Monday, April 20, 2015

Thrifting Finds #79: There has been a truly disturbing lack of


I was reminded this morning of how long it's been since I blogged.  My last post was at the beginning of February, fercryingoutloud.  What possible excuse could I have?

A couple, actually.

First, I have found nothing--nothing!--at any of the thrifts since the beginning of February.  This has got to be the longest dry spell I can remember.  And it's really quite tragic, because I need all kinds of stuff--light fixtures, furniture, etc., because

Fondue Headquarters is moving!

Yep, we've decided to re-enter the world of crushing debt and buy ourselves a new house.  I didn't want to say anything before, because we don't actually close until next week (fingers crossed!), but we're getting close enough that it's kind of hard to keep secret any more.

Anyone who has been through this process before realizes that it just sucks up all of your time.  I have zero memory of buying my last house eleven years ago, but I think I'd remember if it were as complicated as it is now.


Hopefully, I'll be able to show you some before-and-after pictures soon, but I'm guessing for a while that this blog will be more about moving and redecorating than it will about really awesome thrift finds.  Is that okay with you guys?  I hate to get you all used to one thing and then switch tracks all of a sudden.

And with any luck, there will be some awesome thrift finds, because the law of averages pretty much says so.  This dry spell can't go on forever!

Thanks for sticking with me.  There's more to come!


  1. Ooooh, a house! Love houses! Though the buying process can certainly be a roller coaster. We just bought a rental and it had its moments, but on the house we live in we got up to Addendum T in the negotiating of the contract. The escrow lady couldn't believe it.

    It's your blog, you can write about whatever you want. Especially a house!

    1. I love houses too--especially when they're someone else's! It's much harder (not to mention more expensive) when it's your own. I'd forgotten that the purchase price is just the tip of the fiscal iceberg. Yikes! I can't believe I'm doing this--and at my age, too!

  2. I was wondering where you were...Congrats! OMG, once you're settled, you and the hubs should come visit my new digs! (you know I bought a house, right?)
    Also, if you are looking for decor, you need to meet my friends at Retrofurn.
    Email me!

    1. Thanks! We totally will! No, I didn't! I want to! I will!

  3. Hey, did your new house swallow you up? Let's hear something from you soon. You don't want to make me worry that something has happened, now do you? ;o)

    1. You may stop fretting! Though it was touch-and-go for a while there, I didn't actually get swallowed up!