We had a yard sale today. On the whole it went really well. However, when you’re dealing with random people on the street and people who saw your ad on Craigslist, you never know what you’re going to get.
Yesterday was our annual church yard sale. It is always a lot of work but it is also a lot of fun. Geoff usually gets assigned to the Electronics area and this year was no different. I always get assigned to the “Attic Treasures” or Jewelry table. This year they were combined so I had the *target* table for all of the antique and jewelry vendors who show up early. I spend most of my day explaining over and over again that, no, I’m not selling that sterling silver or crystal item for $4, that, yes, I’m a dealer and I know what I’m talking about, and that no, same annoying Russian man from last year, I am still not selling you that silver item for $4 when it is priced at $30. Not. Gonna. Happen.
But, we did really well and I met some really great people. Two of the most interesting people of the day were the two Muslim women who showed up at the end of the day in the most beautiful outfits. One of them had this embroidery around her wrists that I just wanted to touch, it was so gorgeous.
I managed to get a huge amount of the items at my table sold and only spent $25. Usually I end up spending a couple hundred dollars which, while good for the church, is not so good for my bottom line. This year, I’d call it a win in that I got a lovely vase and a bunch of things during the $5 a bag sale period while not emptying my bank account.
Today was our first Sunday back with choir and, considering I am still getting over this cold and in the leg brace and the rest of the pro women in the choir were also coughing and sniffling I think it went well. Our new organist is excellent. After the service and coffee hour as I was leaving the head of the Altar Guild walked up to me and handed me one of the bouquets from the altar. It was so nice of her and I was thrilled. Nobody has ever done that for me before. So, now I have the bouquet on the dining room table in the vase I bought yesterday. Hopefully the cats will leave it alone…