What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I've felt the coldness of my winter

The garage sale is done. We didn't make that much money, but we did sell a number of things. The economy basically sucks in the county, and the majority of things we had were priced at $.25 or $.50, at most a few dollars. And we had people making counter offers on things that were a quarter. Really. "Would we take $.15 for this?" Um, it's just a quarter.

For the end of the sale, today, we started the week with it supposing to be clear. Then on Wednesday we had a 30% chance of showers today. Then Thursday it was 50%. Yesterday it was 80%. It started thundering at around 10 this morning. So I rushed out to help bundle up the items and haul them back into the garage. We had a few passing sprinkles. People were still pulling up with the rain drops as we were packing and wanting to look. We made about four dollars even as we packed.

Also on the plus side we took two car loads to the thrift store. Our garage is still filled so we can't park our cars inside. Hopefully this week we can solve that problem.

While we were in Chardon (where the American Cancer "Discovery Shop" is at) I stopped off at the Home Depot and got the stones to finish up the rain barrel project by building a ledge to hold buckets while filling. It'll also serve as a step to bucket out the bottom of the barrel (there's about two feet of water left by the time it runs out of pressure above the spigot). The ground was a bit too wet to work on it today. Maybe tomorrow.

Now back to chapter 15.

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