Friday, October 7, 2011

Get Out There and Have Fun

Garage Sale Rules of Engagement

Rule #4: Get Out There and Have Fun

There is nothing better than garage sale-ing in the fall. 

Those crisp sunny mornings with leaves swirling all about my feet... 
The colors on the trees in the early-dawn light... 
The way a warm cup of chai feels in the palm of my hands... 
Ahhhhh. Heaven to me.

Garage Sale Rule of Engagement #3 talked about not bringing home sh*t you don't need. But just because you're not going to buy everything you see doesn't mean you should restrain yourself from going at all. You never know what treasures await you. 

Tangible treasures can be hard to find sometimes. However, for those of us who have been garage sale-ing all our lives, it's clear that the real treasure lies in something slightly less tangible. 

The adventure. The mystery. The suspense. The laughter.

Whether you're actually on the lookout for something you need or not, hitting the pavement with family and friends is guaranteed to be an entertaining outing. 

Who knows? You may set your eyes on an artifact from your mother's kitchen you haven't seen in 30 years, like this penguin ice bucket. Or you may discover a well-kept stash of Multiples clothing your neighbor has been preserving for the last 20 years. And if you find nothing beyond silly dress up items that your children put on to act goofy with, than the morning has been a success. Half the point of the outing is the adventure of it all. 

Laughing with Bubba while he tries his darndest to make those miniature John Lennon glasses fit his baby face is worth every minute of the morning away from home.


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