Monday Op-Shopping…

A little drive to the mountains today…. A few deliveries and a strict budget for op-shopping, a $20 limit… Trying to seriously downsize before moving in a few months, that means not bringing home more than I sell…. which was harder than expected as there was a chair that would have been a great project, that I could have done and flipped within a few weeks…. But I managed to talk myself out of it before I ended up lugging this back down the mountain….

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If I was already living in the mountains I probably would have snapped and bought it…. But I also know there would be a danger that once it was painted and upholstered I would want to keep it… So instead I bought a $10 bag of Lego…

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So an evening of watching TV and sorting little bits of plastic, looking for the valuable bits… and then the kids can have the rest… and yes there are valuable bits that I can sell… Some mini-figures are quite collectable, and Fabuland is always an easy sell….

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…and obviously this complete boxed set was just a bonus… 1969 Lego is kind of cool…. I also bought a few other bits and pieces but kept the spend at $18….

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The sealed Hitchhikers Guide game is kind of cool… and my collection of russian nesting dolls is growing too…

The trip wasn’t all about deliveries and shopping…. I also wanted to get a feel for village that is creeping up the place to move list…. I hear very good things about about the school… It has great coffee…. and it is not to far a drive from the ex, so the kids can see her….. not that I am actually using that as a criteria, but I will pretend I am…. I have started the internet house hunt, not actually looking for a house, but getting a feel for prices and inclusions etc, so I know whats a good deal and whats overpriced, when I do start looking…

Also starting to think life will be a whole lot easier if I just stay single till the kids are grown… Had a friend find out some truly horrid things about someone they were involved with…. It seems the world has some horrid people in it, and even though I consider myself a better judge of character than most, even I know, you can never know whats going on in someones head…

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Monday Op-Shopping…

  1. sewexhausted says:

    I did not know Legos were collectible. I will have to dig through my 25 year old son’s childhood collection! He loved Legos!

  2. inkomplete says:

    In the good old days (pre-ebay) i could buy lego at garage sales for nothing (which is why I have a shed full)… but these days there is a $ to made on some of the rarer bits… some mini figures can sell for $40… or there is that whole star wars collector thing.. so older star wars sets can make hundreds…

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