Hi all..... Just checking in ... My crazy Mom got in her car last Friday night and drove 11 hours by herself to come help me with this house. We took stuff to the flea market. (I had fun playing swords with the kids that came to my booth) - Got sick of hearing "Uh don't touch that." from all the other vendors so I put stuff out that kids COULD touch and then jumped out from behind my booth with a pirate hat screamed "AVASTE YE LAND LUBER" and tossed innocent boys a sword, challenged them to a duel - giving them a choice of toy pistols, swords or Star Wars light sabres. (yes I have gone to the Dark side). We had a ball. And our booth did more business than anyone elses. (nyeah) - I started a seasonal costume business to help make the bills and apparently it's helping. (yeah) Then we had a massive yard sale. OMG (it was like an episode of hoarders) only neater, cleaner, more organized, and everything we did was priced. I followed these rules for successful yard-sales.....worked my Mom like a donkey -(okay she works like that anyway) and by noon on Friday people were pulling in the yard - Our sale was NOT until Saturday. First day we did over $100 - on just junk in 2 hours. 2nd day - we did slammin' = at noon we put up the signs 50% off EVERYTHING over $2 - and man it went. I still have a ton of stuff left - but the rule was NO MATTER WHAT - it did NOT go back in the house or shed......so now? I have a house. ---READY for fixing. Moving. I feel free and I'm happy for the first time in a long time. Hopefully I can now get people in here to fix stuff (there is room) to work. AND GET OUT OF HERE. EVEN (don't pass out) DF put HIS stuff out - and made money and (don't gasp) HE IS THROWING STUFF AWAY and parting with koi. OMG - I could have cried. So I'm leaving to go to Ohio with Mom for 2 weeks. Checking out the jobs and housing and I'll see ya'll in a bit. Take care of the donkeys and each other. Good golly is my Mother a shrewd negotiator. ------yardsale queen is she. Mmmm...(put down the light sabre Yoda and sell that set of drapes). Yes Obi.