Maybe the title of this post should have been...
Marc has Thursdays and Fridays off.
We decided we'd hit a few Estate Sales Friday morning.
First one was in Garden Ridge, and we got to see a set of twin fawns running around with their momma while we waited to go in.
Picked up a few small things and moved on.
The next one was in Alamo Heights, and parking was nonexistent.
We went around the block, got a drink at McDonald's and walked the short distance to the sale.
There were so many great things, but we only bought a blue and white pot and a small Spanish pendant light.
We were very happy and having a wonderful time.
Our next stop was a sale in Castle Hills.
Except it's really hard to get there when you go back to your truck and IT IS NOT WHERE YOU PARKED IT!
You see, there's a sign at McDonald's driveway that says if you are not in their restaurant, you will be towed.
Of course we didn't see that as we were driving in with all the cars behind us, and there weren't any signs in the parking area.
Marc was not amused.
So, we had to wait for Taylor to pick us up.
Then we had to drive 30 minutes or so to the impound lot and wait while they processed our paperwork.
We saw about 10 other cars being towed from the same area while we were waiting,
so I can only imagine how many were actually towed in the course of one day.
Sounds like a pretty lucrative business to me.
Originally, I thought I got a really good deal on my little light.
It has such pretty details.
And the etched glass is in perfect condition.
So, I replaced this generic light in our hallway,
with my new lantern.
I like it.
The Estate Sale price was a sweet $12.50.
The real world price after paying the $288.25 for the towing & impound fee rounds it up to a nice even $300.
I realize it was our fault for parking there, even if it was for a very short time.
I do have to say that we have never run into a sign like theirs before.
I guess they call out your license plate and if you don't respond, your vehicle is history.
I would be a little paranoid about going to the rest room there.
The moral of the story is-read all the signs.
Especially at the Mickey D's across from Central Market in Alamo Heights!