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{September 10, 2020}   Shouldn’t Have But……..

Tried to post this yesterday 9/9 but couldn’t get it to.

I kind of done something yesterday I shouldn’t have but I did. I went and bought a dresser, night stand and mirror. It has the bed frame but it is damaged. I it isn’t a hard fix but I don’t know if I want to mess with it. I don’t need it right this minute so I wasn’t worried about it.

I stopped by the rental store that I go to when I need stuff or I am thinking about changing things. The possibility of getting this house we are going to need stuff for it. We have been some places already. We couldn’t go there because it is Sunday when we get to go and they are closed. Since we were off Monday we stopped in.

They had some cash and carry deals on the board. A few were bedroom sets. I asked him and looked at them. I really liked the one it is black. He said he could do all 3 pieces for $125. I didn’t do it. I wanted to think about it. But yesterday I went back and got it.

I wanted to talk to JW about it first as well. He said he really liked it too and thought it was a good deal. We could order the chest and extra nightstand when we needed it. I have everything that I just bought already. I am not in the mood to unload the dresser, move everything off and around it or moving it. I have to find two people to move it and then get the new in and everything put back. I am not doing it. Hell I’m not even home yet.

I told him if I bought it I would have them bring it to his house and he could use it. He don’t have a dresser or nightstand. He has his clothes on a shelf. Until we got together he really had no way to go look for one or get it home. Then a lot of places are closed Sunday his only day off. He was saving for his trip and things so no interested really in looking. So it was perfect because they could walk in sit it down and be done. Not all the hassle like my house. He said that was fine. Then when we get a place together we will just move it over there. Right now we both have something to use. Because honestly if it went to my house the one that I brought out would be brought over here. So why go through all that for one to end up here anyway. I don’t care what one I use. He don’t either.

They brought it out and I am glad I bought it. I really do like it.

Not great pictures but we didn’t put the mirror on since the back of it would face the bed. We need to be able to sit the tv up there and be able to see it. We faced it to the wall and put it behind the headboard until we move. I was thinking today I can get $125 maybe more for the set I have. So then I’m really not out any money.



{November 19, 2016}   Another Yard Sale Day Down

I got up about 630/7 this morning to put out my yard sale stuff again and it looked like it was about to pour. I checked the weather on my phone and it said that there was 100% chance of rain later in the day. With all the dark clouds over the house I decided not to risk it, I didn’t want anything to get wet and messed up because it is just me and the kids moving stuff in and out it takes longer. I went back to sleep for a little bit and got up about 830 and it was bright and sunny. I decided to go ahead and pull stuff out and try it.

The lady who stopped the other day came back with her husband to show him the couch and love seat. I didn’t get a good feeling from them. I have a back room that has a door to the outside. I can close it off to the house and go in from outside. I have everything stored in there. There was a few things like the couch me and my friend were not able to get out. We figured we would just take anyone interested around to look at it since we didn’t have to bring them into my house. I took them around to show them and told them there was nothing wrong with it I just couldn’t move it out with it being so big and with the help I had. She asked about my husband and why he couldn’t do it? Just like that what’s your husband doing that he can’t do it or he won’t help? I told her there was no husband. I said it before I even thought. But I found it really odd the way she asked and things. Kind of like she was looking for information or something. Something else was said about the couch and things. I told her there was nothing wrong with it I just bought one I liked better. I told her it was cleaned when it was put back there and that the dogs were not allowed on it at all. I told her that I didn’t want to take people through my house because of the dogs, I didn’t want them to get after anyone or away.

