Saturday, March 9, 2013
"Awayoo? "That's how Chanbe says "where are you?"
So here I am! Life is cruising along without too much to report. Well, not much interesting at least. Until today!
This is Hubs' 3 day weekend, and after we got reprimanded by the real estate agent for the state of the garden*, I suggested that we spend some time on it this weekend. This is after I got a quote from a gardening business to prune and spray for $550. Granted, there is a lot of pruning to be done, but we have better things to spend our money on! (Here comes a tangent!)
Like things at garage sales. As well as gardening this weekend, I suggested we hit the garage sales for drawers for the office (mainly for my crafty and sewing stuff), bookshelves, a cot, and Hubs is always on the lookout for tools and lego. We cleaned up big time! We went to almost a dozen places over 2 suburbs, and I couldn't have been more proud of Chance. He is very much in to doing everything we do, and doing things himself ("Chance do iiiiiiiittttt") but we didn't want to take him out at every place, so Hubs would go and do a reccy and decide if it was worth us all getting out. We probably all got out at half of them, and the other half I trusted Hubs' judgement. And he was so well behaved in and out of the car. A very proud day for us :-)
So, what did we score? Well. We got 2 lovely, pine tall boys for $50 each, complete with slidey drawers!! I assured Hubs that this was an absolute steal, though he wasn't as convinced. I plan to use these in the kids' rooms, and use the dodgy flat-pack ones that are currently in there for the crafty stuff. We also picked up a tent for $75 that retails for $500 new. It's a few years old but has only been used a few times and looks like new. Very excited about that too. We should probably go camping some time!
I sent Hubs back to pick up the second tall boy and check out a garage sale that started at 12noon (weird!!) and he rang me from there, very excited, as he had found a work bench and a bunch of tools. So he brought that home and has left again to pick up the other tall boy and the tent. We also picked up random crafty stuff, a wooden train for Chanbe, and some kids camping chairs (for FREE!!)
Lucky we are getting paid this week!! I plan to do lots of reorganising around the house in the next week or so, and hopefully have the rest of our stuff unpacked and sorted by next weekend. The only things we are still missing are a cot and some bookshelves, so I'm afraid the 5 boxes of books will remain packed at this stage. But we are getting there!
Oh, and we might actually get some gardening done at some stage as well......
*I wouldn't mind so much, except we have had outstanding maintenance requests since we moved in, 2 months ago, and have had to deal with 4 different agents from the same place because of staff turnover, and have had to resubmit the requests each time, as they have gotten "lost". So yeah, my feelings about how renters get treated by certain real estate agents hasn't changed.