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April 7th, 2019

Let's get ready to rummage!

Yesterday was the annual ABC Sale at Church of the Cross.  For those who aren't local, ABC stands for attic, basement, closets clean out sale.  Not discont booze, sadly.  ;)

We got up at you gotta be kidding me thirty, got caffeinated and carb-ed (the spousebeast brought home everything bialy rolls from the dump cart.  Trust me....if you don't need to avoid carbs, you NEED these in your life!), and headed up the hill to stand in line for an hour.

Yes, the ABC sale is a competitive sport.  At times, it's a bit of a contact sport.

We had a mission.  Kent wanted a new table for the living room, one better suited to gaming and big enough that we can host dinner parties for 6 instead of 4.  We also had $20 each to spend "why did you feel the need to buy that?" money.

This is the first year I didn't even make it to the accessories room  (no new bippity boppity hat this year, damnit!)  I hit books and cds first.  I got The Best of Girl Groups and Metallica S & M, as well as a couple of books by Philippa Gregory.  You could tell that the guy at checkout was trying to figure out if he should use hand sanitizer after taking my money.

What can I say?  I'm a well rounded weirdo.

Then I headed to "Cook's Corner" and....OMG, y'all!  There was a molcajete!  For five bucks!  And this is not the tiny ones they bring out with salsa and guacamole at b flat Mexican restaurants.  This thing is HUGE.  And heavy as fuck.  It's the real deal.

AAAANNNNNDDD I found and apple corer/peeler!  I had one years ago, and my sadistic ex tossed it in the divorce.  I've been wanting one for 15 years.  The spousebeast is getting sooooo many apple pies in the future.

We also scored a vintage Rival crockpot (which Kent has been wanting forever), a bag of actual grownup silverware (somehow, we only have 4 forks.   Now we have a full set for 8, including salad forks!  And iced tea spoons!  Ain't we fancy?).  And a really cute rainboe silicon whisk that I've been looking at online for YEARS....and it only cost 50 cents.

(No, actually, the best score was two new jello molds for my collection:  the salmon and the BIG scallop shell.  Bless Kent for just rolling his eyes and hanging them up in the kitchen while I took a nap)

But I think the best thing might be Alice's Restaurant Cookbook.  With a forward by Arlo Guthrie.  <3  I also got a vintage copy of Moosewood Cooks at Home.

I'm such a hippie.

One of the best things about the ABC Sale is that they will bring any furniture to your house FOR FREE.  Because, yes....we got a new table.  And this thing is a BEAST.  It's real wood and heavy as hell.  It's got some scratches, but I think I'm going to get some Old English and furniture polish the heck out of it.

I can't wait to have a dinner party and game night.  I may have to make something in the new crock pot.

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