So you know you have true friends when you get texts from them alerting you that their neighbor will be tearing down fence that day and throwing out the wood, or a picture of an amazing hoosier cabinet at their neighbors garage sale that they have negotiated a rock bottom price for. One day I got a call from a neighbor at 7:00 in the morning telling me about a pile of furniture she saw on the way to the neighborhood post office. It took me about 5 minutes to drag my husband out to help me load our vehicle up with this:
The headboard I painted for my daughter. You may remember how I tried to destroy it. I cleaned up the table and spray painted the two solid wood chairs with some red paint from my stash and sold them together at a garage sale. I haven't done anything with the little salmon leather chair but I will. Someday.
Anyway - last week I got a call that a house a few blocks away was replacing their windows and that the old windows were available for pick-up. To the vehicle I flew and picked up these
I only took nine because I was feeling a little greedy. Should have taken more.....Some had broken glass which I didn't want to mess with at the time so I didn't take them. Now I know what I am going to do with them and I won't be needing all the glass so I'm regretting the ones I let get away. Oh well. I have plans. Plans for the windows. Please send birthday money.....
Speaking of money. We woke up this fine Father's Day and found that our house had been broken into and robbed. They took Mr. Quirky's work lap-top and phone. Not a work laptop like you bring home from the office, but a work laptop like you work at every day - as in all the time. A big problem. They also took my purse. My purse with $140 cash in it. ARGH! That's enough cash for like two months of
garage sales groceries! We spent the entire morning dealing with the police, various customer service departments and racking our brains. What on earth was in my purse? Well my ATM card for one. Which thank goodness we have fraud protection on, and it had already been shut down. One credit card had been used several times for gas, but that is protected as well. I guess that's what you do when you steal a credit card - you go to the gas station and offer to fill peoples tanks with gas for cash. It's easy to sell someone a tank of gas for $20 cash when you are putting $60 on another persons credit card! We are so fortunate that they did not take our home computer. We were able to access all of our accounts and find phone numbers etc. I will say that we will be making an easy access list of all numbers like this, and also a list of the main items I keep in my purse. I keep thinking of things that I will have to replace. Like clips for my uncontrollable hair. And my Red Robin frequent flyer card. And lipstick. Who can live without that?
Man, I'm glad those windows were free! And I'm glad I came up with a super secret plan for using them. Stay tuned, and
Make something wonderful today!
PS Seriously, if you don't have a ready list of contacts for if your purse or wallet are stolen please make one. Also, I'm not joking about a list of things normally in your purse. It would really make things easier for me if I had one.
My 1929 Charmer