Friday, May 1, 2009

Garage Sale-ing

Today was Sadie's first city wide garage sale.  This is a twice annual event in Trinity County (I must have been too sleep deprived six-months ago when the last one occurred to notice that it was taking place) and the Trinity Journal devoted several pages last week to maps and descriptions of the various garage sales that are going to be held this weekend.  Our newspaper has the best sounding spots already circled.  Our route has been plotted  

We started early, wrangling Sadie into her blue denim overalls, to go out shopping despite a forecast that includes three days of pouring rain (after weeks of beautiful weather it had to rain this weekend!).  It started to sprinkle lightly as we left the house.  

The first garage sale had something for everyone.  I found an old leather bag that had a label that said $10.  When I picked it up it was heavy and i was shocked to find an old 35mm camera, along with all it's lenses, the flash and the instruction manual in the bag.  While I love our digital camera, there's something wonderful about film cameras.  And the lady who sold it to me said that it was in perfect working condition, but that she'd switched over to digital photos and was selling it.  I can't wait to try it out on Sadie.  Maybe this rain will give us a few more weeks of wild flowers, because I've been meaning to take Sadie's picture with them.  Nini and Gigi left the first garage sale with another great find: a telescope. 

From there we headed into town, where Sadie convinced Daddy that she absolutely could not live without two giant porcelain dolls (one with blonde hair and one with red hair- $5 each).  After checking out quite a few fruitless garage sales we headed home, where Sadie insisted for a solid hour that she was absolutely not tired and would not take a nap.  And now that nap is over (we finally won out that it was nap time, at least for thirty minutes), so my blogging time has run out.  

Poor Kitty is under attack, yet again...

1 comment:

Cascia said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun hitting the garage sales. It's been a while since I've done that.

I found your blog on Mom Blogger's Club.