There were actually a few yard sales lingering around last weekend. We've enjoyed some spectacular non-fall weather lately, so it still wasn't too late to catch a few sales. I happened across one, where I bought this piece of furniture for 10 dollars.
I love it, but need help figuring out (1) what color to paint it, and (2) what room to use it in. In other words, what shall I fill all those lovely baskets with??
At the same yard sale, I was browsing through a box of books. I heard some other people exclaim "Calvin & Hobbes!" and I immediately took action. Right at my feet, were four Calvin & Hobbes books, in perfect condition. I snatched them up. To be fair, the other people were talking about some other Calvin & Hobbes books, where they were standing. So I didn't steal anything from anyone, I just prevented them from obtaining MORE of these precious books.
I have great memories of reading these books, when I was a kid. I was thrilled to share that experience with my kids. The best part of the day was that these books sold for a quarter a piece!! Bargain! So, excitedly, I brought home my bounty. Immediately, the kids started reading them. I could hear them laughing outloud, for the rest of the afternoon.
(Yes, this picture was re-created for my blog audience, but in no way depicts falsehoods.)
The books have even inspired some artwork around the house. It's a refreshing change from jedi fights and lightsabers.