We had our first yard sale towards our retirement goal. We didn't do to bad either. Terri took Friday off from work so that we could have the sale on Friday and Saturday. It was a good thing that we did Friday because Saturday was about as slow as Terri has ever seen it, and she has done several over the years. She did very well on Friday though and said she never really didn't have any customers. Over all we made a little over $350.00, not to bad for stuff that we didn't want or need. We will probably use the money to help pay for Christmas so that we do not add anything to our debt. We also sold some of Mom's stuff that Dad had cleared out since Mom's death. He made $83 and every little bit helps him. We donated all the clothes that didn't sell to a local church coat closet and anything that was junk we threw away. The rest of it we packed back up for our next yard sale. My only hope is that it isn't a yard sale but a house sale. A come in and make an offer type sale. We have begun letting the kids determine the things that they would like to keep. There is only a couple of items that Terri and I don't really want to leave the family. We have a curio cabinet that we gave our selves as a weeding present. We also have a curio cabinet that Dad had built and we have redone along with the desk that was leftover from the wood after remaking the curio cabinet. There is also a shelf unit that a good friend and I made one night. Nothing special just a nice L shape knick knack self. Other then that the only other thing I don't want to give up is my TV. I saved for 2 years to buy my TV and I love it. It is a 47" Samsung and the picture is GREAT !!!!! My only problem is that it will be hard to get into most fifth wheels. My son thinks that I should just give it to him. I told him "No Way, you want it you will have to buy it. Oh well we will have to see. Maybe I can figure out some way to make it fit in the trailer.
Then on Sunday, Jeff and Becky called and wanted to know if we wanted to go look at trailers with them. So we off we went to look again. They are also looking at getting a 5th wheel because they too like the layouts, the homey feeling and the ease of a fifth. So we just enjoyed the beautiful upper 70 temps with the beautiful sunshine and each others company. Neither of us made any buys but got better ideas of what we all liked. The other nice thing was that the sale people pretty much let us do our own thing and just look. After looking all day, they did narrow some of the choices down and only 1 stood out. Was a 2008 3295RKS Montana by Keystone. Becky really liked the rear kitchen as do Terri and I. Oh well, like I told them, you will eventually find the one that is right for you. We plan on taking them to the Tampa RV show in January. It is one of the bigger shows. Al in all, it was a great day. Thanks Jeff and Becky.
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