Today is Day Four of the garage sale. I think I did a boo-boo in my planning, too. Today is "Aspenfest" in Ruidoso, a fall festival that is very popular. If I 'd realized it, I wouldn't have planned on it for today, but here I sit, 9:30 with no customers yet today. If I don't have some activity by 1:00, I'll go pull the signs down and start boxing the remains up for a charity. Towels and blankets go to the Humane Society, Books to the library, and the rest is a toss up. I'll see who will come get it.
This area has so many celebrations that it is hard to keep up with. One needs to go to the website often and check out the upcoming events to plan. And I didn't. Now I'm missing Aspenfest AND sitting here by my lonely self. Rats!
I used the time this morning to consolidate what is left and got two table out of the way. This afternoon and through the weekend, I will box things up in categories, label the boxes and clean my deck. It is going to be SO wonderful to have a clean deck that I can actually use as it was intended, rather than being the biggest home storage in the history of junk! I'll get out the deck chairs, move the grill to a better location, make some iced tea and kick back! Hurrah. I'll post some pictures when it is done so you can all be jealous! LOL!
I have to paint the trunks that I brought back from my sister's house in bright Southwest colors, refinish the deck floor and paint the uprights of the deck before it gets too cold. Oh, and I'm going to paint the trim on the house to match the deck even though I can't get to the main body of the house until next spring. I noticed, too, that the well house need to be painted very badly. I don't know if I will get to that this fall, but I will try.
Wow, it feels good to know that this is THE LAST DAY of this. It hasn't been as bad as I thought, but I'm still glad it is going to be over. Yesterday I brought in a little over $100. Not great, but with last weekend's take it adds up into a nice sum. And yesterday more than covered the newspaper ads, so that's a justification.
OK, I'm going to go out and clean/clear/organize some more. Hope everyone has a good weekend. Hey ... is anyone doing anything special this weekend with the holiday on Monday?