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So Hi, Kids! I just checked and it's been a while since your ol' Uncle Veg posted anything here. Want to know why that is? Two reasons: we missed our usual rounds a couple of times, and when we did manage to get out, the thrifts had NOTHING. I figured they'd be overflowing with stuff since everyone unloads their stuff at the end of the year for the tax write-off, but nope. Maybe they're sending it all off somewhere else. I don't know. All I know is that the pickin's have been slim.
I did find one thing, though. It's not particularly exciting, but here 'tis:
1. Popcorn Popper! For a while there, I had a terrible craving for popcorn. I have no idea where that came from. The real kind is too messy to clean up after and the microwave kind tastes really chemically to me, so I thought I'd go back to air-popped. P.S. It still tastes like Styrofoam. Anyway, the Goodwill had two of these: One without the all-important measuring cup/cap, no box, no instructions for 6 bucks, and this one, with all the pieces the other one didn't have (not to mention a little bit of ooky stuff on the bottom of the other one), also six bucks. I guess it's obvious which one I bought. I don't think this had ever been used, as the wire tie was still around the cord. Goodwill, $6.00
And that's it for thrift store purchases. I'm kind of embarrassed to even show you that, since it's not even cool or vintage.
I did buy one thing this weekend, though not at a thrift store. And a little more expensive than I'm usually willing to spring for:
Kia Sorento! Meet Oobie. So yeah, I really wanted to go back to having 4-wheel drive (I used to have a Kia Sportage) and I so I got it into my head, and look what I went and done. It has all kinds of fancy features I'm not used to--backup camera, downhill brake assist (huh?), Sirius XM radio, and on and on. And the best feature of all:
butt seat warmers! Talk about delightful! Where have you been all my life?
If the Average MPG thing in the dashboard can be trusted, I'm getting the same mileage I got with my old car (Kia Rondo. Seeing a theme here? Hubs has a Kia Forte), but I won't be sure until after a couple of fill ups. It's a 2012 model, by the way, and I got it at Carmax, and overall, it was a decent experience. Word of warning, though: when they say "no haggle", they mean it!
Picture is from the Carmax site--the weather here has been too awful to take a good picture of it.
Stuff I Didn't Buy Department
Hubs and I saw a couple of things yesterday that needed to be reported on. Scroll down if you dare!
World's Creepiest Jack-in-the-Box! I actually gasped and did a double-take when I rounded the corner and saw this peeking at me. Who would want this in their house? And is it me, or do the eyes look kinda squinty and evil? Shudder.
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WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN Words fail me. Hubs spotted it first, and I could tell from the expression on his face that he found something...interesting. I kept the picture kind of big so you could experience the full horror of it. Who thought this was a good idea?
I should totally buy this and give it to someone as a gift.
Tragedy Strikes Department:
Way back at the beginning of this blog, I had some electrical boxes installed for ceiling fans.
Wellsir, I went to use the light the other day, and nothing. Fan didn't work either. I checked the other one in the room with both remotes, and that one's fine. Dang. So now I have to figure out what's wrong with this one. I'm hoping it's something simple, 'cause it's going to be a royal pain to take it down. It has one of those useless Lifetime Warranties--if something goes wrong, they'll send you a new part or something, but not until you uninstall it, dismantle it, and ship the whole kit 'n caboodle off to Sri Lanka or someplace. Imagine how little I want to do that.
And that's it for this week. Lame, I know, but at least it's something. With any luck, we'll get to make our usual rounds next week and hopefully find something neat. Linking up this week with Sir Thrift A Lot, Hey What's For Dinner Mom?, and Vintage Bliss Tuesdays
EDIT: For the youngsters out there.