The Daily EO: August 25th, 2012

I slept fitfully the night before – nervous about the garage sale.  Yes, nervous about a garage sale.  I worried that nobody would want my stuff – cast-offs yes, but my things that I had gathered in my life.   I wanted all this effort to be worth it.  But I am always anxious about something I plan going well.  I am not casual, nor spontaneous.  I plan and worry and reconsider.

You can make bets with yourself about what will sell and what won’t – and you’re always wrong.  I mean, I would have never guessed that all of my paperbacks would go, or that nobody wanted Ansel Adams prints that were mounted beautifully and in perfect condition.

Turns out about 5 other houses along the road were also having garage sales so the traffic was brisk.  Some wackos, some friendlys and cheapos of course.  Can you have a garage sale without someone negotiating on the 25-cent items?

And the garage door opened.

August 25th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  Stuff turning into $800.

 

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Author: Susan

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