You all know I am a trash picker at heart! Well, I happened to be driving home from the store the other day when I spotted some old pickets from a fence sticking out of the top of someone's trash can. This of course was on a main street here in town. LOL. I stopped and tried to pull them out but they were stuck. Grrrr.... now what I'm not gonna unload the trash just to get them out. So back in the car I went. I just couldn't stop thinking about them... I swear I heard them calling my name!!!!! Please don't let us go to the trash dump!!!! Seriously I know I heard that. I pull in the driveway and guess who is in front of me???? STEVE!!!!!! He'll do anything for me. He couldn't get out of the car fast enough for me. I told him to get in the car I needed his help. And he got in without a word. LOL. Around the corner we went to the pickets. He parked the car and got out. He couldn't pull them out either so he unloaded the trash and rescued these babies...
Fabulous I know you're jealous... I just have to let them dry out cuz they are really wet.
My next treasure Steve and I found a few houses down the street while we were out for a walk. I remarked how awesome it was and wondered why it was out for the trash. My son and his friends happened to be out riding bikes when I told him to go look at the chair and see what was wrong with it. So like a good boy he went and looked and reported that it was sturdy. Since we were walking I asked my son to go trash pickin and get it for me. LOL. He and his friends went and parked their bikes ran over and then carried it home and put it in the garage. Woohoo I've taught my son well!!! It needs a good cleaning and new seat cover. I think it'll work well for my computer instead of the folding chair I use now. There is a little piece of wood missing so maybe I'll paint it too.
Lastly, not a trash find but FREE!!!! I came home from work one night to find this sitting on my table next to the front door.
My Mom dropped it off because there was a hand written note on the inside..."Harland's bonnet". I know my Mom had an Uncle Harland but I'm not sure if it was on my Grandmother's side or my Grandfather's side. The one thing I can tell you it is over 100 years old!!!!! You should see the stitching on this bonnet. The one thing I noticed was there are 4 ties not 2. Hmmmm.... I have it hung over the little dress in my living room on my shelf. I was so excited!!!!
A little update... I hate talking about me but I've had several emails about how my doctor's appt went. My doctor seems to think I might have several herniated disks in my lower back. I had Xrays today and have an MRI scheduled for next Monday. He gave me a new medication to help me sleep called Elavil. I am still working to find the right dose but have hope. I am sleeping about 4-5 hours in a row before my back spasms wake me up and I have to change positions. He informed me that people with Fibromyalgia are sometimes prescribed this at low doses to help them sleep. All I can say is that most of my mid back and shoulder pain subsides for most of the day since starting it. The low back pain is another story... LOL. For now I continue working and searching for new employment opportunities to try and save my back.
I forgot to tell you all I am finally going to take my kids on a vacation!!!! I have never been able to afford to go on one since my son was born 10 years ago. I've saved some money and I am taking them to Oglebay, West Virginia in July. My son is so excited. He has never been outside of Ohio!!! Steve is coming with us because I can't stand to drive for that long and he and my son are planning on fishing and golfing together. They had a great summer time package I couldn't pass up. Hopefully they can do something about my back before then.
Boy my thoughts are getting random... I'm almost done with my quilt. I just need to do the binding and it will be done! Maybe it will be done by July 4th after all. LOL. Then I'll work on my box tutorial because my dining table will be cleared off. Thanks again for visiting!!!!