D and I have been running around like crazy people this week picking up items for the yard sale and dropping them off at the church...then doing it again. I was fielding calls and going a little nuts while trying to work my day job and tend to the family. We ended up with quite a bit of stuff. Not the large items we had last time, but still some really good items.
Friday dawned early and those of us from the team that could take off work went to the church and started sorting and then pricing. What a job! We tried really hard not to shop in the process, but you know it's inevitable...lol I was really good though, didn't come home with much. :)
We had a TON of baby items and toys.
We even got the mother of all weird items to have been donated to a church yard sale... a 'position' book...complete with *-rated pictures AND tabbed pages...LOL as well as a bag of someones used thong underwear. Not donated together.... I don't think. We had a HUGE laugh over them both...then they both went into the 'round' file. I seriously think someone just didn't check the stuff they were giving before giving it... won't someone be embarrassed when they realize what they donated? lol... can you imagine the conversation? "Hey honey...where's that book?" ....... tee hee hee
We worked until about 430pm then called it a day and went home to bake cookies for the bake sale the next morning.
Saturday dawned at 5am so we could get to the church at 6am to start moving things into position in the parking lot.
The day was long and mostly steady, but because of the the huge festival going on down on the oceanfront, we didn't get as much traffic as we would have thought. We didn't do too badly, we made about 1600.00 total. We had enough left over that we saved the good stuff and will be doing a smaller scale one at our place this Saturday. Smaller, and less involved. I pray we make at least 400.00 to give us an even 2000.00.
Today is my momma's birthday so we celebrated her amazing life with her, over good food, yummy cake and a couple of games of Banana Split. :) Happy Birthday Mom!!! You ROCK!
I am a bad bad blogger and didn't take my camera anywhere. This past weekend sucked all the energy out of my pour little body... I think it took a few brain cells as well.
I am so very relieved though to have that out of the way, and be DONE with it. The small one at my house isn't nearly as crazy and time consuming, so I am not fretting over it.
In other news, I got an email this morning from some dear friends in Ethiopia asking for prayer. One of the girls we ministered to while there tried to hurt herself... this led them to have to rush her to the hospital. The problem is that they do not have a car so they had to carry her on their backs to the hospital. They had another emergency that required the same procedure later in the week. It's crazy that they had to do this... please pray for them. Please pray for the heart of the young lady, T, and for the vehicle they so desperately need. It breaks my heart that we are so far away and can't help.
I am praying about how I can get them some help. Please pray with me.
In other totally exciting news!!!!! After the adoption that couldn't happen this past week, D and I have prayerfully decided to start the process again at the beginning of the year. Our HS will be renewable as long as we do it before the end of February. We will take the rest of the year to work out our budget, build up some money and then start afresh at the beginning of 2011. SO SO excited!!! God will have to work some MAJOR magic financially to get this to happen, but He is a God of miracles and wonders! I know He can do it!! Please pray with us!!
So...that's it for now...more to come....