Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Round 2!

Our yard sale was pretty successful! We made over $200 and sold quite a bit of stuff. We decided we are going for round 2 this weekend and gathering more stuff to sell. There were items we kept back because we didn't want to part with them, or we thought they wouldn't sell at higher prices, but after seeing some of our other "test" items sell, we decided to go ahead and put them out with higher prices and to our surprise, they sold at the prices we asked for. So, that was encouraging, and we'll be bringing out more stuff.

The girls picked and ate a few pears, then decided they were ripe enough and picked all the pears they could reach. sigh. They could have used another week or two on the tree. Now I have to hurry up and do something with them before they spoil. I hadn't planned on making more pear butter as I still have some left from last year, so I think I'll try my hand at canning pear halves. There should be enough here for at least a dozen pints.

The husband had the day off today and Oldest begged to go to the beach. We planned to do things around the house:: clean up from a weekend of neglect from being busy with the yard sale, gather more things to sell, take the trash to the landfill, stop at the store, etc etc etc... But it was hot and we really could use a day of relaxing at the beach, so off we went!
It was a good day for the beach, finally hot enough and the water felt just right. We had a picnic lunch and stayed for a few hours and it was just enough to recharge our batteries just a little bit.
Now it's back to the grindstone and we really need to get things ready for The Yard Sale: Round 2!

9 comments:

Carol said...

Wow!! You did brilliantly well with your yard sale...if only I could persuade my husband to part with some of our 'stuff'...

Glad you had a lovely day at the beach...it's not warm enough here to go anywhere near a beach at the moment!!

C x

lady macleod said...

Well done on choosing the picnic over chores!!!!! That's time you can never get back. WELL DONE!

Is the adorable vision in pink holding the pears avaiable for hire?

Tipper said...

Glad your yardsale was a success-and I love the picture of the cutie pie feet.

Just found your blog through-the other Mountain Momma-Kelli. I've really enjoyed my visit.

jenny said...

Carol-- I'm pretty pleased with what we made from the sale. This was our third sale since we moved here and it was our best ever! I just hope we aren't being greedy and our next sale does just as well. Wish us luck! :o)

Lady M-- Yeah, that pile of dirty dishes in the sink ain't goin' nowheres! :o)

I'll see if she wants to work for you! lol!

jenny said...

Tipper-- Welcome!! What is it about little feet that are so stinkin' cute?? :o) Come on back!

barefoot gardener said...

Woo-hoo! Awesome job with the yard sale....and good luck this coming weekend!

jenny said...

Barefoot-- Thanks! I don't want to jinx anything, so hope it goes well the second time around! :o)

Kay aka dkswife said...

Pears...one of my favorite fruits. I love pear pie. Make it just like apple, just substitute w/ pears. Yum :)

jenny said...

Kay-- Ohh! I've never had pear pie before! I'll definetly try it! Thanks! :o)