Garage Sale Weekend

Did you say live garage sale blogging?

What could be more fun?

0700 Rather quickly this year it seems garage sale weekend has arrived. For some reason that remains completely shrouded in mystery, garage sale weekend requires my complete attention. Previously, a seemingly randomly assigned neighbor advertised in the newspaper and handed all of the garage sale fun. This year Joni thought it would be a good idea to celebrate the start of August by brining all of the leftover household items from previous garage sales to the front yard so we can watch it throughout the entire weekend. Nothing says fun like the prospect of a great yard sale.

0715 At almost exactly the advertised start of the weekend garage sale a small red two door automobile stopped by the house and the driver quickly asked if we had any video games for sale. In preparation for the question from this yearly regular a few video games had been set aside. At that particular moment, donuts were the garage sale priority, but the sale must go on and the sale seems to take precedence at least in practice over the consumption of donuts.

0738 A new weblog category had been created. The functional journal of Nels Lindahl is proud to announce the addition of, “Live blogging Events,” as a weblog update category. Apparently, the website style sheet only supported the addition of, “Live Blogging.” In this case the third word “Events” made all the difference. The categories column located on the right side of each website page required two lines to display the new category. This encroachment onto a second line was simply unacceptable and had to be immediately corrected. In the future, a new category word limit for all new weblog categories will be strictly enforced at exactly two words.

0827 Traffic to the garage sale has slowed significantly. The professional garage sale scavengers have already evaluated all of the potential deals and moved on to the local estate sales. Maybe moving some of the items from the garage down closer to the street would increase sales.

0903 After moving a few items out into the driveway traffic to the garage sale seems to be improving. Right now the two day advertisement in the newspaper might have increased early traffic, but the midmorning crowd seems to be eating breakfast. Right now the garage sale across the street is doing considerable more business. Kid’s toys and baby clothes seem to be key elements of a successful garage sale. Alas, the VCR almost sold, but the lack of a remote control decimated the deal. People apparently like remote controls.  Who knew? The VCR community demands remote controls and other advances in technology while clinging to something you have to rewind manually.

0923 Watching all of the people milling around the garage sale eating a wide variety of breakfast foods has inspired a very specific food hunger. Lunch today will probably involve placing a take out order from the Arharn Thai restaurant. A complete and total lack of food delivery options (excluding pizza) is one of the disappointing parts of living in the county instead of the city. Andy from Chicago for example can enjoy tacos delivered at anytime night or day.  Given the lack of food delivery options and the complete and total onset of boredom, now might be the right time to explore either the catalog of Netflix or Zune Pass.

0938 Maybe this weekend will include an afternoon trip to the Colorado Springs Zoo? At some point this year, a trip to visit the Denver Museum of Natural Sciences will probably happen before snow season starts in Colorado.  Spending the entire day in the garage seems to be inspiring a series of vacation planning related internet searches. Could a visit to the local Cinemark IMAX Theater provide the motivation necessary to power the garage sale through two days of sales? The stereo finally sold. Last year nobody wanted to buy the stereo. This year the stereo was purchased by a construction worker who apparently has a very large compact disc collection.

1129 Lunch has become the primary consideration receiving attention…

1200 My lunch order has been placed and needs to be picked up in twenty minutes.

1254 Lunch from Arharn Thai today included drunken noodles, Bangkok fried rice, and Panang curry. All of the entries and sides served today during lunch were spicy by request.

Leave a Reply