Secondhand Surplus

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

These things find me...

I had to pull a quick u-turn as soon as I saw this guy sitting next to the curb, on my street. I caught just a glimpse out of the corner of my eye, but sometimes I believe I have a trained eye when it comes to finding treasures in the trash. There are plenty of times when I turn around to find that it really , truly , is only trash. But, I've also had plenty of finds that are trash to one person and a treasure to me.

In this case, I grabbed this clock of the curb, and knew It had found a good home. There is one spindle broken, and the hands and face need some love, but with the amount this clock is worth, I am going to get him to the clock doctor asap.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What my life looks like at 30...

I just celebrated my 30th birthday, and I always felt that by the time you turn thirty you need to have things figured out, and life underway. As I approached my birthday I felt like maybe I wasn't where I needed to be at this milestone. Maybe I should have more of a path cleared.

I turned 30 on the 5th of July, and now that it is here, I am exactly where I need to be at this point of my life. I have a wonderful, supportive husband, a beautiful 4 year old son, and another on the way. There is nothing else I could be doing at this point in my life that would be more rewarding than what I'm doing right now.