Sunday, May 08, 2011

Garage Sales Ending?

We survived another garage sale week-end.  With any luck, next week-end will be the end of them.

We found out that apparently the buyers loan is out of underwriting and they have ordered an appraisal.  We just have to wait for his call to schedule it.   We’re hoping he won’t find anything major that needs to be done and that the property will appraise high enough.

We are still very hesitant on selling necessary items, like the mower, golf cart, bed and a few other pieces of necessary furniture.  We know the deal could fall through at any time. 

We had a fairly successful sale this week-end, selling $455 worth of stuff,  counting the tool box we sold earlier in the week.  Boy am I going to miss that extra money when we’re done! 

We got rid of a lot of little stuff.  Al made a table of items that were 5 for $1.00.  It’s amazing all the little things he had accumulated, screws, nuts, bolts, and the like.  We marked things way down and even put out a pile of “free” stuff. The name of the game is volume!  Some of this stuff could easily be taken to the dump, but this way someone else hauls it away and we get a buck or two.

We’ve been working on getting the pasture mowed (for the last time…maybe).  It’s too big of a job to do all at once so we just do a little at a time.  It’s almost finished and I should be able to get it done today.

Our weather has been wonderful.  It’s been getting into the 50’s at night and upper 70’s in the day with lots of sunshine.  I wish it would stay this way, but unfortunately  our heat comes back today.  We’re expecting temps up to 96 this upcoming week! 

Our nest of Carolina Wrens (Nancy) have hatched out in the garage.  They are right in the the midst of all the garage sale goings on, but it doesn’t seem to bother Nancy at all.  Al put up a tarp to give her some privacy, and she seems to be doing well.  Carolina Wrens always make their nests in good places out of the weather. 

Our Bluebirds have also hatched in the nest box by the motorhome.  We have a good view of Mom and Dad keeping the babies fed.  This box has a door you can open,  so I’ll get some pictures of the babies soon!

Here is a picture of some newly hatched Bluebird from 2 years ago.  Notice their nekked little bodies!

May 25 3 days old

Aren’t they cute?


  1. Good luck with your garage sales.... It is a lot of work but better then throwing stuff away!
    The birds are so darn cute... naked and all! Great photo!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  2. Sounds like it won't be long now! :)

  3. Great progress. A lot of work, I know, but getting rid of the stuff is worth it. The babies are so cute even nekked.

  4. Wow! Sounds like a lot of stuff has found new homes. Good job!

    Loved the picture of the baby blue birds. They are very cute.

  5. Closer, closer, closer. That was a good garage sale week. Get every dime you can get - helps at the fuel pumps.

    Looking forward to seeing the baby birds.

  6. great shot of the baby birds!!..have a lovely Sunday!!

  7. Great garage sale day! Things seem to be progressing well.

  8. Some day you wlll drive by a hand written "Garage Sale" sign and just smile!

  9. Sounds like the end of the trail is coming into view. Good luck!

  10. Last week, our "free" pile was gone in 5 minutes. It was alot of junk really, but a bargain none the less.
    The baby birds have the look that only a mother could love...

  11. Fingers crossed and hoping you'll soon be on your way! Love the pic of the baby birds!


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