Friday, March 12, 2010

Moving sale!

Our indoor moving sale went great! Thanks to friends and answered prayers! I really felt supported. We sold a lot of stuff, for dirt cheap- it was wonderful. We had so many people come through our door.
It was lovely to experience community outside of any religious pressure whatsoever. We saw many of our neighbors we hadn't seen in a while, old friends, and just nice down to earth folks, who aren't trying to impress anybody. It was refreshing, because I hadn't experienced "community" since leaving the Twelve Tribes community. I've gone from living with 35+ people for 10 months, to virtual isolation and it has been challenging (I needed the time alone, though...). But today I saw that you don't necessarily have to move in with folks, you just need to be friendly and stuff happens...
After today, I feel more like myself, I talked with many folks... Real, intelligent, hard-working people. Our real estate agent stopped by and stayed with his daughter for almost two hours! Today I went from bleary eyed, sleep deprived apprehensive sales lady, to happy neighborly friend in less than 1 hour (coffee included). I'm thankful.

- My new motto is: Have a yard sale, welcome all you wonderful neighbors- near and far. Get to know them on their terms, you'll learn a lot. Your neighborhood is bigger than you think and has many hidden treasures- they come out for yard sales and bad economy.

Part too of the sale is tomorrow, or today, rather. Tomorrow I will try and post some pictures...

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