It’s 7:30 am and I’m hustling around to get ready for the today’s big yard sale. I have spent the last couple of weeks scrounging around the apartment, the cottage and through stuff we’ve had left over from doing Flea Markets. In other words I have WAY TOO much stuff to put out on two tables!!
AND as Peter predicted the ground is wet because for the last two days we have showers….this is NOT an auspicious beginning 😦
I literally spent the entire day yesterday sorting through the boxes of stuff trying to group the junk, er, I mean stuff into plastic bins and price each piece. This is of course an area where we diverge: I want this stuff GONE and am happy to price it to sell and well, my other half is a bit more attached to his possessions and is not giving anything away! Oh no? I’ve already promised myself that 90% of what is going into the sale is going to Goodwill and Habitats if it doesn’t sell.
I’m not immune to the fact that we are probably putting out some items that really don’t belong in a yard sale, they are much more Flea Market antiques and nostalgic collectibles but right now, this is the only venue. And, I swear I will do another yard sale in the summer when lots more people are in town. This particular day was designated by an organizer and promoted as Town Wide. I hope there was sufficient advertising to entice people to come even though this is one gray, soggy day. Oh how dismal it all looks now!
This is the morning to be moving quickly and hello Murphy’s Law – we’re up and Peter takes the first shower and drops his lens in the bathroom-15 minutes later we find it. I need him dressed and outside to set up those big table for me and to lug the crap er, I mean stuff out to the porch. Just to add to the total aggravation of it all is the fact we broke the door on our shed two weeks ago, it’s not fixed so the wagon which is supposed to be for sale is in there along with big sheets of plastic I wanted with me in case of a shower! Oh yeah, think it’s going to be a fun, fun day all around!
Friday afternoon my living room looked like this…
By 8pm last night, I had priced, sorted and packed up everything and then listened to the weather report