Saturday, December 01, 2007

Now the waiting.... And a find

I am waiting for an ice storm to be coming through the area. We've been watching the weather reports. By now Chicago has already been hit. From what I see, the Terre Haute gang will be spared this time. WIXYjr should be driving home while it's occurring.

If we get some ice hanging on the trees the WIXYcam will be there to bring you the latest.

I've been in a blue funk today, so I decided to go to the Goodwill and look around. I have to do this once in awhile in order to maintain my standing as white trash. While I was there I found two books in real good condition that I think I would give my younger brother for Christmas. My brother has been wheelchair bound for the past 20 years and now resides in a nursing home. Since both my parents are deceased, my wife and I have guardianship over him. He likes sports and can discuss statistics with anybody, although he is mildly retarded.

The books were "The Stone Cold Truth," by Stone Cold Steve Austin and "Mankind-Have a Nice Day," by Mick Foley. Both books are in like new condition and if new, would cost together $52.00. I bought them for $2.00 a piece. My brother will appreciate them regardless, maybe even more if I tell him, which I won't. I have told my wife if Ricky was normal, he would be independently wealthy because he's so tight with his own money.

Oh, we will buy him some other gifts, probably from the Evil Big Box Store(tm).

Update: My friend from that state up north, Jessica, had posted this past Monday in her blog, Five Pines about finding some books in an antique mall. The post is titled "I Found a Treasure".


Jessica said...

You must be getting the same storm we are getting. We live in SW Michigan right across the lake from Chicago. It's blowing and snowing and nasty out right now. And they are talking freezing rain later tonight. I'm worried because my son is at a winter prom tonight with a bunch of friends. I'm praying they all make it home safe.

You already know I love a great used book find!!

74WIXYgrad said...

Jessica: Nothing is happening here yet. According to weather reports, we should get it around 6:00(EST).

Besides the thrift shops there is an excellent used book store in nearby Wooster, called Books in Stock. Most of the books I have bought for myself I have either bought at a greatly reduced price.

WZZP said...

It would be a blast to go thrift with you someday Cliff. We can act like to tight wads. I'm not cheap, I am good with my money.

kasper794 said...

My son would love those books. I need to find some good buys like that. Christmas is going to be real tight this year.

bizdecision said...

WIXY...I occasionally hit the Goodwill store on Lorain Avenue near Great Northern Mall by me. I bought a suit there once for $20. You're definitely not "white trash" for shopping there. I'm amazed at what people discard.

Frasypoo said...

I must be brown trash then !!I love thrift stores and buy a lot there !!!!The thrift store calls me if I havent dropped by in weeks !!!

74WIXYgrad said...

As I said on the post above this one, I've been in a funny(strange) mood this weekend.

The "white trash" comment came from feeling sorry for myself.

Please pardon my insensitivity.


stacys1175 said...

that was a really good deal on those books. I really like stone cold and mankind is ok but. hope you enjoy reading them :) p.s. we are going to get alittle snow tonight and tommrow about a 1 inch be careful on that ice.:)