Spring Break 2009 is officially here! And this is how I’m feeling…
No joke. I’ve been in bed for two days. However, I did push through one day of garage sale-ing in order to sell this.
My neighbor garage sale guru told me to sell it for $75.00. So, I did. Thirty minutes later, I sold it for $60.00. Let me break this down for you with bullets. I do well with bullets.
- Bought the table and four chairs for $50.00
- Kept two barstools for myself
- Sold the remaining barstools and table for $60.00
- Made a profit of two barstools and $10.00!
As my husband walked back from loading the table into the buyer’s car, he gave me a high five and said, “You’re awesome.”
Yes, Dear. Yes, I am.
Lil' Woman says
lol…YOU ARE AWESOME! 🙂
I hope I have the same luck selling a gigantic armoire.
That is so freakin’ awesome!! Nothing like making a profit AND justifying a purchase 🙂
hope you feel better soon!!
Oh yeah! Great job!
That is so awesome! You got a great deal out of that!
Yes. You. Are. Awesome.
Way to go…way.to.go!
~ Dawn ~ says
WOW…good job! I really like your blog…you have such great decorating style.
I hope you feel better soon!
Freckles Chick says
Heck yes you’re awesome! =) Gotta love a profit.
Hope you recuperate and feel better soon. Don’t know how you do it. You teachers are resilient, I tell ya!
(Thx for adding me to your blogroll, girl!)
The Momma says
That is AWE-SOME. I hope I have that much luck at my neighborhood garage sale this summer 🙂
Sweet Nothings says
That’s so great about the profit you made on the bar stools!
I’m sorry you’re under the weather! I hope it clears up soon so you can enjoy your spring break.
Too cool Chris – that is some great dealing you had going! I buy a lot of Lauren’s clothes on ebay and I am always thrilled when I make a profit back selling them again when she is done – suckas!!! Sorry to hear you are feeling cruddy. I have been all week also. Go put on your cozy jammies, your favorite argyles and snuggle up. Garage sale over, now you can relax!
Katrina Chambers says
Haha…that is very funny. Love your work!!!!
Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says
You got a high five from your hubby? Sweet!
You so totally rock!
You are both right! You are awesome!
I hope you get feeling better fast! Great job on the deal you made! I couldn’t help but think of your post about Craigslist the other day. I too just made a great purchase…love Craigslist! Stop by and see what I found. Have a great Spring Break!
Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life says
Little*Precious Boutique says
You totally get a high five there! WTG!!
Hope you’re feeling better fast!
Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says
That really is pretty awesome!! Hope you’re feeling better soon :)!
I love the addition of two fuzzy legs!
Fabulous ~ can’t beat that one!
Karen at Nittany Inspirations says
Don’t you love it when everything works out like that! Good job.
Tales From My Empty Nest says
Hope you are feeling better. You did good on that purchase and sale. Amazing!!! You came out smelling like a rose! Have a great weekend. Love & blessings from NC!
That’s my girl!! I always knew you were auesome. The great bargin must be making you feel “some” better. So sorry honey you are so sick. Please get well. The sunshine of spring break is awaiting you.
PS. Can you sell my piano? Anyone out there need one. I will post a pic. It is very nice. $500
KRISTEN'S PALACE says
I FEEL YA! ive been in bed for two days now as well. its terrible. i used an entire box of tissues yesterdays.. ahh. 🙁 get better.
PS I cracked up when “craptastic” mentioned Maximus and his two fuzzy feet. He is such a hoot.
HE HE HE HE HE
You are, in fact, awesome.
Yes, you are awesome! Good job!
I hope you feel better soon!
Isn’t that the bestest feeling??!! (making a profit and getting a high-five from hubby).
I would have paid $60 for that set! It’s exactly what I’m looking for for our sunroom!
I once bought a Step 2 outdoor set at a yardsale for $21. We used it for 3 years, my sister used it for 2 years and then I sold it on Craigslist for $300!! I made a profit of $279 after 5 years of use and my hubster was more than pleased!
You are hilarious! I always look forward to reading (and seeing) something new from you. I also enjoy seeing your dog popping up here and there…it’s kind of like throwing in a little “Where’s Waldo?” 🙂 I hope you feel better soon enough to enjoy your spring break. I’m also a teacher, but our spring break doesn’t start until Good Friday…can’t get here soon enough!
Farmgirl Paints says
Hope you feel better soon. You rock with garage sale. I’m impressed:)
Miss(es) Canadian Pie says
Junk Mammas says
That is best! You got a great deal!
Sandy Toes says
Wow…that is wonderful!
That is all kinds of awesome! Great job! I hope you feel better soon.
Great job! I just forwarded a blog award to you…if you choose to accept.
Lacie E. says
Ok in my next life I want to be you ha ha. You are fabulous.
LOVE IT! That is totally something that I would do!! You go girl!
Now I call that a total score!
M.L. @ The House of Whimsy says
I hope you’re on the mend. What a great story…love it!!!
And the locker basket below…I’m SO jealous. It’s completey awsome.
I’ve been out of town on a quilt retreat. You’ll have to peek in to see our finished projects. : )
SoBella Creations says
Yay! Great job!
I hope your feeling better.
Jodee Leader says
You rock! Way to go!
Hope you are feeling better soon!
Chris, you’re my hero. Way to go!
My name is PJ. says
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Hey, Chris, that is certainly awesome! Great deal! I love your new stools. I did exactly the same thing. Bought a small dining table and 5 chairs for $50 at a yardsale. Used the table for my hubby’s office desk (perfection!). Sold the 5 chairs on Craigslist for $25 (they were pretty beat up), so his desk was a $25 deal. I didn’t make money, but it was a good deal all the same!
Susie from Bienvenue says
Now that’s the way to shop girlfriend! Get what you want and make some mola while your at it! Hope your better real soon. Ugh..on your spring break. Take care and get some rest..
love the table and love that you made a profit….oh, and you rock too!!!!
I’m very impressed. And kudos from the husband, too? Great job! 🙂
Michelle Grace says
hehe…even better of a bargain than you were probably hoping for!! Good Job!!
You ARE awesome! I love it!
Willow Decor: says
You are too cool! Can we be friends? I need a new couch and 2new chairs and I only want to make 50 bucks! LOL
Love it, love it.
That’s the best feeling to make money while shopping! (Will hopefully make you feel better)
Before Linens-N-Things went under, I snapped up a $500 kitchen island that was on clearance for $60. (Still don’t know why; it was perfect) I used it in an entryway for a year, then sold it on craiglist for $275.
Profit = $215…
yay for us!
way to go! You are awesome! Feel better soon.
Hope you feel better soon!!!
Just say Julie says
Good job on the garge sale!
It never fails that when you finally get a break from your classroom, you get sick. I think it’s cause we finally rest long enough for the germs to catch up 🙂 Hope you’re better soon.
Your hubby is right, you are awesome! That is such a great story, I’ve been telling everyone. “Guess what my blogger friend did…” and everyone agrees…awesome! Hope you feel better!
Good job! Always nice to make a profit and get a freebie at the same time.
Really nice job on the barstools!
That’s so great! You are awesome!
That is phenomenal!
Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry says
Wow, yep you’re awesome (and it sounds like your hubby is awesome for telling you so too!)
Printing Company says
The title reminds me so much of Barney Stinson. "I'm awesome!" LOL.
Hope you're doing fine now.