At 7 am we were up and ready for business. Not as big of a yard sale as it could have been. Carloads of items have been donated to the charity thrift shop over the past year.
It was always just too cold or too hot or there were too many other projects to wrangle before. A yard sale was just too much work to consider.
Plus at this point in our lives it is hard to decide if a donation tax credit or cold hard cash is the best option.
The sale is in hour three as I write this and we've made about $150 and more importantly, got to meet a few more neighbors as well.
Isn't that really the point of these kinds of events anyway?
Our pilot neighbor popped by around 9 with his newborn and 15 month old daughters snuggled bundled into the most high tech stroller I have ever seen. Krauss the dog rounded out the party; the four of them were heading to the bagel shop for coffee and morning treat.
Gotta love a neighbor who will make a bagel with strawberry schmear run for you while you wait!
His only request: Wrap up the yard sale before his wife returned from doing surgery. He didn't want to give her any ideas about have a yard sale of their own!
Um...what's with the towel on the bush?
Drier on the fritz?
Or did it just not want to be displayed with the rest of the sale items?
Salt Lake City is one of the best cities in America in terms of disaster preparedness.
A major earthquake fault line snakes along the moutain range base. Up the road a ways is Idaho and Wyoming, both of which cover super volcano locations.
Add in the possibility of any kind of chemical or weather or terrorist event and suddenly a yearly drill sounds like a good idea.