Tell Me About Your Day?

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  1. Von Jones

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    The same here for Goodwill and The Salvation Army regarding anything other than baby clothes and toys. I had to pitch four car seats.
     
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    Such a waste on so many levels. But I don't know how crucial those safety recalls are.
    "Might kill you without warning " and "Has tiny parts you could rip off and swallow" are two different things.
     
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    @Bobby Cole #9

    Good day at the flea market this morning. It's nice to spend under $50 or find something that you were going to pay retail for.

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    We don't have them here. When we lived in Jacksonville, FL, there was one we went to once, but it was in such an undesirable area, we never went back. There was another, that was in a much nicer area, that we went to a few times. Got the headlights on our Durango cleaned and boy did they do a great job!
     
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    Last week during my "closet purge," we took a bunch of clothes, some stuffed animals, a lamp and a practically new toddler booster seat that we kept here for grandbabies. Goodwill refused the booster seat! I was shocked because it really was "like new" but we had to sit it out by the curb for trash pickup.
     
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    In every single ministry position I have ever held, the key words when it came to a Rescue Mission’s thrifts stores is to “Refuse Nothing and Accept Everything”.
    But then, you’re talking about Goodwill and I’m not a great fan of theirs.
     
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    No car washes at the one I often go to. The flea markets here are located either in highly visible open areas outside or indoors. I've always felt pretty safe but still keep aware of my surroundings.
     
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    Thrift stores are more willing to take donations of most items with a few exceptions. I think since Goodwill now advertises "employing disadvantaged persons" that there are some guidelines that they must follow. It wasn't like that years ago.
     
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    THAT’s the Shirley we all know and love!
    Generally, at around 0400 hrs I’m a definite #4 before coffee and move right up to #3 after about 6 cups. Sometimes I stay at #3 for the day just like today.
     
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    Ahhhhh, coffee, the great equalizer. :)
     
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    Today I messed with the firewood racks some more. This project just won't end.

    One of my firewood guys called and said someone had felled a black locust tree and given it to him. Black locust is the holy grail of firewood...it burns hot and lasts a very long time (perfect for an overnight burn.) It's also more expensive than poplar and oak.

    To make room for the locust, I cleared off one side of the overflow rack I built behind the larger racks, and stacked that oak onto temporary storage I threw together. No nails or screws were used on the temporary rack, everything kinda just sits on the cinder blocks and is wedged in the ends. When the firewood is gone the pieces fall apart:

    Locust 2.jpg

    This is the first load of locust. I got one more coming.

    Locust 1.jpg

    THEN I should be done, other than putzing with the ropes I tied the tarp roofs down with. They seem to be loosening up a little with expansion & contraction in the elements. But that's just picking at the fringes.
     
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    On our way home today, I noticed a brand new thrift shop has opened that's not too far from here. If I was able to get out and about I'd go and check it out.
     
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    The best time to stop in at a new thrift store. They usually have their best items out.
     
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