Saturday, May 7, 2011


  • Glass pitcher: SOLD
  • Basket: DONATED
  • Knives: KEEPING
  • Toaster: SOLD
  • All the dishes we were getting rid of: SOLD
  • Paper towel holder & spoon rest: SOLD
  • Red thing hanging on the wall: DONATED
  • Daily bread plate: KEEPING
  • Spice rack: SOLD
  • Cutting boards: SOLD

Empty.  That is how our apartment feels...and it is GREAT!  Needless to say, the big yard sale today was a whopping success.  Many thanks to all of you with your nice thoughts and prayers on our behalf.  Now we only have a few more big things to sell (bed, lamps, etc.) right before we move and then we will be D.O.N.E. 

In the mean time, I am not missing a single thing we sold.  In fact, I honestly couldn't tell you what all we sold today.  And I think that's proof enough that we didn't need all that stuff.  The only thing I really do miss from today's yard sale is the $100 bill that went missing.  Someone used it to pay me for something and I stuffed it in my little money apron (more on that later maybe) with the rest of the bigger bills.  I'd like not to think that somebody stole it from me (and I honestly don't know how they could have), but I don't really know how else it would have disappeared.  Unless I accidentally gave it to somebody as a $10 bill for change.  That would be an expensive mistake.  Gah.  Anyway, it's done now and there's nothing I can do about it, so I guess it doesn't matter.  Even with that minor mishap, I'd still definitely consider today a success.  So... hooray!

Oh, and I've got to give a big thanks to our friends who watched Olivia for us for 5 hours this morning during the yard sale.  They are awesome.  We are going to miss them mucho when we finally do move.  And we're also going to miss our super nice neighbors.  A handful of friends showed up bright and early to help us get everything over to where the yard sale was being held.  We live around a lot of nice people.  I'll miss that.  But Ohio has nice people too, right?

And also a huge thanks to our friend Jonathan who stopped by at just the right time.  He was looking for an iron and when we told him we weren't selling one he said he was on his way over to the thrift store then.  We had already mentioned that we were about to take the rest of the left over stuff to the thrift store and he insisted on letting him take it over for us since he was already on his way.  I was super grateful at the time since it saved us a trip over there and let us go get Olivia right away, but later I realized that we had barely fit all that stuff into his Jeep type car, so there was no way we would have made it over to the thrift store in one trip in our car.  So he saved us two trips!  Thanks so much Johnathan!

All in all, I feel a great sense of gratitude for today's success.  Thanks to everyone!


Camille said...

Hi Katie! I am so glad that your yard sale was a success! Good luck with your move- I am excited to see what adventures await you guys! Good luck with everything!
Camille (your cousin-in-law) :)
PS I am now an official follower! :)

rachkatt said...

There are definitely nice people in Ohio! You can be my neighbor! Actually I'll be moving soon to do missionary work in Tanzania, BUT I do know a lot of other nice people here in Ohio too :)

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Awesome! So glad it went well. And in the time I was talking to you...Seth put himself to sleep.

Lisa Lou said...

I bet it feels sooooo nice. Too bad about the missing money. That stinks.

Katie Lewis said...

Yeah seriously. I wish this story ended with, "And then I found $100."

Kathy Haynie said...

I'm using you and your moving concept in my Sunday School lesson tomorrow - about not letting "stuff" and material things / riches get in the way of our more important goals in life.

Woohoo! I'm so glad today was a success for you. I've been thinking about you all day.

Unknown said...

I'm glad you had such a successful yard sale! I personally am very happy with my purchases and my little guy ADORES the stroller. He goes around and around and around our little apartment :)