Monday, October 18, 2010

A Day at the Flea Market

The Hubby has a new hobby. He picks things up nobody wants, cleans them, and then turns around and sells them on Craigslist or at the local flea market. I do my part by helping with the cleaning and posting of the Craigslist ads. The flea market, however, was one place I wasn't too thrilled with getting involved with. I finally gave in this past Saturday and decided to be a real trooper by getting up at the ungodly hour of 3:30am. We quickly got ready, put the baby in the car seat, and started making our way to my in-laws' house to swap the baby out with my 12 year old SIL ( she wanted to come along and it was too cold of a morning to have the baby out ). Below are the highlights of the day.
1). I don't care if it's fashionably correct to wear flip-flops/sandals in GA 12 months out of the year.....mid-October mornings can be FREEZING. I have learned to wear socks and shoes the next time around.
2). I know it's mid-October and folks will be decorating for Christmas in just a few weeks, but don't be fooled......you can still get a nice sunburn in the afternoon. I'm a true GA "red"neck now.
3). I now know why the Hubby needs to arrive 2 1/2 hours early to set his stuff up. He spent half the time looking for the labels and the other half looking for the permanent marker. I think a flashlight would be a nice stocking stuffer this year.
4). "When shopping in the dark, think twice before speaking".......One woman thought my SIL was Hubby's daughter and that I was the "new" wife. Left me wondering who the "old" wife was.
5). You can see about anything for sale at a flea market.......tools, Mexican snacks, clothing, toys, engines, TV's, even a basket full of OPENED toothbrushes.....
All in all it was a pretty good day. We made some money, spent a lot of time together, ate some good food, but just seeing the smile on Hubby's face whenever he made a sale was worth it all. :)

3 comments:

Kristi said...

#1, I'm right there with ya. I'm hot natured, but when my feet get cold, I stay cold all day!

#2, I never thought I'd see the day when you would be a red neck.
;)

#3, I think a flashlight would be a good stocking stuffer too!!

#4, this one just made me laugh out loud for real. So how is it being the "new" wife anyway?

#5, Just another reason I don't buy toothbrushes at the flea market! ROFL

Glad you had a good day. Bruce and I actually enjoy selling at the flea market too.

~Kristi

Tammy C said...

I thing the funniest thing was the part about the new wife!Funny also because Christopher isn't even old enough to have a 12 year old daughter never mind about being married 2 times!!

A good memory to be had by all.

sharon said...

Funny post Courtney! I needed a laugh today, thanks for providing it!