Rummage Sale and Park Time


We are recovering this week from our rummage sale last weekend! Friday and Saturday we had our first ever rummage sale out front and did some pretty good sales.  We finished up selling a last few large items over the week and ended up with several hundred dollars and a lot less clutter in the house!

We went from this inside our mudroom (plus there was more stuff outside and in the basement that we also added to the sale):

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To this! A nice clear mudroom with a window again! I think the rabbit and bird were wondering why they were living in a dark dungeon all of a sudden. SO much better!

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We also sold several large items including a motorcycle, our large loom,and some giant Nutrena feed signs. There were some items left from the sale so we donated about 3 boxes of leftover clothing, shoes and toys to Good Will plus we have another box of items to drop off at the consignment store and another box that will either be donated to a different local group or end up in consignment… not sure which yet.  Plus we have one last large item, our treadmill, which is going to get hauled downstairs this weekend and I already have a tentative buyer who is going to come look at it!  Then we should be pretty well done and cleared out for awhile 🙂

Joe ended up having to go out of town Monday – Wednesday so the day after our rummage sale he was really busy trying to mow the lawn, pack, pick up his car and catch up on workouts and things around the house.  We decided to just have something easy for supper so James and I went to town and hit up a park and then picked up some food for us.  Mostly at the park James wanted to check out the construction equipment although we did do a little bit of playing too.  Unfortunately there were a bunch of teenagers at the top of the slides being rude and swearing etc. James is too small to go down the big slides yet but if he was a bit older and wanted to use them I would have told them to get the heck out. Totally inappropriate to be hogging playground equipment (and they weren’t playing on it, they were using it as a hangout/fort/little gang area) as a teenager and then using bad language to top it off!

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Above: James and I on our way to look at the truck but splashing through rain puddles on the way.  James selected to wear that hat himself, it was really warm out.  Below: The giant playground.  They did add a smaller kids area closer to the beach too which was pretty fun and James played on that and then went on the swings too.  He loves swinging!

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And here are a couple other pictures from this week.  James and Cora were ready for Dad to come home on Wednesday and they were keeping an eye out.  If you mention Dad around Cora, especially at the end of the day, she goes barking to the door searching for him and then James thinks he is home because Cora is barking so he runs to the door too and waits.

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This is from this morning.  James and I went out shopping early and he was tired and hungry when we got home so while I was getting him some food he crawled up to sit with Cora!

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