The Fourth of July is always a big deal where we live, which means it’s a lot of work…which is yet another way of saying we finally got around to that spring cleaning that should have happened last season!
Yesterday is my nephews’ favorite holiday. They love anticipating the fireworks all year round and the payoff always fits their expectations. But, coming over to Auntie and Uncle’s house means restocking the gumball machine. Each kid requires at least ten cents worth of gum, so we had to make a last minute emergency run to pick up the mandatory supply.
On our way back home, my husband made a quick U-turn and I knew exactly what was happening – a quick 4th of July yard sale stop. We had to get back to that “Spring” cleaning, so in less than 5 minutes he scored these three items for $10. I’m particularly drawn to the industrial steampunk-like lamp (it adjusts at 3 joints!).
Anyway, as it happens every year, we managed to be ready for the guests and nephews just in time. And the coin tray was sufficiently stocked with enough coppers to provide the boys with more sugar than their parents were comfortable with 🙂
Hope you all had a happy, safe and festive Fourth!