It was a quite a weekend whirlwind at my house this weekend, from the crazy yard
sale on Saturday morning to house projects and pool time. Let me backtrack and elaborate a bit on our yard sale. I advertised on Craigslist (because it’s free) on Friday, mentioning a few items in my post that I hoped would lure the shoppers. I had my
fingers crossed that the torrential downpour and thunder storms we had all that evening would pass. We woke up early Saturday to blue skies and hauled everything out to the driveway with Aaron’s dad bringing over his own trailer full of stuff to add to the pile. By 7 am, no one was there. I started to feel a rise of panic that all our junk was going to be brought back into the house. Luckily for us folks started to arrive. In droves. And they bought everything. Literally. By 10 am, we had a small Tupperware container’s worth of leftover stuff that was actually bought last minute out of my father in law’s truck by some
late comers. It was, in short, the most amazing and successful yard sale I had ever personally witnessed.
For some reason my good karma continued through the weekend when I took our pup
Hutson for an evening stroll. I passed by a house and noticed a blue rug folded up neatly out by the curb. Of course, I stopped and gave it the once over. I knew it was large and slightly damp, which I assumed was from the previous night’s rainstorm since no yucky
smells were emanating. I wasn’t anxious to bring it home so I continued on my walk.
Not one to pass up on free treasure, my sense of bargain got the best of me and I convinced Aaron to run over and pick it up for me. He was not thrilled. Anyhoo, he brought it back home and we laid it in the sun to dry. Fully stretched out, it was a dhurrie style rug, bout 10 x 12 with no discernible stains, tears, or any other mar that I could find.
After a full day of drying and soaking up the sunshiny goodness, I febreezed the heck
out of it for good measure, lugged it up to our room and laid it out. It’s not necessarily my style as it is a little country chic, but it was free and I figure I can sell it for a profit at
our next yard sale. I’d say that’s a win-win for everyone!