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I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Trash Picking Thursday

If you have been following my blog you probably know that my husband will pick through anyone's trash, any where, any time (even if someone is watching him). He can also be seen at every garage sale in town, every weekend, sweet talking everyone into lowering their prices. His latest habit is to take something out of someone's trash, strip the parts off that he wants, and then put it back in their trash (don't ask me why....I don't even want to try to figure that one out). I have decided to dedicate a Thursday post once in a while to his trash picking efforts.

I have been looking for an adjustable stand for my grinder/polisher so that I can make more room on my workbench. The ones I liked were over $70, but my trash picking husband came to the rescue and built me one over the weekend for a total of $8.19.

Metal Pole: Free (from someone's trash)

Nuts & Bolts: $3.19

Stand bottom: $5.00 (umbrella stand from a garage sale)

Look on neighbor's face as he picked through their trash for parts: Priceless

5 comments:

Mable Cakes said...

That is hilarious!

Legally Pink and Green said...

my dad is just like that. he tried to give me a coffee table he found in someone's trash. no thanks daddy! hahaha

The Allen Family said...

How nice to have such a handy husband!

TanyaLea said...

Yes, we all have someone in our families like this...but seriously, this was hilarious!! :)

Sometimes it's hard to know if their thriftiness is a blessing or a curse! LOL!! ;o)

avagdro said...

Thanks Denise.Pretty funny indeed.

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