Yesterday, I went to the thrift shop with Laura and Kyle, and Marie and Kylie. I usually don't like going to the shop on-base because I can never seem to find anything good or useful; I prefer shopping off-base at the Japanese recycle shops. Every once in a while, I can find something, but I just don't get things often enough to make the thrift shop a regular shopping place for me.
Laura, of course, loves thrift-shopping, and finds all kinds of things on a very regular basis. I guess I should mention that whenever I shop with Laura, I always find something good -- actually, she always finds something good for me! Hehehe, this is why she's my best friend. ;o) (Actually, this is why she shouldn't have PCSd; I can't find anything good anymore. ). Anyway, while we were browsing through the newly consigned items, Laura found a Graco stroller and car seat set -- complete with all parts and the instruction booklet -- in barely-used condition, for only twenty-five dollars (yes, you read that right)! Can you say, "Woo-hoo!!!!" :o)
God has been so good to us by leading many ladies in the church to give us baby clothing, a swing, bassinet, and all kinds of things for this baby. This stroller/carseat, though, was a completely unexpected blessing, as we were just planning to buy a new stroller and carseat online (or in the States), but to have this set for such a low price... well, of course, I couldn't pass it up!
I am always amazed at how graciously the Lord provides our needs in ways we aren't even expecting! All I can say is -- Praise the Lord! :o)
Now, if only we could find a crib and changing table for a good deal.... ;o)