Saturday, March 25, 2017

Anatomy of a Garage Sale


What a day it has been.

Today, we held the first day of our two-day yard sale extravaganza. We had been spending weeks sorting through housewares, art supplies, furniture both large and small and tons of construction supplies. Our remodeling section included lighting fixtures, wiring, plumbing connections, sinks, metal thingies and a stack of fine, vintage wood (Douglas fir and redwood), that came from our old roof and our old framing.

I did not know what to expect about the demand for all of the remodeling goodies -- would we get enough interest in all of it to sell any of it? During the day, we met our new best friend, Ralph, who lives nearby and is building an in-law unit for his 90-year-old mother. Ralph visited us four times today, twice with his Mini Cooper (gaaah!) and twice with his very long panel truck (yaaaaay!) and bought piles and piles of remodeling what-nots. At one point, I said to Bill, "I definitely love you very much, but right now, Ralph is the man of my dreams!" With Ralph's help, we were able to clear out and get this stuff to be re-used rather than scrapped or sent to the dump. Yay, Ralph!

Many, many thanks to our friends Soni, Stephanie, and the two Davids for their invaluable help!

Here is a time lapse captured by our Ring doorbell video.

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