I had a lady stop and ask about the dressers but I haven’t heard back from her. I posted it all about 14 groups on facebook and placed about 6 adds on craigslist to try and sell it all. I had a few people reply today about stuff but have had a lot more asking about it this evening. I have one lady who asked if I could hold the couch set until in the morning since it was already after dark. I told her yes and what I was asking for it, if she could pick it up around 8/830 in the morning and haven’t heard back from her. I ask a few times if she still wanted it at that price since she hadn’t ask the price and it wasn’t listed and haven’t heard back. I had others asking about it and one person say they wanted it but not until Friday. I told her I had this lady wanting it tomorrow but could’t get a response back and others asking about it that I couldn’t hold it if one of them wanted it sooner. I feel bad to not hold it but so many people ask you to hold stuff and then never show or respond like tonight and you miss other buyers. I have been trying to sell it for a week or so now because I had listed it a few days before I decided to have the sale. If people want it and are willing to come with the money tomorrow or the next day I have to take it. She said ok and to just let her know if I still have it Friday. I was thinking it is black Friday as well and most people are going to be shopping so then if she shops then decides she don’t have enough or don’t want it. I need this money for bills. As it stands right now I need $520 by the 28th of the month to pay all my bills and be ok for a few weeks. If I sell everything and take my rock bottom price for it all I will have just at that. It is all worth more but the time of the year and thing I can’t get people to come off the money. Everyone thinks it is a great price and worth it but don’t want to spend that much or don’t have that much.

I am debating putting it all out for one more day tomorrow and see if anyone stops. I want to go to church in the morning then put it out in the after noon when others are getting out of church. At the same time I am tired of messing with it but I need the money and got to get it out of the way. Something has to give and soon.

My Little Guy sold more candy bars so it wasn’t a complete waste of time. He say his little table out there and his sign. Then he would stand at the end of the drive way and wave at cars as they went by. About three of them stopped to see what he wanted and bought candy bars from him. He went across and ask our friend across the street to buy some and he bought two. The lady and her husband who was odd and came to look at the couch bought 6 from him. I think we have over half a box sold now. Setting up tomorrow may be worth it to hopefully sell the rest. I think he sold about 16 today. He wanted to flag the ice cream man down and trade him candy bars for ice cream. I told him that wouldn’t work because the ice cream cost more than the candy bars and I would still have to pay for it. Then he wanted to flag him down and ask him if he would help him sell his candy bars by selling them with his ice cream. I tried to explain to him it didn’t work that way. He kept asking to go across the side street from us and ask them. I told him they weren’t home so he wanted to leave some on their porch. I told him he couldn’t do that he had to sell them and not give them away. He said he thought he just had to get rid of them.

I just hope that someone from my online adds comes through on some of this stuff. I need this gone, more than that I need the money from it. I am trying not to stress, worry, or get depressed but it is getting hard not to.

I don’t remember if I told you all me and my friend went to try and get jobs as bell ringers Friday but they said they were full and didn’t need anyone else. That was going to be my Christmas money if all this stuff sold. If it didn’t it was going to be my bill money. It would have been about $1000 of the $2000 I needed. If I sold everything and that would have given me $1500 of what I needed.

I have some clothes I forgot to put out I am going to list online tomorrow as well and sit out if I end up setting back up. I have some really nice kids jackets that they have wore a few times and outgrew. I hope to make back what I had to spend on my Big Boys jacket tonight at least on them.

I was going to write about something else to do with the sale as well but now I have forgotten what it was. I guess I better get off here, it is past time to take my medication and I forgot to take it last night. Plus my Little Bitty is asking for a story so she can go to sleep. When I get done doing all that I have to work on my school work that is due tomorrow.



{June 20, 2016}   Furniture Store

My house looks like a furniture store right now. My Little Bitty told me a while back she needed a bigger bed. She has been sleeping between my bed and hers until I was able to figure out and get her one. I was going to sell my oldest bedroom set and get them a new one but it wasn’t selling. I know because I wasn’t able to set it up and really get good pictures of it all and things. Because it is a nice set and I see other sets going for a lot when I looking. I also figured out I would have to order their beds and wait for them to come leaving them with none until they came. I decided just to wait until I got my money get them and then sell the set.

