Sunday, August 23, 2009

Roadside Rescue ... Empty Sewing Machine Tables

So, I was lying in bed the other night reading the recent JR posts on my laptop when my CELL PHONE rang. It was only about 8 pm, but sometimes I just feel like getting HORIZONTAL a little early and either read or watch tv. Anyway, back to the story, I ran to the phone (hoping that both adult sons were ok) and discovered that it was one of my DH's co-workers. Hmmm, what on earth could she be calling on MY cell phone for? She's an ANGEL - did you hear me? An ANGEL! She was driving a couple of miles from my house when she called - she just saw four bedside TABLES or end TABLES on the side of the road with a FREE sign on them. When she told me where they were I KNEW exactly what they were without seeing them. I had been to a BARN sale two weeks in a row at that house and they were selling dozens of old sewing machines and cabinets. I figured that these were SEWING MACHINE CABINETS (and I was right!) So, I pealed off my JAMMIES, threw on some clothes, and SNUCK out of the house with DH still sound asleep in bed. I hurried down to the house, JUMPED out of the car, and within about two minutes, I had three of those suckers CRAMMED into my car! I got back home, snuck back into the house, slipped back into JAMMIES and slid into bed. My DH hadn't even rolled over! I'll post an update when I get them converted to either pet beds, kitty-litter concealers, or end tables. I have to let the ideas ferment in my mind before I dive in.

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous finds.........your story is just toooooo funny!!
    xojanis

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  2. *giggle* kudos to you for changing out of your jammies...I would have run out 90 to nothin' IN my jammies! LOLOLOL You stinker - those are FANTASTIC!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them!!!

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  3. Thanks Robelyn, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! I'll post after pics - well, when I get around to doing something with them!

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  4. I love it! Something I would and have done many times!
    I like your blog, just found it!
    Amy

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  5. It's the oft-rumored "junk bat-signal"! I've heard the call, and you gotta respond. I'm just shocked you changed out of your jammies! XOX

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  6. Well, Sue, even in my jammies I was probably over dressed for the town we live in! I'm sure you can hear that "Junk bat-signal" in the thick of fog or dark of night!

    A girl's just gotta have fun, eh?!

    Sue

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