1 pair of heels
1 old broom
Today's yard sale was a rare event if not a first. People here don't move, don't have much stuff anyway, and love to squirrel away anything they can get their hands on. I think those same factors made my yard sale especially successful.
I've been setting aside things I don't want for a week or so, but the idea of having a yard sale was really a last minute decision (last night). I'd been dreading the difficulty of getting rid of this stuff, but as it turned out, this was the easiest yard sale in history. In a walking culture where word of mouth is a regular news source, I only had to notify about 5 people, and we were bombarded for the next 4 hours. Really. It was that easy.
By lunchtime, we made $410 selling furniture and $55 on random other stuff. I didn't know there was that much cash in Puerto Supe. Best of all, I'm left with an empty house! I still have almost everything we'll need for Pucallpa, but I'm so glad to get this out of the way. We're tentatively planning on moving June 23, and I'm glad to have less stuff to look at as I pack.
While we didn't sell most of the stuff at rock-bottom prices, there were some pretty good deals made at my house today. I hope our things will be a blessing to others. And the next time someone comes to minister in Puerto Supe, I think they should start their ministry with a yard sale. It was a great way to meet new people and make friends!