The yard sale weekend left much to be desired. I can't complain about living in the country for any reason but one. It STINKS for yard sales.
Every yard sale I have ever had I have made over $100.00 a day. Of course, that was when I lived in some semblance of a town. THIS yard sale, I made $85.00 on Friday with not ONE customer (or even LOOKER) on Saturday. All my Friday customers were neighbors.
Two weeks from now, I am trying ONE LAST TIME, by having a joint yardsale at a friends house. She is STILL in the country but on a more main road. I can only pray that one will show me a bit more success. I will wait until the outcome of THAT yardsale to share my yardsale tips and tricks...right now I feel too inadequate.
As you can see from the picture, the weather wasn't all THAT fabulous either. It didn't rain though-until I had things packed away. So there is always something to be thankful for.
On a good note: the children found new inspiration in their old toys-and kept themselves rather busy. Corynn begged and begged to keep this one silly bear that sings Jesus Loves Me in a monotone and irritating voice. She is SO dramatic. Finally, I told her she could chose ONE THING to keep. I was hoping that the OPTION would lure her to find something a little LESS annoying.
So-Jesus loves me is repeating every few seconds around here. Blast that bear! :-)
Remember how I told you that I was saving up for my camera little by little? Well- every cent that I had saved up had to be used on something MUCH LESS romantic. As any mother does-you just suck it up. This has happened a few times before. So I am a bit accustomed to it.
Last night, though, we were able to order *MY* camera and it should be arriving sometime this week. 10 months interest free financing, all yard sale #1 proceeds have been put toward it and MORE successful (YES YES!) yard sale #2 proceeds will go toward it and some 'paying back' will get my dream camera-after a few years of waiting. Why did we decide to finally get it THIS week?
Because on Friday, Gary and Linda are coming for the weekend. On SATURDAY, Mattie and I will be living it up at a wedding all by our lonesomes and my gift to the happy couple will be some pictures. They didn't hire a professional photographer, they are having a friend cover it and could use all the help they could get. Pictures are my life! I can't imagine not having a plethora of them recounting the most important day in your life!
Needless to say, I have been studying the wedding photography and hoping for some tips from the gorgeous stuff that flows from this ladies fingertips. I can't wait to get it!
Must be off. Hope everyone is having a happy weekend.