We ended up at a moving sale where this nice older couple was getting rid of everything because they were relocating out of state. They were selling everything that wasn't bolted down. Although there were plenty of dishes and other knick knacks, I had my eyes peeled for something that I "just HAD to have." It took a few minutes but I found it, a plastic container filled with bottles of hot sauce. There were a ton (exaggeration)of different types of hot sauces. It even contained a book on hot sauce collecting. Even better, the price was $3.00! Hubby recognized the look in my eyes and dug out the $3.00 and the man was thrilled to know that his sauces were going to a good home.
Our next stop offered a variety of items. I was impressed that the sellers were trying to raise money for a mission trip to Africa. I was determined to find something to provide my support. Instead, I discovered one of the sellers was a long lost friend. Two weeks earlier, I had thought about her and even did an online search to try to find her but came up empty. Anyway, we were both so glad to see one another. It had been about 10 years since we'd last caught up. We chatted for awhile as Hubby leaned patiently against a fence. It was so good to catch up with her! After exchanging phone numbers and promising to stay in touch, we headed back to the car. Even though I didn't actually buy anything, I felt as if I had discovered the biggest treasure of all- rekindled friendship; and it didn't cost a thing.
It was a great yard sale kind of day. I ended up with a box full of hot sauce, (I have no idea what I'm going to do with all of them) and a heart brimming with friendship.
Do you yard sale? I would love to hear about your adventures and your greatest find.