...kitchen...have always been something I envied. Now, remember
I don't have a big kitchen. And after watching far too much of HGTV's House Hunters, I have
come to realize that I possess a kitchen "too small for any living human being" (Does this mean UNLiving folks will fit?), that has
"old fashioned Granny cabinets", and, for the pièce de résistance, is "positively grotesque"! All comments I heard last week alone about kitchens resembling my own. But I digress.
Suffice to say I do not have an HGTV dream kitchen. But I now do have an island...well...of sorts. But I like it. I really like it!
and I spent a morning and afternoon sale-ing around garages and yards. *smile*
We came home *mostly* empty handed. But I had seen the cutest old sewing table bottom and wow. I wanted it. Sue knew I did but she and I were in total agreement that I NOT buy it!
Why? The lady of the house would not dicker at all. We tried for a measly 3 dollars off her asking price. She just turned and went inside. Not even a response! Obviously we offended her sensibilities.
We are pretty rude sorts you know. But this was a GARAGE sale. We were not in a high end department store. I may be a virgin yard sale-er but I have come to learn that dickering is expected and yes. Even desired! And we only asked for 3 dollars off! So we left. Uh huh.
So here is what Sue has yet to find out. (This is a little surprise for her by the way!)
The next week I was out with Bill and I asked him to drive by the house. We know the area as we had once looked at the house next door to purchase. I wanted him to see this house...and gadzooks!
They were having another garage sale. We pulled up and what did my little eye spy?
And had she come down 3 dollars? More like 15! Yippee!
So Sue? You were right!
Oh, and this is the first time I have shown off our new tile floor! What do you think? It only took us 8 years to do...next up? New counters. Let's hope they will go in in less time! *smile*