Ahhhh, do you feel that? That's cold air. Yes, I caved and bought an a/c yesterday to prevent myself from becoming an oozing pile of goo in the high heat hitting us tomorrow and sticking around a few days. I do live in a tin can after all. Found it on craigslist and because the guy was moving (literally, the U-haul was already packed in the drive), I got a really good deal on a freestanding unit that vents out a window. =) I did find a new one online for $250 plus tax, but would have had to have it shipped. Everyone was jacking prices up on used units thanks to the heat wave coming. Seriously, old 5ooo btu window units were priced at $75 and up! This one's 10ooo btu and had been priced at $140, but thanks to being moving day and my ability to immediately take off for Idaho to pick it up got me a great deal at only $100. Sometimes having no work is truly a blessing. =) The only other used unit I saw like this was $150 and even farther away. I have side-to-side slider windows so a window unit doesn't work well since you'd then have to use plywood or foam or something to block the upper section of window and it's less than secure. This one only requires the window be open about 5" and the plastic sections extend up to cover the space. I'll get a piece of wood cut today to lay in the window track so the window can't be opened any farther by someone wishing to gain illegal entry... not that I have much left to steal. lol
I sold my table and chairs! Woo! I bought these chairs when I was in Spokane the first time, on clearance at Fred Meyer. The table was a great clearance find at Shopko last Fall. I actually made money on this set, not a lot, but some. =) These took awhile to sell, but all three went out this morning and, funny enough, will be heading to Alaska soon. Apparently, they're downsizing some of their own stuff and filling a trailer to haul up the Alcan.
They also bought two of these lamps (in black). I used to live in Alaska... these things can all be purchased there so I'm not sure why they're buying things just to haul up there, but as long as they're out of my house, I don't really care what they do with them. =)
I also sold another crafty book. Two more should be going as well, just waiting on the money. =)
Total cash from decluttering so far this year: $2,154