Saturday, August 27, 2011

Yard Sale

Stuff, STUFF. Do you have too much stuff? I certainly do. Mr. Scottie Dog and I have been married for 39 years. Lots of time to accumulate stuff. We read books and they go on a shelf. We see a good deal at Costco, Target, etc. and we buy it. Friends and relatives give us more stuff. I checked and I have 5 Pyrex 9" X 13" pans. FIVE. Now I know I have one or two that I inherited from my Mother-in-law. I don't need them. I also have a metal pan I make Mr. Scottie Dog his brownies in. I like metal best for that. So 4 of the glass pans are just excess stuff.

Yard Sale: Set up a bunch of tables on the drive, put up a bunch of signs and wait for people to come and decide they can't live without adding MY stuff to THEIR stuff. What do I have that anyone else might want? A huge box of books....I enjoyed every one of them (except one I only read two chapters and put it on the shelf). Will I ever read them again? Probably not. Now I DO have books on my bookshelf I won't part with. My hardback collection of Little House on the Prairie books I'll always keep. I've also got a few extra sets of dishes to put in the sale. I have a Christmas set, a blue willow set of stoneware, Bill's Mom's china and a set of Pyrex I will be keeping. But what about knick nacks? I've also got way too many. I can't remember who gave me all the country angels, but it's not my style any more. I've got too much furniture and tons of movies (both VHS and DVD) and music I'm going to let someone else put in their home. I've got TV's, linens and more.
So I've got a bunch of friends bringing some of their STUFF too. We'll set up a bunch of tables, the signs are up. Just need to put it all together Sat. morning. Sydney is going to sell lemonade and cookies. I bought donut holes for breakfast. Sydney likes donut holes...... hope I unload a lot of stuff.


Kathy T. said...

Sure wish I could drop off a bunch of stuff at your yard sale. Every time I go to my mother's (at assisted living), I go home and throw something away of put it into the donation bag - she has
w-a-a-y-y too much stuff!

Tanya said...

Wish I could add some of my stuff to your yard sale too!