12 May 2007

yardsale day


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Originally uploaded by triviaqueen.
It's been a long time since we spent a Saturday morning driving all over the city looking for things we (generally) don't need.

We started in Cordova Bay/Broadmead (this was one of three), then looped around to Oak Bay (another three) and finally Fairfield (two more, plus a huge multi-family, block-long sale that we hadn't seen advertised -- we just noticed it, driving by).

In the end, we had a trunkful of stuff including an IKEA lamp for kiddo ($1 -- sells for $8.99 new), three sets of Kids K'Nex (for an upcoming birthday gift), a bagful of satin and cotton scraps (FREE!!), a curtain rod for kiddo's room (FREE!) and a few other odds and ends.

Kiddo had fun spending her own cash on whatever she wanted -- a little "Barbie Ballerina" (who practices from 5 am to 7 pm every day, with a break for lunch at 1:00), a small stuffed dog, a pair of walkie talkie headsets, a Simpsons book and a few other things.

After we got home, I pretty much crashed for the afternoon.

2 comments:

Colin said...

It's been a long time since we spent a Saturday morning driving all over the city looking for things we (generally) don't need.

Really. Why? When you do the one-stop at Walmart, CostCo or Home Depot.

I will always remember my 1st (and probably last visit to CostCo and seeing at the people, starry eyed and dazed with consumption.

Too bizarre for a lefty like me.

Colin said...

It's been a long time since we spent a Saturday morning driving all over the city looking for things we (generally) don't need.

Let's try that again..

Why drive around town when you can do the one-stop at Walmart or Cost-Co and get all the needless junk you can stomach.