5:00 a.m. An ungodly hour at which unfortunate persons force themselves to get up out of bed, inevitably to do some sort of work. Guess what time I got up this morning? Stereotypically crabby, I gathered the rest of my things that I wished to hock off to the rest of the world. Yesterday’s rain made the air humid to the touch, but at least the real precipitation had concluded. By 7:00, I was set… not exactly ready to go, but set at the very least. By 8:00 several customers had come and gone, mostly the professionals who were only looking to re-sell our junk in consignment shops. By 9:00 I was starving and chose to indulge in a jalapeño cheddar hotdog (pure heaven). By 10:00 it felt like the whole day had passed me by already. By 11:00 the sun started to come out, making the atmosphere feel like a nuked coffee mug… and I was hungry again. Much to my embarrassment, I had another jalapeño cheddar dog, this time with pepper jack cheese and mustard (they’re
somewhat of a guilty pleasure). By 12:00 I started to lose interest, so I began looking up some of our possessions’ worth on eBay while my parents watched our “goods”. By 1:00 I was thoroughly convinced that nobody else was coming and retreated to the house to watch Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. Finally, by 2:00 we were packing up the rest of everything to be taken to Good Will. I survived! While at times it was utterly boring, a lot of good came out of this. For one, I made around $75, mostly in old clothes and books (both of which needed to go many moons ago). Additionally, I found a few relics for myself. The saying is true: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” I never would have thought that my dad had so many awesome tank tops from the late 80s/early 90s. Or that my mom’s old denim shirts would be the next big fashion trend. And who could forget the vintage Def Leppard concert t-shirt circa 1987? Ah, the joys of gently used clothing. Most importantly, I got rid of a lot of clutter and junk, which will come in handy very soon… let’s just say, moving sucks. In conclusion, I’m glad another list item is done, and that I was able to cut my losses, add to my wardrobe, and make some money doing it.
Love & Summer,