Let’s have a yard sale! What a wonderful thought, especially for the forgetful lupus patient, who has conveniently put out of her failing short-term memory any recollection of the true magnitude of a full-blown garage sale experience! Yet, that is exactly what I did.
My daughter, mother-in-law and sister-in-law all joined me in a two-day yard sale at my house this weekend.
Let’s see, what are some of the things I forgot since the last one?
- How many weeks it takes to get ready
- How many signs there are to put out (and pick back up)
- How much work it is!
- How much change is needed to start out
- How early the ad has to be submitted to get out on time
- How much the ad in the paper costs
- How early the first early bird customers arrive, usually before sunrise
- How heavy the boxes are
- How much sun is involved, and how hard it is to remember to stay in the shade
- How much water I should be drinking all day
- How important it is to have a good weather report
- How exhausted the experience makes me
- How hard it is to wake up the next morning
- How important it is to wear my hat and long sleeves all day
- How little sun it takes to make my lupus malar rash flare
- How much my arthritis flares after standing outside all day
- How long they seem to last
- How much I enjoy meeting my neighbors!
- How many people show up just after you put all the stuff away
- How much fun it can be with people you love and enjoy hanging out with
- How much I spent originally for everything I sold at 10 cents on the dollar
- How much stuff is left when all the customers have gone home
- How many coins there are to roll before they can be deposited
- How old I feel at the end of the day
- How dirty and grimy I feel afterwards
How much I say I never want to do ANOTHER yard sale!