You’ve probably picked up that I’m trying to find ways to save money. Today, was another step. Shawn, my trainer, called me to tell me that there was a good yard sale with lots of little boy stuff.
Now, in the John Smith days, we didn’t do the yard sale thing. John and I would have conversations about how strange it seems that people take all of their junk out of the house and put it on their yard and try to sell it to complete strangers who swarm to pick through their belongings. Usually whatever doesn’t sell goes in the garbage.
Think about it… odd!!!
But, in the post John Smith days, Ms. Mary is trying to do what she can to cut costs while not living “cheaply”.
Shawn pointed out that little kids don’t know the difference between new & used & I could even get some things for Christmas or when he was older and put them away and he’d never know.
Nathaniel and I stopped by the yard sale.
I spent $7.00, we got-
Metro City Ladder Truck 33- HE LOVES IT!!!
Shake & Go race car track with 2 cars
A battery operated train with track
Semi car carrier for Hot Wheels/matchbox storage (too old for him now, but what boy doesn’t like matchboxes/hotwheels)
Plastic tricycle… it’s seems better days, but will be perfect for him to learn on
Books- “All Aboard Fire Trucks”
“The Fire Engine”
“It’s Time to Call 911”
“First Bible Stories”
“The Special Delivery” (Thomas book)
“Johnny Tractor and Friends: Working Together”
“Bob’s Recycling Day” (Bob the Builder)
“I knew You Could: A Book for All of the Stops In Your Life”
“Poems to Read to the Very Young.”
“Teacher’s Pets” (Clifford)
& “Clifford the Small Red Puppy ”
So, all in all I think we got some good bargains! I also remember my father’s adage, If you didn’t need it, it wasn’t a bargain.