Dandyism Incarnate

The Garage Sale

It was the day of the Garage Sale…

I went alone to Mother’s house before 7am to prepare.

I had advertised a 9am start, so it was my intention to go out at about 8.30am to put the signs up at a couple of strategic intersections. But my plan was thwarted when, although I had not even put the main sign out, the first hunter-gatherer arrived at about 8.20am! Once I let him in, a constant stream of customers began. And all this time, Yuko was still at home sleeping!

Yuko arrived at about 9.30am…

I was then able to go and put the signs up on the road while Yuko looked after the shop…

The main purpose of the sale was to dispose of the remaining large items. We succeeded to some degree – selling two sideboards, a desk, a dressing table, the washing machine and the safe The people who bought the safe were unable to move it (that’s the whole point of a safe), so they will come back in the next few days with a bevy of strong-men and heavy equipment.

We didn’t expect to make much money from the sale because were were desperate to get rid of everything and were selling things at ridiculous prices. But despite this, when I counted the takings, it came to $199…

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