Monday, April 28, 2014

Thrifting Finds #54: Step by Step!


Once again, there was diddlysquat in the thrifts this week, though I did manage to pick up something tasty for someone else.

Hubs took off work all last week, and I was off Thursday and Friday.  We did a lot of maintenance-type stuff--got our hair cut, had our eyes examined, got a marriage license :).  That sort of thing.  I got waylaid by a migraine on Friday (I could feel it coming on and between having my pupils dilated and that bright light shining at me, well, that didn't make it any better), but by Saturday I had pretty much bounced back.  Thank you, Imitrex.

Since we missed our usual Sunday rounds last week, Hubs and I decided to make up for it on Thursday.

Is Thursday some big thrifting day?  The stores were packed, despite not having any special sales or anything.  And it was all of them, not just one or two.  They're not that busy on the weekend.  Yeesh.

Didn't find anything, though.  Nothing even slightly tempting, darnit.

So since we already did our usual rounds, we decided to head up to Hanover, PA yesterday to hit a couple of Goodwills and the Community Aid(??) thrift store.  I only found one item, one that probably needs a bit of an explanation.

I have a friend at work who just got promoted and is a HUGE New Kids on the Block fan. I mean, a major major fan.  So when I found this on the shelf, well, buying it was a no-brainer:

1.  New Kids on the Block game!  I had a moment of unease when I realized that I really don't know one boy band from another, and that these dudes might be the wrong ones.  But then I kind of recognized one of the guys from a picture over her desk and figured these dudes were the right dudes.  They also had a NKOTB (that's what people In The Know call them, apparently) lunch box, but I thought that might be overkill.

And that's it, kiddies.  Nothing for your ol' Uncle Veg, nothing for the Hubster.  On the other hand, who knows what we'll find next week, right?  It could be anything!

In Other News Department:  I finally got my FreedomPop phone on Friday.  It's a little early yet to make a final decision, but everything seems okay so far.  Not fabulous, okay.  Which, given the cost, is still pretty good.  I've found that with every new phone I've had, there is a teething period that you need to get through before making a final decision.  I'm going to live with this for a while and see what happens.

Due to the lack of really cool thrifted finds, I am linking up rather shame-facedly with Sir Thrift A Lot, Thrifter/Maker/Fixer/Farm, and We Call It Junkin.


  1. Got a marriage license - that's so exciting! Don't know if it's the same for you guys, but we had to go have the chat with the Registrar where they ask you, amongst other things, 'are you related to each other?' i said 'is that a special Welsh question?' Not many degrees of separation round these parts!

    1. Yes! Here's how the conversation went:
      Registrar: Are you related?
      Me: (Horrified) What--to each other??
      Reg.: Yes.
      Me: Well, not yet!
      Almost asked the guy if we were suddenly in West Virginia...

  2. Sorry to hear about the lack of thrifting finds, its a dry spell for thrifts but a major WET spell Atlantic coast wise today.
    The trickling little stream near where I live looked like a branch of the Mighty Mississippi! (I'm in Bucks county PA in case you were wondering.)

    I know spring likes to be fashionably late, but this year it seems like spring is stuck in bed with the flu and a bad hangover.
    I can only imagine what summer will be like this year.
    Here's hoping that thrifts pick up this year for us all.

    1. The rain yesterday was CRAZY. Every time I thought it couldn't possibly rain any more, the heavens opened up again. INcredible.
      At this point, I'm not even going to think about summer.
      Yeah, keeping my fingers crossed that the thrifts will start getting better--and fast!

    2. was heading to leave a comment but this weather talk got me! in Alaska it's going to be 70˚ on Saturday we have leaves popping out already!

  3. my week too is full of the diddly squat WTH?

    1. We need to do a study and see if everyone hits the Diddly Squat Wall at the same time.
      I'm hoping that this will be a Good Week. Not holding my breath, though.