Saturday, August 17, 2013

Treasures

Helena, MT  High 97  Low 58

We’ve been reaching record highs here in the great state of Montana the last few days. It’s been so beautiful but lately the sun has been shining down upon us in full force. We also had a couple of storms pass through – one with hail but no damage.

sapeWe have been garage saleing with my sister who is Queen of the garage salers. This is one of her purchases for $1. She loves to give them to her oldest son who is a principal at a high school in Idaho. He, of course, does not really appreciate having to haul them all the way back to Idaho so it’s turned into a family joke.

However we also found some treasures along the way. I’ve found some tops and Jim found some shirts. Hard to pass them up at only a buck a piece. Lots and lots of books so I haven’t run out of things to read this summer. A few books on CD to listen to while we travel down the road.

A couple of items for our “yard” in Apache Junction. Not sure what I’m going to try and plant in the cup – probably fake flowers cause I can’t kill those. I tried to get Skittlez to pose in the cup but she wasn’t having anything to do with it.

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I thought the dog was really cute for a $1 so I grabbed it.

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Jim found a cable TV cable, for when we’re in a campground that offers cable, for 10 cents. Also got a small cooler that he’s been wanting.

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This was our big purchase.

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We had one of these that we lost along the way while driving through some construction last year. The gentlemen who was selling it had just sold his fifth wheel because of his wife’s medical issues. They only used it a few times before she got sick. Came with  hoses and hook-ups and all for $16.

We still have a couple more week-ends – wonder what new old treasures we can find.

 

25 comments:

  1. How cool, a dog you don't have to walk. Great find on that blue boy!

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  2. Great deal on the toater. We spent waaay more than that! I'm thinking a cactus would be nice in your cup.

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  3. I love the bargain prices that you paid for your treasures! :)

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  4. Bargains, bargains! The blue boy was a bargain!

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  5. What fun! It's good to go with a pro.

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  6. You guys are on a roll with your bargain hunting.

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  7. So you gonna haul to the dump for all our group at Q? :)

    Love the gorilla; he could sit in my passenger seat then I could cuddle up to him when I get to missing Dave too much. Easier than getting a cat which I occasionally think of doing.

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  8. Somehow, I find it hard to consider a Blue Boy as a Treasure! Sure, you gotta have one, but TREASURE.....?

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  9. you got some great deals! the last one especially!!

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  10. Those are much better prices than you'll find in Arizona. Bill and I only went those couple of days in Darby.

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  11. Looks like you found some good treasures at the garage sale. I've seen those big cups and didn't realize they were used for plants.

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  12. What fun. I love the cup. How in the world are you going to haul that?

    The doggie is a keeper too.

    Great deal on blue boy. We always say we are going to get one but as of yet...none.

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  13. Love the dog. We left our "blueboy" south and we've found nothing but places to park without a dump. Wish we had brought it with us for sure.

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  14. Now that you have three dogs, you may have trouble getting into some campgrounds. ;)

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  15. Looks like you got some great buys, I paid over $100 for my portable waste water tank!

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  16. I'll have to remember never to let Paulette go to garage sales in Montana! Our rig would be overflowing with deals like that!

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  17. Hi Sandie.......i've missed coming here...but had to stop by today to see what was up with that HUGE bear. Thankfully you are not going to put it in your coach as you and Jim would have to move out! LOL

    xoxo

    Jo

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  18. Looks like you all were able to get some real bargains at the garage sales. The "blue boy" was an excellent deal.

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  19. Lots great deals that you found , never know what you with find at garage sales.

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  20. Looks like you made out well. My MIL was one you guys.

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  21. Funny we just got a newish blue boy in the park. We are using now and plan to ask if we can buy it.

    I am an avid yard sailer. We have over the years found many treasures. I will be happy to share some of those books this winter. I am really into Lisa Gardner (I think you gave Jeri her first and she turned me on to her) and I have about 10 of hers now that I will share.

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  22. Something comes in, something has to go out, isn't that right?

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  23. Love that big stuffed animal and, of course, the metal dog. You found some great buys.

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