Monthly Archives: May, 2012

A few more precious things to pack.

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At the end of the day…

Written on May 14, 2012 In four hours on Saturday, we made a couple hundred dollars, but more than that, we lightened our load significantly. Getting rid of that expired food made my day. Not having to reload it into the trailer made Sam’s day. Getting rid of a 200 pound safe that we’ll never use was …

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Shelves are necessary!

Written on May 12, 2012 It seemed like everyone wanted to buy our shelves yesterday. Was it because the place looked so empty to begin with? Or was it just a coincidence? Between my husband and me, we promised most of the shelves to three different guys but told them to pick them up at …

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Hoarders can also be obsessive talkers.

  Written on May 12, 2012 Then there was the nice church lady who said her yard sale buddies told her she HAD to come to our sale because we had such good stuff. I knew she was a church lady because she told me to have a “blessed” day when she finally left. She …

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The Eleventh Yard Sale

Written on May 12, 2012 My yard sale assumptions were challenged again this week. I left the dishes and books and holiday decorations in their neat little homes on the shelves. I just couldn’t pile them into boxes and lose the beauty of the indoor landscape they all made. Plus it was easier just to …

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To display it, or to pile it up?

Written on May 8, 2012 Like most couples, Sam and I have very different approaches to lots of things in life. We’re not quite opposites, but we do look at things through different glasses. Yard sales are one of them. I want to display things on shelves and tables in common sense groups with colored …

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Life Lessons Learned from Yard Sales

Letting go in the interest of freedom Written on May 8, 2012 We’ve had ten yard sales, or storage shed sales in the last year. I’ve been calling them “yard sales,” but honestly, we haven’t done anything in our yard lately. Having so many yard-garage-storage shed sales in a year feels like an ongoing emotional …

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Three dogs in an RV

Three dogs in an RV I always said three dogs was a lot. Now it’s obvious living in these tight quarters. We’re all doing fine but sometimes it feels like we’re in a cage and one of us might just go ballistic if we don’t get out of here. One good thing about having dogs in …

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