It’s over! Our Yard Sale Party took place yesterday and it was a slamming success. Here’s how it went:
7:30: Wake up, decide against showering as we’re way too tired, make tea, and start hauling stuff outside into the sunny, but cold morning air
7:45: Our neighbour comes over, and asks immediately about the camera. The camera that BFF had actually told me she’d like to buy, but I put on the signs anyway, thinking it would draw a bigger crowd.
7:50: Our neighbour is a swindler. He bargains with me on some of my American Apparel clothes for his teenaged daughter. She comes over and borrows them to go try them on. They fit, they buy, it’s great. he also buys BFF old camera, and some items from our 50 cents bin. First $25 is made.
8:30: Other neighbour comes over from across the road. We end up meeting about four or five different neighbours, which is really great. They all talk to us about how badly we need to go visit the Wychwood Barns. We will, we promise. They also have a Facebook group, which we were invited to join.
8:35: We get hungry. He treks down to Tim Horton’s to grab us all breakfast, which is really nice. We get chocolate milk, and it’s awesome.
9:23: A little neighbour kid comes over and is gaga over the Salt N’ Pepper shakers. He says he’s been wanting these forever.
9:55: A couple comes over who just moved in across the other side of St. Clair yesterday. They have two really cute little boys, about 2.5 years and 2 months. I tell them I babysit and she gets my number. $weet. She also buys a bunch of my clothes.
10:12: We crank the tunes.
10:30: We realize how early we woke up and recognize that any other Saturday, we would just be waking up now.
11:24: I sell my stereo speakers to a really nice old man who chats with us for about 15 minutes.
1:25: A friend of mine from Humber drops by, a friend of His from high school, and a friend of mine from Queen’s. Great stuff.
2:00: We decide to fold up shop and take the rest of the stuff to the Goodwill down the street.
And that was that. very successful day. Combined, BFF and I made over $300. Then she gave Him and I massages which was pretty cool. She’s actually really good, and charges way less than the Dove Spa I normally go to. And it’s 90 per cent deductible on both our health plans, so it’s all plus-plus.
Here’s what sold that I can remember:
- Stereo speakes
- About 50 per cent of all my clothes – SO HAPPY
- Baseball cards (kids loved those damn things)
- 50 cent
- Expresso machine
- Expensive rainboots
- Earring frames
- Salt and Pepper shakers