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I Finally Found My Very Own Garage Sale Special!

Old 08-26-2011, 09:16 AM
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I've had a hideous past two weeks so I really needed a pick-me-up. A little girl, a friend of a friend's daughter, died of a disease transmitted by a mosquito just two weeks ago so I spent that next week working on a benefit for her but the morning of the benefit, my favorite aunt died so I've been a zombie this week. This morning though, I had to get out to finally stock up on the basic needs of a household like milk and bread, especially since I have two DD's, ages 7 and 9, and they still need to be fed. On the way home, my youngest saw a garage sale and quietly asked if we could stop, probably thinking that this one thing would spark more tears but she couldn't help herself since she loves garage sales. There was nothing for kids to her dismay, but there was plenty for me! There was a box of sewing patterns and I got the box for a dollar, and then there was a tote under the table. It was filled with fabrics, some quilting, some costume and plenty for garments. I got the whole 33 gallon tote filled with fabric for $3!

I paid the ladies running the sale and went to pull the van around to load the tote. As I was approaching I saw the ladies closing the lid on the tote and carrying it toward me but didn't think anything of it. When I got home, I opened the tote to take a picture and realized they had thrown in a few crafting/sewing books, a few extra bundles of corduroy and a whole bag of tulle! In our area, there's not a lot of sewing shops and so I have never found garage sale find like this before but I'm so glad I did today!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:18 AM
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Wow, so happy your daughter wanted you to stop, great find
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:18 AM
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So glad you got a "Pick Me Up" today! Sorry for your recent sorrows...this life is full of trials, but they make us stronger!

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The tote alone was worth $3.00

My condolences and ((hugs)) for the losses of your loved ones.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:20 AM
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I'm so glad! U needed the pick me up. A disease from mosquitoes? Yikes we have mosquitoes everywhere! That is scary and oh so sad! I'm sorry about ur aunt too.
Hugs! God bless
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Oh my that's a big tote!
So sorry it's been rough for you. Maybe this I a sign that things will get better.
Enjoy all your items!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:26 AM
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What a wonderful surprise they created for you. Kudos to your daughter for wanting to look for a bargain (smile). Blessings to your family. Thank you for sharing.
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A great find, gosh the tote alone is worth the $3.00.
So sorry about you losses, may God ease your weary soul. Hugs to you and yours.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:30 AM
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Thank you everyone. It's been a tough couple weeks but this one stop at a garage sale was a good way to get back "into the routine" with my girls. We haven't been doing much of our "normal" stuff all week. Even if we had found nothing today, I think the girls would've been happy to just be doing something they were used to before Mommy became sad. They really don't quite understand since they were still young and don't remember Aunt Kay the way I do.
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Nice find and nice sellers too. I'm glad you had this pleasent distraction during a hard time. :thumbup:
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