Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FREE!!! Curb shopped windows!

Cool chippy, rusty catches...
Cool chippy, rusty...times 7...

Cool chippy, rusty...still in the truck...


TOOO cool chippy, rusty, still in the truck, times 7...am I repeating myself??...



Don't usually post on Tuesday morning...normally at work by now. I just had to share what I found on my way to work yesterday. Now keep in mind that we had another heat advisory for Monday, so by 9 AM it was already 94 degrees with humidity at about 1000%...So I'm driving down the street and out of the corner of my eye, on a side road that I'm passing, I see chippy white something. Hit the right blinker...hit the brakes, go around the block...and pull up to a pile of chippy old windows sitting by the trash cans!! They have all their glass...only one has a cracked pane...and they are mine, all mine! Spent 20 sweating minutes getting them in the Blazer...I love that truck! I left one frame behind, had no glass and some major rotting. A man pulled up behind me as I was loading the last one, and said, "So, you gonna take all of those?" A true master of the obvious since they're already in the truck...so I said "Yeah, all but the broken one" He looked a bit sad as he got back in his car...windowless. I got into my truck feeling sweaty, a bit grubby, but really happy...insert happy dance here. My sweet hubby, who usually rolls his eyes when he sees my latest junk aquisition, was thrilled when he saw these! We've been talking about building a greenhouse/garden shed for years. I can just see these windows in that structure...now all I have to do is find railroad ties...utility poles...and lots of other "miscelainous" lumber...oh, and a really cool door...and an old kitchen sink...gotta go...tomorrow's trash day !!!! *elaine*

14 comments:

Kudzu said...

Yay! You lucked out! I'm joining in the Happy Dance!!! oh, wait..my Happy Dance looks like the PeePee Dance...LOLLL!
kudzu

trash talk said...

The only thing cheaper than free is me!!! What a deal!
Debbie
Thanks for your sweet, sweet comments...spacing and all!

~Caro~ said...

Ahhh Elaine, you're a girl after my own heart! :) total score!!

Tammy said...

lol...love to see the greenhouse you envision. My DH made a cold frame with one of my salvaged windows. I still have 4 left. Been waiting for my muse to come and clue me in on what I am meant to make of them. I have lots of ideas but no gumption at the moment. lol

junkermidge said...

Oh...MY....GOSH!! That is so awesome! And they aren't just good windows, they are really COOL ones. They'll make an awesome conservatory. Congrats.
Midge

Shara said...

Thoise are great windows. Love the litle panes at the top and the larger one at the bottom. Great that you can use them. We all need ourHubby's to get happy about our JUNK! ;o)

Margo said...

I'm green with window envy. Glad they went to a good home. Great save.
margo

Betty said...

Wow!! Awesome find!! And the great thing is you already have plans for them,hope you find the rest of the items soon. Have a good day.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Fun windows !!! Now to find the rest of your shed!!
Went out today and found a couple of things..
Deb :)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I am doing a happy dance for you. What a great start for your gardenhouse/greenhouse which ever you build. I have often picked the trash in my "work" clothes...that is when I was working...get to junk full time now. Happy weekend and great picking.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You deserve that happy dance! I am also big on pulling over to grab curbside finds...glad you beat the other guy to them!

With Loving Stitches said...

7... seven.... you lucky thang you. I saw one in my local jaunt for ... $40.00 I couldn't believe it. I wanted it but not for that price. good eyes.

Lone Star Lifer said...

Hi! Thanks for coming by my blog, reading my posts and leaving comments. You look like you are enjoying life. Who woudda' thunk stopping at the garbage to get old windows could bring such delight! Happy Holiday!

brendalou said...

Lucky you!!!