We got up at 5am yesterday, to have a yard sale at our house...I'd rather go to yard sales, than have them, but we had so many "treasures" we had to have a clear out.
We kept watching the weather earlier in the week, and finally decided to have it on Friday. Then, Tuesday, we noticed a sign at the end of our street indicating the the roads department was coming to pave our street on Wednesday and any cars parked along the street would be towed.
Ok, no problem, that won't bother the yard sale. Well, Wednesday came and went, and no road crew.They were still working in the next subdivision. So, I called the county road dept. and asked about it...A nice man called and said I could go ahead and have the yard sale, that they wouldn't get to our street till Monday; and, they took down the sign.
Before I lose y'all with this story, let me show you a couple of photos I managed to get before we were overrun with yard salers...
...extra plants from the garden...
...some old things...
...probably some things you might recognize from earlier posts...
...you can see by the thermometer, at 7am..the temperature was pretty nice...and yep, that's a potty pot on the right...one I "inherited".
Now, back to the story. Our first customer arrived at 7:15, and by 8am, we had cars parking all along both sides of the street. Things were going great!
By lunchtime, we had really made a huge dent in things. Gone were the chest of drawers and cedar chest, garden tutor, weed wacker, boxes of old books, tools, a piece of exercise equipment, a big ol' rug, and tons of other miscellaneous stuff.
I made a couple of sandwiches; and we sat under the crape myrtles for lunch.
About 1:30, a road paving truck stopped. I walked to the end of the drive way to see if they were just checking things out.
Oh, no! They wondered if it would be a problem if they started on our street in a couple of hours...around 3 or 3:30. The lady worker said she couldn't get in touch with the scheduler to say when they would be finished with the other subdivision, but she'd come back, and let me know before they started on our street. O-kay!
Lunch over, yard sale traffic picked up again. Then, a little after 3 o'clock...you guessed it...the whole road crew shows up and starts laying asphalt! Finally, by 3:30, we gave up and Hubby took down the yard sale signs. I was hot and tired, and actually happy to call it a day.
We had a hugely successful yard sale, and met lots of new friends. All in all, it was a great day. I'm happy...and hoping this is the last yard sale we ever have.
Hugs, and have a great weekend,
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays