Saturday, October 29, 2011

What We Won't Do For a Buck

                                For the past two days, I've been involved in a garage sale.
                               Four of us participated, and it was in my friend, Beryl's, garage
                               which has an old wood burning stove in the back to keep it
                              warmer especially in this cooler weather.  Having a garage sale
          is incredibly grueling when you include the "gathering" of unwanted stuff,  transporting it,  pricing it all, setting up the tables and shelves and then placing all the items neatly on the surfaces transforming an old garage into a neat, little, thrift store.

The first evening getting it all set up took until 3:00am!  Needless to say, I didn't get a wink of sleep that night before having to be back to attach 23 handmade signs to numerous poles in the area before opening our gates at 9:00am!  The wonderful part about all of the gruelling work is sharing it with three wonderful friends, laughing like school girls but working so diligently preparing everything for a successful sale.

Today was the second and final day of the sale.  Both days were well attended and we sold a lot of our "stuff".  It's amazing how other people appreciate what we no longer love, need, or want.

                                                                I loved seeing lots of
                                            different people: some young, some bringing children with them and some older, but most everyone who entered our "store" were friendly  and open to all of our silliness, our singing along with the radio, our dancing and our laughter.  
      I am happy to report that it was a successful sale in more            than one way:  we made money, made friends,  renewed                   acquaintances and made some fun memories.



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