It’s my first weekend here. I have been so blessed by my in laws (hence referred to as “family”) and so many of you readers. So surprised by the support emails, the understanding and encouragement! Thank you. From the bottom of my heart.
I lived in this area some years ago for 3 years and used to really get into one of my favourite activities:
garage sale and thrifting
This week gone by has been hard on my nerves, with unpacking, finding space, making do etc etc. So today, my MIL (mother in law) took me garage sale-ing with her (she loves it, and now is so glad to have someone else go with her that she doesn’t have to drag around, i.e. her husband!!).
I also scored a surprise gift from my MIL. I said “I love that, mum” but since there was no price on it (there were prices on the other pieces surrounding it) I thought it wasn’t for sale. I walked out, mum stayed inside. Mum walked out with it, big grin on her face. Presenting it to me with a kiss, “It was only $3, darling!” MILs are great.
(If we stay longer than 8 months, we’re painting the entire place white. Walls, doors, trim… everything. The raw plywood walls is driving me mad because it looks so unfinished.)
Isn’t she gorgeous?
Got the cutest monkey skipping rope for Hannah for $5, brand new still in packaging… I was happy.
Also scored a cute stout yellow art glass vase to add to my collection :)
[Of course, said collection is packed away beneath oodles of newspaper and bubble wrap in box #67.)
Only 50¢ :)