…and what have you done with my husband?
That was my thought when my husband called me at 7:30 am this morning. (He is preaching this Sunday, so he went to the church super early to practice.)
“Hello?”, I answered in a groggy voice letting him know I was sleeping soundly when the ring of the phone woke me up.
“There are tons of great yard sales out here today. I stopped at one and bought a set of router bits, two pipe clamps and eight locking casters for $32!! You need to wake up and get the kids ready to go!”
“Okay…just….give….me…a….minute.” I hung up the phone. Did I just dream that? Was that perhaps some other husband meaning to call his wife and reached me instead? Had I slipped through some wormhole while I was sleeping and was in a parallel reality where my husband has to wake ME up to go to yard sales.
It was indeed my wonderful husband who called. He was home in about 10 minutes and quickly got the kids dressed and ready while I shuffled out of bed to get some clothes on and make my hair look somewhat presentable.
“We’ll get breakfast on the way. Let’s go!”
I’ve done it!! I’VE CONVERTED HIM!!!
Well, we’ll see. It was probably just a fluke thing, but I got a kick out of it and the adrenaline started pumping through my veins as soon as I spotted this at a yard sale…
(Thanks for waking me up, babe.)
…and these wooden theatre seats…
(You rock, hon!)
…AND a Johnson Bros ironstone casserole for $2.00…
(This casserole is undeniable proof that I married the right man.)
The crazing is perfection!
It was pretty funny. I spotted this casserole from the street on a table full of dishes and teacups. We did the usual “yard sale drive by” and my husband said, “Nope…just dishes.” “Yeah. We can keep going – WAIT! I see ironstone! Stop the car!” “Well, if you see ironstone, you’ve got to check it out.” He knows me too well. I ended up getting an entire box of it for $7.00. Score!!
I also found 8 Dr. Seuss books for my boys for $2.00. No superheros (or “guys” as we call them), though, much to their disappointment. I had to explain to my boys that yard sales are that way sometimes. One day you’ll find a typewriter, antique theatre seats and a $2.00 ironstone casserole and another day you come home with a box of Spiderman costumes and a Batcave. Today was just my day.
…and to think I almost slept through it.