5.25.2006

Shopping.....the "Sanford and Son" way

Okay, let me first start off by saying hello to our two lovely readers out there. I have been fond of reading many different blogs over the last couple of years, but I always found it to be a tad bit intimidating to get on here and do "my thing". However, I have decided to put my fears aside and brave out into this new medium so please beer, errr, bear with me.
I am never one for a lack of things to talk about, but I thought that I would take things slow and chat about one of my more endearing qualities my wife loves to tell everyone about......the fact that I am cheap. I prefer frugal or that I cautious with my money, but I suppose cheap will work.
Being infected with the "cheap gene", I am always trying to get things for a better deal. I will hold out purchasing costly petro for our vehicles in the hopes that it will go down a penny as I am out and about running errands or what have you. So the other morning I was out testing one of our vehicles (which I had fixed the night before) to make sure it was going to be okay for Carmen to drive to her summer internship. Remember, I am cheap and not an auto mechanic by trade, hence the reason for the test drive. While I was out, I passed by a house which had four doors that were being set aside for the weekly trash pick up which was to occur later this same morning. I finished my test drive with everything being in order and running smoothly and switched out Carmen's auto for my truck. This is what I was able to bring back home:


a fine swinging butler's door lacking the butler




a "fixed" door with the same profile as well as a cute model







and a pair of somewhat matching mauve colored doors, only varying in height

So, as you may have guessed, this little shopping venture did not cost us a dime! And not only did I gain four doors for free (which arguably I might not have any immediate use for) but I also saved some fine looking doors from being tossed away like most politicians should be these days. But that is for another blog on another day.

In the meantime, bear with me as I learn how to use this blogger program. If you are lucky, it won't take me as long as it took me to learn CAD oh so many years ago. And feel free to share any hints or lessons as I am always interested in learning some shortcuts.

2 comments:

jm@houseinprogress said...

Be proud of your dumpster diving! Here in Chicago, it's a lifestyle, entertainment, a fabulous bargain and an adventure all in one! Folks actually arrange things in the alley like they would for a garage sale and you can just browse the merchandise.

Nice score on those doors.

Jennifer said...

There's nothing wrong with dumpster diving. :)

And I think you'll have more than two readers now!