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.
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?