Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Day the Computer Died

Unfortunately my computer died on Monday. It was pretty old and hasn't been sounding good for quite some time, so it wasn't a big surprise. I also store all my files on an external backup hard drive so at least I didn't lose any files. However... now I am without a computer for a while. (I am borrowing my husband's laptop at the moment while he plays video games.) I do have an older computer at my parents house (10 years old) that I may use for awhile, but I think I will have to invest in a new computer eventually. Anyway, may the computer RIP. It is feeling like Halloween already!

Well, as for thrifting, garage sales last weekend were a bust. I found absolutely nothing.
It was a very pretty day though!

 Yah... I probably shouldn't have been taking pictures out the window while driving...
Anyway, I had better luck on Monday when I went to the Goodwill. I actually had to use a cart!
I found three Springbok puzzles from the 80s - I LOVE those puzzles. The pieces hold together really well and are all different interesting shapes. I hate puzzles that all seem to have the same piece shape. These three puzzles were all super cool too. I am in love with the two bird puzzles especially.
The little Halloween bucket is pretty cute too! It is marked 1986 and comes with a little lid. Boo!
I have a bunch of other things I'd like to post about, but I'll have to save it until I have a functioning computer to call my own again.
For now - if you like looking at old vintage toys and kids books please check out my Etsy shop here:
Manatee's Toy Box on Etsy
And if you'd like to hear more about what other people found last week on their thrifting adventures check out: Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday!


  1. Sorry about the computer, but nice haul. I remember having that bucket as a kid. Did it come from McDonald's or something?

  2. Yes! It is a McDonald's bucket - the back says "McBoo" with the McDonald's symbol under it.

  3. Just found your blog! Enjoy your posts!