AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Yard sale happiness DATE: 5/09/2009 12:49:00 PM ----- BODY:
Momma and Susan have delicately pointed out that I'm a slacker blogger these days. Of course, that's not at all what they said, but that's how I'm going to think of it. It will help light a fire under me a little better.

I would love to get back up to a post a day, but I'm not promising anything. It's so much harder now that Little Bird is GOGOGOGOGOGOGO all the time. During nap time, there are so many other things I need to get done, and well, Twitter. I blame Twitter.

Today's news isn't horribly interesting, but looking through my archives, that never stopped me before, so here goes.

We loaded up Little Bird and went down to Glenwood South to an open air crafters market. Why is it that these markets are 90% jewelry these days? And not even very unique jewelry, although most of their names include the word "unique" somehow. Unique boutique. Beaded Uniquely. Unique Creations. If you can't come up with a more clever name than that, I'm thinking you aren't very creative anyway.

The only booth I found interesting was a quilter. I thought that I was totally uninterested in quilting when I started sewing. Then I started saving my fabric remnents. Then I joined a fabric co-op. Now, I'm thinking I had better learn to quilt or my home is going to become overrun with fabric.

On the way home, I spotted a yard sale with a faded Little Tykes car near the driveway. I asked Kevin if we could check it out. Bird loves the trucks with steering wheels at Marbles, so I had been thinking of getting him a car for outdoor play. This little car needs some tlc. It's faded and dirty and the steering wheel is loose, but it was only $5. For another $5, they convinced us to take home a tricycle.

The trike is missing the pushbar, so I looked it up just a minute ago to see if I could order just the pushbar. I can, and it's $18. Turns out the tricycle new is $180. Seriously. I had no idea. We came home with a Kettler trike for $5. I'm not believing it. Probably helped that it was almost noon. Everything out on their tables was priced really high, and I can imagine that several people were interested in the trike, but they were asking too much early in the morning.

Score for us. Bird lurves his new car so very much, and I'm going to order the pushbar this afternoon so we can take walks on his "new" trike.

It's a good day.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Hf DATE:Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 2:50:00 PM EDT yay for yard saleing!! We love out Kelter tryke. M. still uses it and Miss C. loves being pushed around on it like a big girl! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Convertible Girl DATE:Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 3:36:00 PM EDT Hooray! This means we can trike to the pool together this summer :) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous @sweetbabboo DATE:Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 9:15:00 PM EDT Score. Yep, those Kettlers cost an arm and a leg new. Glad you got yours for only an eyelash.

If C is anything like Linus, he'll love zooming around on his new bike and in his new car.

-Abby

PS: I blame Twitter too, not to mention Facebook. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous whymommy DATE:Monday, May 11, 2009 at 1:52:00 PM EDT Score!

I'm convinced there are only 12 little tyke trikes in the world. They just keep getting handed down to kid after kid after kid.

Ours has brown decals along the sides -- it's a "woodie" wagon! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 12:02:00 PM EDT That's some awesome snags! Nice. ----- --------