This weekend I had the pleasure to go yard sale-ing in the rain. When I woke up on Saturday morning and saw the cool temperature and the pouring rain, I was very tempted to fore-go it. Very tempted. But I was on a mission to buy some Bibles, and our church youth group was having a sale to raise money for camp, so I forced myself to crawl out of bed.
Besides the rain, another factor was working against this yard sale – it was Derby day. The Kentucky Derby may not matter in most towns, but in Kentucky, and near Churchill Downs, this is a huge deal. As a church member I was sad to see the youth not having a great day, but as a buyer – wow. This worked out very well for me. Lesson learned – no matter how much I want to stay in bed, don’t.
On a lousy day, all the other buyers want to stay at home too. If you brave the elements, you are rewarded with more selection and less competition!
From now on, I will definitely look for sales held on holidays and other ‘bad’ dates, and I will never cancel my plans because of the rain.
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