We know. It’s been a whole week since we last posted! And since we know you’ve all been holding your breath to find out what has been going on in the lives of Liz & Micah that would keep them from posting something on their blog for a whole week. You can breathe now. I’m going to tell you. Some of you may recall that we are fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This weekend we had our first big fundraiser–a yard sale. We posted signs all over Laie and Hauula asking people to donate stuff. And we sure did get lots of it. As you can see by the pictures, our apartment was suffed with stuff. It was driving us more than a little crazy. But on Thursday we finally got it all out of our apartment and down to Kailua, where we were having the sale, at the home of the LLS Team in Training Director. We took some stuff down last week, made a trip with a van on Thursday, and another trip Friday night. In total, we had 3 VW Passat-fulls (you’d be surprised at how much a Passat can hold) and a a minivan minus benches full.
We started the sale at 6:30 Saturday morning and had people coming by at 6:00 to try to get the “good” stuff. We did a steady business all morning, but by the afternoon it had all dried up. The last few people to come didn’t even get out of their cars. They just stopped and asked, “Do you have any fish tanks? Cookie jars? Whatever?” And we were saddened to have to tell them no.
All in all it was fairly successful. We sold probably about two Passat-fulls of stuff, and the rest will probably go to Goodwill. While it wasn’t the super-duper success we had secretly dreamed of, we did as well as we could reasonably have hoped for. And we are a few hundred dollars closer to our fundraising goal. More importantly, though, we can now move freely around our apartment. Hooray.