I ordered the bed and new mattresses and it all came last Thursday. We had decided to keep the dresser, desk and hutch and just sell the bed out of the oldest’s set so we didn’t have to find dressers. I wasn’t crazy about the idea but figured it would work. So we ordered a bed in the color that would match it the best. Well Wednesday evening I found a dresser, chest, night stand, and headboard someone had for sale that was nice and all matched. They only wanted $200 for it all. I messaged them and they said come that night to see it and get it. I didn’t think they would because it was almost 8 then. I dropped the two older kids off with my sister so I could take the back seat out. Then I got father of the year to go with me and to get it. We got there it was up stairs and had to be brought down and through this ladies house to get it. The way the stairs were made it a pain to get it out. Then she told me it was the mattress, box spring, frame, and all the blankets sheets for the bed as well. well. I was able to get everything but the the mattress and box spring. I hated to and never haul stuff like that but I ended up tying it to the top of the truck to get it home. It was way to late and to far to go home and come back. I sold father of the year the headboard and he maybe getting the nightstand as well if it don’t end up fitting in the room once we get everything and can set it up. I made $20 of my money back there on the headboard. Yes I made him buy it from me, he still isn’t paying anything to help with the kids or spent a penny on anything they need as far as clothes or the beds for their rooms or anything else.

The bed came and it was to dark to go with the dressers, I called the store said they had one in the color I needed so we took it back. I get there and they don’t they never did, after calling all over the county to find one I was told they don’t sell that color in the store. I went other places and tried other ideas and could not find what I needed. I ordered a new one thinking it would be here by today or tomorrow. The other took 4/5 days. This one will not be here until this Friday. It’s taking over a week to get here.

I have a large sold wood chest of drew that was my Little Guys when he was a baby that has been passed around since. I was going to put it in the boys room because theirs have been needing replaced for a while. But they got a new bed instead because they needed it more. I wanted another chest to go with it and put in there, that is what they have now instead of a chest and dresser and it works better for them. I have been looking for something I could paint and put in there so I could paint them the colors they like and things but hadn’t found anything. Then we decided to use the one we have already and get another. I have been looking and I can not believe the price of used dressers and chest. Nothing I have found is under $150 most are over that. Then they need refinished, hardware and they are really small or really ugly or old. It is not like oh this is not that old and in really good shape so I want this much for it. Or this is in really good shape and sold so I want more for it. Last night I found another taller sold wood chest the the same color as the one I have just about for $50 it was missing two little knobs off of it. Easy and cheap to fix. I couldn’t believe they only wanted $50 for it, I figured it would be gone or it would be a mess when we went to get it. I sent a message and they had it and said I could come tonight to pick it up. I send father of the year to get it since I didn’t have anyone to watch the kids and couldn’t pick it up. He brought it to us and it is really nice. So we moved the dressers out of their room and put these in. They are happy with them.

Now in my back room I have a desk I am storing for a friend, three chest of draws, a desk with hutch, mattress set, and another mattress out there. I had Little Bitty’s bed because it had to come down to put the dressers in her room but we had to put it back up in the boys rooms until hers comes and we can put it up. She got very upset because she didn’t have her own bed like everyone else even though she sleeps in my bed most the time. By the weekend it will be back out there along with the other bed from their room. I hope to have a yard sale in a couple weeks and sell it all. I want to get it on the carport take good pictures of it all and list it online as well. If it works out like it should when it is all here and everything else is sold I should make back most my money that I spent to get it. I will make over what I spent on the boys chest when I sell their old two. I just can’t wait to get all the new/new to them stuff here and set up so I can get the rest of my house in order because it is a mess right now with moving everything around.

I wish right now I had money to open a store because I have a good amount of stuff to put in it and stock it that is worth something so it would sell quick too. I am thinking about taking the money I make and buying other stuff I find cheap and resale it just do it out of my house for a little bit until I save enough money to rent a place or going and renting a small storage unit to keep stuff in and sell from there.



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