Monday, August 8, 2011
Yet another busy weekend
My mother-in-law came down this weekend to visit one last time with us before we head to Texas this weekend (seriously? I can't believe that it's come down to just a matter of days already); she and her friend, Jim, kept Sammy occupied while Captain Husband and I went through every drawer and closet in the house to see what we could get rid of before the move--Sammy and Sandy helped out by double-checking all of the drawers to make sure we didn't miss anything.
I knew we were going to have quite a bit of dead weight to dispose of, so I had already made arrangements with my friend, Meghan, to see if she would be interested in co-hosting a yard sale with me at her place, as she actually has a yard--she said yes, so we set about hastily making plans for a sale on Sunday. CH and I boxed everything up and I drove down to Fredericksburg with a truck loaded full of all sorts of goodies, ranging from a portrait of Abraham Lincoln to vintage 1960s melamine dishes.
All in all it was a pretty successful sale, even though we had the misfortune of holding it on a day with a heat index of about 105 degrees (fortunately Sammy stayed home with CH and Nany Pat while I was out sweating in the hot August sun). While I wasn't quite able to get rid of everything (anyone in northern Virginia interested in a circa 1928 antique full-size brass bed?), I did make a tidy little sum that will definitely help cover some of our gas expenses. And since we're going to be driving for five days straight, every penny counts!