Today was a rather busy day in some regards. When my hubby & I moved north four years ago we needed storage space. We were moving in to a 14x70 foot trailer & just didn't have enough room for all of the
Our plan was to use it for short-term storage. Last year my hubby finished an addition to the trailer for storage. Um, don't let that fool you. It's turned in his "man-cave" with a small, itty bitty spot for "storage." In fact, this weekend he's working on our new storage shed. ;-) The reason for all of this is that his aunt & uncle are now divorced & selling the camp. We needed to clean out our stuff.
A few weeks ago my hubby & I went down & sorted through everything. We ended up with a very LARGE trash pile. In fact, it took me two trip so the local landfill to get rid of everything we thought we had to keep for the last four years but just ended up in the trash. We also ended up with a LARGE yard sale pile. Stuff that we didn't want to keep, but was really too nice to trash. Then we had one small pile we kept & brought up & stuck in the storage "addition" until the storage shed could be built.
A couple Saturdays ago I went down & sorted through all of the yard sale stuff. I spent 2-3 hours down there sorting & pricing & organizing. Now, I live on a VERY rural dirt road. A busy traffic day is three cars. Needless to say, if I wanted to do a yard sale, it would have to be somewhere else. I asked a friend in the nearby town (15 minutes away) if I could use her lawn. She lives right on Main Street. I figured the traffic would be brisk & we'd have a good turn out.
Well, today was the day of the sale.
I'd like to say I made a ton of money & got rid of a lot of stuff. However, that would by lying. ;-) We had maybe a dozen people stop in. I did make about $30. But I told my hubby I'd buy supper & since he spent the day working on the shed (along with his dad & friend), I bought us all sandwiches at the "corner store" (another 15 minute drive away). My exact take from the lawn sale was $33. The EXACT total of dinner - $33. I still shake my head at this. LOL
The local thrift store received a large donation from me today. I kept a few items to try & sell on eBay or Craigslist. I just couldn't part with the really, REALLY nice stuff.
All in all it was a long day & I spent a lot of time hauling boxes (loading our truck at the garage, unloading at the yard sale, loading to go to the thrift store, unloading at the thrift store & this took two trips as I brought some of my friend's things too). I did enjoy chatting with my friend & I wouldn't call the day a total loss, but now I'm off to bed as I'm just tired. ;-)