Saturday, April 21, 2012

Uncontrolled Chaos

I never knew so many people wanted to buy all our stuff.  Our garage sale was listed in the paper as opening at 8:00 am.  When we arrived at 7:00 am, two guys in pickup trucks were parked in front of the house.  They rolled down their windows and asked when we were going to open.  I said 8:00 o’clock.  By 7:30 there were 10 vehicles parked out front and people pacing up and down the sidewalk.  I needed to open the garage door to start moving stuff to the driveway and front lawn.  It was like opening a floodgate.  The first hour was a blur.  After that if became manageable and by 1:00 it was pretty much over.  Not much left for tomorrow.  A friend from the local dog shelter group came by and told us they would be happy to pick up any leftovers for their annual flea market later this spring.  I think we give them a call tomorrow afternoon.  We stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home (still seems strange to call our campsite “home”) to pick up some grub for dinner.

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The pooches didn’t eat at all yesterday and weren’t interested in food today until we doctored up their Iam’s  with some grilled Italian sausage and chicken broth.  Then they ate just fine.  I settled back in the recliner with an adult beverage and Rosie poured some fermented grape juice.  After dinner, I started hooking up the TV.  I got the over the air working for local channels, but ran into a roadblock with the DirecTV setup.  I had just upgraded to a DVR receiver and I forgot how to get the satellite direction readings from the setup menu.  Now I have to find the Owner’s Manual.  Good guess where that is. Oh, well!  I have several weeks at this site to work out all the initial glitches.  Wish me luck.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Reading about your garage sale brought back memories of when Kathy and I had them before selling our home. They are not for the faint of heart. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Laurie and George said...

Oh yeah, just gotta love garage sales. You get the serious buyers before you open..looking for that one thing that they'll pay you a dime for and think they can sell for $1000. Lol. Glad those days are over :)