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Monday, April 19, 2010

My LOVE / HATE with GPS!!!

This morning at 7:00 am I hated my GPS....
I mean, throw it out the window , I don't ever care if I see you again
kinda thing....
Then the thrifter in me says "Are you crazy? Remember how much you paid for that thing? You could at least sell it on ebay!"
I was looking forward to my drive home from Maryland today.
I had everything mapped out... the places I was gonna stop, one of which was SHEETZ!
Oh do I love Sheetz...the Pretzel Melt sandwich...I could do a whole post that alone! SHEETZ ROCKS!
ANYWAY......as I was headed home, I came to the road I normally turn down and
I see that GPS wants to take me a different way......decisions decisions....what to do...I wanna go to Sheetz...there's gotta be more than one...I wanna stop at that Antique Mall...yeah but you might find other places you've never seen...SOOOOO I GO ALONG with GPS and find myself SMACK DAB in the middle of WASHINGTON DC TRAFFIC for 2 hours....crawling along like a snail....did I mention for 2 hours! It was unreal and relentless and it didn't help that I kept
saying over and over to myself that I actually did this WILLINGLY! I had nooooooo idea what I was heading towards (insert major UGH!)
At this point I vow to make this awful decision work in my favor....I take out a few of my maps and start looking for places to stop and shop.
I picked out a few and typed the info into the GPS...I gotta admit I was nervous. I couldn't go through a repeat of this morning. After getting things all lined up I arrived at my first place and as soon as I pulled into the parking lot I knew I found a HONEY HOLE!!!! I was so excited....my heart starts racin, I can't look fast enough. I found two things before I even got inside. I would have bought a ton more if I'd had the truck!
The next place ....SAME THING! How lucky is that! Two honey holes in one day!
The thrifter in me saved my GPS~ I apologized for calling it bad names,
I'm in love again and no more talks of pavement or ebay.
Oh, and the BEST PART OF THE DAY?????
I found a Sheetz too! Yum! The pretzel melt was divine!
Here's the loot............

My fav pick of the day was the Ladies Restroom sign. It's heavy too!
Okay, I am pooped from all the drivin and junkin.
Gotta go get some beauty sleep!


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Beth ~
Through it all you did find some wonderful treasures !!

Amy said...

it like it was trying to tell you something.
What great stuff you found, I miss living in an area surrounded by cool out of the way places.

Tattered Goods said...

Holy Guacamole... did you get some SWEET GOODS! I love the green large tool box, the sweet dresser and the green cabinet... not to mention the fencing and the indutrial goods too. I hope you have a great week :)

Smiles & Blessings,

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I like the green gardening tool. And you also foud some great goods...Julian

Masy said...

I want the Ladies-sign! :-D Hope everything turned out well.
Have a good day :-)

Linda said...

Ooh...you found some great goodies!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I hate it when my GPS does that - but, as long as I ended up a treasure spot, I'd be good, too! Great finds and I also love the ladies room sign!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...




PrimWyoGirl said...

Love all your goodies! Don't you just love it when you stumble onto those kind of places??? Or maybe I should say GPS onto them!

junkermidge said...

So glad your bad start had such a happy ending. Things seem to go that way so often. Love the loot! Glad you'll be able to find those places again.

Amanda said...

You scored some neat stuff! The Ladies room sign is my favorite, too!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Race Horse Oats...sweet! And, ditto to everyone that loves the ladie's room sign. Great finds!


Don't have a GPS...and don't know about those pretzels...sure glad it all turned out okay!
More good junk!
Deb :)

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Welcome to my hell. I live only 4 miles outside of DC. You scored HUGE, so glad it worked out. I still don't have a GPS bec. I rely on instinct.....

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Beth, it was meant to be!! You DID hit the honey pot. I am loving that old sign and the garden wire. Fabulous!