Friday, October 13, 2006

'Cause I'll be Rocking This Party Eight Days a Week

Don't think for two seconds I haven't tried donating our shit instead of selling it in a garage sale.

Unfortunately, Aaron's a wee bit emotionally attached to the shit ("no, Laura, we can't sell that onesie for less than five dollars") ("what's in this box? I need to inspect it before you put anything in the garage sale"). It doesn't help that he's a pack-rat and been known to scour through trash bags after I clean out a room to rescue shit.

And people wonder why half of my house is piled with boxes of crap.

I would be perfectly happy dumping everything off for Goodwill to go through. Unfortunately, the last time I donated something (over $400 worth), the donation guys didn't sign the form and we couldn't use it on our taxes. So that really didn't help the cause of convincing Aaron that garage sales are A BAD IDEA. VERY, VERY BAD.

I cannot comprehend life after the garage sale. From now until two o'clock tomorrow is all I can focus on. Does life exist on the other side of the garage sale? I don't know.

In other news... NO FUCKING CORD STILL. Aaron couldn't find it (ha!) and I'm convinced that Darwin got it out of the drawer and either hid is really, really well or threw it away. I went to MicroCenter last night to purchase another one and they were out. So the employee wanted me to tell a manager because they've been out for over a week and he hasn't ordered any.

So while we were waiting for the manager to come over, I started shouting, "Your customer service is horrible!" "I want a manager now!" "I'm a disgruntled customer!" all while trying (and failing) to keep a straight face.

So today after work Aaron has to stop at Best Buy to get me a new cord. And I'm totally screwed. Best Buy is like a candy store crack dealer for nerds.

12 comments:

laeroport said...

Good luck, honey!

kristi said...

Good luck. BTW, what kind of camera/memory card do you have?

Alicia A. said...

Maybe I'll stop by the sale. Just waht I need... more stuff!

Good luck!

Ali said...

Hoping tomorrow is a good selling day! Get Aaron to focus on the NEW s*it he can buy with the money from selling to old s*it.

lera said...

are we going to have to fire aaron as the official "finder of lost crap"???

good luck on the yard sale.

(and i just saw your triaminic commercial in person ... cute. thinking sewing)

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Dear dear dear.......he is out of town alot right? That's when you have the garage sale or the trip to GW. My rule of thumb from Garage sales is........nothing goes back into the house. What doesn't sell goes to GW.

PamKittyMorning said...

Sorry I'm not closer and can't come over and find your cord. Hope Aaron makes it home from Best Buy. I feel your pain. Thank God you didn't have to go. We have this store here called Frys, it's a super mega electronics place, and I hate going. Now that we're just together ourselves sometimes we go as a couple. Which is the kind of activity people should warn you about.
Consider yourself warned.

amy h said...

I think it would drive me crazy if someone was going retrieving junk after I cleaned a room out! Well, I guess Chris has done that before -- but not regularly...

I hope the garage sale goes well and everything goes! (except the camera cord)

Jonathon said...

Eeek. Every garage sale I've had has been crazy. But I love going to them!!! So, maybe you're doing the neighborhood a service...

Marsha said...

I sneak things off to the thrift store all the time. The family never knows, just little bits at a time.

Cheryl said...

Good luck with the garage sale! My DH is also a total pack rat, I hate that.

Eren said...

Oh nooo! Never let a man into that store alone. Hope he comes back with the cord an not more stuff destined for the garage sale.