View From My Window

Saturday, October 16, 2021 — It’s the weekend and the second day of our three-day garage sale. Yesterday went fairly good, with spits and spurts of buyers. I sold far less fabric than I thought I would, but perhaps it’ll go better today. I’ve already discussed with S what I will do with anything remaining tomorrow afternoon–it’ll get donated. She agreed that she was going to do the same with her things.

I was warned by S’s husband that a woman who lived a couple of blocks away had set her yard sale things out Thursday night and covered them with a tarp. Someone climbed her 6′ chain link fence ($1,000, and newly installed in the past couple of weeks), took out her motion sensor light and proceeded to take everything in sight. She didn’t bother calling the police to report the theft because she said, “They won’t do anything about it.” I have all of my ‘stuff’ in boxes, and they’re easily transferred back into the garage. S joked that maybe they should leave everything out (they have clothes, etc. laid out in the front yard on a tarp), and maybe someone would do them a giant favor and steal it before today! I said, “No–because you WANT them to steal your stuff, they won’t do it!” Murphy’s Law in action! LOL

I was sharing some of my ‘sale’ stories with my niece last night — there were some sales that were definitely a ‘give-away’, i.e., $15 for a 2-ton jack! LOL The younger son stood there with his jaw dropped and said he needed to get out to the garage and see what we had to sell! LOL And then he was talking about his Igloo cooler, that needed a new plug. I told him ‘Wait one!’ then promptly went out to our $1 table and took the Igloo repair kit off the table and brought it in to him. It still had the price tag on it! $16.82! He was stoked and said he had some work to do today! LOL

I received another e-mail from the daughter-in-law of #26, letting me know we would be the first ones to know when they were ready to sell her father-in-law’s house. I wrote her back and thanked her. Meanwhile, Robert says if another 3/2 with a garage becomes available, we can take a look at it. I’m always looking for the signs in life, as to which way to go and what to do. They synchronicity of life can’t be ignored. One buyer yesterday lives a few blocks away and came up to us asking if we had any model railroad stuff. I asked him if he was a modeler and he said, “Yes.” I then asked him what gauge (size) did he model. He replied, “G-scale.” I laughed and said he needed to come look at our back yard! He did and was amazed. Ultimately, I gave him a wood flat car kit that I’d come across and told him this would keep him busy until he could get his own garden railroad built. He bought a piece of railroad rail and one of the two railroad lanterns we had for sale. He asked if he could bring his girlfriend back to see our layout because she was really good with plants and he hoped to put her to work decorating his railroad with plants. His girlfriend was busy this weekend, but he had his 28-year old son visiting so later in the day, he came back with the son and I took them down to show them the layout up close and personal. I imagine we’ll be good friends from now on… Nice!

Well, I hear noises in the house so will close this for now. The house is coming alive…Be safe, take care of yourself and be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to View From My Window

  1. 67andgood says:

    I hope things continue to come together. Maybe you will have a new friend or two after this.


  2. Joanne Noragon says:

    This is so much happy news.


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