of making  every day seem like an adventure.  We weren’t picking through garbage on Mondays. We were searching for valuable treasure along suburban curbs. That’s how I ended up with a rough-hewn coffee table that matched my pine-framed couch. And a tiny wooden rocking chair just the right size to display books or CDs at festivals. It’s how I found $5 Danskos in many colors.  And after we saved so much money thrifting, and the holidays loomed so near, I’d watch you veer your sedan onto packed highways like a half-mad elf, eyes glinting in the winking wash of December lights, let’s go to Barnesy-Noble!