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Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Garage Sale and a Fireplace Mystery.....


Well we had a very successful Garage Sale and a very unusual fireplace incident...all within 24 hours....My back is just getting back to normal...
We had 5 different families do their spring cleaning thus the Garage Sale !
We started setting up Friday all day...till late at night, Our garage sales set up always turns into a big party..everyone looking at each others stuff and YES! buying from each other ( what sickness!) ..we had music playing and actually made money from neighbors which were walking their dogs.. and a few asked if they could bring some things over! ..We had pizza delivered and we were all exhausted by 9:30 that night... went right to bed and everyone met back at my house at 6:00am sharp!
We had a strange event happen on Friday during our set up.. Our fireplace was scheduled to be
cleaned and serviced that following week, we have one of those wood burning stove insert and it has been acting up.. blowing soot and smoke into the house after the fire dies down.. which has caused me to have to do major cleaning each time it did..( 4 times I had to do this in a month) cleaning all my white slipcovers, and curtains..and floor..not fun.. well as we were setting up a truck comes by to check out our sale.. and it has the name of the company sched to clean our fireplace.. I mentioned to them that ....and they said.. hey we had a cancellation we can do yours now if you want....! so I said ok...I let them in and continued with my garage sale set up.... WELL
about an hour later..out comes one of the guys..covered with soot..(that should have been a clue)
Off they left ..saying my fireplace was all done.....I don't know what happened..cus I wasn't there...but my living room was like a hazy smoking lounge..
I screamed to my husband when I came in...(he had been in his office during the entire thing)
All he said was.... "Its ok.. we will just open some windows " Oh yes.... !
So right after the garage sale and taking all items not sold to thrift shops! I had to clean all over again....




















































10 comments:

The Good Cook said...

What??? You should call the fireplace company today. That just doesn't seem right...

Congrat's on the garage sale. They are a lot of work, but totally worth it if you a. got rid of what you didn't need and b. made some money!!

Gwynnie B said...

So glad the home is soot free. And now it's super clean!!!

Love our goodies from the garage sale. When's the next one?!?!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Good Feng shui, those garage sales. Great pics, too. It actually looks like fun!

Gemel said...

Shame I live so far away, it would have been lovley to have come and have a browse

Nancy said...

Are you sure the fireplace is safe? Yipes, cleaning again would make me cranky.

The sale looks like fun, however! I love Cambria, BTW!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

hmmmmm....but you;re glad that's over!

have a beautiful Easter.
xojana

The Cottage said...

Gosh, I wish I had known you were having a sale, good excuse to go to Cambria ! I ordered some new papers this week and they should be in in a week or so...good luck with the fireplace !

Rosewood Cottage said...

I feel your pain...not in the way of soot...but constant mopping and sweeping of drywall and construction dust. Looks like your garage sale was a great success and how fun that the neighborhood all joined in! :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Nothing like cleaning the old fireplace, ugh! But yay for a successful garage sale, wish I could've been there, I would've loaded up a car full!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anne

Burlap Luxe said...

I called in a chimney sweep guy every other year, better for the burning a clean fire.

About your favorite spot, it looks as if a homemade raft was made of pine logs and branches, it has a perfect resting place for you to dream.

Love the beach as well, nothing better then the ocean air.

Will be taking the time to return and take in more of your blog.

~Dore~

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