The Yard Sale - Saturday - May 1, 2010

The Yard Sale

Today was our first "BIG" day towards our RV full-timing future. We had a yard sale!! We have spent a couple of weeks purging our stuff, throwing out junk & pricing all the goods we wanted to sell at the yard sale.

Both of us parted with some things we have accumulated over the years -- Nancy's Santa and Christmas collection, dishes, arts & crafts and some of my tools, ladders, golf clubs & bags, etc. In all we had 8 tables of STUFF!!I thought we would be lucky to make a couple of hundred dollars, but, Nancy was more optimistic and thought we would make $500 or so. Well, Nancy was right again as we cleared over $700. I'm still amazed at what people buy. I'm convinced now that the old adage "one man's junk is another man's treasures" does apply.

We had hoped to make enough money to pay for the blow-up kayak we want for our full-timing adventure. Well, we made more than enough and are hoping to order a Sea Eagle Kayak in the near future.
We had a lot of unsold books and CDs which we are donating to the local library and a load of JUNK that we are donating to the recycling center.

After the garage sale, we cleaned up the mess and drove to the beach with our good friends, Bill and Chris. We parked our butts in beach chairs and shared lots of laughs and stories together. After a couple of hours, we packed up and headed home. On the way home, we decided to treat ourselves to dinner -- Subway Hoagies. I know it doesn't sound like dinner, but we were filthy from the garage sale and the sand at the beach. We just needed something to grab and take home.

After dinner, we went to Bill and Chris' and helped them figure out the best hitch to use on their new Class B Van to carry their bikes. Then it was home to shower and hit the bed early. Nancy has to work at 6 am at Home Depot tomorrow.

Our first major step was a grand success. We are both excited and exhausted!! Our next major undertaking will be cleaning and preparing to sell our "sticks & bricks" house. It won't be tomorrow -- we'll get to it soon though!!


  1. Mom and Dad - way to go at the yardsale and your first blog entry! I look forward to more! Love, Julie

  2. I think that was an AMAZING first post! Most people just have a brief paragragh that ends up sounding like, "uh, testing 1,2,3, testing..." And I think I have told you, "Junk sells"! Chris

  3. Wow! Is that a carnival or a yard sale? Nice going Mom and Dad!

  4. Hi Nancy and Bill! I am enjoying the blog, fun to catch it in the beginning! I see I am your 3rd follower too Yay!

    Well done on the garage sale!

    I like the Pleasureway, it looks HUGE compared to our RT :) Well, maybe not huge, but a bit bigger, Taj is only a 170. You would be surprised at how well it works for full-timing though.

    -Mike & Heidi
    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  5. You are at it again!! We'll look forward to following via your blog. Lots of luck...Thelma