Wow! Looking at my Journal calendar, I see that I've been a pathetic poster this month. I'm sorry to have been so remiss in my journaling. Will do better.
Unfortunately, I've only a few minutes before preparing for work today, so here goes:
Last week's weather was almost as "perfect" as the weather forecasters kept claiming. Although Friday and Saturday (when I had my "make-up" garage sale--because of getting stormed out in June) produced threatening clouds and a bit of blustery wind, they did NOT rain on my parade/sale. Sadly, not many of the shoppers were willing to part with cash and some of those who wanted stuff expected me to sell things for 25 or 50 cents. I do get tired of the folks who think that anything in a garage sale should be sold for next to nothing. They wouldn't argue down the price at the Thrift Shop. On the proverbial Other Hand, some of the customers were Way Cool. Long conversation with an artist I'd met casually at the science fiction convention earlier this month; chatted with couples from Nebraska and from Thief River Falls, MN, from the northwestern part of the state; a dynamic mother-daughter duo from Crookston and Fargo; and another couple who spent time in Holland where my maternal grandfather originated. Many people petted Vinnie and Arrow. I didn't make all that much money, so the bills get to wait a bit, but we made some headway.
Both days, friends came to help and to keep me company: Thank you, huladavid
, Linda and Jim, and Keith.
However, MyJeff took a photo of a lovely lily from alongside the garage. I planted the lilies there many years ago but I haven't seen them bloom in a few years. This one is a lovely surprise from Mom Nature.
MyJeff's back is improving, thanks to being VERY careful and having chiropractic adjustments (Thank God and President Obama for health care we can afford). But our weather is now turning to the Hot and Humid levels and he is always miserable with that. So are The Boys, of course. We've been pretty lucky to have had such a delay in shifting to the real summer weather.
The auction house is back to a sale every Thursday, which helps the budget. In fact, my leisure morning time is now over. I need to make lunches. Get dressed. All that good stuff.