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September 12, 2011

On The Way To The Nursing Home…

Filed under: Household,Thrifty Finds,Whatzit — Laura R @ 12:00 PM

What is it about September this year? I have not seen so many estate sales on the same weekend and in this case within a five mile radius!

I have not been online as often as I would like for a few weeks because we have been dealing with “issues” – both computer issues and family health issues.

This past week we moved my mother into a nursing home for observation and evaluation.
Of course she is already asking “How long…” and saying she wants to be home.
To keep her from feeling abandoned, those who can visit are taking turns so we do not descend upon her all at once and scare her into thinking her future is dismal.  My turn came on Saturday.

Well, you know what happens on Saturdays, when the weather is perfect and the van has been cleaned out!  I wasn’t even driving, so you can not blame me.

Here is what the van looked like before we made our visit to the nursing home.

There was one specific ad that called my name – cleaning out 50 years of Grandma’s accumulation.
I really wanted to be standing in line when they opened, but as I said, I was not driving.

On the way to that sale we HAD to pass other sales using the word “estate” and I prefer the ones not being run by an Estate Sale company.

view from other side of van

Let me tell you, the prices were so good I ALMOST did not haggle or negotiate, but of course that is part of the fun.

I will show details in posts later this week but the quick preview –

a whole box of toys that spans several generations

Grandpa had a workshop in the basement filled with TONS of goodies

vintage cans

fun items to use as graphics

as well as some practical items, other crafting supplies and something too good to pass up! 
(Maybe more than one thing too good to pass up. )

So, if you can not be the FIRST person at an estate sale, it is always good to be the LAST person there.

Linking up this week with:

Magpie Monday   Thrift Share Monday    Mod Mix Monday 

Nifty Thrifty  Tuesday


  1. Why do we not have estate sales in the UK? Sooo unfair!

    Comment by Mel (MilkChic) — September 12, 2011 @ 12:28 PM

  2. Love your car! It looks just like ours. My other half is always in constant dismay and a state of embarrassment when he opens the boot to put the groceries in only to find I’ve filled it with ‘junk’!

    Great finds, as ever x

    Comment by Liz Burton — September 12, 2011 @ 12:56 PM

  3. I am going to start looking for more estate sales and that is all there is to it!

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — September 12, 2011 @ 2:57 PM

  4. I agree with Mel – bring estate sales to the UK!

    Comment by Jenny — September 12, 2011 @ 4:12 PM

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