Thursday, February 11, 2010


It began as a quick, innocent trip into the store for a simple air filter and then back out again to go home. But as I was headed out the door and back to the van, I was stopped in my tracks by what I saw.

It couldn’t be so. Normally, a single stone sells for around $2.00 and here were 5 pallets of stones on clearance, each pallet priced at either $10 or $15. And each pallet held probably around 80 to 100 stones. You can imagine my excitement as I began to comprehend my find.

As much as I have wanted to build a stone wall to be able to form a terrace to create a home for my seating area under the oak tree, which you may have heard me mention in previous posts, I honestly had no idea how I was going to make that dream become reality at any time in the near future.

Well, here was my answer and I am so thrilled! After a couple of trips to bring them home and several hours of labor to unload them, I now have stacks and stacks of stones in my front yard and I can hardly wait for the snow to melt so I can start building my next stone wall.

(Doo, the neighbor's sweet dog, came over to help us unload stones.)

Have a beautiful day!


Julie said...

That is so cool and exciting!!!
I am very happy for you!!!


Anonymous said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations on such a great find!!

~ K ~

Anonymous said...

God smiled at you!!! :)


Friddlewood said...

Your husband is a lucky man!

Anonymous said...

That is soooo awesome!


Granny Fran said...

Wow! What a fortunate find!