Thursday, April 27, 2006

Getting Ready For A Garage Sale

I was going to add a picture I'd found of a beat-up garage to announce why I'm not blogging right now, but blogger.com has enacted some new kind of nightmare and evidentally I'm not holding my tongue just right because every time I try and upload a picture it fusses at me. If they'd give me a clue what the "cookie's" name is that they think I should have I'd be more than happy to add it to the mixture, but noooooooo it's a bigass secret. I know it's not their other suggestion...the one about java whatever not being turned on because that is turned on. So, in the name of frustration I just say "screw 'em"...who needs pictures anyway.

Me and my best friend and my daughter(s) are having our annual garage sale this Friday and Saturday and I've been busy getting my "stuff" ready for it and I'll be busy this weekend so don't look for me around as much. I'd supply the physical address except that some loon might go out of his/her way to stop by and give us grief instead of the business. Anyone that knows me knows where I live and Paula's house is within eyesight of mine. It should also be the house with the HUGE garage sale going on. We even put up a tarp tent to keep the weather off our customers! We call it multi-family because it is and we have to discourage people from bringing stuff because it's so over-stuffed as it is and we always end up having way more stuff leftover than most people ever begin with.

Some times we make a lot of money, but all the time we laugh our asses off and generally have a good time. The true test of friendship is to go through a garage sale and still want to speak to the other participates when it's concluded! Paula and me are Lucy and Ethel when it comes to these things! We take turns with who's who....we don't always know which character we are either!

The worst and best part is getting first crack at the other's "stuff". I'm sure you know what I'm talking about! I've been known to spend more than I cleared. Next best way to go through the dough is the FOOD..... donuts for breakfast......burgers or BBQ for lunch and, of course, dinner out because you're too tired to cook! It a$l$l a$d$d$s up fast$! Wish me luck!

6 comments:

Lainey said...

WOO HOO! I love garage sales, only I don't need any more "stuff"!

Ya'll have fun!

Attila The Mom said...

So so...how'd it go????

Inquiring minds and all...

TxGoodie said...

Well, it went well, considering the RAIN In SPAIN which didn't confine itself to the PLAIN! The whole garage sale made $650 and my portion was just shy of one five oh. We had big crowds yesterday after the rain stopped and the sun peeked out. Our last day is always "half price day" and that always brings 'em in. My theory is because the stuff is too high the first day, but who knows, maybe it's just mind games people play with themselves.... We had fun, we always have fun, me and Paula and Laine get silly when we get giddy from fatigue...

Attila The Mom said...

Glad to hear you had fun despite the rain!

And the triple bonus is always--getting rid of all that misc. crap! ;-)

Miss Litzi said...

Since when are “needing” and “wanting” stuff the same things? Garage sales and tag sales are always SO much fun to poke around at. I’ve thought about doing one, but when I realize I’d actually have to part with some of my stuff, I change my mind. And, you know the old adage, “one woman’s junk is another is another woman’s priceless possession”.

Congratulations on a successful sale!

TxGoodie said...

Thanks, ladies! As it turns out I'm not done yet! "They" talked me into dragging the whole dadgum garage sale to my house and trying again in a couple of weeks. That gives everyone time to dig for more "stuff".