We finally had our garage sale this morning! With essentially zero advertising, we managed to get rid of all the big, annoying items we really needed to sell. Allie and Shawna brought some of their stuff over and joined in the fun. Emily and I were going to post on NextDoor about the sale when we started this morning, but when I opened the app the top post on there was about some new Garage Sale Ordinance. Basically it’s now required to get a PERMIT to have a garage sale, and all items for sale MUST be from a single household. SO, after discovering that our garage sale would be considered by some in our neighborhood as illegal activity, we decided not to share. Sometimes I really, really don’t like some of the things a few of the folks in our neighborhood do. Luckily, by some miracle, nobody called the cops on us for selling old plates.
About an hour before we were going to wrap it up, we got a surprise visit from Jon and Shalini, who definitely should have been on their way to Africa by then. They told us their flight had been delayed by several hours, so they decided to spend the extra time they had hanging with us and our neglected boardshorts. It really was lovely.
After tearing down the garage sale and taking the remaining bits to Goodwill, I met up with my people and Wayne and Treva at Firewheel Brewing for a quick tour. After a couple of beers, we crawled over to Peticolas for another tour, after picking up Emily, of course. Both were fun! My short stint of having visited more breweries in CA than in TX has come to an end. After the tours were over, we all had dinner at a delicious Greek place called Opa! The food was amazing. As we were leaving, a girl and her mom swarmed us about the Tesla’s, where they came from, what we do for a living, how we’re all related, etc. They were brash, but fun. The girl made sure to warn me never to valet my car, too, so I guess I will continue to not do that.