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This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Incredible Craigslist Find

Monday, February 09, 2015

I can't help it - I seriously am addicted to Craigslist. Look at what I found this weekend!

There's about 3700 pounds on this trailer. It's overloaded!
A nice couple was tearing out their 14 x 16 paver patio and just wanted to get rid of it.  It's a blend of red, grey and black.  In other words, the perfect color to match our $1400 house! 

When we went to look at the patio on Saturday afternoon, the whole family was pulling the pavers up from the patio in the backyard and stacking them neatly next to the curb for pickup.  With a neighbor's help, we stacked them in the Dingo trailer and the back of the truck.  Oops...we overloaded the trailer and it started to smoke as the wheel rubbed the inside of the fender.  So we had to stop and take a row off the trailer and throw it in the truck.   

These used to be stacked nicely.
These pavers go for anywhere from 78 cents to a dollar, so I estimate we've got about $1400 in free pavers. That's definitely going to help keep our budget down on this house.
Can't beat that with a stick!

1 comment:

  1. Of course, you'll have to count the new tires and other trailer repairs in the final cost of the pavers...


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