Thursday, May 3, 2012

Accidental Detour

On my way to work this morning I was thinking how great it was that I was going to get there early. I  passed an Estate/Farm Sale sign and without fully realizing what I was doing, I followed the signs away from work and the next thing I knew, I was number 10 on the list.

How did that happen?? Does this happen to other people? This is what I was pondering as I was on my way back to work. Mid ponder, I pulled a quick U-turn to pick through someone's trash. Yep. I did that. I saw a bunch of furniture on the side of the road, and again, it was like someone else was suddenly controlling my car. Sigh...

I made it to work only a few minutes late and left again at 9:30 to be in line for the 10am start time (don't worry- I had overtime to kill). I dragged my friend and co-worker with me which made everything even more fun. It wasn't the best sale for me (I had high hopes for something labeled Farm Sale), but I did find the items pictured below and I got to talk to some of the regulars about what they've been up to lately. *Yes, there is a group of regulars that get up at obscene hours of the morning to write their names down on a list, or grab a number to be first in line for the sales... I've been one of those crazy 3am people before. Don't judge.*

So tell me, does this ever happen to you!? Am I the only crazy person missing out on overtime to go to a stranger's house and pick through their belongings? And for the love of Pete and all things holy- someone please tell me that they have pulled over to dig through trash!! :-)


  1. Oh my goodness, I must have raised you right! I think it's just in your genes - you have the bug or you don't. I got the bug going to rummage sales with my mom and dad and I think it got passed down to you. Enjoy!

  2. A glorious morning. A stinky house. A kindred soul.

  3. This made me laugh so hard. I sort of understand!!!

  4. Thanks guys! I feel better knowing that my friends and family can relate :)

  5. Love the story - I can relate! And, I've had every single thing you showed in your picture - were you at my house?!!!
    See you soon at Hawthorne Hill Farm!

  6. Hi Jean! Can't wait to see you- can I come shop your house? ;) You always have the best stuff.

    1. Hi - I'll see you on Friday at Hawthorne Hill - one of these days I may have you come over to shop!! I am going to do the October and November shows at HHF.
      See you soon!
      Love all the frames in your set up picture!

  7. You rock - that is completely awesome! I would totally do that!!!!