The sun shone and they came! The yarn was cut at 9:30, and over the next few hours so many people dropped by, browsed, tried to barter and bought. The kids helped – a lot, learned a lot, and had a great time.
About $130 came in, and most if it is in a jar to meet the “I need $7 for a field trip… I need 55 cents for milk…. I need $2 for the school fundraiser…” That will save a lot of stress in the mornings. Some has gone to the Humane Soceity, courtesy of the 14-year-old and the proceeds from her sales.
The deals were good, but not quite enough for those who like to ‘yard sale’ as a vocation. I had a knife sharpener, $20 retail, priced at 50 cents. The customer wanted it for 25 cents. Neither of us would budge. Funny really. But we both had our stands and we stuck to them. Hat’s off sir. Thank you for making me smile.
Meeting people is half the fun. A woman wanted a CD to work out to, and in an effort to inspire her I sang a few bars from ‘too many fish in the sea’, ‘The Committments’ CD. She dropped it fast! Sad that my singing totally undermined the music, I gave it to her. She accepted, and promised to give it a try. I hope it worked.
Most importantly, good stuff has gone on to a new home, and there is more room in ours. The kids learned to let go a bit (and so did I). And the little snowman magnets featured in the last post were purchased by someone who really liked them: joy, sustainable.