Friday, September 30, 2011

I Clearly Have Issues

The kids and I went on a playgroup outing this morning.  We carpooled with another mom with her two kiddos – the same ages as mine.  On our way out of town, I noticed a small pile of items on the side of the road.  It looked like they were for free, but I wasn’t sure.

On the way back, I noticed the pile again.  There was something that had caught my eye earlier but I didn’t want my new mommy friend to think I was a freak so I didn’t ask her to stop…  though rest assured in my head I was yelling “STOP THE VAN!”

I took it as a sign the universe was telling me to go visit my grandfather today because not only did I have my contacts in (he has no idea who I am when I have my glasses on but thinks I’m my mom with my contacts) but said item was less than a mile from the nursing home.  So later in the afternoon, I packed the kids in the jeep and headed out for a visit.

I drove by said pile a third time.  I couldn’t see a sign and my inner turmoil talked me out of stopping.

On the way back home one last time, I was driving by really slowly looking for a sign….  and then I saw it – a teeny tiny sign on the pole above the pile of stuff.  “FREE.”

Tires squealing, I pulled over and tossed the one item I was after into the hatch back.

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After I break it to my husband, I’m going to have him check the wiring before I make the final call as to what I’m doing with it.  If the wiring is good, it’s getting a pink and sparkly makeover for Monkey’s room.  If the wiring is bad, I’ll rip it out and turn it into a candelabra of some sort, probably for the sun porch.

Have you found any treasures on the side of the road lately?

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Ted always finds treasures and brings them home. He really has a good eye.

Jodi said...

I've passed up a few other treasures on the side of the road because I didn't have a definite plan for them... the man needs to be told the plan for minimal eye rolling to occur. ;-)

ashleybrowning said...

I would have done the same thing!!

gail said...

great find! :) You KNOW I would have stopped in a heartbeat!
gail

Jodi said...

I still haven't broken it to my husband. It's hiding in a closet in my craft room (he never goes in there! lol). Now I'm working to finish some other projects so I can pull it out of hiding to have him give it a once over. :-)

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