Sunday, August 9, 2009


HA! How 'bout that title? I've been "accused" a few times of saying exactly what I think. No, seriously, we are still hanging in there and we've only had one or two meltdowns. I had a brief one Thursday night (it didn't even involve tears, so I'm not really sure it counted) and Dalton had one Saturday morning and voluntarily went straight to bed and slept for 4 hours. (BLESS HIS HEART)

To say we had the MOTHER of all yard sales Friday and Saturday might be an under statement. I've never seen the likes of such on a personal household yard sale....maybe a church or a team fundraiser or something. We advertised Friday and Saturday 7 - 1 but we started Friday about 5:40 and went until 8:15 that night. We picked back up Saturday morning about 6:45 (I got smart and didn't open the garage doors until then) and finished up about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. We still had people picking things up today and even took payment plans on one bedroom suite and a drum set. HA. Do other people do owner financing at their yard sales? That's what happens when you let Jeff get involved. I'm pay, you leave. Not Jeff....he wants to have lasting relationships with folks and stuff. We had people that came on Friday and chatted and stuff and then just came back on Saturday to see how we were doing and if WE needed anything. NO, but thank you and take SOMETHING with you when you leave.

We had one poor fella that showed back up today to pick up his "new" sofa. We thought he would come in his truck, he said this WAS his truck and he brought some twine.

That is a rather LARGE custom upholstered Thomasville sofa tied on to the top of that Buick. Jeff was in the driveway texting the neighbors to look out the windows. They came over crying when this poor guy left.

I'm also disappointed to say that is the only picture from the entire weekend and Jeff took it with his phone. WE WERE SLAMMED packed with people here. We only had a small sampling of my clothes out in the garage. If they interested folks and were the right size, we just took them to the closet. HA. We didn't move the furniture out either, Jeff just brought people in the house. This place was wild. BUT, now it's over and it was WELL worth it. My cuz, Ashley, said I set a family yard sale $$ record. Let's just say my new kitchen is MORE than paid for. It's looking pretty empty around here.

The kiddos start school in the morning. They are excited and so are we. We didn't get to close on the new house Friday. It should be tomorrow, so tonight we were out running around trying to get last minute stuff for the week taken care of (it's gonna be a wild one). When we got home, we all had bags in our hands and Savannah got to the door (the door to the house INSIDE the garage) and there was a cotton mouth snake wrapped around the door knob. We ALL dropped our bags all over the garage and driveway and shit our pants and went screaming into the street. He slithered down the door frame and into an umbrella that was propped up on the wall by the door. Jeff drug it out into the street and he and one of our neighbors chopped him up with a shovel and an ax. That was one mad little snake! Well, he wasn't little, he was a probably just over 2 feet long. UMMM, can anyone tell me why he chose MY doorknob? THAT was NOT cool.

The trailer is on the truck, the stuff that can be moved to storage is in storage and we are waiting on signatures to load the rest of this stuff up and head out, OH and to finally rip out the kitchen wall!!! We are getting there. It just gets REAL exciting now. School starts in the morning and soccer practice starts Tuesday. Did I mention that Jeff is coaching an Under 10 Girls team AND and Under 12 Boys team? Oh yeah, I forgot that part, didn't I???? It's ok! I've been married to him for 13 years and I still don't know where he gets his crack. It must be the good stuff, though.




Missy said...

I need a drink after reading the last two posts my dear. Good Lawd how are you functioning, let alone posting??????
So glad the auction/sale of the century went well. I about busted a gut when I saw the Beverly Hillbillies with their couch on the roof..that has to be the funniest transportation of furniture I have ever seen.
How are the kids doing with the move and all? Are they excited, apprehensive, nervous, etc? I know when I moved to the house I live in now 3.5 years ago, we moved to different schools and that was tough. I have been thinking about ya, praying for a smooth transition for the entire family.
I wish I could of come to your sale cuz I KNOW I would of found some great decor, clothes for kids, etc...but my pilot was on strike lol

Dawn said...

I am loving the couch on the roof of the car. That is classic. So glad that you made lots of $$$ at your sale. I know that made it all worth it.
I hope Dalton and Savannah are having a good week so far in school. Mason has had homework both days already.

Missy said...

Hey lady, checking in on you!! Hope all is well and you are not going too crazy...

Mo said...

DUDE. Wish I could have been at your garage sale! We are about to have a BAH to fill up! And I don't want to pay for a BAH AND a bunch of new furniture! I kinda liked that couch!! Oh well, glad to sense your
"load off" with the purging. We have a bit of that going on around here too! melanie