Sunday, April 22, 2012

My cheap & awesome Bose Wave Radio

Yesterday's yardsale shopping will go down in yardsaling history - it's a story my future grandchildren will be telling to their grandchildren. For decades now, whenever I've been asked what is the one thing I want to find while yardsaling, I've only had one answer. A Bose Wave Radio (for $20 or less). Well yesterday was the day I scratched it off my Yardsale Bucket List. I found (and bought) a Bose Wave Radio for $5.

Yes, the color is the ultra rare Nicotine Yellow version - but it's Bose and it sounds awesome.

Such a strange combination of circumstances yesterday - and it all fit together perfectly. Halleluiah - my prayers to the yardsale gods have been answered.

On Friday night, I was lamenting the fact that even though the weather was going to be perfect on Saturday, there were NO advertised church yardsales or any yardsales in my town for the next day. And DH was borrowing my car so I would have to drive his truck and bring Jacob yardsaling with me. I figured - of course - I could spot some unadvertised yardsales so I drove my usual route. And I spotted none. Zip, zilch, nada.

So I made the decision to go to the fairgrounds (about 15 miles away) where it turns into a flea market on Saturdays. Many of the sellers are dealers so they don't have any bargains, but regular people wanting to have a yardsale also sell. That's where I found the Bose Wave Radio. It was meant to be since I wasn't even particularly early - the sellers/dealers set up at the crack of dawn (or earlier) and then they all the pick thru each other's stuff before actual customers show up. Had there been any yardsales in my town for me to go to, I would not have gone to the fairgrounds.

I also bought some other stuff, including this vintage Pearl-Wise toy chest for $1.

Now to create a new yardsale bucket list, since you know there has to be other things for me to find.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Solomons Island Tiki Bar Opening 2012

Today was an extra busy day for me. Today is the day of the annual Tiki Bar in Solomons Island, Maryland re-opening for the season. I stopped in for a bit, signed up to be a designated driver (you can win prizes for being a DD) and talked to some friends who had their boats there. (The bar opened at noon. I got there around 12:30 and left a half hour later after socializing a bit with some friends. I asked if anyone needed a ride, but they all declined. Hey, I tried. Last year I won a $100 prize for being a DD. I want the grand prize this year.

I didn't stay long because I had places to go! Like a live auction that was starting at 2pm. And at the auction, I couldn't stay long either since I had to be home for Jacob coming home from school. If they had auctioned off the weird white monkey statue when I was there, I may have bid. But it wasn't meant to be.

Yes, I know, I haven't put up any pics of NYC yet. Still to come.

Friday, April 13, 2012

I can tell you how to get to Sesame Street

As it turns out, it's very close to Times Square in NYC. I kept looking in all the garbage cans, but I never found Oscar.

More later.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I joined the army! Not an April's Fool joke!

Yes, it's true, I joined the army the other day.

I am now officially part of Ollie's Bargain Battalion

An Ollie's Bargain Outlet opened nearby last week so I reported for duty. I mostly stocked up on Pop-Tarts. Why? Cuz they were good and cheap and having a nutritious breakfast is what I am all about.

I hit a few yardsales yesterday but nothing too interesting to report.