We are selling our summer place and unfortunately the nearest charity donation center is a very expensive ferry ride away, so we says to us, " us, why don't we have a yard sale ? ". Oh so many reasons....... Surely our neigbors will want all the crappola we don't want.......a myriad of late night teevee plastic kitchen gadgets, screwdrivers with rounded ends, end tables with multiple moisture rings, puzzles with missing pieces, tea sets with mismatched corresponding cups to saucers, unopened white elephant office party Christmas gifts, lamps with broken switches, moldy boat cushions and frayed lines........ .....and then of course the junk........ Ad placed in the paper, one day, hours ten to three. Borrowed a bunch of folding tables, laid out and priced all our excess crap, err treasures. Truthfully we did have some groovy stuff, dressers, fishing gear, nice china, tools, and seating. Day of........first " professional yard salers" showed up at 8:45 perched at the end of the driveway before our first cup of coffee even kicked in. They circled like vultures around the mailbox for the first signs of life in our house and then landed as soon as I let the dog out. These folks were in and out after circling our treasures in less than five minutes, picking up china, some tools, and a couple picture frames. Everyone else was kind enough to wait until the stated start time. So after five hours, meeting most of the neighbors, one of which stole a full set of dishes, and dickering over whether the twenty five cent flashlight really worked we came out the other end with $278.00 primarily made on a fifty dollar rug, a fifty dollar bedroom dresser set, and a fifty dollar outboard engine, but mostly the reinforced conviction that we would never do it again. Anyone else do yard sales, or go to them ?