Tuesday, March 20, 2012

He Bought All But 5 Items!

We opened the yard sale at 1 p.m. today and did $400 in sales by 3:15 p.m.

Then serendipity arrived.

A mid-30's couple with two young daughters walked up the drive, said "Hello" and wandered around for a few minutes. About 10 minutes later he asks, "Are you interested in one price for everything here?"

"We've had a few people ask the same question but show us the money," Sweetie and I said in unison.

A few minutes later a deal was struck and the garage sale signs were removed. He returned 40 minutes later with a van pulling a 16' trailer. Two trips later the barn was empty and we celebrated with ice cream.

Five items were excluded: riding mower, air compressor, acetelyene tanks/torches, Husquavarna Grass Bagger still in the box and our gas grill with side burner. Those items amount to $2100.

Total sales, including removing the remainder of the items from pole barn come to over $3500. When we sell the reserved items we'll begin packing our trailer & head to Florida - hopefully earlier than we expected.

We're relieved to have an empty barn & no more stress on Sweetie. He's pushed himself too hard & collapsed yesterday. It un-nerved all of us but keeping him housebound was out of the question today. I threatened to hog tie him if he didn't SIT outside sipping water or juice while the rest of us did the work.

Fortunately he behaved himself. I think yesterday's episode sunk into his hardpan skull.

Now to buy the 8-10' open trailer, load it with storage tubs, ladder, a few tools and
finalize a sale here and purchase there.

Overall, it's been a great day. Time to rest. Talk to you all again. Treesong


HermitJim said...

That's great news that you could move it all at once! Lots less hassle that way!

Sorry to hear that hubby collapsed but maybe it showed him where some of the limits were! Hope he is OK now.

Things are looking up for the move, and that's great for you! I'm glad you are getting it all closer to finalized.

AginKajun said...

So glad you guys have things going your way for a change. You've had so many struggles in the past you deserve a little good times for a change. I've been watching your blog and always glad when you post anything. At least I know you guys are still kicking. Florida is a wonderful place. I have a sister in Pensecola and I visited her a while back. I could be a beach bum real easy if I had enough money.