Saturday, November 3, 2007

Yard sale

Storage building with all our "stuff" for the yard sale -- prior to beginning pricing

Storage building during pricing phase

Kevin loading the truck with another load of "goodies"

I'm SO TIRED!!!!

Yard sales are hard work. I started pricing items in the storage building about noon. Kevin joined me a little bit later and we finished up (well, not really) pricing and moving items at 1:30 a.m. on Friday. We were all back up at 6:00 a.m. so we could get Joshua to our friend Dianne's house (she was taking him to school) and get to mama's house, set up the tables and move the things around front.

We worked there until 6:00 on Friday night. Josh and Kevin went to Matzatlan to eat, but I hit the couch and couldn't move!! :-) There was left-over pizza in the fridge anyway and that is my favorite. I was in the bed by 9:30. We were back up at 6:00 to be back at mama's by 7:30 on Saturday. We finished the yard sale and packed it all back up by 8:30 Saturday night. We were all SO tired. Josh fell asleep on the couch when he got home (this NEVER happens) and we couldn't get him up so he had to sleep there all night.

In the midst of the yard sale, I dashed over to Lisa's house to get some of our dossier documents notarized and pick up my employment letter.

The great news is that we raised $800 for the adoption through this fundraiser. YAY!!! Praise be to God for His blessing on us.

I was so proud of how hard Joshua worked this weekend. He helped us move tables, set up things, take money and pack it all up. He was such a trooper!!!

Many thanks to Dianne, Iris, Jennifer, Sharon, Susan, Michelle, Tracie, Stoney and my parents who were all, in some way, helpful to the success of this event.

Sorry there aren't more pictures. We were too busy working to remember to take any more!!

I leave tomorrow morning for South Carolina. I'm a bit concerned about starting out this project so tired, but I know God will give me strength to get through the week. This is the last "big" thing for a bit -- I hope. :-) It will all be worth it when we get our sweet Ellie home.

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