Busy. Busy. Busy. Drink….Drink…Busy. Busy. Busy.

This is about how I would sum up this past week. First, we were so excited to have Grammy visiting from Granite Bay, CA! She was kind enough to fly in and arrive at a good time of day, to avoid rush hour, but the same for flying out too! Anyhow, she planned her trip to come visit her favorite 2 and a half year old, while we (mom & dad) prepared and managed a yard sale… because you know… not EVERYTHING is going to fit in our RV. (Scott really wants to name our RV, Arvee, the RV. I’m resisting LOL)

Anyhow, apparently A LOT of work goes into executing a yard sale effectively. Not only were the entire innards of our home stripped down, everything was strategically organized into sections (albeit appeared a disaster) it was actually semi-organized and thought out. This is SOME of what we had staged to sell in the spare front room of our house:

I have to admit, we did a pretty good job of planning, preparing, and working our way through this. Beer helped a little too, as we were up till midnight the night before the sale…which we had advertised to start at 8am with NO EARLYBIRDS… do you think they listened?

We borrowed fold out tables and chairs from family members (thanks Tia/Tia/Ed/Janet) and had everything ready to go….including other items not shown in the photo, like furniture, outdoor stuff like shovels, tarps, fishing gear, etc.

Miraculously, we woke up on Day 1: Saturday morning, on-time at 5:30AM. GOOD THING! I made a rush run to Starbucks while Scott prepped the tables. Then we got the items out of the house and onto the tables for display!

We turned our mess into this… semi-organized mess:

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We must have done a good job advertising because BUSINESS WAS BOOMING! So MANY people showed up at 720AM that we just had to tell them we were open and start selling!

By the time 2pm (closing time) came around, we sold over $700 worth of stuff that we didn’t need anyway. I would call that a successful day!

We were exhausted, to say the least, BUT one more day to go… then it’s all over!

Day 2 was tough to wake-up, so we “slept in” till about 630AM… got more coffee and set everything up AGAIN. This time was different though, we already made more than we expected on Day 1, so anything this day was just a bonus.

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Nobody showed up until after 830AM!! Such a drastic change from just a day prior. It was much slower, granted a Sunday, but we still raked in another $200+ through some strategic wheeling and dealing 🙂

By noon (closing time!) we were DONE. And I mean, didn’t care if people ran off with the remainders… in fact we were encouraging people to take items away…

We packed up the remaining items, dropped them off at Goodwill and called it a day.

Oh yeah… then we had to pickup the 9 Yard Sale signs we had placed around the area… and return the tables/chairs we borrowed… and count the money…

All in all, we couldn’t have done it without Grammy. And we can’t wait to see her again in Northern California!!