I had plans today to go to an auction and while I was at the auction I wanted Ron to take Ian to a car dealership in the area where he had spotted a car. Ron dropped me off and I found some quart canning jars and there were 10 boxes of them and each box had about 15 jars each. It was going to be a while before they got to them and it was horribly hot out today. I walked around a lot and spotted a tree stump in the shade and proceeded to sit there and wait it out. When they got close to the 10 boxes of quart jars I left my tree stump and went over to the area. On my way to find a spot I saw 4 boxes of pint jars that I had not seen earlier. Each box had 3 dozen jars in them, if I could get the quart jars really cheap, under $3.00 a box I was going to get them and I was willing to pay $10.00 a box for the pints.
The bidding on the quart jars went to $5 a box but the person who won the bid only wanted 5 of the boxes of jars and they were in some wooden boxes. So the bidding on the other jars started and I won the bid and got each box for $1.00. I was like thrilled; 5 boxes of quart jars for $5.00. I won the bidding on the pint jars and got each box for $10.00. That was 144 pint jars for only $40.00 dollars. I then called Ron to tell him I was done and to come and get me.
He said that they were really interested in a car and they had called Renee's husband Tony to come out and check the car to make sure it was a good bargain. Tony knows a lot about cars and used to race stock cars so I wanted his approval before they got it. He said they were in the process of trying to get it at a lower price and he would be right out to pick me up. While I was waiting I was talking to the lady who got the other 5 boxes of jars and she said she really didn't want the jars, they wanted the wooden boxes as her husband makes things with old wood. I asked he if she wanted to sell the jars and she said she wanted $5.00 for all the jars. Of course I said yes. All she wanted out of the boxes was several old blue jars that she uses to display things in. With the 5 boxes that I bought and the jars I got from her I ended up with 134 quart jars for $10.00. If you can you know that this was a real bargain; I was on cloud 9. We loaded up everything and headed to the car dealer.
Ian ended up with his first car and this is a big accomplishment. He has been saving his money and was able to pay cash for it himself. Ian is 21, got his license in May, goes to a junior college and also works there. Ian is very intelligent and has asperger's syndrome. When he got his first job I cried, then this year he got his drivers license and now a car. He has come a long way and we are very proud of him.
Today was great, God is great.