Friday, July 23, 2010

Hooked or Hooked Up?

I have Far Guy hooked on Garage Sales, ever since he found that one piece for his Lionel Train (The Depot)  for a whole dollar he has been "hooked."   There are many advantages to this situation, he straightens up the house, encourages me to accompany him and always takes his billfold, sometimes he even springs for lunch.
 Recently I have found some cool stuff, like the long legged and long armed Angel that hangs from a wreath outside the front door.  I really should attach her with a wire instead of just a red twist tie.  I have lots of "stuff" I hang from this wreath..all "stuff" bought at garage sales.
 I have a bare nail outside on the opposite side of the door..sometimes I hang a Christmas Wreath there..this summer I found this creation for a quarter or maybe it was fifty cents. It was a good deal.

Yesterday we were at a garage sale, Far Guy is always talking to people, he knows lots of people from the Hockey Arena, from the Air Guard and from growing up in the area. I cannot begin to remember the names of all the people he knows, sometimes he cannot remember their names either.  He will ask me "Do you have any idea who that was?"  This time it was one of his old girls friends..again..they talked and talked. I noticed he tried to walk away on several occasions, she just kept following him around.  I tried to drum up an equally exciting conversation with a perfectly good looking stranger in a red shirt with grey hair..and we spoke just for a minute or two, at which time he retreated hastily..perhaps I was a bit too exciting for him or maybe my days of batting my eyelashes are over.   I wandered back and forth, forth and back, Chance was in the car, I was tempted to join him..they talked and talked and laughed and I think I have this "thing" all figured out..either she is stalking him or they make prior arrangements to meet at garage sales.  When he finally escaped her clutches..he paid for my purchase and we went to the car and Far Guy said " I think we will have to stop meeting like this."

Well I have news for him, he can meet her at garage sales all he wants, as long as he keeps bringing along his billfold and keeps coming home with me :)


  1. Oh what fun. I would get into trouble for talking to an old girl friend, somewhat, but I think giving me a hard time about it is what my wife enjoys most. I have to stay away from garage sales as I see things that are junk and think of their potential. That is overworking the idea of a garage sale item.

  2. Oh baby, your too easy! Heeehehehe!

    Enjoy your goodies. I'm quite smitten with that sweet little angel! I collect 'em...along with bears and bunnies. :o)

    Have a super day Connie!!!

  3. Pretty funny! A lot of men get bored quickly at garage sales, so if Far Guy has something to do it should give you more time to shop!

  4. I love your Welcome sign. It looks like a Marjolein Bastin. Perhaps if you are trying to "ditch" the "other woman", you could let Chance out and say, "Attack!" He doesn't seem aggressive though. Guess we'll have to think up something else.

  5. That's so funny. I am sure that they don't have any priors at all.

    Love what you got at the garage sales, you did well. All I ever saw was junk, maybe I need to hit up the high end garage sales.


  6. After 40 years of marriage, I don't think you have to worry about any old stalker girlfriend coming between you and Far Guy. You are a perfectly matched couple and I can't imagine Chance allowing anyone else to replace you anyway.
    I love your garage sale creations. Just the kind of thing I would buy too. My hubby calls it junk, but I think it is a treasure.

  7. Your a lot nicer than I am!

    My guess is they broke up because she talked too much.

    I ran into an old classmate this week (not someone I dated) and he told me way more than I needed to know. I couldn't wait to get away from him.

  8. My hubby seems to attract sweet young things, but I know he's got all he ever wanted at home (and then some) with me. So I just watch and smile. Sometimes I don't even watch any more, I trust him.

    There is no way I could ever talk him into going to a garage sale, though.

  9. I love garage sales but quit going, I am going through the house now and getting rid of toooooo much stuff that I have now!

  10. Much as I've tried I just can't convince mine that he might actually find some uselful thing that he needs. I don't need any more stuff but I still like going.

  11. I think it can be addictive, going to sales. I try to only look if I have something in mind. I like to look at wooden chairs, and get certain items my church group likes to keep handy to give away when people need them, like walkers and similar medical items.

  12. I really like the welcome sign.

  13. Oh this was so funny! I loved it! :) Some people do attract chatty folk, that's true. I've been waylaid by strangers in stores...wherever. Especially if they DO actually know you from some place or time--I had to chuckle! I'm sure he'll always get away and be glad to be home with you. :):)

    I love the great finds you brought home. Garage sales can be so addictive. I haven't done that for years. Now you've got me thinking...hehe! ;)


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