I would call this past Saturday a success. Not all Saturdays turn out this productive.
It WAS a full day for us. While Jason spent the morning hours at Home Depot picking up supplies to work on the fence (on the east side of the house), Joy and I hit the yard sales.
Here's a picture of what I hauled home (in my little Mazda 3). What you see here cost a grand total of $7.20.
I got the bench for $3.00 and the four Americana baskets for $3.00. Neither of these were for sale (when I walked up anyway). They were using the bench to display dishes for the yard sale. I asked the lady about buying the bench and she said, "Yeah, I'll sell it to you for $3.00." Sold. Same thing with the baskets, I was paying for 5 pairs of shoes and a tote bag (which was a grand total of $6.00) and saw the Americana baskets on a high shelf in her garage. I asked the same question. "Are those for sale?" She said, "Well, I suppose I could sell them to you." They still had the little plastic holder binding all 4 baskets together, so they couldn't have been used. She said, "How about $3.00?" Sold. The watering can had a tag of $2.00 on it. I asked if she would take $1.00. So I brought it home for a $1.00.
But the real deal of the day came from the friendliest older man, that looked like he was having the best time heading up this yard sale. I got the barrel-turned-table for a whopping 10 cents. It was already marked that way! While I was waiting in the line to pay for it, I spotted the white shelf and sent Joy over there to check out the price on it. It didn't have a tag. I asked the sweet man about it and he said, "Well how does 10 cents sound?" It sounded real good!
So for a grand total of $7.20, I get to do some fun decorating! I'm still thinking on where I'll use everything. I just can't make up my mind for sure yet, except for the watering can. It's going to go out in my wagon. I couldn't have the white trimmed in pink. I wanted old....rusty...so it got a spray paint job of good ole' Rustoleum Multi-colored textured "Rusty" paint. It looks much older now!
I'll be sure and share the others when they find their "home".
Oh, and Joy had $1.00 in quarters to spend. She spent 50 cents of it. She got the barbie clothes (handmade by the lady) for 25 cents and the set of walkie talkies for 25 cents.
Then Jason and I spent all of Saturday afternoon working on the fence. Colt was working, so I volunteered to help. That's a tough job for one person and it was so hot! I was the official post holder, tool-hander, add-water-to-the-concrete-mixture-in-the-post-hole and the help-level-the-poster. Jason did ALL the rest! I'm amazed at how he knows how to do all this stuff and I'm so thankful he does! It sure saves bunches of money!
Together, we made this much progress by Saturday evening:
Then Jason came home today (Monday) and worked late this afternoon until dark and accomplished even more:
It's definitely getting there. I suspect I'll be painting this Saturday! Yipee!
Well now it's 11:00 p.m. and Jason just came in.....the construction of the fence is done! Here's the fence completed with the trim added:
Now I KNOW I'll be painting this Saturday (if not before).