5/5/12 — Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Newell just called me crazy, saying the sun wasn’t up yet, and what was I doing getting up at 6:00 AM? Doesn’t he know people start coming for a Garage Sale VERY early in the morning? And my stuff is still sitting in the hallway, not outside… Silly man!

Anyway, about to go set up. I will post results as soon as I give up. 😉


UPDATE ONE: So, I was set up by 7 AM, I think…thereabouts, and just gave up about 1 PM. Too bloody hot out there. Why is it so blame hot in May…? (No, please don’t answer that… 🙂 )

Rearranged things pretty much constantly all day as holes appeared or the shade moved. Hot, tired, and ready to collapse. Was it worth it? $42 and a handful of change, plus I spent $5 next door on a really cool gadget my neighbor Kathleen had — it is a micro fridge that can plug in to the wall or the car. I am expecting to get a lot of use out of that when my Office is functional. And I treated her to a cup of lemonade that the little girl two doors down was selling, so that is another 50 cents. I made sure to have a glass of ice water the rest of the time, and I am still working on it now…really sweaty out there.

All in all, considering that most of my stuff was priced at 10, 25, or 50 cents, and that I had a couple of barterers and flat out gave a few things away, I think I did all right.

Pictures, or it didn’t happen, right? Here ya go:


Initial set up                                                             Bargain bins


Books — sold ONE all day — and Videos             Soaps and Office Stuff –sold Menorah


Mostly cards                                                           Old software and hardware


Moved books hoping it would help…didn’t.         Sold both boxes for $15. Tired of them!


We also FINALLY planted Lantana…              My awesome new Fridge


Hot, tired, and HAPPY to be done!                       Final take


There’s another one in October. 🙂

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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13 Responses to 5/5/12 — Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  1. seanatherton says:

    Oooh! A garage sale! Hope you do well. (Doing well = getting rid of crap you want to get rid of AND not selling something you wanted to keep but your S.O. wanted you to sell 😉 )

  2. wynwords says:

    YAY! So… you hit one milestone, the yard sale…. so when / what’s the next one?

  3. It all looks very organized!

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