Then there were metal crates! These are old, the tape on them was yellowed and brown, but the metal looked like they'd been tucked away somewhere, perhaps in the back of a closet, for quite some time. What a find! Now to find a good place for these.
The most fantabulously, superamazing, unbelievably astounding find? Shutters. Two old shutters, approximately five feet long. Tickled! I was completely tickled. Of course, I casually asked how much they were, not wanting to seem to eager, hoping they wouldn't know how much I wanted these babies. When the guy behind the counter answered $3 total for both I was shocked. One way or another these were going to fit in my car. (My youngest asked when I picked him up at school, "Mom, why are there ladders sticking out of the car?)