When we first were considering doing a garage sale I thought, “My father-in-law lives right in town, maybe he will get more traffic than we would out here in the country. On a dirt road.”
I thought, “Last year I sold almost $200 in 2 days at my friend’s subdivision garage sale… every little bit helps.”
I thought, “We have so much we don’t really need” as I started a pile of clothing, DVD’s, books, 2 of the 3 necklaces I own, and home decor that haven’t been used in ages, but was met with protests of, “It’s perfectly good _____ and we might want it someday,” by my husband.
I did NOT think people would start bringing us totes and car-fulls of donated items.
I did NOT think my father-in-law would buy the contents of an abandoned storage unit from an auction.
I did NOT think my parents would have 3 trailers-full of donations for our sale.
I did NOT think a friend would actually.donate. her CAR!!!
I did NOT think our aunt would donate a gorgeous 7-piece bedroom set.
I did NOT think people would bake us 15 different types of cookies; an assortment of pies, breads, and cupcakes; and 60 jars of barbecue sauce.
I did NOT think joining the “Lake Odessa Garage Sale” group would result in 3,000 people wanting to buy our stuff.
Ok, that last one was an exaggeration, but only slightly!
So here we go! My car smells like Hobby Lobby because it’s full of silk flowers and vases that my coworker brought to me yesterday. And when I say full, I truly mean FULL. She had even more, but I didn’t have room for it all. She seemed so disappointed…
Well, we have $15,000 left to raise and I think with everything that everyone has donated, we should be able cut that down by more than $200.
Holey Moley, people. Our baby is so very loved already. Thank you…
I think I’ll just not bother wearing eye make-up for the next few days.