Double-check Facebook ?!

This morning–with so much publicity about Facebook–I went to my page to check the extent of my visibility. I’ve stated frequently that I am not participating in social media. To my amazement, there were many greetings for my birthday (twenty-five days ago) that I was unaware of. My apology to friends because I did not acknowledge their wishes. ~~ E-mail messages welcome!!

No sales but productive Wednesday !?

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As predicted, a major thunder-storm blankets our area. Naturally, it “put a damper”  on my yard sale but I don’t mind. I accomplished two loads of laundry while working on projects under the shelter of the patio roof. Previously unmarked items are now priced and on display in the carport. The lights (with Casablanca fans) are an asset and allowed me to “see what I was doing”  (otherwise too dark). ~~ Took an exceptionally long time to publish this blog message because Hughes satellite Internet reception was limited. Four-thirty as I type this and I suspect my DISH satellite TV reception is, likewise, limited.

Repeat: Took an exceptionally long time to publish this blog message because Hughes satellite Internet reception was limited. Finally able to publish at nine-fifty PM. ~~ Off topic: My yard is a river and lake!!

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Tuesday “two day” !!

“Your prices are too high.” I confessed I knew some prices were high but in a few days–or a week–I’ll line through the old price (with a red pen) and drop the price. Some items have a ridiculously high price because it is something I don’t really want to sell. **IF** “they” want it at the ridiculously high price, it’s theirs. Farewell, bye-bye. Trivia: Before the sale started, I counted one-hundred-seventy-five items with price tags. Here I am–several days later–and there are many items I still need to price. (I need to check the Internet [e-Bay] for an approximate value.) ~~ “Little old lady” moves slowly!!

(“Little old lady”  is awake half the night. Melatonin only provides about two hours sleep and then you-know-who  is wide awake with thoughts regarding projects.)

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Purely by accident !!

To my surprise, a plant was alive and looking good. Quite by accident, I saw it back in the wooded area where planters had been dumped.  I quickly took a planter from the yard sale, went to my supply of planter soil, and “voila”  a new start for a plant I cannot name.

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The week begins !!

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Coffee break time!! There have been MANY visitors, and a few sales. I’m content with an occasional visitor/customer.

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Early… I blew away pollen and leaves. ~~ All morning, cloudy, and windy!!

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Very enjoyable morning visiting with friends and neighbors. More than $100.00 in sales!! So busy, lunch was postponed.

IMHO, the doorbell chime paid for itself the first day!! I was able to go indoors to prepare coffee–or lunch–and be alerted to a visitor. 

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Afternoon: No sales; several visitors, time sitting in yard chairs, involved in conversation. 

Eatin’ good in the neighborhood ?!

Seventy-seven dollars for perishable groceries–and no meat. I’m set for next week because I expect to be home every day, all day. ~~ “Image is important?! I don’t want yard sale customers to judge me–or my merchandise– by my dirty car. Therefore: The KIA got a $14.00 bath. Early tomorrow morning, I’ll blow tree pollen off the items in the carport. Ready, set, “show.”

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Because it takes me “twice as long” on each project (?!), I believed a good idea to attach sign today. Reinforcement here, lots of twine there, adjust and re-adjust. I was still working on the sign when the first interested individual arrived. Three “lookers” in rapid succession. I’m not opposed to customers today but I’d rather “stick to the plan.” ~~ The wind is whipping the sign and I’m afraid the heavy twine will break or pull out of Duck tape reinforced holes. Before the week is out, more time and energy devoted to the sign?!