Lupus and Having a Yard Sale – Proceed at Your Own Risk!
Posted Nov 13 2011 2:47am
Let's have a yard sale!
Let’s have a yard sale! What a wonderful thought, especially for the forgetful lupus patient, who has conveniently put out of her failing short-term memory any recollection of the true magnitude of a full-blown garage sale experience! Yet, that is exactly what I did.
My daughter, mother-in-law and sister-in-law all joined me in a two-day yard sale at my house this weekend.
Let’s see, what are some of the things I forgot since the last one?
How many weeks it takes to get ready
How many signs there are to put out (and pick back up)
How much work it is!
How much change is needed to start out
How early the ad has to be submitted to get out on time
How much the ad in the paper costs
How early the first early bird customers arrive, usually before sunrise
How heavy the boxes are
How much sun is involved, and how hard it is to remember to stay in the shade
How much water I should be drinking all day
How important it is to have a good weather report
How exhausted the experience makes me
How hard it is to wake up the next morning
How important it is to wear my hat and long sleeves all day
How little sun it takes to make my lupus malar rash flare
How much my arthritis flares after standing outside all day
How long they seem to last
How much I enjoy meeting my neighbors!
How many people show up just after you put all the stuff away
How much fun it can be with people you love and enjoy hanging out with
How much I spent originally for everything I sold at 10 cents on the dollar
How much stuff is left when all the customers have gone home
How many coins there are to roll before they can be deposited
How old I feel at the end of the day
How dirty and grimy I feel afterwards
How much I say I never want to do ANOTHER yard sale!