It’s true… and I’m not afraid to sell it! Let me explain. This week we have a garage / yard sale going on at our house.
Not just any garage / yard sale… one where we don’t have to actually sit and sell anything. Yes, you are reading that right. The Lady Friend and I have a garage full of shit right now that people are coming to (hopefully) purchase, $1 – $2 at a time and neither of us are sitting there selling any of it.
How does this work? Because our parents are retired! woohoo!
Well, it’s not quite that simple. Her parents and my parents were both considering separate sales this past summer but our garage is bigger than either of theirs and our house is in a better neighborhood than either of theirs so…. we inherited a sale. The Lady Friend and I are both busy at work and unable to take any days off. That is the advantage of having retired parents. I’m actually uber-busy at work lately, the kind of busy where you eat at your desk and get peanut butter on your keyboard. But that’s another story.
In truth it makes sense that the ‘rents would help us out as only 10% of the stuff for sale actually came from our house. What is interesting about the whole thing is that her parents and my parents just met for the first time about three months ago even though we have been dating for nearly four years. And now they are stuck sitting in front of our house together for 8 hours straight today, tomorrow and Saturday.
Her dad and my dad are both easy going “get along with anyone” guys. But our moms are both strong willed and set in their ways. I just wish I could be a fly on the garage wall this week to see how the whole thing plays out. Our dog TOWPO (The One Who Poops Outside) will be there to keep the peace.
Some of you old time followers may remember an early post of mine about a garage sale I had at my old house right before moving in with my Lady Friend. It’s actually a pretty funny post. The sale was necessary since her stuff was nicer than mine, so she made me sell, give away or toss most of my crap before I could move in. Nice huh?
That is an actual sign I had hanging at that sale two years ago – until my mom said it should come down. Awww, mommmmm…
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