Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yard sale time at the Civic Center

This time of year is always busy because we're getting ready for the yard sale. Lebanon has a community wide yard sale at the Civic Center the third Saturday in March. We have been going to it for at least the last 5 years - maybe longer. This has become a yearly tradition for us. And every year I say that I don't know if I will do the next year because it is a pain getting everything around for it. But it's a great way to get rid of stuff we don't need anymore and to make a little money in the process. We try to move all our stuff in on Friday night so that leaves Saturday morning to set up and prepare. Scott goes by and picks up breakfast at McDonald's while Abby and I take the boys to spend the day with Grandpa. This year Matthew decided he wanted to stay at the yard sale and see what it was like.He was a great help - getting bags ready when people came by and bought things. He also enjoyed doing a little shopping of his own. He found some Sim's games for the computer that he and Abby didn't already have and couldn't wait to tell Abby about them. They ended up buying 6 of them for $1 a piece. They have definitely gotten their moneys worth! Abby also got a great deal on a mirror she had been wanting. It was at the booth directly across from us and she looked at it all day wanting it. Scott had asked the people the night before how much it was. We thought they said $15. The next morning when Abby and I looked at it the tag said $50! Abby said, "Well maybe if they knocked $40 off the price I would get it. Around noon the man came over and told her that they were dropping the price of the mirror to $10 if she was interested. She jumped at the chance and was very excited to get her mirror. We have a lot of people tell us they look for us first because they know we'll have the stuff they want/need and for a good price. It's a lot of fun seeing how many people come through that place. I'm glad it's over for this year and I'm going to try to be better about getting things around during the year so it's not so much work! We'll see how that works out.

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