Friday, April 21, 2017

You Never Know What You'll Find On Craigslist

We're downsizing our furniture...trying to be a little bit more minimalist. 

We've sold a couch and took a rocker recliner to my mother, but we still had another rocker recliner we didn't need, so Wild Bill put it on Craigslist...
A nice sounding lady emailed him last night asking to see the chair. She was having trouble with her texting so had to communicate via email. So there was some back and forth emails this morning, which ended in her calling Wild Bill for our address.

When he gave her the address...she couldn't believe it.  In 30 seconds she walked across the street and around to our front door!

"uhhhhh...Hello Neighbor that we haven't met yet!"

She came in to see the chair and sat in it for 2 hours while we discovered how much we all had in common. Like me she grew up in California, married a native Texan, and moved to Texas to be near his family. They've lived across the street from us for 6 months! Crazy strange! 

It turns out she and her first husband lived for years in the same neighborhood Bill did years ago in Vacaville CA. Small world!
I stood in our garage on the side of our house (we live on a corner) and took this picture of our husbands moving the rocker into her house with her "supervising" them.

So if you're looking for new friends, my suggestion is sell something on Craigslist. If you don't have anything to sell, maybe just walk across the street and knock on an unknown neighbor's door.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. This is wild! Bet you both got a good laugh. You just never know. We've sold several things on Craigslist. It is fun. I love the chair you sold. Wish I had seen it first. :)

  2. Oh, I love this story! Amazing! It really is a small world. My husband went to the Dr. yesterday for a physical and found out the Dr.'s daughter is dating the son of a good friend. Small world. Love your neighborhood :) That chair looks super comfy! Oh, and you used to live near me, too! See.......small world! Lol! xx Karen

  3. What an amazing story, it is indeed a small world.

  4. What a neat story! Yes, the world is small!

  5. How funny! Though I've sold on Craig's list in the past it scares me a bit now.

    1. Janet, we usually meet people in a store parking lot during daylight together. I have read that some police stations have a space set up for people to exchange their purchase for cash in the police station lot. You do need to be careful and only email at first. We even have a plug in, like an electrical socket in your home, in our F-150 pickup that we can plug electrical appliances and stuff into to show it works.

  6. Sugar, ohmygoodness! That sounds exactly like something that would have happened to my mother! I thought of her as soon as I read "She came in to see the chair and sat in it for two hours." My mother would invite salesmen and everyone in. I remember one day when I was 11, I came home at noon to find a young encyclopedia salesman there. He had been there for a couple hours already and ended up being there till about four!

  7. What a riot, she got a deal and a friend.