Well, we survived our first ever yard sale!
It was a very, very, very loooong weekend.
No one ever told us exactly how much work a yard sale is... and a fund-raiser one with donations from lots and lots of people (even up until the night before) is even crazier. Its the labeling and the sorting and the displaying and the pricing... sooo time-consuming and confusing. I mean, how do you decide what something is worth? It always looks better and more valuable than you can charge.. So you don't want to overprice but you also don't want to give it away. You have to leave room for haggling but you don't want to scare people away. Its like a balancing act of simultaneously pleasing and tricking a bunch of cheap-ass yard salers!! ;)
Whew! What a job! We survived it though!
We are so incredibly grateful for all of the donations; the many, many shoppers; and for Stu's dad and my incredible friend, Kim, for helping us on the Big Day! I tried to take pictures of all the hoopla but my camera pooped out just as I attempted to take my first pic of the day! Boo.
We had made and posted two large posterboard signs announcing our "Adoption Fund-Raiser Yard Sale" and "Thank you for helping us bring our baby home". People asked about our story and several shoppers gave more than the asking price to help us out even more! It was really sweet to have complete strangers care about our future family. It touched our hearts so deeply.
And it impacted our Adoption Fund because the Yard Sale Grand Total...
Is that incredible or what?!?
In this process, we occasionally feel like we're on a treadmill.. constantly moving but never actually getting anywhere.
But this experience sent our feet and our hearts and our hopes and our faith into gear!
I mean, its happening, isn't it? It really and truly is...