Friday, July 23, 2010

Tales From the Sale, Part 1

I told you a couple of weeks ago that we were having a “front porch sale,” and I wanted to report back to you. Overall, it went great, but I definitely think that what they say about sales being more work than they are worth is true. The fact that we were donating the proceeds to charity made it worth the effort, but we will likely just donate our [mountain of] stuff next time. However, the sale was nothing if not eventful :D

To begin with, Josh had started a new job just that week. We knew there was a possibility of travel, but certainly didn’t think he would be gone the first week. Umm, wrong. He called me Tuesday morning (his first day) to inform me that he would be coming home to retrieve supplies, and then would be gone the rest of the week. [Note to all potential burglars: You should know that, lest you think I’m an easy target, this house is armed to the teeth and I know how to use it all. Seriously- I have my firearms safety license and know how to handle a gun : D ) Bless his heart, he felt bad about leaving me to do all the work for the sale, even though it wasn’t his fault.

I made do, and his absence meant I could work for many hours straight without taking any breaks. That, combined with help from our parents (thank you!) meant that we were all ready to go by Thursday night. Yes, we put everything out the night before- there was no way I was getting up early enough to set everything up before our 8 am start time. I figured that if anyone stole anything, they probably needed it more than us. I woke up about 7:30, when I got my first big surprise...
[to be continued]

12 comments:

姿柯瑩柯dgdd憶曾g智曾 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼.................................................................

RicoLisi0802志竹 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..................................................................

justDani said...

I love your note about being armed and knowing how to use it all...you are too funny!

怡謝伶 said...

一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤..................................................

515152 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

思張張亦 said...

Learn wisdom by the follies of others.............................................................

黃以陳美苓富 said...

人們不缺少力量,他們缺少意志。..................................................

童建李宜昌智 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債............................................................

守何何何韋 said...

嘿,你的部落格不錯哦!............................................................

國林林林林維 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。............................................................

麗王王珠 said...

No pains, no gains.......................................................................

Essay Writing said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..................................................................Like it RicoLisi0802志竹

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