About Me

My photo
I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Garage Sale

Garage sales can be alot of work but so worth the effort!  For me it meant visiting with my sister for a day, and a good friend or two the next.  I love running into old friends and meeting new people as well and chit chatting with them.
I had my sale Wednesday and Thursday.  We had my son's old bike with training wheels (like new because he couldn't ride it with his handicap).  Someone bought it who was going to donate it to  "adopt a family" for Christmas.  Some little boy will love his shiny red bike!
I had rubber stamps and scrapbooking supplies and met a very nice lady who would love to come to the next stamping party!  I didn't sell many rubber stamps although they were priced at a buck!
Had some of my Betty Boop Collectables.  I decided it is time to pare down the Boop Room.  Two people took my name and number for future reference.
Purses, clothes, cookies sheets anyone?
Had this little flower growing in the crack of the driveway before the garage.  Watched as peoples stepped around it or near it.  Guess who ended up squashing it?  Moi! Oh darn!


Gert said...

Oh, I wish I lived close to you....I'd have bought some of your scrap booking supplies...smile! Yes, it is a lot of work but hey what a great way to clean out your house!


NanaDiana said...

Sounds like your sale went pretty well. My dd has a lot of scrap booking supplies, too. Have a great weekend! xo Diana


We just never know what folks are looking for at garage sales. I'm getting ready to have one in Sept! Must clean out garage, again, so that the cars can park inside for winter!
Happy weekend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love chatting with people at garage sales too. So glad you had a good sale. Guess what, I can't get rid of rubber stamps for a buck either!!


Perfectly Printed said...

Just found your blog and am a new follower!! I'm gearing up for a garage sale in October... It is fun to meet others who like to thrift at sales!

Carolee said...

Glad to hear that your sale was worthwhile. I should do one just to make some room in my house.