Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I am really liking Knights new schedule. It is a little hard to get used to working and schooling on Saturdays but Mondays have been such a blessing. This Monday was no different. I have been getting projects done and things are coming together. Yesterday I finally actually offered something on Freecycle. If you don't know about this, here's how it works...If there is a group in your area, you sign up to be on the email list. Then you can post needs that you have or offers to give things away. No money. I signed up because we have way too much stuff but I wanted to find homes for it. So far I have been able to get rid of a vcr, school desk, and computer monitor. That was just things people were asking for. Yesterday I put my couches on it and they were taken within 4 hours to people who had no furniture. I love this thing!

Next, I took all of our scrap aluminum left over from the soffit being fixed and got $14 dollars for it. I would have just thrown it if the contractor had not told me that I could sell it. Woo Hoo!

So I took the money straight to Menards where I bought bricks on sale. This is where my Tackle it Tuesday comes in. We had an old fire pit. This thing was no longer safe to actually burn fires in.


So I bought 100 bricks (4 for $1). Ripped the handle and legs off of the fire pit. Removed the screen and built me a better looking one from the new bricks. This is what I ended up with. Total cost $26 minus $14 from the aluminum. I love projects!

7 comments:

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Oh that is such a great TT project, useful, frugal and family oriented. Enjoy your fire pit. Great job. Stop in for a visit sometime.

Happy TT.

Angel ( Angel Mama Pearls of Wisdom)

Amy said...

You Go Girl! That is awesome and it looks so nice too! I'll have to check out the freecycle thing. That too is a great idea. Happy to hear about Phil! We'll keep your requests in my prayers!

Take care De!

Mommy said...

The fire pit looks great!! Kind of inspiring....maybe we'll build one.

Imma ( Alice) said...

Wonderful job of the fire pit, De. I'm impressed. Come by and see my TIT post.

Angelika said...

Love that tackle! My mother was thinking about doing a fire pit too. :-)

melody said...

Well aren't you the handy one? Great job. Now, got some marshmallows to roast?

yours truly B said...

nice I like it you did a great job on it. I do not think I would have thought of it .