Monday, August 27, 2012


Matt decided he wanted to go look for desks at yard sales again this weekend so Saturday we were off after a slight vehicle repair delay.  Matt's truck had a pulley seize up and break a belt.  Quick fix thankfully but he'd forgotten his cell phone so had to walk about a mile (up a steep hill) home to get my vehicle.  One thing we've discovered here is that yard sales are Friday and Saturdays only, nothing on Sundays like we would have had back in Michigan.  We didn't end up finding a desk but we did find several awesome buys.

At our last yard sale we found this deep fryer.  We had to leave the one I bought Matt behind because we just didn't have room to pack it.  We paid 75c for this one!!!!  It's probably a better model too since it has temp control and a couple other features that his other one didn't have.  We don't use a deep fryer often but french fries and mozzarella sticks taste so much better deep fried.

I almost missed this little beauty but Matt noticed it and brought it to my attention.  I love tea infusers so this is a great addition to my collection and only 25c!  At this yard sale we both found a couple more books.  I don't think we'll be needing reading material any time soon with the stack we have going.  My theory is to be well prepared for winter.
I've been looking for a pair of walking shoes for over a year and haven't found a pair that fit and that aren't outrageously expensive.  My last awesome find Saturday was at the Gun & Reel store.  While checking out guns for me we checked out the clearance area.  The first thing that caught my eye was the New Balance design, then the D width, and then the size 7.  They had one pair of this style clearanced from $96 to $20!!!  The pups and I took a 2.36 mile walk Sunday night to break them in.  We're getting ready for a 5K walk for a local pet rescue next month.

This is a picture from the buffalo herd at the museum.  The little one is one of our newer calves just after it approached one of the younger bulls.  The bull swung around really quickly to let the calf know it was not welcome.  The calf wondered back to its mother.  It's it adorable!

Sunday they had a Bluegrass Festival as a Red Cross fundraiser at one of the local churches.  We both enjoyed it a lot.  We arrived about half way through the bluegrass band that played first.  The second band was a blues style band.  Matt talked to the drummer and they may be looking for a bass player so he gave him his business card and hopefully they'll call for a jam session to try him out.  I'd forgotten that a lot of these fund raisers have meals for free will offerings. 


Saturday: Homemade pizza

Sunday:  Pork Sirloin Chops with Cajun seasoning, yellow rice, and broccoli

Monday:  Brats and mac & cheese

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