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A tale from my garage

So even though I've only been married since October, my husband and I have acquired a lot of junk, I mean, treasures.

While I would love to keep everything, our apartment only has so much storage, and I only have so much sanity.

So I set out on a new voyage last weekend and held a garage sale as part of Edon's Village-wide sales. I didn't want to embark on this adventure by myself, so I allowed some family members to bring over their treasures to sell as well.

I thought I was well-prepared. My husband cleaned out the garage, I got an ad in the Bryan Times (along with complimentary signs and balloons) and I took a day off work to sell my bargains.

The weekend rolled around and chaos ensued. Price tags were missing, we didn't have enough tables, I knocked over some furniture that had to be repaired and, of course, some friends and family decided to stop by and chat unexpectedly.

With the help of my parents, my in-laws and a lot of coffee, it all worked out though. A lot of people liked our stuff and our prices. And hey, we made a decent chunk of money. At least next year I will know what to expect. But I must say it was all more than I bargained for this time around.

The silver lining? My brother's town (on the other side of the state) will be having a sale in two weeks. Guess who is getting my leftovers?

Now it's time for me to go shopping. Happy garage-saling!


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