I have spent the prior three nights tossing and turning in angst laced dreams, anxiety and worries about the Yard Sales. I only advertised on Craigslist, no "Mayberry Sun" the weekly newspaper from the Idyllic Hometown, to drop off the announcement of impending sale that everyone in town would read, and if interested, attend.
I jumped out of bed at 5am after trying to sleep with little success. I ran to Kroger to pick up supplies. I found a helium balloon, bright red that proclaimed the announcement "SALE". Since thy used them throughout the store, I thought I could just get it for nothing! No way, $2.99 to purchase their advertising! Nuts! I posted the "YARD SALE" signs in eye grabbing electricfying colors. This was the source of my anxiety the previous night, the placement of the signs. My eyes opened and I sat up in bed and realized we have not a single telephone pole in the area as our lines (cable etc) are all under ground! How am I to advertise and lure people to my house???
Then I calmed myself with my Nine Year Beverage Career training and found plastic straps and a hole puncher and TA-DA my signs were strapped to the street sign's at both ends of the street.
Next, I began to set up. It was approximately 645am and that was when they began to come.
Post it and they will come!
I am sun burnt, exhausted, and so relieved it is over. Now, I just have the move itself to worry about. That should be worse, huh?
Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe.