Saturday, July 4, 2009

Adirondack adventures

As has come to be part of our summer weekend ritual, my husband and I stopped by a nearby garage sale this morning with the intent of purchasing something we don't really need or have the room for finding some great bargain items.

And for once we hit the jackpot [...insert drumroll...] as the newest addition to the McGowan House of Clutter are a pair of beautiful Adirondack chairs that we purchased for the low, low price of $4.00 each!

And as we were carrying away our purchase, one of the women who was conducting the garage sale nostalgically commented that her father had built the chairs himself.... and, for us, that just made them all the more special. This really was a terrific find.

The only real problem, however, was in getting them home.

I'm certain that we are the only Albertans left who don't own a pick-up truck, and there was no way I could fit even one of these chairs in my car for transport, so we naturally did the next best thing: We recruited to help us carry them back to the pad.

Understandably, she wasn't thrilled at first, but really, what better way to spend the Fourth of July?

Garage sales.

Handcrafted Adirondack chairs.

Walking under blue, clear skies.

And cursing out your friend as she repeatedly insists, "We'll laugh about this later, I'm sure!".

Heh, I'm only kidding about that last part, of course. Dani was a terrific sport and -- thankfully -- found great humour in this mini adventure.

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