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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thrifty Thursday - Waiting

Being thrifty often means waiting...waiting for the thing you want to go on sale, waiting until you've saved enough to buy it, waiting until you find it at a thrift store or yard sale.  Today my waiting for something paid off.

My home is a vintage 70's house that came equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and gadgets of  that time.  Luckily, most of the appliances and the hideous carpet have since been replaced.  One of the things I actually enjoyed using was a built in 18 inch Jenn-Air grill in the kitchen.  It died after using it for about 5 years.  I wanted to replace it but couldn't.  Jenn-Air no longer made it or anything like it in that particular size.  I couldn't find it on Ebay or Craig's List.   So, I converted the empty space in the counter where the grill used to be with a cutting board but I still hoped that someday I'd find a replacement.

This afternoon my son-in-law and I stopped at the local Habitat for Humanity Restore, looking for a bathroom cabinet and there in the back corner of the store it was...the exact grill I was looking for and in great shape!  It was stuck in an ugly cabinet but there was no mistaking my grill.  I was so excited!  I know, I get excited about the weirdest things  :)  My son-in-law helped me take it out of the cabinet (I didn't need nor want it), I paid $25.00 for it and we brought it home where he spent the next two hours installing it.  Then we turned on the switch worked!!!  I am one happy girl!

Unexpectedly finding something you want at a price you like is like finding hidden treasure.  Now if only I could find that --- 


  1. I love that feeling!! Good for you.

    1. It's a great feeling! I'm feeling very proud of myself :)