Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dads House Saturday

 I mentioned before that my dad is planning on selling the house he's lived in for the past 40 years.

So after working our butts off and gathering stuff from all over my dads house, last Saturday we had a garage sale there.

Friday night after work we went over there and set up tables and put a bunch of stuff on them

Saturday morning we got there around 7:30 am to price stuff and finish setting stuff up,  The sale started at 10:00.

The pictures really don't show how much stuff there was but you get the drift.

My dad's house is right on a main street so I put an ad on Craigslist and we put signs on the two major intersections by his house and in the front.

After 6 hours when the sale was over, the house looked pretty much like it does in the pictures above.

We had about 10 people total I think and he made $114 all together. So disappointing! I think the problem was it's pretty much the end of the garage sale season and people just aren't coming out anymore!

I'm contemplating boxing up all of the stuff and trying again at my house in the Spring when my subdivision has their sub garage sale. There is a lot of good sell-able stuff and I hate to have to donate it all! I know my dad could use the money,too! Plus he has several things that are really old that I would like to take to a antique dealer to see if they are worth anything. I plan on doing a post on that soon.

In other news, my friend Marie is a grandma now. Her daughter had her baby last Thursday!

Here she is with her husband and little Mariana Marsella! I am so happy for her and her family and would be lying if I didn't admit that I am a little jealous, too!

Until the next time......


Small Kucing said...

I have just cleared up some stuffs too yesterday

Congratulations to Marie for her newborn grandchild

Sally said...

Oh, I know that must have been very disappointing, buddy. But, perhaps you're right about boxing up and wait until Spring as that seems to be when people are more out and about. Don't blame you for taking some to check on the antiques.

Look at that precious little baby; so happy for your friend Marie and their family. Your day is coming though, I know it is. :)


Judy said...

That is disappointing! You are right about it being the season's end for garage sales. A lovely, spring weekend is much better. People are saving their money for Christmas now and not in the looking and buying garage sale stuff. I'm so sorry Dear Friend!

Grandma K said...

We have lived here for 40 years this month. With all my hoarding (for crafting) stuff (like fabric, etc) I would hate the idea of moving!!! I am so sorry that you didn't have more people after going to all that work, and now you have to put it all back! I wish your dad a lot of luck in his future.