My number must not have been up yesterday, but then again, it kind of was.
While out in the thrifting jungle yesterday morning, I was in driving in
a well-to-do, quiet neighborhood where usually the only thing you have
to worry about dodging on the street is run a way sprinkler system. This
day was different. The narrow street was lined with cars and people
were gleefully attending the neighborhoods annual yard sale. Many
bargains were awaiting!!
The happiness of the day was shattered when an armed criminal in a
stolen truck barreled through the neighborhood, driving through yards,
and threatening lives. Nope, I was not kidding when I wrote the title of
this post! I ended up staring him down head-on in my car as I was about
to allow a family of 4 to cross the street in front of me. Long story
short, if it weren't for the timing of the good Lord, I surely would
have ended up in the hospital if not worse and that family with the 2
small children would surely have not made it. Turns out the bad guy had
been evading the police for most of the morning and would continue to do
so through the afternoon, taking a hostage along the way. The
authorities later caught the man and the hostage was unharmed. It turns
out that there were many close calls, but by a miracle, no one was
Dang y'all thriftin' is dangerous and stuff!!
So...why did I say my number kind of was up?
BECAUSE THIS FINALLY HAPPENED! THE HOLY GRAIL OF KITCHEN BOWLS!!
A full set of vintage primary colored Pyrex nesting mixing bowls!
I have been thrift searching for this set for a whole year, ever since
my obsession de 'rex started. And literally about 5 minutes after I
about bit the dust, and whilst still in a daze, I found them! Here's how
it went down: After the whole fugitive from the law thing, I gathered
myself and drove to the next sale. I was still a bit flustered when I
walked up to the sale and didn't even see the beautiful primary colored
mixing bowl set which was right up front! I was about to exit the sale
and they caught my eye. Oh man, was I excited. The woman had $20 bucks
on them, which I would have happily paid, but we worked down to $15 and
they were mine...ALL MINE!
Ok, enough of my Pyrex bragging! Share in the comments section a time when you
had been hunting forever for a piece of Pyrex and then found it.
Story from Rachael at The Thrifty Picker blog.