Where is a mom to go when the dad can be home with
the kids? Yard sales have become a weekend thing for this mom. The
older kids stay home with dad while mom and baby go off a-yard-saling!
The quest begins with getting there as fast as fast can be. You
may catch me digging through boxes of clothes and quickly scanning
the tables for items I may need. I usually do this feat alone as
no one can really keep up with me. I even make my baby's head
spin. No sooner does he finally wave his hand and utter
"Hi" then he has to wave a quick bye-bye as I hand over
the stack of quarters for my newly found treasures. Off to the
next sale with the thought of what wares could be found.
Must hurry as many thoughts go through my mind. Does the car have
enough gas? I have checked 3 times now. Should I have gotten that
toy that my oldest boy would have liked? Will daddy be able to fit
in those shorts I bought? Will I make it home in time to go out to
breakfast with the family at that cozy little restaurant we go to
once a week? Does the baby need a diaper change, oh look, he is
asleep! I am thirsty, as I forgot my drink at home. Does anyone
know that they can make a lot of money from selling beverages out
of a cooler at yard sales? Oh, look a yard sale sign. Well, I
think it is. Can hardly read it. Let me slow down. Squinting,
almost stopping the car to read. Well look there, it is a yard
sale sign. Well, I can't get out of the car to see the address as
the baby is asleep. Guess it's onto the next yard sale.
Honestly, I have learned a lot about yard sales. I have held many
and I have been to many. Signs are the biggest part of having your
yard sale as well as the time of day it is held. Early is best.
Most people tend to start looking at around 7-8 in the morning. By
10:00 I have found myself to be so dizzy that I wonder if the stop
sign ahead is a yard sale sign.
Signs with BIG letters, address, distance, and BIG arrows help me
to find the way to your yard sale. Signs that are bright and
different colors do help draw attention. Did you put arrows at
every corner? Check them often if it is windy. It is a nice touch
to have a flag or balloons on your mailbox at your home to help
people zero in. Think of the quest as your own. Trace the route
that you create to your own yard sale.