We sold many items and then took two big van loads of
Here's something I learned from the garage sale: Americana does NOT sell because people don't want it. Which completely justifies my decision to change the decor at the cabin! I wish our local donation center luck with all that. It is no longer my problem. (Yay!)
Ryan earned 5% of sales for helping out, so that's 7 bucks. Enough for a little LEGO set, I think. He very enthusiastically helped us move stuff out, and helped me put price stickers on the items (and didn't complain that I was using HIS price stickers) and then talked and talked and talked to our customers. Also, he put price stickers sans actual prices on EVERYTHING, including things we weren't selling and his sister. He kept calling our driveway "our mall" and referred to different sections as the "bookstore" and "furniture store," etc. He was glad we had customers, since mall peopleguys need customers to buy things. Eventually he tired of being a mall peopleguy and set out to draw the World's Biggest Picture on our sidewalk.
Morgan specialized in climbing things that were not appropriate for climbing, and singing "Happy Birthday" to herself and pretending to blow out a candle we had for sale. Oh, and looking cute while nearly breaking things (her body included). But, hey, she was not on the payroll, so what could we expect? Maybe she'll apply herself better if we give her a financial stake. Next time. Or....not.
I'm tired now, but we have much to do tomorrow. I'm finishing my magazine article and we are going to clean up a bit more before we get together with some friends tomorrow afternoon/evening. Fun: I think we've earned it!