Submitted by megan on Fri, 06/30/2006 - 17:05
I love garage sales and I love thrift stores. Hell, I love garbage day in the right neighbourhood.
This post starts because I went to one of my regular church stores Wednesday at lunch. Almost didn't go, because I'm trying to be thrifty, and believe it or not, you can spend a lot of money doing church stores and garage saling.
Anyway, this week was a coup for thrift purchases.
This picture actually comprises the Four Categories of Scavenging. The record player, sadly broken, was left behind by the people who used to live in my apartment. The Underwood on the far left, I bought at a garage sale in Toronto. The Underwood on the far right was bought at a church thrift store in Stouffville. The portable Smith Corona Corsair next to it is from a now-forgotten thrift store here. Last, but not least, I found the old card file under the Royal (bought at General Typewriter, not scavenged) in the garbage of the rooming house across the street from me.
It's empty, as I haven't yet figured out what else I need to file. But there's something, I'm sure. The things in my house sorted according to the FCS? X-ref by place of purchase?
*We weren't giving each other presents that we'd bought. So I washed and pressed the bathrobe he kept stealing from me, then wrapped and proffered it up.