Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hazy, Hot and Umid

Yes, we's hazy, hot and Humid but Rob never says the "h" in "Humid". Never. It is a running joke. Rob says "it's humid". Monica says "humid with a 'u'". Ha ha. Rob is starting to say "muggy" instead of "umid" now. It truly is hazy, hot and er...muggy and has been for about three weeks with no end in site. Today was no exception and we are starting to notice how well the air conditioners work when we go indoors now!

We had a large number of stops picked out for today with no clear cut "sure things" but we did have a feeling about some of them and we made them our priority. So, with our list of stops in hand, away we went!

Our first stop... a sale advertised as having 50 years worth of stuff. Maybe there were some 50 year old books but it was just some stuff in the garage and that was it. A complete bust.

On the way to the next sale, we ran into this little guy in the middle of the road. Rob got out of the care to take a picture and he waddled right up to him to say hello!

Our second sale was indoors and had a few great items. We spent about 30 minutes here and bought a few fun items.

It started to rain which cooled things off a little but not too much. This is a close up view of Rob's windshield fluid shooter. He was not needed today but he was awake and ready to help when needed.

We arrived at our third sale and it was an outdoor sale that we had been to twice last year. Lots of vintage items, some overpriced, but we made friends with the lady who was running it (she recognized us from last year) and exchanged phone numbers and she gave us a great price on the items we chose and they were GREAT items. 

Another view of the third sale. You cannot see it from these pictures but most of the stuff was in a big garage. After this sale, we stopped for lunch. We normally get breakfast on Saturdays but we both had a craving for turkey sandwiches so lunch it was! 

Our fourth sale. Monica was waiting for me to hurry up inside. 

This beautiful refrigerator was downstairs. The family told us that it was originally white but that her family had it painted in the 1960's. Nice choice. It was beautiful!

They also had an old dryer, the exact same one that Monica had in her house as a kid!

A closer view of the knobs on the dryer.

It's a Solid State! 

And there it is...the pencil sharpener in the basement which is where all old pencil sharpeners should be mounted! The people here were very nice and we found some fun items here!

Our last stop. Monica is making her her way to the door to wait for me. This sale was run by some dealers. They said hello as they recognized us from other sales from the past. Interesting house but we did not find much except for some great old children's 7-inch records which we bought. They gave us a great price since it was almost time for this sale to end! It was a tiring day, we had found lots to make us smile and we decided to call it a day (and go home to take a nap together which we did).

Here are some things we brought home:
Some books and a green stamp booklet with a list of stuff we can get when we redeem our green stamps!

Some records

Some children's records

Some more children's records

Some Christmas items. We liked the tree skirt very much!

Halloween items...some unopened Halloween "Party Ensemble" packages, an unoped package of trick or treat bags and a couple of plastic Halloween masks, all from Woolworth's from the 1970's

Some miscellaneous items...a ceramic monkey cup marked Japan, a "ponytail" travel case, some new parasol picks for tropical parties, a record holder for 7-inch records, a pink ceramic candy dish and orange salt and pepper shakers.

A barbecue tray and bottle opener

An atomic serving tray with diamond shaped glass inserts. 

A bi-level lampshade as a backup in case any of ours get damaged.

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