I've neglected you.
I just don't know where the time has gone... oh wait... yes I do... stupid Facebook. Yeah... I'm addicted.
Let's catch up.
Yep... My niece turned double digits last year and well.. she's only two more years away from being a TEENAGER! Holy cow lady... slow down!
Jerome and I had a pretty successful garage sale again this year. We were open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8am - 5pm and then on Sunday we were open till noon and had most items at 1/2 price. It was pretty slow Saturday and almost dead on Sunday. Thursday was SUPER busy. Seriously I had MAYBE 5 minuets when someone wasn't on our property. And those 5 minuets were stretched out with 30 seconds here and a minuet there. Not 5 back to back minuets. Crazy... and because of that our biggest selling day.
I had a few families bring stuff over for us to sell as well... Micaela from Striving Green along with her mom, Linda and Amy, Lisa, and my fellow blockhead Tiff.
We sold so much stuff from dumpster diving. I just don't get why people throw this stuff out there for me to pick up, but I'm not complaining. Keep doing it... I'll keep making money off of you people! :) Here's some pics from the sale, holy cow there was a ton of stuff:
NOTE TO SELF: next year just do Thursday and Friday full days and make Saturday be till noon and 1/2 price.
With our new found cash we purchased a new digital camera. After all the concerts this year our Kodak camera was starting to die. Buttons were no longer working, the rechargeable and pretty expensive batteries weren't keeping long charges any more, and well it was old. It was great when it was brand new, but I've learned a few photography things since having it and it's not functioning to the best of my abilities, so time for an upgrade.
We ended up with this, a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. I haven't had the chance to really play with it yet except at the store and a few shots of Pork Chop at home.
I will be giving it a good work out very soon though. The rest of our sale money is taking us to Jerome's annual family reunion. Yep, it's that time of the year again. This year it's being held in the home state of the family. Should be hot, humid, but fun as always.
Jerome and I will be spending a night in the French Quarter so I can stop complaining that I've never been to New Orleans. I'm hoping to do some fantastic people watching, drink a Hurricane at Pat O'Breins, take a guided tour of the city to see all the hot spots and architecture. My excitement is being held back a little but, I can not wait to since my teeth in to a shrimp Po'Boy and some Beignets from Cafe Du Monde. Yum-o!
We'll also be attending the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. We'll be going with Jerome's parents, his two sisters and their families. Beyonce, John Legend, Salt and Pepa, and Neyo you better watch out for us!
What else? Well we've been taking in a ton of movies for free. I'm not talking like renting a DVD... an actual movie in the theatre. The Hangover, My Life in Ruins, The Proposal, Phalem 1, 2, 3, Imagine That, Terminator just to name a few. Some good, some bad, only one had me crying, smiling and everything in between and that was The Proposal. Go see it.