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Operation: Advertise

4 Aug

yard sale 1So today was the big day of the yard sale.  Which wasn’t optimal for 2 reasons:  People want to yard sale on Saturday–in the morning to be exact.  And it was 88F outside.  So we sweated it out.  And only 6 people came to the sale.  This includes 2 family members, and 2 neighbors.  Also, one car left without buying a single thing.

I’m motivated to make money for my good cause too.  The more we get they more we can give them.  The charity I anatomy guychose is stellar too:

HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.

Summer Begins 2013 021I think we have some quality items, and we are pretty much accepting any amount of money offered.  Because the alternative is to have to haul the clothes to the dony bin and GIVE them away.  Deal around with the low-balling of the pawn shops.  And take a bunch of stuff to the trash.  So it would be a LOT easier if people would come take it.

Plus, it’s a lot of work.  We made the signs.  Then, drove around displaying them.  We organized the items into like-groups, and priced things.  We carried a billion boxes and tarps and bags all over town and across the yard.  Then, we tried to display everything.  And then the waiting (out in the sun and heat) takes forever too.  And the clean-up.  Well, by the time you’re ready to quit, you just want to quit.  Not haul everything back into the garage and cars, pick up signs, and clean up the yard.

yard sale 2

So we are going again this Saturday.  After I get out of work.  So I will put the word out much better this time–annoying or not.  Come on down, and tell your friends!