...because I was just too damned busy trying to make some money by running a garage sale. Actually it was a driveway sale, I wasn't letting anyone into my garage. On Friday, I pulled out a load ofnot whiskey drinkers - thus more for me for later.
junk of stuff that I and other family members were not using any longer, cleaned off whatever of it that needed cleaning, put an ad on both Craig's List and Backpage and made a few signs that I hung on telephone poles in the neighborhood. I also remembered to go to the bank to get plenty of fives and ones for change. Then, in the evening, I started putting price stickers on most of it. Once that was done, I cracked open a couple of beers and a bottle of 12 year old single malt Knappogue Castle Irish whiskey (a present from my brother-in-law the younger) and enjoyed it with my son and one of his friends (the other two of his friends there when I cracked it open were too pussy
On Saturday, I got up early, set up four tables in my driveway, threw all the
In all, I sold only eight things or $146 worth of
I took the $80 from my tortoise sale and put that in my pocket. Then I took the remaining $66, divided it by three and gave $22 each to my daughter, daughter and son. At the least they can buy a few gallons of gas for their cars although I would bet my son spent his while out getting sloshed last night. I spent around $140 on supplies at a reptile show today where I was helping to man the Long Island Herpetological Society's table. Well, I really only made $100 in purchases, the other $40 was a donation I made to the society. The $80 for the tortoise helped out considerably with today's outward cash flow; still though, I wish I had moved sold
A final thing about the sale yesterday - after it was over, I put away the good things and then smashed up all the junk and threw it in the garbage; I did not want anyone who attended the sale (and who bought nothing) coming by and finding anything worth taking in my trash. That just made me think, I have to put that trash out tonight and also have to go take down the four signs we put up before I get a summons for them. Gotta go, later 4 U.
All the best,