Tuesday, April 24, 2012

4/24/12 - 39 + 5 = Success

My garage sale on Saturday was a success thanks to my wonderful sister and family that came to help me out.  My sister Sheree brought her 2 daughters and DIL and one of her daughters brought a friend!  Count ‘em – I had 5! people helping me.  I was worried I wouldn’t have any and I had 5 helpers!  It was wonderful!  I could not have done it without them - especially since I was up for 39 hours straight in preparation for the stupid thing.  Can you imagine me dealing with the crowds that showed up by myself after having had no sleep?!?

I had “stuff” everywhere – inside and outside.  I was really glad I had help with the flow of traffic.  We were so busy I wasn’t able to take many pictures, but here’s a picture of my niece and her friend putting up a sign at the end of my street.  The first set of signs blew over.  It was one of my customers that suggested we tape the signs to boxes and hold ‘em down with rocks.  Who knew?  All in all we put out 6 signs and I advertised on CL.  That’s all I did and it was enough to keep traffic going all day.  I was very grateful.  Woohoo!



This is all that was left for the Thrift Store to pick up.


So it was definitely a success.  I still have more boxes of papers to go through in the garage though, and I’m running out of time and stressing.  Ready or not, I have to move on Saturday.  I must admit that I’m not much fun to be around these days.  I wish I could get away from me for awhile, but once again, in the profound words of my late, great friend R.T. Miles, “Wherever I go, there I am.”  LOL.

It’s nice to know that all of the “things” that were important to me went to really great homes.  It may sound silly since they’re just “things” but some of them were really important to me.  You already know the story of my C&I china and the china hutch, the reconnect with old friends, etc., but here’s another example: my great grandmother gave me the brass turtle pictured here.  It’s a brass Florn and is from Germany.  My niece’s wonderful husband, Cody, collects turtles.  So, Turtle found a good home and I’m thrilled that Cody wanted it.  It stayed in the family.  Another problem solved.  :)



Everybody got in the act.  Miss Hope, who is normally a recluse, became a social butterfly.  I think she stayed in the living room greeting customers ALL day.  She’ll be 11 on May 1, and I have never seen her stay out around strangers.  It was adorable and she was a big hit with everyone.

Nonni and Bentley were also very social and were such good babies!  They were behind a gate in the front room and they too stole the show.  Here’s a picture of them “getting out of jail.”  They ran and ran.  One can’t blame them after being cooped up for most of the day, but don’t let them fool you.  They enjoyed every single pat on the head and every scratch behind the ears.  Still, they do make running look fun, don’t they?



BTW, my blog is now 6 months old as of yesterday.  Happy Anniversary “Living in Grace”!


11 comments:

  1. whewww i am exhausted just reading all this. so glad it worked out for your, especially the turtle. soon you will do a post that says i have been in my new apartment 6 months already. keep on truckin.... my baby girl had to have surgery today on a ear hematoma, she came through fine, we can pick her up after 3;30

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    1. @ Sandra - thank you! Will log on to your site to see how baby is doing. Poor thing!

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  2. Go Debra! I'm still so tired from my own busy weekend I haven't had time to check in on you. So I'm glad you posted to say how well it went. Try to get as much rest as you can this week. You'll need it.

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    1. @ Maria - thank you! Rest doesn't seem to be an option right now. Maybe soon. Can't wait to hear about your show!

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  3. oh my, 39 hours with no sleep? You had to have been exhausted. Glad to hear it was a success. Rest up a little if you can before the weekend

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    1. @ Ann - yepsters, pretty tired. It will soon all be over tho. Then rest. ;)

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  4. Wow Debra, look at your babies stride. They really did need a to stretch their legs. I am so impressed with what you got accomplished. I'm still digging through myself but I have a little more time than you do. You plenty of rest now. I don't think any one's expecting you to respond to this blog in the near future. Take care and God bless.

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    1. @ Trina - they can step out, can't they? Thanks. You take care and God bless U2.

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  5. Glad the sale went well, and the extra help was a blessing! I know you were stressing about that! Keep us posted on how the move goes, AFTER you are done.

    Myself, we are finished on the contract we were working on, and really have little going on until July! I am back in Illinois, where after a few days of doing absolutely nothing, I will jump on the new trailer projects left to complete...the panelling...getting the awning installed...re-wiring the solar panels AND the wind turbine....and then maybe a test trip to do some boondocking to see how everything works!

    Stay well!!

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    1. @ John - am working on the staying well thing. Tired is not a good state for TBI survivors. Am looking forward to getting settled. Woohoo on the trailer tasks! Maybe Glenn and/or Wayne can tell you a few boondocking places in my neck of the woods. ;) I'm just saying! :)

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  6. Hello Debra, i'm glad it was so a success. I'm also sure you was really tired, but it was for a great project. Congratulations. Just do it.Piouk and Patrick.;-)

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