Yard Sale Documentation Project 4-28-12

Here’s a photo of what we got at yard sales today:

lots of fresh air.

As I’m writing this entry, the time is 10:35am on Saturday morning…. not a good sign on the yard sale front. Last weekend was pretty bleak, but today was worse. Not because there wasn’t any action out there, but because although the ads were enticing, between the three of us all we bought was a couple of cookies from a kid having a bake sale.

You could have called this outing “fooled ya’.” Some of the prime real estate for great sales was in the mix today, but the pickin’s were slimmer than slim. In an extended search, we even crossed the bridge into Portland proper where a West End neighborhood (more prime real estate) was hosting a sale; then on into Scarborough and looped back  around into South Portland by a different route in desperate hope for a sign (literally) and a good-looking pile of stuff.

I’m not sure which was more desperate, our attitude about unearthing some treasures or the dregs that sat out on people’s lawns.

Oh well. We gave it the good college try, and since it’s early in the season no one is getting too twisted up about the 2-hour drive around the greater Portland area. However, I may have to hit the Goodwill store later today just to get my bargain fix.



  1. luddy83 said,

    April 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Don DeLillo describes retired old men who sit in front of the Post Office all day as “fresh air inspectors” in his tour d’ force novel Underworld.

  2. Josephine Mori said,

    April 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Jeanne, this is HILARIOUS. Keep it up, log it, could be a movie treatment in it down the road. You could be a yard sale “Indiana Jones”!!!

  3. April 28, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    HI Mike– Well, we were in their company today. Seem to remember only getting through the first 300 pages of Underworld.

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