Thursday, November 02, 2006

Gearing Up For Yard Sale This Weekend

Today, I got a lot of things packed up ready to be moved to the storage shed. Now, I am focusing on the yard sale we are having this weekend. I am currently pricing things and trying to get organized a bit. We are holding it at my sister's house, hoping for more through traffic. It's hard to price things high enough so that people can bargain and low enough so that they are interested in the deal. I have sooooooo many books to sell, I could almost set up a bookstore with what I have on hand. The sad thing is I have just as many I am not selling! :) Whatever, it's an addiction....I do actually read them all! I am also getting rid of a lot of clothes. I found clothes that I have had for over 20 years! Unreal. Anyhow, this whole yard sale thing seems to be a lot of work! I hope we sell at least some of this crap!
In other news, I found out yesterday that my brother is having to have a diffibrulator/pacemaker put in. He will not be coming here for Thanksgiving week now. I hope it all works out for him. I am however kind of glad that they won't be here at that time. Their plan was to be here when Mike and I got back from Hawaii....that would be a great homecoming. Hello, welcome home let's go in the attic and clear it out.....jetlag, HELLO! Between the jetlag and my most recent irritation with my sister in law, I think it is safer for everyone involved that they won't be here. That being said, I do hope his surgery goes okay. It was pretty easy for my dad, so he should do fine. I think it is really shocking to him that he is having to have the surgery. That has to be a very scarey thing. It scares me. Ah well, just more reason to live life to the fullest EVERY DAY. Blessings.


Jemima said...

Wow. That sounds pretty scary. Is your brother a lot older than you? I hope he's going to be okay.

Good luck with the yard sale. Sometimes it helps to get some of those dot stickers, and just make everything with a red dot 50c, and everything with the blue dots $1, and everything with a green dot $5. That way you don't have to take as much time working on prices.

CharlestonGirl said...

Thanks, yes my brother is 17 years older than I am, he will be 60 in January! So he is a bit older and he recently had a heart attack, actually 2. He didn't even know it was happening...thought he had indegestion. Consequently, he did a good bit of damage to his heart. He felt like he was getting a lot better, but was told he had to have this surgery. I see it as a good thing that could potentially save his life.
As to the yard sale, I am dog tired and need to be at my sister's at 6:00am tomorrow! The pricing thing went okay, we didn't get the color coding down too well, but did sort things and label them pretty well. Of course last Saturday was 80 and tomorrow will be 60....LOVE living in Chas!
The sun will be shining I am not complaining, I swear!