Monday afternoon the children and I arrived home from two weeks in Washington. Cerys and Keiran attended the American Youth Circus Organization Festival in Seattle while I traveled to my dad's home to help him sort out his house. He wants to spend a third of the year with his three children and rent his house out. In between helping him I thrifted to my hearts content in my old thrifting grounds. I fell in love again with Goodwill. You Washington thrifters have it soooooo good. Every Goodwill that I walked into I came out with some great inventory. Down here, it's a rare day when I can find anything to sell. You. Are. So. Lucky!
It was a very hard week because my dad and I had many boxes of old memories to go through. We sorted items to donate, to sell at a flea market (down here) and other items to give to family members. Saturday we took some time off to go to a couple estate sales and then stumbled upon (by accident) a country auction. It was the best part of the entire trip. My dad was so funny, shaking his head at me every time I held up my number to bid on something. My van was packed full by the time I left with a little room for Keiran in the back.
What I learned this summer is that I just can't balance everything. I can't do it all. This summer I barely was able to sell on eBay and if I did have any work time available it was to work on inventory to take down to the Antique Society. My work head doesn't do very well with constant interruptions. This homestead takes so much effort to look after especially since I'm mostly doing it by myself. Therefore this blog took to the back burner.
Keiran started school today (not a day too soon!) and Cerys starts on Sept 3. I hope that when they are both in school I can try to find a balance that gives me enough free time and motivation to continue with ATG on a regular basis. I've missed writing and sharing and taking part in our thrifting community.
Here's to a productive and thrift filled Autumn.