Yes, it's that time of year again. I know, you're thinking along the lines of gardens, etc, but I'm thinking of garage sales. Yes, it's garage sale time. When we lived in California, I never paid much attention to garage sales. What did I need someone elses junk for when I have enough of my own? I held garage sales to get rid of unwanted things.
Up here, garage sales are held to get rid of excess stuff, get some money and as a social gathering. People up here love to talk, and a garage sale is a good way to meet people. We also go to estate sales. I do know how people feel watching others pick through their things and having to part with them because they need the money. I also know how it feels just to unload too much junk.
We have found several good deals and passed up several bad deals. We have paid more than things were worth because someone needed the money. We have seen things that should have just been trashed.
Along time ago I saw a bumper sticker that said " I break for garage sales". We need one of those. The garage sale signs we see call us,we have to follow them. It's fairly cheap entertainment and a good way to pick up something we can use at a good price, and meet people. We here some pretty interesting stories and ideas. It's nice when we learn some of the history behind what we are buying, so we can tell it when we show off our "new" treasures.
I guess it really is true when someone says one man's junk is another mans treasure.