Saturday afternoon we had planned to check out the PAWS of Summer event at the Lytle Community Center with our real goal being, eat a good burger for dinner, perhaps buy a few baked goods and donate a few dollars to a good cause. The entire event provides support for the Spay/Neuter Fund; Animal Medical Care Fund, and the General Animal Shelter Supply Fund associated with the Lytle Animal Care facility. It wasn't as cheap a date as I expected it to be, but I'd say by the time we got home, it was worth it.
Sarah McLachlan commercial) and a heartwarming story or two about the volunteers and needs of the facility. Hey, it works. You feel like a creep if you don't at least want to help a little. I mean, a little more than pay for supper.
Best Western Lytle just opened up off of I-35. An estimated $180 value, nobody would bid even at $75. So when they lowered it to $50 as a starting bid, Eva started nudging me. Fine, we paid $85 for a hotel room less than a mile or two from our house. But it has a jacuzzi in the room! Oh wait, we have a jacuzzi too. Oh well, I felt like we did our good deed and who knows, maybe well give the dogs a night alone in the house and go live it up at the Best Western! Or, as the police chief of Lytle suggested, we could try to resell it to some of the oil field workers in need of a relaxing evening.
So everything is good. In fact, after we went and wrote a check for the certificate, we were going to hit the baked goods table and leave feeling like we did our part to maybe pay for a dog or two to get neutered. Not so fast. After buying an $8 bag of cookies (that are totally out of this world awesome I might add), we watched as the put this spiffy grill up for bids.
You know that I need to purchase a new grill from time to time since I am the worlds biggest abuser of them. I think I mentioned a while back that, my theory has become, buy a cheap grill, then replace it every year or two. I know those of you hard core outdoor grillers probably think badly of me for this, but I just can't spend several hours each week detailing my pit like it is a 1964 Ferrari.
Jarrod and Brandi trying to remember what our highest bid was going to be. I hope this doesn't cost me an unnecessary speeding ticket, but we did outbid the police chief and took home the grill.
Have you ever unexpectedly bought stuff from an auction when all you meant to do was eat a burger? Did you purchase a yacht or an old mansion? Do tell, won't you?