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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!

6 comments:

Unlikely Wife said...

I'd love that bed! Too bad I'm damn near in Canada! Glad it was success.

Sarah said...

Good luck on the last minute details! I'm excited for you!!

Lou said...

wow what a snazzy yard sale...i love yard sales good luck!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Always exciting to move to a new place- and I must say I am impressed that you were able to pull together a yard sale in the midst of preparing to move.

homeschoolceo said...

That's a great bed. Good luck with your move! 5 days, wow!

Kim said...

Put the bed on craigslist. :)
I will be praying for you and your family as you make your way to Texas. Enjoy yourselves. It sounds like a long journey, but I am sure it will be worth it.

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