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Texas Traditions: Bar-B-Que Cook-Offs

Well, looks like Casa Causpanic is running about a week behind, but here goes anyway.

Last Saturday started at 6 a.m.  Yep, I actually got up before the light of day.  Why?

We were going Garage Sale-ing!

Sometimes a gal just gets the feeling that she really needs that homey feeling, that comfy feeling.

We have a long way to go to make this place completely "homey".  In case you haven't seen it yet, we have a long list of to do's

Sometimes we make a decision to go ahead with something and then I get cold feet.  Maybe it isn't the right thing to do, do we really need to do it, should we really spend the money on it...?  

So, last week, money was weighing on my mind.  My answer to that was to hit the thrift stores in Lake Jackson. 

I actually discovered that there is a Habitat for Humanity Re-store there!  It was small and they did not have anything that I would have considered an incredible steal, or anything that I absolutely fell in love with, except...a treadmill. 

It was an older model, huge and had a port for the MP3 player.  I said...SOLD!

Ron said, NOT!

We have been talking about a treadmill, but we have a wonderful and expensive elliptical trainer that my mom bought us for my birthday a few years back.  Thing is, though, one of the wires got disconnected once when we were moving and it wont turn on.  We haven't had anybody look at it.  So, a perfectly good piece of machinery sits, waiting for a little love to get the electrical juice flowing again.  Not only that, but it really hurts Ronnie's knees when he tries to work out on it.

The subject could have been pressed, but I knew in my heart it would be an impulse buy. 

Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am a recovering Impulse Buyer.  I mean that in all seriousness.

So, moving right along, Friday, I looked up all the garage sales around town on the website for our local newspaper. 

There were 24!  Dang, that's a lot!  As I went through each one to determine which ones we would hit first, I saw the words I was looking for...TREADMILL.... 

Ok, I was really looking for the words...BOOK CASES or CHEST OF DRAWERS or BUFFET...but that is just a technicality.

To make a long story not so short, we bought a newer-than-the-one-we-saw-at-Habitat Pro-Form treadmill with all the desirables such as adjustable speed and incline, pre-programmed routines or manual operation, tracking for calories burned, distance, heart rate and so on and so on.  It also has a spot for the good ol' ipod and a fan.  And it was $100.

Oh yeah...the best part...it folds up for easier storage.  That is a biggie for us.

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Later in the afternoon we headed over to Blessing to see Ronnie II, aka Ron Dawg.  He and his buds were participating in a Bar-B-Que cook off over there.   

The company was good...

 

(note:  the guys were visiting the Kountry Boyz Kooking team)

The food was good... 

The weather was perfect and we just enjoyed hanging out with Ronnie and his buddies.  

 

So there you have it.  Last weekend in a nutshell. 

Our only plan for this weekend, so far, is to go buy some tasty candy for the little ghosts and goblins that I hope will come by on Monday!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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