Hubby is very happy with the above freebie that I found this week. I am part of a local group online called NEXTDOOR. It is great for finding out about street closings, construction, robberies and free stuff. A family in our neighborhood put their house on the market and it sold 2 days later for the asking price. CASH. They have to be out in 30 days. I don't think they thought it would sell that fast because they haven't started purging. Well, they are giving most of their stuff away. They listed this drum set (valued at about $1000) for free. I saw the post 9 minutes after it was listed and I quickly said I would take it. We picked it up the next night and hubby is ecstatic.
Hubby has played the drums since he was a teen. We have a whole kit in our basement. So why do we want another kit? One of our best friends plays the keyboards. He has a 3 tier setup. His son plays the drums. His son bought a house a year and a half ago and took his drums with him. Hubby and our friend haven't been able to have jam sessions often because it is a pain in the behind to lug everything back and forth. We have talked about buying a used set so he could leave it at our friend's house. With saving for college it was not a priority so it never happened. Now Hubby has a nice free set that we can put at our friend's house and they can jam whenever they want.
My son brings home goodies from work that would end up in the garbage otherwise. We are happy to eat them or share them with others.
Every other day I am picking a basket full of garden produce.We are enjoying all of the vegetables.
I think this is my best year ever on cucumbers. I have to up my pickle production.
I made 10 pints of dill pickles.
I made 6 quarts and 3 pints of sauce so far.
I made 1 and a half pints of cherry jam to use up half of a container of tart cherry juice that I had gotten free. I made it in my bread machine. It is so easy to do. Just put everything in, turn it on and walk away.
We liked it so much I made jam with the other half of the juice. I pureed some cherries that I had gotten on sale and froze and added them in. I used smaller jars so I don't have exact amounts.
I brought a friend some goodies from my garden and soup since she is recovering from surgery. She didn't do a full garden but did do herbs in pots. She insisted that I take a bunch home.
I got a free frosting from Stop & Shop. Chocolate of course. I love their digital coupons.
Work was throwing away some expired tea. I took some home.
We don't care that it is expired. We will use it anyway. These are $6 a box at the store.
YD and I both used 2 coupons from Petco to get free dog bones and kitty litter. The coupon expires today.
What freebies did you get this week? What did you get from your garden this week?