Oh well...I did make it, and I did manage to find a few gems, though the childrens' books seemed very picked over only 45 minutes into the sale. Look what I managed to find though, for a total of 10.00!!!!
Things I am most excited about? Three!!! Southern Living cookbooks for 1.00 a piece!!! I would have bought more of these, but someone got to them before me. I also found the only copy of Ruth Beechick's The Three R's, which I have been wanting to read for a while. They are wonderful little books that walk you through all you really need to know to homeschool your child through grade 3. Reading those books has helped me to refocus on what Ada really needs to be learning because I can get overwhelmed with all of the ideas that are out there. And finally, I was thrilled to find Bringing up Boys by James Dobson, another one that I have wanted to read for a while. I didn't find any wonderful children's books, though I was excited to purchase some classic Pooh and a Mother Goose book.
Overall, I say the sale was a success. In fact, I am making three different meals from the cookbooks this week, and I am already using the ideas from Beechick's books. I can only imagine what I would have found if I had managed to be there when the doors opened!!
And, by the way, Ada's doll is back home, safe and sound.