A major source of anxiety for me every Saturday in the Spring is the fact that my kid’s sports occur simultaneously as my favorite past time: Yard Sale-ing. For someone who uses yard sale-ing as verb, this scheduling conflict is very troubling. This past Saturday, as I was trying to un-see all of the Yard Sale signs I was zooming past on the way to soccer, I had the unlikeliest of things happen to me: I was early to a game. (If you know me, you know that me being early ANYWHERE is akin to a sighting of a Sasquatch on the beach). So naturally, what does one do? Turn the car around immediately and in a panic find the nearest yard sale where I can buy something I didn’t really need in the first place.
I struck gold. I had been looking for a desk for my daughter (not seriously looking mind you, she’s been known to change her mind about what she’s “into” at least 100 times a day). When we saw this baby leaning up against the barn (YAY!) marked $20, she was coming home with us. (They threw in a pallet as a free gift. It was a good day.) By the way, don’t ask me details as to how the kids fit in the car after the purchase of the desk (I don’t drive a truck or a large SUV), but “somehow” we made it work.
This is how she looked when we got her out of the car (I think the car deflated once we got the desk out of it. I could have sworn I saw it breathe a sigh of relief).
At first, the universal consensus was that the desk was to be painted coral. My kid was SURE she wanted coral. Its her “favorite favorite favorite” color. Or at least it was. Until we got to Home Depot. This is the color she chose instead:
This color would not have been my first choice, but in my daughter’s words: “I want you to spread your wings..” Well, I did just that and we’re both pretty pleased with how it turned out:
I replaced the knobs with some I’d picked up at the $1 isle at Michaels a few months ago (I had been hoarding them for a while, waiting for the right project. Things like this do nothing but encourage me to continue “collecting”!)
So, the lesson I learned here was that A) it pays to be early and B) Sasquatches evidently DO go to the beach every once in a while..
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