Thursday, October 2

GARAGE SALE ANNOUNCEMENT (and happy eight months of waiting)

So, I'm done dragging my feet. We're going to go ahead and have a garage sale next weekend. That's right, on October 10 and 11, the Blacks will be doing a garage sale to help bring home our little girl. I have been dragging my feet for months as last time I put the effort into a garage sale I made $29.00. (Yes, that decimal point is in the right place). I vowed never to do one again, but as airfare is not getting any cheaper, and we want to do our part to stay as close to debt free as possible, the garage sale will go on. And, yes, it's in typical Danielle fashion--at the last minute.

One of the reasons I finally made the final decision to hold this garage sale has to do with what I've been doing almost all day. Today has been a wonderful, crazy day of organizing--something I thrive on--to get warm clothes of the right size in the boy's drawers, as well as mine. Since Karl usually wears t-shirts year round, I don't have to do much for him :) I just took a picture and sent it to my sibs (except Alyssa-she'll hear about it here or when I skype her) of two huge, full bins of the "favorite clothes" I'm not selling and am instead keeping on hand hoping that one day (hint, hint) my precious kids will have some cousins on the Lugbill side. It may be awhile, but the clothes can wait. The other clothes--and I think there's hundreds of items that are also cute, just not as many from Old Navy and Gap--will become garage sale fodder (did I say that right?!?) next weekend at our extravaganza. Okay, really it's more like our "How-crazy-am-I-knowing-that-I'll -put-much-more-effort-into-this-than-I-will-probably-get-back-out Garage Sale." There is hope, though. I mean, I really don't have to do too much to beat last year's net gain. And I have TONS more cute clothes than last time since I took the big step of getting rid of most of Owen's clothes ages 0-2 years with the exception of pjs and some other unisex items for precious girl. I'm hoping Karl can pull some stuff out of that basement of ours, too. AND, I could use you, oh faithful blog readers that live in the same area's, help. (Wow. Please let me know about the grammatical errors in this post, Melissa.)

SO, CALLING ALL HOOSIERS THAT HAVE BEEN PLANNING A GOODWILL/SALVATION ARMY RUN BUT HAVEN'T GOTTEN AROUND TO IT. IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO A GOOD CAUSE (OTHER THAN THE SALVATION ARMY/GOODWILL), PLEASE DROP OFF ANYTHING WORTH SELLING, AS WELL AS THINGS THAT AREN'T--YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY--TO THE BLACK HOUSE THIS WEEK. WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN SCROUNGE UP. YOU'RE WELCOME, OF COURSE, TO PUT PRICES ON THINGS, BUT I WOULD IMAGINE, IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR YOU TO JUST BRING STUFF OVER (BY THE TRUCKLOAD, IF YOU WANT :) ) AND MY FAITHFUL FRIEND SHELLEY AND I (DID YOU HEAR THAT, SHELLEY?) WILL SPEND THE WEEK MARKING ITEMS.

Any details/questions can be posted on the comments of this blog, or you can call or e-mail me if you have that information. Who knows, maybe our refferal will come smack dab in the middle of all the chaos (I'm still hoping for tomorrow....) Let's see how well last minute things can be pulled off!

Thanks, everyone. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful fall day. I wish I could be having hot apple cider with you right now.

P.S. Our name for our little Ethiopian princess has been decided--but you won't find out (if you don't know already) until we get our referral. Something else to look forward to (and keep you reading.....:)

1 comment:

Linda Breuer said...

I can totally relate to the 29.00. Before we went to Ecuador we had three weekends of garage sales and while we made more than 29.00 it didn't seem like a great profit. Now I will say that on some of the days the girls made more money selling cookies than I made selling our stuff. So I would be glad to donate some homemade cookies to sell, but you would probably need to send me an email the middle of next week to remind me. We put prices on the cookies, but also had a can that asked for donations and that helped.
We have a bike and other stuff we can bring by. Again feel free to remind me with a call or email. I have not gotten into the swing of things this fall.

Linda