This past Saturday, the boy and I went to a small town across the “big river” to experience their town-wide garage sale event. I was ecstatic to check out what was there because garage sales have the potential to be jackpots for the kinds of product in my shop (market203). I’m still in the phase of stocking my store for the launch and gathering items from a small farming town sounded like a winner idea.
Off we went. We drove through East St. Louis to get there (thanks GPS for risking our lives) and once we were there I had high hopes. There were over 100 homes that were participating and you would think with that amount of garage sales you’d find something. Nope. Most homes were filled with discarded piles of baby clothes or stuff that wasn’t even fit for Goodwill.
Oh well… I’m learning to live with the fact that this adventure of collecting items for my shop is going to be challenging. The hunt is just that…a hunt. You’ll have very successful days and others not so successful. I’m just glad the rain stayed away and the boy and I were able to enjoy our weekend out and about.