Sunday, August 09, 2009

Feathering The Nest

One of the first things I did after life hit the fan was to get new sheets for the bed. It sounded like a ridiculous expenditure at the time but I needed a clean slate at the very basic level of life.

But yesterday I went out with a friend to garage sales, something I hadn't done all summer since I am in the purging mood.

But I did forget about my garage sale karma. If I have no other true super power, I can make items appear at garage sales with the sheer force of my mind.

After getting our phone number changed, I realized I didn't pay for messaging services. When Qwest "followed up" with me on my new service and tried to get me to buy more, the saleswoman tried to strong arm me into getting messaging for "only $7.00 a month!"

Uhhh, no. That translates into $84 every year. Can we ask how much an answering machine costs?

How about $1.00 at a garage sale? It works like a charm.

Then we went to another sale where I found a business type outfit suitable for interviewing or that career in life insurance sales for $5.00.

Next up? A new Nautica comforter for $15.00

At that point, I had tapped my mad money but then we found a feather mattress cover and a set of Woolrich bedding. My friend gave me an early birthday present and I took it all home to set up my new nest.

After moving the bed and purging crap from the bedroom, my new nest is ready.

And from the looks of it, quite comfortable.

5 comments:

Nutty Knitter said...

Oooh, very nice. Is that the comforter or did you make the quilt? Lovely!

Debbie said...

New comforter and a quilt I made awhile back. I've only made about six actual quilts but this one is my favorite, all flannels and very cozy.

Nutty Knitter said...

I love it! You did a great job. I can't wait for cold weather and flannel.

amyroz said...

Looking FABULOUS! The colors all go well together too! Is that Shug? Cozy.

Debbie said...

That's Kirby, The Wonder Dog. My spirit guide and bed warmer.