"ANOTHER" Garage Sale PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 July 2005 00:00
Can you believe we're having a garage sale? I thought our garage sale days were well behind us and here we are hosting ANOTHER one. Actually we are co-hosting it because technically it is Graham's garage sale and because we have a few things we no longer need, we included them in the sale. We advertised the garage sale in the local newspaper, The Packet and Times, with the start time of 8:00 AM. Needless to say, the experienced needy bargain hunters were at the door before 7:00 AM hoping to outdo each other for the best deal.

The garage sale was advertised to run until 4:00 PM but by 1:00 the influx of shoppers had dried up so we closed the doors and called it a very successful day. We managed to sell most of our things and Graham put a huge dent in the pile of stuff he had so all parties were happy. The day was still young, sky clear and sun hot and we were expecting Helen and Jay for dinner, so we filled the kayak with air and went for a paddle before they arrived. The lake was very rough and there was a strong breeze with lots of boat traffic so we stayed close to shore and enjoyed the many families of ducks swimming around looking for a morsel or two.

It was the first time we had used the kayak since we were in Vancouver and we admonished ourselves for not enjoying it sooner. Here we are, parked where we have easy access to two lakes and we wait until July to finally use it! We paddled around the point to Mara Provincial Park and back and when we returned, Helen had just pulled into the driveway (timing IS everything) so we sat by the lake enjoying the weather while we waited for Jay. The day was perfect for relaxing and enjoying both a beautiful scenery and good company and we are fortunate to have both!