Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekly Garage Sale

We got up early yesterday morning and started the garage sale by around 8am.  Rain was predicted and we thought we might be rained out.  It was a little cloudy, but we never did get any rain.  The clouds and breeze made it quite comfortable.  We sold some Christmas items and some camping and beach chairs that had been overlooked the past few weeks.  We felt good about that.  We only made $77, but it's adding up and we're getting rid of more stuff!

After the sale was over, I grabbed a bunch of clothing and dropped it off at the Goodwill center.  I think more clothing needs to go straight to Goodwill and not to the garage sale.  This week we intend to go through more clothing as well as Christmas decorations. 

We spent the afternoon hanging around the house and waiting for the rain that never came.  After a long nap (this house selling is tiring) we got up and I went out and finished mowing the pasture.  Al climbed up on the roof and cleaned out the gutters.  We've been having a terrible time with our gutters leaking down behind the covered porch on the back.  We had a guy out the other day to give us a quote for new larger gutters.  We hate to spend the money since the house is up for sale, but we don't know how long we'll be here and we're tired of water problems, so I think we're going to go ahead and get it done.

We got some very good news yesterday.  We have a rental house in Tampa and in the past, we have only been able to keep the renters for a year.  When they move on and we have to pay for cleaning, painting and finding new people.  We always end up without renters for a few months...and no rent checks!  Evidently these people have decided to re-new their lease!    That will save us close to $3000.  Yes, that was very good news!

Today is Bucs football for Al and I may read a book!  No work today  (yeah, right)


  1. I know what you mean about a rental house,we had one and what a pain it was.

  2. I love donating the stuff to Goodwill..then when I go see your stuff..and people grabbing it.Then it is why did I get rid of

    Good news about the rental..yeah!!

    Cindy and Walker

  3. We've sent a lot of stuff to Goodwill over the years too. A few things have come to our house from Goodwill as well - ya can't win!!

  4. Sounds like you are on track to freedom.

    It's a long road isn't it.

  5. Keep it up. You're doing great at getting rid of stuff. And wonderful news about your renters.


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