Saturday, August 15, 2009

Treasure Hunting

This is Kody:
I am addicted. I have an addictive personality but I really feel drawn in by Craigslist and garage sales. Here is just what happened today:

We had a great Saturday garage saling last week with a quarter garage sale and finding many other things that were awesome. It wasn't the case this time. We went to about 15 garage sales without a good find and it started to rain. People were bringing everything inside and we were getting ready to leave. Luckily, I found Ferngully for $1 at the first garage sale so Tiego was entertained in the car (IT WAS COLD!) We had about 4 garage sales left when I stopped in on a smaller sale (Tiffany didn't get out of the car) and we usually don't like to be the only one there because you get hounded to buy things but I don't like to pass sales up. The first thing he said to me was, "Hey, are you looking for anything in particular?" I had been looking for a powered subwoofer for a home theather so I told him, almost jokingly. He popped up and said, "I've got one!"

He ran inside and brought out a box and inside was a large, beautiful Acoustics Research subwoofer. He told me he hadn't used it for a year but he bought it 2 years ago for $350. I asked how much and he said $20. I couldn't grab my wallet fast enough. That man made my day!

We went to a few others and I found a standing golf bag for Tiego ($3), a Thomas the train set ($1), and a new looking set of golf clubs with bag ($5). What seemed to be a crappy day of garage saling turned out to be awesome.

Tiffany is gonna kill me. I installed the subwoofer right behind the couch and it rattles the whole house. Sitting on the couch feels like one of the amusement park rides that move you with the movie (License to Thrill). I can't wait to watch a full movie on it! I guess the moral of the story your tithing.


Kaysi said...

I love those kinds of days at garage sales!! I haven't gone for a couple of weeks because Sat. is the day that I have to do my long runs and by the end of them, I'm spent and don't want to do anything.

Kori said...

I'm glad you're enjoying garage sale season as a family. I love to go with Cledi, but just haven't had the chance for a long time. They start on Thursday here, so there is potential to spend half of your week deal finding!

Pat Newton said...

Yeah! Now I don't have to feel guilty that I didn't give you my Bose woofer!!!!