On a side note, due to Obadiah's antics yesterday, he got to ride along while I dropped off the sold items. I suppose he thought it was a treat (he gets SO excited if you say the magic words -- *car ride*), but it was for my benefit, too. I didn't have to worry about anymore jailbreaks and could keep an eye on him. I'm just glad that fall's on its way here, so Oba can sit out in the car and enjoy the cooler temps rather than plotting out his next escape while we leave him home alone!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So, Craigslist has been a fantastic outlet for me lately. While James was deployed, I promised him that I wouldn't sell anything on CL due to safety issues. I wasn't about to have some random stranger coming to the house without him home. However, now that he's here...it's a whole different ball game. Granted, I usually offer to deliver the item if they're close, but even then, I have James come with me. It's been great! We've been able to get rid of several pieces of furniture that we no longer need, as well as smaller items that would sell for more through CL than a garage sale. I love it. We do joke though that it feels somewhat like a drug deal as we meet these random people in, say, the Safeway parking lot. The buyer and I always trade our vehicle descriptions beforehand so that once we're there, we're not hunting around forever. Then once we find one another, we trade the goods for cash and go on our merry way. It's great though, and after today, I have no doubt that we'll be below our weight allowance in the upcoming move! Woohoo!