Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Little Drummer girl and the Thrift sale deal of the summer

Saturday was the Fireman's Parade and Chyann marched in it with the Middle school band.

Pretty cute how all three of these drummers are pursing their lips. Must make it easier to carry the drum, ya think?

Poor Chyann was completely and totally wiped out from marching in the hot sun and carrying the snare drum.

And look who we saw.. Course I think he and his buddy were trying to sneak in and out of the Cenex without us seeing them, but I did and whistled as loudly as I could to let him know he was seen (and I can whistle pretty loud). They dithered for a few moments then decided to come over and see us. He hadn't came home the night before and I had to harass him some (a whole lot actually) for not calling to let us know what was going on. FYI - the phone I pay for will be shut off if it happens again, cuz really if you can't use it to call me you must not need it :)

Was nice to see him though since it seems like we never do.

And the deal Thrift Sale deal of the summer was this gorgeous PIANO!

While at a sale this retired gal asked me if I knew of anyone looking for a piano and it just so happens that I have been looking for one, but haven't found one yet that I could squeeze into the budget.

This gal says she purchased it about 10 years ago for 800bucks with the intention of taking lessons and learning how to play. That never happened so it's been pushed from one side of her living room to the other for 10 years and she is getting her wood floors redone and needs to have it gone. Before I could even ask how much, she says 20bucks takes it since you have kids that would enjoy it!

The Hubby rounded up his good friends and brought it home on Sunday. I have no idea where we are going to put this ginormous piano, but do know that the kids absolutely LOVE it!


Joanne said...

Good for you. How could you leave it behind! Enjoy.

Lisa said...

Wow, that is a steal of a deal. I only paid 400$ for ours. An elderly lady in the church wanted to sell it for 800, but when she saw it was us, she sold it for 400. The piano tuner says it's worth at least 1200.

Colorful Colorado said...

WOW - that was a good deal!! Told Krissy to harrass you about still have a wintery picture on your blog! Speaking of Krissy, sent her an e-mail to get her to update her blog - she is way behind!!

lyndylou said...

What a bargain! I love tinkering with a piano, although I have never learned to play it properly.

PAK ART said...

Way to go Chyann - it's nice to see her back to being active kid. Coltan's friend has an odd choice of clothing and colors....But Coltan is looking good. They forget that parents actually worry about them. I like the threat! Too funny.

Kellie said...

Patty - we were thinking the same thing about Tom's clothes. I asked him where he got the scarf and he said some GYPSY gave it to him. LOL

Linda - Krissy is too busy with loverboy to blog now days :) and yes I know I need to change the picture.. Haven't found one I like as much tho..