Sat. Aug 10th Garage sale-ing Norman found a new used canopy for his Ranger, only problem was it is white but it looks good on his truck. 30.00 is a steal! I found a shepherds hook for a hanging basket and a small trellis for $2.00 ea.
Found a Queen mattress and box spring on Craigslist that was in excellent condition! They wanted $180.00 and had just reduced the price to $80.00 but i offered 60 and she said IF you can come NOW! Good thing we had some painters plastic because after NO rain for so long,,,,, you guessed it.. it began to rain, luckily it was only 6 miles away so it didn't get to wet on the edges.
Sun. Aug 11th Bought my first fruit trees yesterday, one Jonagold and one Sweet Cherry tree. Went looking for a few flowers to pot up and ended up looking at the clearance section of the fruit trees. both were reduced from $30.00 to $7.50 and so after careful picking, chose the semi dwarf Jonagold and the sweet cherry that should only get as tall as the house. Came home and remembered we were going to pick blackberries this weekend and so after grabbing the buckets, rags and water, we took off to our sweet spot in Washougal WA. and picked for 2 hours and filled a 5 gal. paint bucket nearly full! Quitting time, thankfully but as we picked we could hear the RC modelers flying their planes and so we drove down the road a bit and parked up. Took a few pictures while Norman gave the guys a chin-wag. Came home and those berries were already wilting so i had to wash them and prep them for freezing right away. I told Norman I could not make dinner let alone a salad and he went for a pizza.. whew! Finished our pizza and hit the sack early (9 pm) to watch my shows. ahhh bed. :)