never again!

So. The yard sale sucked in oh so many ways. Someone please kick me if I ever say I’m having a yard sale again!

It was so humid in the morning that I had to take my glasses off while we were pulling all the junk out of the garage because they kept fogging up. And then there was the sweat. I don’t like to sweat!!

I had hopes of decent traffic when people started showing up at 7:30 to shop. Except the early birds only wanted old albums. ~grumble grumble~ I don’t have any records and I wouldn’t sell them to you if I did. Harrumph.

Do you know how boring a yard sale is when no one shows up? Okay, not no one, but almost. Ugh.

Damon had nothing to do so he played with the panorama feature on his iphone. It’s weirdly accurate and yet not at all. Um, our driveway is supposed to be a straight line?

Then he cleaned the garage. Now that’s bored!

Josh was trooper. He manned his toy table until 1pm when he finally gave up and went inside to watch tv. I couldn’t blame him, I desperately wanted to go inside too, sit in front of the air conditioner, and freeze my face off!

In the end, I made $38, Josh made $21, and we still have massive piles of stuff in the garage. I refuse to bring any of it back in the house lest it never leave again. I took some things to the transfer station to the area people can pick over for free, a bag of clothes went into a Salvation Army bin, a box of books are ready for the used bookstore, and the rest of it will be donated to my favorite charity yard sale in September.

I’m close to selling a dining room table on craigslist today, which is what we should have done with everything in the first place. ~sigh~

Yard sales are so not worth the effort. Lesson learned.


6 Responses to “never again!”

  1. Stimey on July 25th, 2010 12:49 pm

    Oy. That’s kinda brutal. Whatever you do, don’t divide that $38 into an hourly wage.

  2. mumma boo on July 26th, 2010 5:06 pm

    Ugh, that’s awful. Get receipts from the Salvation Army and the charity, even if you have to estimate what the donation is worth. You can write them off your taxes next year.

  3. Caro on July 27th, 2010 11:14 pm

    OMG. I am so sorry. I should have been there to make it fun…. 😉

  4. kat on August 14th, 2010 3:40 am

    Oh man, that stinks. But like you said, you have your stuff out, and that’s half the battle.

  5. kat on August 14th, 2010 3:41 am

    Also, I like the panorama photo!

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