Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How the Yard Sale went and more

So we did it!  We had our Yard Sale on Saturday.  Well, I say "we" but it really was all Jesse.  I mean, I got things together and organized with prices and all.  I even helped him set it up before 7am on Satuday but he's the one who sat out there (in the very humid Carolina heat) for the better part of the day, while I went to work.

If it wasn't for him, it wouldn't have happened...and wouldn't have worked.  We had several big items (50's table, desk, coffee table, mini-fridge, etc...) to sell, as well as a lot of little ones.  And it really was a success.  We sold most everything and the two big things we had left we have decided to hold onto for a bit longer.  (Loveseat and set of lamps)

So since it was such a success you are probably wondering how much we actually made, huh? Well we made just under $140.  Considering we only spent less than two weeks gathering items to sell, we did minimal advertising (just posted signs the night before, put an ad on craigslist and the local university listing) and didn't really have all that much to sell, we are VERY happy with the results!  Operations declutter and getting ready for Baby Wilson worked!

We have 135 pieces of our puzzle left to sell.  That means we have sold 265 in just over one month!  So, we're very happy with those results!  We are hoping to have the remaining sold by the end of September and a better estimated timeline for getting our apps in.

The Lord continues to surprise us with people's generosity as well as encouragement throughout this whole process.  We are so excited and encouraged to be on this journey.

Sidenote:  If you follow us on instagram or facebook you already know this, but we recently went to two back-to-back Durham Bulls Games (so fun!  One was with my coworkers and the other with Jesse's department) and on Monday night I actually got a foul ball!  And it wasn't coming straight for my head either!  We can't wait to go to another game and try to get an autograph!  :)

"He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”-Mark 9:36-37

Photo: "He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”-Mark 9:36-37
(I've been thinking that J and I totally need to do some pics like this soon!  <3 div="" it="">

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