This weekend we went out to look for a dresser to replace the “antique” that I had used as a teenager and is probably better on display rather than in use. We mapped out 20 or so garage sales being held Saturday morning in Apple Valley. Renee, being a veteran of the experience as a child(not her favorite memory), let me know when to stop and when to just roll on by. We found only one place with decent dressers, but they were already sold. Next we went to thrift and used furniture stores. After checking out all Apple Valley had to offer, I suggested we try Hesperia. (That was based on my hatred of shopping without actually buying anything.) We walked into a thrift store and found a decent, real wood, but slightly beat up dresser with a mirror. They only wanted $30, so we called it a sale and headed home. Upon arriving, Renee had recieved an e-mail from someone with a dresser and two night stands that was asking $100. Renee offered her $50 thinking she would refuse. She didn’t. So Sunday, we brought home another dresser and two nightstands. Not a bad weekend. Two dressers, two nightstands = $80. The antique will go back into storage and Renee’s old dresser will go back on Freecycle where we found it.