Jun 8, 2007

yard sale


For the record, yesterday my family I hosted the most worst yard sale we have ever had in our entire lives. We made a few bucks, mind you... and perhaps I'm being unfair in comparing this to the past. However, when we lived in Michigan we would always clean up and never have to do a second day. Our experience this round was not quite so productive, which is always tough because yard sales require so much planning and prepping (which, I must confess, my wife did 90% of for our family).

So today we decided to host the "worst yard sale we have ever had in our entire lives" a second time... yes, we did. Perhaps the idea of elongating the punishment just made sense on a day when temperatures were in the low 400's. Nonetheless, we did it anyway.

On the upside, we did get to hang out with some friends and make some new ones... so that couldn't be a loss in any way. It's just funny that our sons made just about as much via their lemonade stand than we did selling things today.

Thanks for your pity... we now resume our regular broadcast.

5 comments:

DAKOTARANGER said...

Well, at least your teaching your kids about Capitalism...that alone is worth the misery of a yard sale.

Jennifer said...

Someone told me today that people in Battle Creek like heavily discounted things. I guess it's true for more than just a retail store...

Tony Myles said...

Dakota- True, true.

Jen - Perhaps that would explain the crazy popularity of the "world's largest breakfast table" - free stuff, man. "Where'd you get those bananas?!?!?"

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

I hear ya, its a LOT of work for ther person (i.e. your wife) who has to organize it all. You have a cute house!

We used to have yard sales but around here a van would show up full of people and the young children were instructed to distract us while the older children stole things and the adults haggled us to practically give away the stuff we were selling. It wasn't very fun. Of course there were other people that showed up too, but every time a van came you sat there helpless knowing that things would disappear.

Vicki said...

Oh, thank you for posting this. You may have just saved our marriage. I've got a lot of stuff (about four rooms' worth) to get rid of. Hubby is trying to convince me to try a garage sale (in 29 years of marriage he has always discouraged that...what's up?). Since the temperatures here in Central Florida are in the lower 500s, with strong chances of daily afternoon thunderboomers, I may have to talk him out of that idea.