My yard sale-ing, thrifting vehicle just bit the dust. It is/was a 95 Ford Windstar van. Kinda big and ugly. But I loved it. The things that I could get in the back. That thing has been to the World's Longest Yard Sale three times, to Pennsylvania thrifting twice, and I can't begin to count the places it has been locally. But the time has come to "put her down".
The transmission slips, bad, the main engine gasket leaks, the radio is stuck on LOUD, the window on the passenger side won't roll down or up, the windshield has a major crack, MAJOR crack, the starter is shot, the battery needs replacing and who knows what else. We have had it since 130,000 miles and it is really close to 200,000. But she won't go any more. Time for a peaceful end for a good friend.
Sigh, I'll miss her. The bright blue paint, the cracked windshield, the green moss growing on her side, the spider web under the wheel well. Sigh!!! She really is tired and ready to go.
I like to be what we used to call "low-rent" when I go thrifting or yard sale-ing. Kinda not too upscale, if you know what I mean. I see the Mercedes and BMW's parked at thrift stores, but you never know who is driving them. If you pull up at a yard sale in a fancy car, it's just my personal
I also like to dress the part
This isn't me. I don't smoke. I do bathe.
This isn't me either. I don't do gold lame or spike heels very well. I do smile.
What do you wear thrifting? I bet it isn't your best outfit. Not the one with the holes in the knee and butt and ragged hem either. Somewhere in between homeless and country club. A happy medium. A middle of the road outfit.
My most recent yard sale adventure had me dressed in jeans, a tie dye shirt with paint splatters(thrifted 25c), my purse(recycled blue jean material), a bag of bags (from the thrift store)for hauling the loot home, layered with a flannel shirt (thrifted 25c) to peel off when it warmed up. I've seen some folks yard sale-ing that look like they just jumped out of bed and decided to stop on the side of the road for a look see. I did shower and comb my hair.
SweetiePie says I over think things way too much. Hey, I'm just trying to be cautious and get the best deal. If I pulled up to a yard sale in a Benz or Beamer I just don't think I would have any luck negotiating the price down on anything.
What do you wear? Drive? or am I just too paranoid for my own good?
Let me know in the comments. There's $5 bet riding on the outcome. I need that $5 from SweetiePie for an estate sale that looks promising!!!