Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yard Sale #3 and Miata

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

We’ve had some beautiful weather here the past couple of days so we took full advantage of it.  On Friday, we prepped for the yard sale.  The garage was full of stuff.  We had everything priced and closed the door by 8:00pm.  We were two tired dogs…make that three.

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Saturday morning started bright and early.  At 6:15, Gin opened the garage door so that we could put a few small tables in the driveway.  Five minutes later, we had our first customer, never mind that the signs say 7:00.  Oh, and by 7:05, half of the stuff was gone.  Everything was pretty much gone by 8:00 so we closed up a few minutes later and got busy with other projects for the day.  We cleaned out the garage and I took two loads of stuff to the dump.  Gin put a new battery in the mower and I cut the grass.  Naturally the weed whacker wouldn’t start so I took that to the shop.  After lunch, I took advantage of a clean garage and washed and waxed the Miata.  It had been at least a year since I had washed her so she got two coats of wax. 

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We bought the Miata on June 17,1995.  I still remember the test drive.  As Gin pulled out of the dealership, I put on my seatbelt and knew that we were going to get a new car.

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She only has 120,000 miles on her and we’ve taken good care of her.  We towed her to the Shenandoah Valley one time and enjoyed a topless ride on Skyline Drive.  She’s been my commute car for the past few years because she gets 30 mpg and is easy to park.  We are putting her on Craigslist this week so it’ll be hard to see her go.  I just hope that she sells soon and that the new owners will like her too.

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Since the car was spotless and the weather was wonderful, we took her for a spin with the top down.  For the first time in a long time, Gin drove.  It felt wonderful!

We are both sore today since we overdid it on Saturday so we’ll take it easy.  Tomorrow will be my last trip to the range.  I don’t mind shooting the gun so much, but I’m real glad this is the last time I have to get gassed with the gasmask.  We have a great place to have yard sales but we won’t have any more until we pack up the MH for fulltiming.  Oh happy day!


Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

That is my kind of yard sale. I am sure the Miata will sell quickly. She is a beauty.

Deborah said...

Some stuff is a little harder to part with than others, and my convertible was one of those things. Sold it to a friend that is turning 50 this year. He and his wife are loving it. I am glad it sold to someone I know and can see them loving it......

Mike and Terri said...

Wow! How cool is that -- selling everything in only a couple hours and freeing up the rest of the day! Great job!

I feel for you in selling your Miata. It's gorgeous. It's going to be a sad day for me when we sell our Accord.

Nancy and Bill said...

Wow...wrapped up that garage sale in an to luv that!!

Good looking Miata!! Can't believe that will hang around for long.

I sure hope e-shy obeyed the speed limit ;o))

Both of you have a great week and enjoy this beautiful weather...

Gail and Rick said...

I would miss that Miata! She's beautiful and I'm sure will sell quickly.
You guys sure know how to throw a garage sale! :)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Of course now you're selling my dream car and I only need the car I already have for our FT life! It looks beautiful and it will bring enjoyment to a new owner.

Loved your license plate!

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Garage sale done by 8. I am impressed! You must have had a lot of great stuff; either that or you advertised really well. Congratulations on such a successful weekend!

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Garaged done by 8? I'm impressed! You must have had a lot of great stuff; or else you advertised really well; or both. Congratulations on such a successful weekend!

Cruzin2some said...

WOW! You girls really know how to do a garage sale right!

Your lil red ride looks very sharp with that wax job.

Travel Safe
Dawn and Denise

Sherry said...

So what is your garage sale secret? That's amazing sold out in an hour.

I have ALWAYS wanted a little red miata...I'm just droooling. Lucky lucky new buyer.


Travelwithwhippets said...

Our garage sales always dragged on for two or three days. Wow!