Thursday, July 17, 2008

Garage Sale and random things...

After 2 months of trying to get this garage sale organized by my hubby we finally are having it today. I don't know what I was thinking letting him talk me into doing this with 4 kids and the kids running a lemonade stand on top of it. Let's just say, I am counting totals, taking money and dealing with the kids fight over who gets to take the money and who gets to pour. Thankfully J came home at 12pm for the day. He started his work day at 4am. Then everything went crazy. I went into the house to put Peanut down for a nap and get lunch for myself and the kids. While I was inside. Monkey comes in asking for J's keys. This is the part that I know that garage sales aren't for me. This mom and son came to the sale and the boy wanted a book priced for $3 in new condition, originally a $15 book. He wanted to pay 1.50 that is insulting in my opinion. J gave it to him for $2, he calls his mom (who went to the car) on his cell phone and asked if that was an okay price. Now you have to remember J is only having this garage sale for selfish reasons. He wants it out of HIS garage. After the boy buys the book they can't get their car started. So they ask J to jump it. I am in the house with the baby trying to get her to sleep. We have people in our garage looking at stuff. THEY HAD A CELL PHONE! Seriously, I was mad. Why was it our responsibility or our problem to jump their car? They couldn't call someone? Yeah I know, J was being nice and helping them out but man bad timing people. So I go outside with Peanut and take care of the sale while he is "being nice". I was hot and cranky. I got to go in and get her to sleep and make lunch. Then went out to get the older two to eat only to come into the house hearing Red screaming on the other side of the door. Come inside to see him standing there with no pants on and poop all down both of his legs. I clean him up and find out what happened. He said that he had to go pee and was standing up and while he peed poop came out and so he walked to the front door. Sure enough I look and there is a trail of poop drops going to the bathroom. Man could this day get any better? Hear the sarcasm. I have been able to be in the house and away from the haggling for about an hour so I am not as mad or flustered. Two more days of this sale....OY. I think I am going to need a big bottle of tylenol. At least J is off the rest of today and he took tomorrow off. I think I did pretty well with the 4 for the two hours I was by myself ;)

Oh yeah someone wanted to buy the baby! I really think he was serious because he kept asking. He made offers and asked if I took credit cards. And we just had a guy drive by looking for golf clubs, laptop or tv for sale. I got a good chuckle from that one!

12 comments:

Kathryn said...

Ugh. We just don't do garage sales. Ever. Anything worth anything we donate. The rest is trash. I just don't have the patience for a garage sale.

Fuschia said...

I must not be a very good friend, because I'm laughing at your Terrible, Horrible, Rotten, Very Bad Day...sorry.
Glad to hear your Bible is not dusty! I enjoyed the link. Oddly, I've had a post about this very thing running around in my head...hmmm.

Tracey said...

:) Yeah... I didn't have a great time at this year's garage sale, either.

Anonymous said...

I was wrong to be so mean to my husband. He was really being nice and I should have had a more loving attitude to him the people needing our help.

Kristin said...

I read your post for today, while I was at the beach, but couldn't get that great of a signal to post a comment! I so "feel" for you and your day! Totally nuts, aye!!!! Well, like I said, I refuse to have another garage sale again. But, if I lost a screw and decided to have another, I'd have to loose about 10 more, to have one with four kiddos, one in which is a 10 month old (which that wouldn't be possible)!! I mean I wouldn't have done it when Curly was 10 months! And the poop story, I was rolling in the sand with laughter!!!!!!!! Hey, you made it through! Tomorrow will be better;) Especially with J there:)

sarahgrace said...

I am laughing, but only because I have been there...specifically with the poop incident...
Hang in there for then next few days!

mikeanddebbie said...

Ugh, garage sales. Not fun!! You're brave to do it by yourself for a few hours. Glad your hubby came home and glad he'll be there to help you tomorrow! And hopefully there will be no more poop incidents! Someday, you'll look back and laugh!!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I had a garage sale ONCE...never, ever again!


Hope you do well!

Tonya said...

ugh - bless your heart! I hope J. enjoys the garage sale. I've never made enough of them to make them worth my while. And one time I had some really high end smocked dresses hanging out by themselves - separate from the rest of the girls play clothes. I had 10.00 on one and 5.00 on another and I had a lady ask me if that was 5 cents or 5.00 ???? Needless to say I kept the dresses...I would rather give them to someone I know could use them than sell them for 5 cents.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, garage sales!

I found you through the blog-vine...from 4 Little Men. Looks like we have stuff in common...hop on over to my place if you want. Good day to do it, too...I'm having giveaways from my favorite natural baby store!!

Take care!!!

mommy2twinkies-Deb said...

Oh my oh my! What a bad day, but it does make a good story!

Amaya said...

Well said.