Thursday, June 23, 2011

garage sale heaven...the adventure...

ok...last Saturday I took my son to work...he works at a mall about 10 miles from my house...
and I really wanted to garage sale somewhere...well...somewhere away from my usual stomping grounds.
So...I head out to Happy Valley- a town (area) that is not far from where my son worked. And I started just following signs. And they were EVERYWHERE...really...not just a couple - but DOZENS of signs...
so, finally, after finding not too much stuff...I asked a nice lady..."are there always this many garage sales in Happy Valley?"
her reply...NO...this is the annual garage sale event...
ahhhhh....
so...
not wanting quite so much competition (there were shoppers everywhere...)--- I start heading out further...and further...
and I follow an itty bitty sign that says garage sale...
so...
of course by now it is raining...
I get out, waddle through the puddles ( in my flip flops...)
and walk in to this garage...
Did I mention I was pretty far from civilization?

I am greeted by a nice man with a friendly hello...
and I stop breathing...just for a second...
when I realize that I am the only one here.......
and the place is PACKED full of old stuff!!!!
did I mention I was the only one there?

I had no idea where I was...

but I just started gathering things up...

and pretty soon my pile was very very big...

I haven't even gone through all the boxes yet...
so more pictures will be coming as I unpack them...some of the items are already at STARS...

and the old, old books that I bought will be a blog of its own...

but once I was done at this sale?

I had to use the map ap on my phone to get home...
and my car was soooo full, I didn't even stop at any other signs...
I did feel a bit like the pickers on TV when they score!!!
so very happy...
so...
here's hoping this Saturday will be a grand adventure as well!

4 comments:

Sandi said...

WOW lucky you! You really hit the jackpot. I love those kinds of sales!!
Blessings~

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

ACK....I'm thinking you SCORED Big Time!! It's such a "rush" when you are the only one at a sale like that! Can't wait to see more!!!
Hope you have a super sale!
Warmly,
deb

Andy's Attic said...

Wow! That was a bonus day...
So good to see you yesterday. Good luck on Sat.
Annette

Gail Thayer said...

I call you the "sale whisperer"! Don't know how you do it but it must be your adventurous spirit....wish I had been there, we could have fought over those park benches!