We did have the garage sale Saturday. It nearly killed me (with all that carrying stuff up and down the stairs. Ouch).
For starters, the boys really wanted to "help." Which was fine for Griffin...
...until he decided to spill all the golf balls in the garage sale area.
(It's a Capello family requirement that all garage sales Must Include Golf Balls. My dad is a golfer -- invited to go on the Master's Tour and he had sponsors and yet he choose not to do it, I'll never understand why -- so we always have golf balls hiding in our homes. Not just his home, my home too.)
And Darwin, good gravy. That child is in that stage where darting into the road is a big game. And it was fine to have both boys out with me, until I had that one swarm of customers where three people wanted to pay all at the same time and I didn't know where the two boys were, but I did know Aaron was in the basement running the vacuum cleaner.
In any case, I was really proud of Aaron -- he actually brought stuff up on his own to put in the garage sale. And he was really happy to see all that stuff out of our house (and he didn't get the cord at Best Buy... he just borrowed one from work for the week, hoping ours would "show up").
That's just the line of baby clothes, behind this angle is the tables loaded with crap and furniture.
We made $150, which I guess is pretty good considering we didn't sell any of the furniture. I agreed with Aaron to let the Lay-Z-Boy and futon to go back in the basement for the next garage sale (in April). Anything that doesn't sell at that garage sale goes to a non-profit.
We didn't sell that stinkin' (I mean that figuratively and literally) buffet, so I'm gonna attack the inside and outside with white spray paint to see if that works. If not, it will go in the next garage sale as well.
After the garage sale was over, I loaded up the van and took stuff to Goodwill. I made three trips to Goodwill Saturday. I still have seven boxes of baby clothes, a high chair and a swing sitting in my entry room ready to go off to a women's shelter today (hopefully, dependent on the rain and if there's anymore vomiting today).
I must say, the highlight of the garage sale was my apron I spiffied up...
It's a little two dollar apron from the hardware store. "Do it Right!" is painted on it in read, which I just covered up with some secret-project fabrics. The edges are all frayed and it's sewn on by hand, but it got the job done and was cute too. So, ha! Craftiness! Mwhahahaha!