Sunday, 15 March 2009
a garage sale
i've never done a garage sale before. interesting experience. everyone warned us we'd be woken up early by the professionals but we weren't. probably coz they couldn't find us. having to go up two flights of stairs may have put some off. god knows how many times i went up those bloody stairs. i put balloons and a sign on my car parked on the road outside in the morning. went up the stairs (again) and they were gone. blew off most likely. i put some more on later in the morning. weather wasn't fab but cleared up in the afternoon. liyana had the brilliant idea of doing a letter box drop but didn't tell me about it until it was too late. we had quite a few customers but didn't do terribly well. things were cheap but she didn't sell the fridge, washer or bedroom suite which is a shame. the washer is a year old and fabulous. trouble is, you can get a warranty and a water rebate if you buy new. it's an electrolux and electronic. going really cheap people. hahahahaha. bedroom suite is leather bedhead, black wood sides and drawer units and a fab gear back support mattress. she paid mega bucks for it and may have to give it to the salvos. she leaves in two weeks. she's coming over to watch dancing tonight (damn) as she sent her stuff up to queensland the other day. she gave me her slow cooker which is quite good. i made a stewy thing in it last night for the kids' lunch today. they had car trouble and haven't arrived yet. it's four pm. oh well. i've got a chicken thingy in it with rice for tea but it might not be ready by then. if not i'll put it on the stove. it's got everything in it, whatever was in the fridge basically. the stew was really delish btw. i still have my washing on the line from this morning and it just rained. damn. you won't believe this but friday night i slept at liyana's for an early start to the garage sale. it was hot in her bedroom and i didn't sleep very well. in the middle of the night i heard her growl, you know like you are really pissed off with something, and woke to see her storming into the lounge room in the darkness. apparently she objected to my snoring. i warned her i snored. she said she could still hear me from the lounge room. how rude of her and she's the one who kept me awake all night tossing and turning and making growling noises etc.