Most of these finds have already been put to good use. Can't beat that. The first aid box actually came to my aid as I began my junk overhaul and cleaned out my tool drawer. It helped me organize by taking over the job of holding lots of screws, anchors and nails. A lifesaver!
The basket is on duty in my kitchen now, and I've needed the brush and the screwdriver already as well. The little Safeglides floor protector things will be used for the feet on a little bench Lynette and I got when cleaning out that business a couple weekends ago. The bench has been painted, but still needs the cushion recovered.
The pink book is The Five Little Peppers Midway. I read The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew when I was a kid, but hadn't heard of this one.
An old sprinkler FINALLY came my way too. Yay! It's the heavy duty yellow metal kind from back in the day that won't break in a week. I go through sprinklers like I go through hot fudge! And you know how fast that is!
For less than the price of what one cheap new sprinkler would have cost, I got a heavy duty sprinkler that will last, as well as a whole load of treasures. I also had fun while I did it.
Okay, putting on a bathing suit might be pushing it. I live in Florida and even with the beach down the street and the Florida sun beating down, I won't don't put on a suit any more. However, seeing this sprinkler in action did take me back to a time when cooling off meant turning on the twirly yellow sprinkler and running and jumping through the water to cool off, whooping it up as we went.
I truly did not need these wire fence pieces but then again, I felt I must bring them home. We'll see if they sit and rot or whether I can find a use for them.
I didn't need a rusty wrought iron plant stand either, but for a dollar, what the heck. I hated to see it get trashed. It's a bit too rusty for my liking, but with a little work, it'll be just right.
There you have it. The hunt for casters and a few other things will continue this weekend.
I can only imagine what will find its way home instead!
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