The yard sale was a success! We made just under $500 and felt the love and support of so many people. We haven't heard yet about the Costa Vida fundraiser but I know many who went and enjoyed a great meal while giving their support to our family.
I started yesterday at 2am. I was paranoid that I wouldn't wake up early enough to get everything set out for the early birds. Some of you may not realize that there are die hard garage salers that are out when the sun is barely beginning to go up and the frost is still on the grass.
I wish I had taken pictures of when we were first up and running around like crazy, but..... we were running around like crazy! So, here are some pics after we got up and running and had a chance to breathe.
My older girls also went and offered flyers to folks in the nearby shopping areas for the Costa Vida fundraiser. They found that many of the people they approached wouldn't even let them begin to speak before sending them away. I'm afraid that I have been guilty of this and felt yet another pang of regret as they spoke about their frustration and hurt feelings.
We ended yesterday late... in the dark and cold once again as we put all of the items back in the boxes. There was so much leftover! We really didn't plan to do another sale but we may do one once we are home and life settles in a bit.
I wish I could say that we could just focus on packing and getting everything in order for our trip. But, next week will be full with doing ebay listings and anything else we can think of....Robert has rare blood so we were considering a plasma donation, lol! Then, we will know that we have really expended blood, sweat, and tears!
We will absolutely make this work, and anyone who knows me knows that I am stubborn....thanks to all of you who supported us and offered your prayers!