Monday, January 20, 2014
Childhood wrong corrected, no contingency and sunsets
Well, he hit the mother lode with the Star Wars carrying case he had as a kid as well as a goodly amount of original figures in great condition. He talked the guy down by $20 and later he checked with a Star Wars expert he always checks out when we go and he told him he got a really good deal and told him what he'd sell it for and he would've sold it for twice what he paid so that made him feel good. What'll make me feel good is him selling off his newer action figures that have been binned up for years and never quite upped their value as much. So he's a happy manus.
I don't know why but these industrial whisks caught my eye. I thought they would make some pretty awesome sculptures if you had the room for them but at $145 a piece, I'll let someone else get that privilege.
I did come across my old Holly Hobbie easy bake oven and it was in pretty good shape and a great price. I kind of regret not getting it. I don't know if I have room to store it or not but I'll have to poke around in case I can find the vendor at a show next month.
We went to this great burger joint in town and split a burger and fries and I asked if we could swing by the Asian market a few doors down. The 9 year old boy in me came out...
We ended up buying a bag of whole, dried chilis and I chopped them up in my new Cuisinart for some won ton soup and a pinch of that stuff is enough to make the Mr cry. It was good and will be awesome in stir fry. I'll need to find a way to make a lower salt General Tso's sauce.
We did some of our grocery shopping (Target and Trader Joe's) so that we could sleep in on Sunday. I wanted to be lazy and not get to TJ's at 8am and decided to enjoy our usual bigger Sunday breakfast. We headed to an open house of a place we've seen before. We were going to offer something contingent this time last year and the realtor scoffed and said they wouldn't even consider it. Funny, you haven't sold it in a year so whose scoffing now, ya lil effer?? I'm pretty sure this little old Asian couple have lived there since the 60's. It's got that old grandma smell to it that I love and a HUUUUUGE basement area for the 80's arcade we want to do. But there are so many renovations to be done and we kind of like our vacations so they'd have to drop it by another $30K for us to even consider an offer now. When it comes down to it, it's really only the basement we're in love with and not the rest of the house.
As we were picking up the last of some groceries (everyone seems to be out of Brussels sprouts...WTF!?), I couldn't help but snap this beautiful pic of the sunset.
The pic doesn't do it justice because it's a crappy phone pic but the sky looked like it was on fire. It was gorgeous. I want to make an effort to watch the sunset more like they do in Hawaii. Everyone pulls over on the side of the road or if you're in a restaurant with a view, everyone has their camera out and cheers when the sun disappears under the water. We need to remember we don't need to be surrounded by water to appreciate nature's beauty at the end of the day.
What did you do this weekend?
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