Monday, July 30, 2007

Garage Sale

We helped Emily clean out and pare down for her upcoming move to NYC.
It was an awfully hot day and thankfully it was a very successful event for Em.

Seeing the interesting people and interacting with the ones I wanted to was a diversion for me. One lady bought a chest of drawers and had no way to get it home! She took the drawers separately and came back for the go- it wouldn't fit into her car trunk or empty back seat- after much confusion and difficulty communicating ( Spanish only ) she returned with a neighbor and a p/u truck and with much fanfare and Adioses took the deal home.

A pretty 17 year old girl, a neighbor's daughter, was TALL for a kid and she bought a pair of in-line skates.She put 'em on and tried to skate round the area. With her God given height and the increase of 3 or 4 inches of skate wheels she looked like an Amazon. Her ability on the wheels was questionable and we were insisting she wear the provided knee and elbow pads. It was funny too because her little sister, who was 4 years younger and equally lanky, was miffed 'cos she wanted the skates - size 9 - and they only fit her older sister.

A skinny guy came by on his bike. He was fully rigged out in bike attire and looked like Lance, only in his 70s.
He bought a small food scale to weigh his dog's food and poop, honest! He didn't want his dog to get fat.

We had a lot of really nice people and it was a blast but we were glad when the 4 hours was over at 12 noon and we could take down all the signs. People were still trickling in at 1215 as I was removing the signs.

Here's a pic of Emily on Saturday afternoon right after we ended the sale. She is working on Evelyn's quilt.

And one with Mommy pretending to be helping interpret the quilt pattern whilst she is really just veneering her nails :-)


Jennifer said...

I am glad it was so successful, and I know Emily appreciated all the help. We are really putting you guys to work now that you have moved East!

Emily said...

Thanks again for all your help!

Norma said...

Looks like Bev is putting her nail polish on to me haha Em. as usual looks lovely.

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