One sad aspect of the warmer weather ending is that it's also pretty much the end of yard sale season.
It's kind of futile to think of trudging through ice and snow to get to someone's throwaway treasures.
Going to yard sales is definitely fair weather fun.
In recent years, going to estate sales has been more lucrative.
Usually at an estate sale, the owners of "stuff" have either passed or moved away and family members want to liquidate the contents of a home. Fast!
Merchandise is often of better quality than a yard sale and there are lot of bargains to be found amid the higher priced items.
One can often find children's books at yard sales at dirt dog cheap prices.
I'm a huge advocate of reading to children and have a very large collection of books for kids (not to mention hundreds of books for big people, too.)
However, the few attended were very good and the children's section of the home library now has numerous Halloween and Christmas selections.
Note to Western Massachusetts readers. Some of the items shown in this particular yard sale are still for sale. For more information, shoot me an email! I know where the owner resides.
DO YOU ENJOY GOING TO YARD SALES? IF YES, WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THEM? ALSO, HAVE YOU EVER HAD ONE?