Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I LOVE Free Stuff!

{Just imagine that's an F instead of a P...}

Today, I have a story for you.

Once upon a time, I was running errands.

I spend quite a bit of time in the car, and one of my favorite past times is looking for junk.
As I drive through the backroads, I have my eye out for old barnwood or other cool stuff left in fields.
When I drive past a dumpster, I have to look in to see if there is anything awesome that was thrown out.
I have a junk radar.
It's a blessing {to me} and a curse {to my husband}.

Back to my story, though.

I was driving through town a while back when I spotted the most beautiful letters leaning up against a building in a little alley.

They were about two feet high, and just sitting there all sad and alone.
I admired them from afar for a few weeks before I got a hold of the owner of the letters.

"Excuse me sir," I said to the man at the shoe shop, "are those your tall letters leaning up against the building?"
"Yes." he said, with a questioning look in his eyes.  "I just removed them from my building because I got new letters."

"Oh." I said {as casually as I could}, "what are you going to do with them?"

"Throw them in the dumpster" he said.

"THROW THEM IN THE DUMPSTER?  WHAT!?"  I screamed inside my head. 

Then he said, "Do you want them?"

I had to restrain myself from shrieking "YES!" and hugging the man at the shoe shop.

I had to restrain myself from running outside and shoving them in my car as fast as I could.

I still have to restrain myself from grinning like a crazy-person everytime I think of my awesome FREE letters!


...not really.  I was wondering what you guys think I should spell with my awesome letters.
 I'll probably use the A for a collection of As that I have been gathering for Ammon's room, but I haven't decided on the rest.
 I will either paint them or modge podge some old maps onto them...I haven't decided yet.
What do you think?


Variety said...

I love that you say you have junk radar. For some of the letters, how about "POSH" on a craft room wall? Or "SHORE" for a beach themed family room? That's all I can think of for now.

Andrea said...

Awesome. you may have to use the letters individually.

Belinda said...

You don't want to sell the S to me, do you?

Kathy@mishmashmom said...

Belinda, I might could part with one of the S's...e-mail me and we'll talk. :)

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