Monthly Archives: August 2012

It had to end at some point.

All the signs are here. The Air and Water Show was this weekend in Chicago. The weather is cooling. Yard sales are slowing down. Back-to-School sales are ramping up. Let’s face it. Summer is over. The two holidays that mark the beginning and end of the best part of a public school employees life are […]

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Yard Sale Finds

Yesterday was so beautiful in Chicago — I was torn between loving the cool, sweatshirt weather, and lamenting the fact that it’s obvious that Fall is on its way. Ah, where does the time go? For whatever reason, there weren’t many sales in the area yesterday — it almost seemed like a holiday weekend. Shannon […]

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Projects to finish before the end of summer (sob).

I’m trying to keep myself honest by posting a to-do list for the remaining two-and-a-half weeks I have left of the summer. Lord, just writing that made me shudder. How does it go so fast? This mirror has been sitting in my garage for about three years now. I always intended to do SOMETHING with […]

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Yard Sale-a-Palooza 2012

I am just now recovering from what was an exhausting and not-so-profitable day. We participated in our annual neighborhood sale for what is probably the fourth? fifth? time. Last year, I made $800, and that was even with having to close up shop early when a downpour hit shortly after noon. So I was a […]

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