Thursday, January 3, 2013

New place

As we're getting settled in, we're trying to find our place and how we fit in Wilmington.

We're all really enjoying exploring new corners of our neighborhood, and finding great deals on furniture for the house......what can you say? Craigslist is amazing! For people reading who aren't familiar, or in a counrty where it doesn't exist, Craigslist is basically an online classified place where people can list (for free) things they want to sell or job listings, or whatever. 
It really blows our minds after seeing some very different places in the world culturally, that Craigslist is just an awesome place to find great deals on stuff and, it turns out, meet some really cool people in the process! Talk about a win-win!
There's been two occasions now where we found something on Craigslist, a table or desk, and by the time we call, it's already sold. But in both instances, the people have said, I have more stuff to sell, so come by and see what you want. They've both ended up giving us some crazy "package" deals. In one case, it took 4 trips with a pickup to bring everything back to the house!

So, we decided we'd show some of the things we've picked up and how we've been able to so far, fill our whole house with furniture for less than $1,000! Not too bad for 3 weeks work so far! At the rate we're collecting, we might be thinking of starting a 2nd hand recycled furniture shop :)

Also, about a 10 minute walk from our house, is an awesome farmer's market/grocery store where they specialize in locally grown fruit and veg and also locally made honey, etc. It's a great reminder for us of some of the markets we were able to shop at during our travels, so that's been cool as well. A huge bonus of shopping there, is the bakery/coffee shop inside which has incredible coffee for $1.00, I mean really, let's keep our priorities straight!

So, "baby steps back into society", and that's a snap shot of our last couple of weeks. We'll post some of our furniture "bargains" in the next post. 

~ Hems

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