Saturday, March 28, 2009

Early Morning Bargains! (link now working)

My hubby and I got up bright and early this morning, got ourselves and little Eli ready (Jacob's at Mema's for a sleepover with the boy cousins) and headed out to a surplus sale. We wanted a filing cabinet and maybe a bookshelf and toy shelf.

The sale was to begin at 8:00. So, we fueled up at Bruegger's Bagels (YUMMY) and were in the sale's parking lot at 8:00.

So were about a dozen other people. They were already lined up and getting ready. We didn't know what we were in for.

The doors opened and we all went in. Clearly we were surplus-sale-first-timers as I watched people scurrying around and putting return address labels or sticky notes on the items they intended to purchase. We were unprepared to say the least. Unarmed with the name-bearing stickers we went in search for a filing cabinet. We found a nice 5 drawer cabinet with a little ding on the corner. Matt found a discarded marker in one drawer and attempted to scribble our name on a scrap of paper a teacher left taped to the side.

In the meantime, the pros were claiming every good and useful item with their labels and tape. By the time I got over to the book and toy shelves, everything was claimed.

There was nothing left to do, but check out! We headed to the table and due to the ding--which is really minor and will be facing the wall--the 5 drawer filing cabinet (like this one) only cost us $10! Yes, ma'am. I said, "$10!"

We headed out to the van and proceeded to entertain the other shoppers with our lack of knowledge about how to "tumble" the second row seats in our van to make said bargain cabinet fit. After some fun times fighting with the seat, I resorted to the glove compartment. Thanks, Sienna manual! We couldn't have done it without you!

So, tomorrow the filing begins. The teacher in me is about to bust. Nothing sets my heart aflutter like some filing and organization!


Dougherty Family said...

You are your Daddy's girl! Great deal!

Nicole Collins said...

FYI...since you are such a good bargain mom's neighborhood (Waverly Point) is having their neighborhood yard sale the weekend of the 4th. My neighborhood (Turner Downs) is scheduled have our neighborhood yard sale April 25th. I always find good bargains at the yard sales. Especially the neighborhood ones. What kind of book shelf are you looking for?

Anonymous said...

Good shopping!
Love you,

Nicole Collins said...

Just wanted to let you know that any time you want to set your heart "afluttering" feel free to come by the house and organize away.