Wow. That is all I can say. My two sons, Dewey and Daniel, and I were up until 2:00 am, trying to set up everything. People kept stopping and wanting to "shop" even though I wasn't open yet. I ended up making $110.00 and wasn't even open. I finally was just too tired and too cold and decided to call it a night. Got home and in bed by 2:30 and up at 6:00. I got to the sale and there were a couple of people already there. The morning started slow and we still had so much stuff to put out. I got a call from my daughter, Abby, telling me Hannah had another temp of 104.2, so I rushed home and took care of her. I ended up taking her back to the doctor. Thanks to my wonderful friend, SARA and to DEWEY, DANIEL, and ABBY, my sale went forward without any problems. I really don't know what I would have done without them!!!!!! The sale officially closed at 3 pm and all my help left shortly thereafter. So, as I slowly put everything away and covered up what I could, people still came and shopped. My last customer came at 7:15 pm. I was really starting to slow down when my husband called and asked me if I had been on our family sponsor page recently and I had told him, not since Monday, when we had $25.00. He told me we were now sitting at $3025.00!!!!! I got a second, maybe third wind and was excited about cleaning up. I can't believe how things are going and falling right into place. I am so praying that we can have Clare home by the new year. If God continues to bless us, it just may happen. I would love nothing more then to be able to have her here for her 5th birthday, I have already missed too many.
What I learned from my first garage sale is that I probably bit off more than I could chew, but I was able to rise above it all, with the help of God, family and friends. All the hard work was worth it and will even be better when I get to hold my new daughter and give her a big kiss. I am in awe of the generosity of others. There are so many good people out there, just hiding and waiting for their chance to shine. God is GOOD and oh so GREAT! I am willing to do this again, for the right cause.
I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that shopped, donated, prayed and helped us out. I would have never been able to accomplish what I did today. There are 3 days left of the sale and I am already excited to tell you how we did, but I am going to keep you in suspense until Sunday. I won't be able to post on Saturday night, because I messed up when I scheduled my garage sale this weekend, because my husband had already scheduled a benefit concert for Clare. As soon as I am done with clean up, I will be on my way to the concert. I hope to see some of you there!