would love to take these from me after I’m done.

Talk to you soon.

Update (December 3, 2020) – A year and a half later, I use this coffee mug every day as I work from home (Pandemic 2020). I haven’t made a single soup from that cookbook.

Garage Sale – New Saturday Coffee Mug
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I never miss going to garage sales Saturday morning. Garage sales are fun.

Sometimes I make spectacular finds. I didn’t find anything fancy today. I spent about $3. But it was still fun.

Last year I bought a Muffin book for ¢25. I’ve been looking for a muffin pan since then. Today, I finally found a clean muffin pan for ¢25. I could have bought a brand new muffin pan, of course. But that’s not the point. It’s fun because I found it after a long search.

I will make muffins now.

I didn’t find anything at the next house. They had nothing but kid’s stuff. As I quickly turned and started to walk away, I noticed a small lemonade table on the side. A pair of a boy and a girl were sitting quietly with a pitcher of lemonade. There were a lot of people, but nobody cared for lemonade. I don’t care for lemonade. In fact, I avoid water as part of my garage sales routine. So, I don’t have to stop for the restroom.

Anyway, the kids looked sad and discouraged. “There will be more people coming.. it’s gonna get hotter soon”. The mother wiped the little girl’s tears.

I bought the dang lemonade for ¢50.

I bought a box of jigsaw puzzles for my coworker (¢50). I know the tallest guy at my work. He must be close to 7 feet tall. He likes jigsaw puzzles. A few months ago, he came to work on a wheelchair. He said he had to wait and see if he could ever walk again. Then he stopped coming to work for about a month.. then he came back. He can now walk again with a cane.

At the last stop, I found a coffee mug from Denny’s restaurant. It was only ¢25, so I grabbed it. I continued looking around but couldn’t find anything. When I was done and ready to pay, she said, “You can have the mug. You don’t have to pay.” with a smile.

I know why she didn’t take my money. It’s because I looked pathetic. When I go to garage sales, I make sure to wear faded clothes and dirty shoes. I don’t wash my face. I also wear a stupid hat for an extra touch.

This Denny’s coffee mug became my new Saturday coffee mug. I will enjoy this mug for many years. These are being sold on eBay at $18+.

I took the below picture 3 weeks ago at Denny’s the night I drove out to see The Milky Way Galaxy. On the way back, we went to Denny’s past midnight for food and restroom. Their coffee mug made me feel sentimental. So I took a picture. Now I have the mug. 🙂

Talk to you later.
2-4-6-8 mofos.

Denny's restaurant coffee mug

2 Kirkland Signature saucepans – $1 each
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Happy 4th of July. Congratulations to Joey Chestnut for winning the 10th championship in the hot dog eating contest.

These 2 Kirkland Signature saucepans (2 qt & 3 qt) were $1 each.

Kirkland Signature Saucepans

I was excited to find these 2 saucepans for $2. And they are Kirkland Signature. They look used and came without the lids, but still very good. I will enjoy them for many years.

Kirkland Signature Saucepans 3 QT

Used Costco Saucepan

 
 
 
 
Garage Sale – July 2, 2016
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I didn’t find a Michelangelo, but I hit a small jackpot today at a garage sale.

The below picture shows about 75% of what I bought from one garage sale. I also bought a bunch of earrings (not pictured). I paid about $10 for everything I have on my hand. They are all sterling silver.