It's the last day of the Labor Day Big Flea, so I'm heading out and looking for some bargains in the Antique Wing. Plus comic books. Plus whatever else I can find.
It has been ungodly hot here this past week. Saturday was the worst. Just awful. It really killed the business at the sidewalk sale, unfortunately. Even though the sidewalk outside the Peddlers Mall is covered, the shade doesn't really take effect until mid-afternoon. It was a roasty, toasty morning.
The real problem was that no one wanted to linger outside and shop when they could go inside and shop in the air conditioned comfort. And I did not blame them.
Still, fun was had.
I did sell a lot of stuff. When your top price is a buck, things do move pretty quickly for you. I wanted stuff gone and it went, making every hot sweaty minute worth it! Towards the end of the day, I corralled a shopping cart and dumped some stuff in it with a big FREE sign on it, and even more stuff left.
I'm going to take the leftovers, dump them in some large bags, and put a really good lot price on them and blow them out of the booth. (Those plastic zipper things that linens and sheets come in are wonderful for this!) A few of the larger things will get another mark down and then get shoved in a corner to fill space until they sell.
There's about a trash bag full of stuff that's headed to Goodwill as well.
The only thing that did not move at all was that damn glass. I'm leaving it in a box, shoving it on a bottom shelf, and letting it sit until my yard sale at home. Diggers will hunt through it, if they want. Everyone else can ignore it on the bottom shelf as easily as they do when it's out in the open.
The sidewalk sale was part of a special event to raise funds for one of the cashiers who is going through chemo and can't work as much as she usually does right now. There was a bake sale, raffle, and cook out, with all the proceeds going to her. It was pretty awesome! A pair of customers out of the blue made a fifty dollar donation!
Sales inside were really brisk this weekend. Saturday, I had my best day ever at the mall and came within a couple dollars of my best one day total ever. Friday was super too. On both days, I sold a ton of those manga volumes. A serious ton. I gotta get my hands on some more of those.
I was actually worrying about September, because the first three days were way off. Now, I'm way ahead, so we'll see what's going to happen.
I have all my Halloween out, right now.
|The skulls are back and they're FESTIVE!|
It's not quite blog worthy at the moment, so this is the only peek you get right now. After a bit of tweaking, I'll do a full reveal.
Oh, all right. One more little look. Just because you've been good.
|A bowl of HALLOWEEN CUTE!|
I'm still doing really well on the steroids. I did learn last week that I really should still take treatment day and the day after to rest. I wasn't overly tired, but I did move much more slowly than I had been doing. I'll be keeping that in mind.
This week, I'm planning on taking a few days to totally chill. I need to spend a couple of days at the booth to put it back together after the sale, but I'm taking the next 3-4 days after that off. Since starting on the steroids, I've finally been able to get to some things that needed to be done, so I can take some time to do nothing and not feel so badly about it.
Last week at the cancer center, they added something new to the free snacks.
Like I said before, the doctor thinks I am looking much better, so we're both happy. It's time for another scan, which I'll get next week. We'll go over the results at my next clinic visit, the week after.
Due to the sidewalk sale, I didn't go to any yard sales, but I did shop a couple of the other sellers and picked a few things up. I'll do a post on them (plus any Big Flea finds) later on. Late last week, I found a bunch of Libbey jar style drinking glasses in various colors on clearance.
I know these are supposed to evoke images of drinking iced tea and lemonade on the back deck on summer nights, but I look at that red and green and think "Egg Nog!" The red and blue also make me think about the Wildcats and the Cardinals, as college football gets started. These will be in the booth this week.
This coming Saturday is the community sale for our neighborhood. Everyone sets up on an empty lot, and there are always lots of good finds.
It's time to get the granny cart out of the shed and start my Big Flea warm ups. If you don't stretch and properly prepare, you could hurt yourself, you know. Junking ain't for sissies!
Let's close out this ramble with a picture of a blue-eyed ape riding a tiger!