Saturday, October 18, 2008
On Being Frugal
I awoke early this morning and circled all the garage sales and underlined the addresses in the paper of streets I was familiar with. Then I laid out my orange longhorn t-shirt and clean jeans along with my orange crocs with the longhorn decorations. That means I'm a longhorn football fan. You'll do anything for your grandkids. My oldest granddaughter is a senior at Texas University and the youngest will be a freshman there next year so I have to show my support this weekend by wearing the colors. Then I went back to bed and went sound asleep, not waking again until eight o'clock. The garage sales here start at eight and are over by about two. So by the time I was dressed and we were on the road well the good things would have been sold already. You know those serious early bird garage sale shoppers. So we started for two sales on one street. Kill two birds with one stone as the saying goes. We drive by reallll slow. I'm sure the sellers were saying why doesn't those ole' white toppers (wt's for Martha) stop. Just racks of clothing and we have plenty of those. John wants a leather recliner or naugahide what ever. He thinks he has become allergic to his old one but a new one cost too much for a tight, whoops I mean frugal person. Same things at number two garage sale. So we head for Fig street in the next town over. Palm, Pecan, Hackberry, its the next street John. Oh sorry thats Orange. Well it has to be the next one, but no thats Magnolia. Okay we're running out of trees here. The last one is Fig street. At one address we couldn't even spot anything for sale and the next one well by now we're getting out of the mood. They are looking at us and we are looking at them and we just cruise on by. Oh look John there is the house where you bought your pretty leather sofa. Yeah he said she moved out here to shack-up with that mechanic and was selling her furniture. I said she may wish she had her pretty sofa back. We headed on toward home and as we passed Chile Bandera I told John to pull into their drive-in so I can buy us a potato and egg taco. I'll spring this time since I still have my garage sale money in my pocket.