Even though its hotter than heck lately, I've been plodding along hitting some yard sales when I see them. I found this fabulous tiny-little foot locker that measures in at only 6" tall and 10 1/2" across. This little beauty with the skeleton key lock, set me back one whole bucker-rooo. The lock was sticking so they unscrewed it to see what was inside... I picked up some jewelry too--- slim pickings, but I never pass up religious pieces. I spotted a bag of pearl beads in a zip lock bag for .50¢ I was needing some "white" faux pearls for a piece of jewelry that was missing a few pearls and was to cute to just toss out. Well... I opened the bag when I got home... and WOWZERS.Real cultured pearls. *gasp* FIFTY CENTS??? I have eight carded pearls, that show the size & color & value of each pearl. I added up the estimated value off of each card and that alone totaled $237.00. In the zip lock bag there was another smaller bag filled with nine loose pearls. Those ranged in sizes of about 7.0 to 6.5 so each one could have a value of anywhere from $25 to $45. (I used to be into pearls big time) Oh my goodness.... that right there fuels the yard sale fires.