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.


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?


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@My Repurposed Life said...

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

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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