I got home from our Bee Sew Day at Leann’s to find that I have new neighbors! The old neighbors moved out over the past couple of months. We never really got to know them, they weren’t very approachable, and no one came to welcome us when we were in the process of moving in --- so upon seeing that a new family was starting the process of what looked like unloading, and seeing the for sale sign gone, I went over there to make friends.
I met a delightful couple with two small boys, ages 3 and 6 --- and the first thing the mom asked me was “Are there younger children in this neighborhood?” I wished I could tell her yes and where to find them, but a funny thing happens when your kids are grown --- and you aren’t involved in school schedules and activities any more.
You lose track of who has small kids and who doesn’t. Especially here, because everyone here has 1.5 to 3 acre lots --- and houses aren’t right on top of each other and it is a fairly quiet neighborhood at our end. They said they won’t officially be “Moved In” until mid March, and I look forward to spending more time with them. On my walk home I thought…..how did my youngest get to be 22? And hers is 3? And I suddenly realized I’ve probably got nearly 20 years on her. I still feel 30! Life is sure funny that way, isn’t it?
But NEW NEIGHBORS! And FRIENDLY ONES! YES!
Now if I can only get her interested in quilting ----hmmmmm!
After getting back in the house, DH arrived with items for dinner. The guy had a hankering to GRILL – and when the man wants to cook food for dinner, I don’t stop him. We had a yummy meal, and here I am sitting to check email for the first time today ----I couldn’t believe it! What a successful day Yard Sale Saturday has been. Great participation, and I sold out of EVERYTHING I had listed! Hopefully our other participants are also doing well. Remember there are some late joiners – I’ve kept it open all week, so new things may be continuously added. Check HERE to see if you missed anything!
Listing my items on Etsy was easy. That meant I didn’t have to wade through everything after coming home. Yes, it cost – 20 cents to list each item, and 3.5% of the purchase price as a surcharge. I also had to pay a fee for accepting pay-pal, but I still feel like I came out well in the long run because I didn’t have to baby sit it, or wait for anyone’s check to come and clear.
I know some were disappointed that I didn’t offer to send to Europe and Australia, But I didn’t have the shipping prices to add to each item for each different country. And I didn’t think that anyone would be happy with a $15 shipping charge on a $5 book.
Thank you to those who purchased my items! I’ll be packaging them up and mailing them out on Monday morning as I leave for Norfolk!
Now I’m off to go wander around the other links and see if there is something that might just catch MY fancy!
Shall we do this again, First Saturday in April? I just checked and it is the day BEFORE EASTER. What do you think? It's the day in between Good Friday and Easter. It might not affect all of us, but I'd like some participation if we do decide to do it, so leave me a comment so I know who wants to. The NO's don't need to reply --- just the Yes's -- okay? Thanks!
Have a great Saturday evening, Everyone!