It’s going to be hot as a pistol but we’re going to go ahead and have our garage sale this Friday and Saturday. I donated a bunch of stuff to Goodwill after our last garage sale, but this time it’ll be all new stuff from our old house. Lots of furniture and appliances. I even got Greg to get rid of some of the tools he doesn’t use anymore.
That’s the hard part about letting stuff go–especially for Greg. He really gets attached to stuff. With me, once something stops being useful, I give it the heave-ho. I am not sentimental about stuff. Dogs and husbands, yes, but not stuff.
I wanted to sell my Artograph art projector a dozen years ago back when I knew plenty of artists who would want one, but Greg insisted on keeping it. I’ll be hard pressed to find anyone today who knows what that is, let alone need one. It’s in immaculate shape though, so maybe I’ll get lucky.
We’ve got nearly everything priced. The crazy part will be Friday when we have to rush to get everything out on tables or on the lawn. If anyone wants to stop by and help, let me know. I will feed you well.
The other thing on my mind has been plugins for WordPress. What a pain in the tuckus! Currently, I have a subscriber widget to get people to sign up for blog updates, but what I really want is a fancier subscriber tool that lets me customize it. That means another plugin that has to be able to communicate with Mailchimp (it handles sending out emails).
If I were better at coding I’d try to modify the signup widget myself, but for now there’s too much on my plate.
Be that as it may, I am giving away a freebie. It’s a pdf called 101 Ways to Save on Groceries. It’ll should go out automatically to new subscribers, but I’ll have to go in and manually send it to old subscribers–if they want one, of course.
I got my blog’s business cards in time for the garage sale so I hope to hand them out to my neighbors this weekend. Last year, we were frequently asked for our name and phone number and there was a lot of little pieces of paper floating around. Hopefully, the business card will streamline that better.
My area has become very social lately. There’s a community group that we’ve joined that’s been great about sharing community news and events. It’s mostly stuff like lost dogs or stray cows, but hey, at least we’re involved.
I am glad for that. I’ve been worried that since we both stopped working for ‘the man’, Greg and I don’t socialize like we used to. It makes it harder because we live relatively far from neighbors. None of us can see the other because our homes are set in the back, not front and center like most suburban homes.
If I seem slow to respond for the next few days, I’m probably neck-deep with garage sale issues. Hopefully, come Monday, I’ll be back to my old self.
Have you ever had a garage sale? How did it go? Do you know your neighbors? Or is that not important to you?