It has become a Saturday morning routine for Matty and I to go garage saling while Mike sleeps in. This works well for us -- Mike gets the sleep he enjoys and I have the freedom to purchase whatever I can. Not only am I on a limited budget since I have to use cash, but there is also no proof of exactly how much I spent.
Last weekend officially marked the beginning of the spring garage sale season!
It was a slow start, but we did manage to find a couple of cool toys.
So yesterday morning Matt and I were ready and raring to go by 7:45 am. (all seasoned garage salers know that you should be on the road by 8 am.)
It was a bust. We passed about 2 garage sales and they both sucked. By this I mean they had no toys for Matt, interesting gadgets for me or the ever elusive designer purses that I am determined to find. Nothing even remotely matched anything on my top 10 list of garage sale items this year.
Today was a different story. Matthew and I were en route to Toys R Us (Fridge Phonics was on sale and we have wanted this forever). We happened to see some garage sale signs, and of course I turned and went to explore.
It was definitely worth my while - I found the number one item on my list of summer garage sale buys .... a Little Tykes race car bed. This is the coolest thing ever, and I have wanted one since I knew I was going to have a little boy. Thankfully Matt was just as excited as I was. The woman was willing to negotiate her price and we finally got the bed.
I just assumed that the bed would fit in my car. I brought Matt home and came back to get the bed. It was a little heavy, but I managed to get it all the way to the car by myself. when I went to put it in the car I realized that there was no way that I would ever accomplish this.
I set out to take the bed apart. I dug through the junk heep that is our car and found several tools -- all of which were Matthew's. (I also found wine, some clothing, some fossilized food and lots of toys).
Luckily the owner of the home came to my rescue and spent a good half an hour with me taking the bed apart.
Two trips home later the bed arrived, Mike assembled it and Matthew has a race car bed.
Pictures to follow. This thing is really cool :)