Barter Bistro Project - Day Two
Yippee! A hot lead on a composter
Scouring the craigslists ads proved fruitful and fun. OK, it DID take me a few hours since I started from scratch, and we know how distracted I get when I find something shiney (Read my article on Tips for Writing Distractions) I found things I was interested in like a piglet (my ferret several years ago did not quite work out as envisioned, so I abandoned this one. Deed restrictions too. The Clown Kit in a Box sounded like it had an interesting story. Nope, not for me though. Interesting, but pass. My goodness, there must be a greater ratio of men vs. women barter opportunities. Lots of cars and trucks and guns wanted to be traded. No one wants to be scammed and NO one wants services. There must be some history with some of these people who barter giving the whole bartering system a bad wrap. I also found a Yorkie that someone wanted to trade. Really? I had better not tell my better half about this one as we may be a two dog family.
I have to figure out what in the world “WTT” and “WTS” means. This is leet speak for sure but don’t have time to figure it out today.
Success and Eureka! I found a composter and on our side of town no less! Yippee, but for Pete’s sakes, I had to go back several weeks of postings. Now I have to send an email to explain what I am doing and to see if they are willing to trade.
Hubby said he did not think we had anything interesting that anyone else would be interested in since we had a garage sale over the weekend. You know he COULD be right, but let me see. Hmm, I already asked him if he would donate that hammer drill to my project. How many of them does one need anyway. The answer was no. I’ll find something of mine and hope that Mr. Composter will be interested in something non- outdoor related.
I scoured the house and found jewelry. One new Liz Claiborne turquoise earrings and bracelet combo, One pearl necklace I wore as a brides maid probably 20 years ago (nice, however), a wrap around turquoise and stone bead bracelet with silver feathers on each end, a new, tan leather mockisin kit (partially put together by my son); two new, old school Houston Astros hats (2) and two old school Houston Rockets basketball hats from my husband's old school hat collection.
Well, let me fire away the email to see if I any of my things will interest the Compost “poster”.
I am excited. Day One, and I have already discovered something. I will begin to make a log of time and money spent along this journey.
Money Spent: $0
Hours Spent: Ahem….Four. Hey, I had to catch up with all those postings, look around the house and craft an interesting email. Tomorrow does not seem like it will take me as long. I'll take some time to find some more stuff and search today's craigslist posts. I'll see you on tomorrow's hub.
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