The Rains Came Down…

…and the puddles came up!


What a miserable day for a garage sale. Thankfully we live in the Northwest and weather does not deter people from heading to garage sales. People here are used to doing anything in the rain. Dear created a amazing tarp canopy for us so we were able to put some tables out on our trusty blue tarps for the sale. I’m sad I didn’t get a photo of the creation for you (bad blogger!!) We had made space inside the shop for the rest of the stuff and for a nice shelter for the workers from the rain and cold. Friends of ours came to contribute to the sale. Their young daughters wanted to raise money to buy Bibles for people without them. So sweet! We had a good steady stream of people with only a couple lulls. We didn’t sell anything over $5.00 but still made $173.50.

The Rolo yummies in the collage were a great treat for us workers and I found the recipe at Sandy’s Reluctant Entertainer blog. So easy to make. One of the garage sale shoppers looked at me sheepishly and asked if she could have one. She had been staring at them for a good long time.

The highlight of the day was when our son and DIL Laura came with the ingredients to make us all dinner! What thoughtful kids I have. Josh had the two young girls that helped with our garage sale in there helping him make biscuits and corn muffins for the dinner. They really enjoyed their baking lesson from Josh! Josh and Laura are good friends with this family and even flew all the way to China a few years ago to visit them when they were living there. This picture is of them all at the Great Wall. You can see how much younger the girls were in this photo.

I’ll be adding my link to Mary’s Little Red House for Mosaic Monday and to Smiling Sally’s for Blue Monday. Hope you are all having a nice relaxing weekend. Now that the garage sale is over I’m doing some relaxing and recuperating…

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

38 thoughts on “The Rains Came Down…

  1. What a great report – I love that the girls have such a heart for those without the Word. That Rolo dessert looks absolutely yummy. Hubby is a Rolo fan, I will have to make some of those for him.

  2. You really made the best of things! Those rolo yummies look well yummy. Have to chuckle at the Lord of the Rings figures. ~Jeanne

  3. Two weeks ago when I had a garage sale, rain was forecast but it turned out to be a perfect day – not too hot and a nice breeze. The time before that however was much like your day, rain and few people coming out in it. How nice to have dinner brought for you, good kids you have!

  4. hey GF!! Too weird… I am writing this to you and i just got a notification that you just left me a note… this has happened two times tonight… 🙂 its like we are all sitting together …typing love notes to one another.

    Such is the fun of blogging. Love your darling girls thoughts on giving bibles 🙂

    Hugs hon!


  5. Hi Ellen! Oh, I’m glad your garage sale was a success! It’s a lot of work, I know, we had one a couple of months ago. Whew! Makes me tired just thinking about it! Your mosaic is great and what a nice treat for your children to feed you! 🙂
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  6. how cool. That’s some bucks for nothing over 5 bucks and the rain. Very nice of your son and DIL. I’ll bet your glad it is over. 🙂 Have a great Memorial Day

  7. You had a successful day all around! Looks like you and I are having similar weather 😦 Hopefully it will stop long enough so our gardens can grow. I’ve killed several bedding plants waiting for the sun to shine before I plant.

  8. I think a good rest is in order. This is such a wonderful way to recount a good day! Those Rolos do look quite yummy! Great result despite the weather!
    Wishing you a restful day,

  9. Oh those goodies look great. I love garage sales. Sounds like a fun time too. Makes a nice mosaic. I am resting up to a whirlwind two week before our gd wedding. I loved it all, but so glad it is over. Thanks for stopping in. Blessings.

  10. Hello neighbor! (We just moved to Mount Vernon 🙂 I was SOOO wanting to go yard sale-ing this weekend but in Eastern Oregon, where we’re from, if the slightest rain cloud appears then everyone cancels their yard sales. I figured there wouldn’t be any to go to! Guess I’m going to have to get used to just living life in the rain 🙂 I love it!!

    Have a wonderful Blue Monday!


  11. People love a good garage sale…rain or shine! It sounds like you had a fun time…good food, family and friends…and a successful sale…whatever the weather.

    I’m thinking you might want to post those tasty little treats on the MGCC blog!

  12. Yes, those treats look fantastic. I got my recipe from Brenda at Coffee Tea Books or Me. I think she uses a pecan instead of a walnut. That’s a very big difference. ;>

    Not a bad chunk of change for a rainy day yardsale. We need to plan one here as my mother is packing up her home and moving to a small apartment. She keeps bringing things to my house, which is filling up fast. Oh dear!

    Blessings this Memorial Day!

  13. Oh gosh, I’ve done a garage sale in the rain..NO FUN..Well, maybe a little. At least you made some money, met some people, got rid of some junk, AND had dinner made for you! Turns out not to be such a bad day after all.

  14. Hooray for a successful garage sale, despite the rain. You know that would never happen down south where you used to live! What tempting treats those Rolo Yummies appear to be…rather dangerous…

  15. Well, I can tell your garage sale was a success in more than one way..To see family coming together and supporting you is the biggest gift and blessing.
    It’s time the rain goes a way….Little Johnny wants to play.

  16. What made the day was the fellowship, for sure! Thank you so much! We are truly blessed to have the Bayles family in our lives.

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