What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Friday, April 07, 2006

DH Lost His Job Monday

Well, he still has his job - same hours and same job - but new employers. He lost all his accurred vacation time, no three week vacation next year, no health insurance, no life insurance, no 401K, no retirement, etc. So, same freaking looooong hours (about 15 - 17 hours a day) with NO benefits. He did work for Interstate Brands (makers of Twinkies and WonderBread) now he will work for his boss that bought out the distributorship. Interstate Brands just cut them all loose effective May 8th. Sucks, huh? So, need any good help? His boss will work on getting the insurance ASAP, which is the mnost important thing right now. He just worked very hard for many years to get to the plae he was - very good pay, plenty of vacation time, etc. Sucks!

I went to a yard sale and a thrift store yesterday. At the yard sale I got DS his own personal CD player for 25¢. It needs headphones, but we can get those at the Dollar Tree. I got a lot of good stuff at the thrift store and I put it all on ebay this morning to start Saturday night. Hope it does well. Found a really cool black wicker purse with pearlized lucite handles. I paid $2.00 for it. Hopefully, it will do well. One a lot like it ended at $53.00 recently.

Yard sales are in full swing right now - hope everyone is out gettiing some good stuff.

1 comment:

  1. Shara - a while ago you mentioned something about collecting 'labels' for your sons school - are you still doing this? I don't have any kids, but out of 'old' habit I've been pulling labels and points and putting them in an envelope in 'the' kitchen drawer. If they are anything you are interested in, PM me through Yardsale Queen with the address to send them to. -svelteSTUFF


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