Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wondering to the flea market, but different.

Sorry I am so late getting my blog published today, but we spent yesterday loading up the RV with all kinds of stuff that we could live without.  Early this morning we hit the road for the flea market and got there about 07:00 this morning.  We rented two tables for two days plus electric for then RV.  They didn’t have 50 amp but did have 30 amp.  Got parked and started to unload the stuff for sell before setting up the RV.  I couldn’t believe it, the other dealers and a few antique shop and resale shop owners descended upon us before we got half the stuff out.  We were almost completely bought out within the first hour and even though there was not many people out today, we got a fair amount stop at our tables and most bought something.  The one fellow said that we had priced things way too low.  I told him we did that on purpose because we wanted to get rid of a lot of stuff.  I then said that any contributions would be graciously accepted.  He didn’t say anything more about the prices but did purchase a lot.  Like I said, we are here to get rid of things, not to make money.  The money part is just an added benefit.  About 13:00 I went back home and loaded up the Jeep with some more stuff to get rid of tomorrow.  I may not post a blog tomorrow, since I will be busy and have to get out of here shortly after they close.  Doesn’t give a person a lot time to get a motor-home ready to get back on the road, like get the our slides back in, the Jeep hooked up behind the RV, the levelers up, everything loaded up, the dogs all accounted for, and all the little things you got to do to get back on the road even though you are only going a few miles.

I enjoyed doing this.  My wife did it years ago, but this is my first time.  I had a ball talking to all the people.  Anyone who knows me, knows I love to talk.  I am tired out but feel good.  I had fun, put a dent in our stuff, and paid rent here plus some.  Tomorrow will be all profit, so to speak, if you can call it that considering the original cost was way, way more than what we are selling it for.

You all enjoy your weekend and as always, have a good day.


  1. you are invited to follow my blog

  2. Have fun Dizzy. Good idea to clean things out once in a while, and if you can make a few bucks along the way, that's a bonus.

    By the time I'm done with something, it's ususally only good for parts or the dump.

  3. I had a sneaking suspicion what was what you were up too. Well done sir. :-)

  4. It really is true: less is more. I am finding it very enlightening and lighter, too.

  5. Steve, will check out your blog.

    Sixbears, most of this stuff was old, some owned by our grandparents, but the rest was within the last 15 or 20 years.

    Ben, dang, yuo know me better than I do ( grin).

    Michael, yep, a lot less to worry about.

  6. Yes, downsizing the amount of stuff seems to be the in thing for most of us now. I just give my stuff to folks down here figuring it will get used even if there isn't much 'use' left in it. Wish I could teleport back to the storage units in MO every once in awhile and start that process of sorting and getting rid of the stuff there.

  7. Good on you DD.
    Price it low and watch it go...

  8. Sounds like a great way to have fun,,

  9. Looks like you found a great way to have some fun! Nice way to get rid of some of the extras!

    Have a good time out there.

  10. Shadow, we have donated a lot over the past few years but this time thought it would be fun to spend a couple of nights in the motor-home, have an outing, get rid of stuff and get some fuel money.

    TFT, you sure got that right. We priced it low and every bit of it went.

    Trouble, I did have fun, but I always try to have some fun what ever I am doing

    Hermit, we did and we are going to relax tonight and go home in the morning.