I am back after a fabulous weekend filled with new baby cuddling. I was in heaven I tell ya!
Besides all the sitting around cooing over my new nephew, we did manage to sneak in a bit of thrifty shopping. I woke up early on Saturday. Like 6:30 am early. Yikes, it was hard! Especially after being up late the night before. But I knew it is best to hit yard sales right when they open, so I sacrificed my beauty sleep. 😉
After showering and a quick breakfast, I was all ready to go. Then my dad called us outside because he saw a mama duck and her babies right across the street. She was trying to get them up the curb, but they were so tiny they were having a hard time. They were the cutest little fuzzy things! Then, right in front of our eyes, something horrible happened. That dang momma duck hopped off the curb and started walking down the gutter. Right over a storm drain. Four of her babies fell right through the holes! It was awful.
We knew we had to perform a rescue mission to get those poor babies out. It was harder than we thought it would be. I won’t go into all the details, so to make a long story short. . .
Eventually my dad rigged a fishing net to a pole, stuck it through the grates:And after a few failed attempts, we had success:Isn’t he the cutest thing!? All four babies were safely reunited with their mama. Yay!
It took us well over an hour, but I’d say that rescuing baby ducks is much more important than finding the perfect piece of furniture, wouldn’t you?
Eventually we did go out yard sale-ing. I did manage to find a few goodies before my mom and I needed to head back home.The quilt rack was $5. The plate holder and the candlestick were 50¢ each. The shelf and the cool star candle holder were $2 each. And those little syrofoam trees were only 10¢ each. Can’t wait to transform everything!
What about you? Did you have any great yard sale adventures this weekend?
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