Monday, February 1, 2010

Moving to the Bridport house

Last weekend, Mum held a garage sale at the St Leonards house to get rid of some stuff as she is renting it out while she remains in Bridport and continues teaching at Scottsdale.

She had put in the advert, not before 8am but we got up at 5.30 to start putting stuff out, knowing that people would rock up well before then. Just after 6.30am, the bargain hunters started appearing. It probably helped that Mum is on St Leonards Road, so it was easy to spot her garage sale.
Check out their bed hair.
The kids were great helping Mum sort things and Sarra's job was to go around, putting prices on things with some labels.

The day before the garage sale, Collette was up with her friend Fiona, (who was visiting from Melbourne - with them heading off to the YSA camp later) to help sort boxes and go through stuff. (Mum has lots of stuff). It's funny how we all have stuff, nothing of worth to be called anything, just 'stuff' but we all continue to lug it from house to house.
Fiona entertained the kids in the wheelbarrow when they got bored. I think the wheelbarrow went for about ten bucks at the sale. :) Thanks Fiona.

Getting a run up from the end of the street.

Sarra looks more than a bit worried.

Today Simon and the girls and Chris and Lisa moved the last of Mum's stuff to Briddy while Jonty, Ollie and I finished off the last of the cleaning. It was strange being in the house with absolutely nothing in it. Another end to another chapter.


Nettie's Blog said...

I will know that feeling soon too.... only i am not having a Garage sale until i move to the new house...i figure if i havent had to go and get it from the self storage in that 12 months then i dont need it anymore it goes... i know i am going to lug it with me all the way out there ..but i will probably spend the money i get from its sale now and why not have it when i will need it then... (do you think that i could make that an old chinese proverb????)

The Kings said...

Cool photos Simone - you aren't going to tell me that Simon took them are you!?

Sim-Dim said...

Ha ha, no I actually did take these ones Lisa - I know amazing stuff eh?? Wonders will never cease.

The Kings said...

Simone - I'm impressed! They are great - well done!

Collette said...

love the bed hair pic!

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