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yard sale

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Saturday turned out to be a great day to have a yard sale! Thankfully the weather held off and although there had been crazy storms all week, it did not rain at all by the time Saturday rolled around. I made some good money, got rid of things I have been carrying around for years, and cleaned out some closets and the attic. All of that is well and good, but had I not joined forces with four other friends to do this, it would not have been nearly as much fun! I am fortunate to have hilarious friends, but combine that with all of the the strange people that come to yard sales, the bizzare items we all have collected, and spending roughly 10 hours together, you will end up with so many laughs it makes all of the work worth it. It is interesting to see what people will buy, as well as, what they don't buy. For example, the Jester head on a stick went within the first hour and half, but the Brookstone ipod dock priced at $10 did not sell! I believe most people thought it was some sort of strange fan though, so that could have been why. And then there was the fake cameo necklace that brought us many, many laughs...turns out it was a hot ticket item. Yet, the beautiful piece of amber was left in the pile at the end of the day. One of the TWO bread slicers were sold, but the 8 piece dinner set that was a really great set seemed to not cut it. And then there was the zipper purse—a purse made entirely of zippers—that had many lookers, but against all of our pushing it was never sold. That was actually the item we all decided had to sell in order to make this entire thing successful! And then there was the Ninetendo DS that was stolen! We all feel pretty sure it was the strange guy that was making us all very nervous. Believe it or not, he CAME BACK later in the day!! Acting equally weird, but all five of us were up and hovering around him, so he left. Unbelievable!

So, Claire had a wacky old man hit on her multiple times, Bobby became our "Manager", Susan discovered her ability to stage the tables for maximum selling, Heather's Jr Prom dress was the source of many jokes, and I laughed more than I have in a long while. Oh, and I was also the top seller! And thanks to so many friends that dropped by to say hello!