After a flea market and a fair…it’s time to flop

Today, bright and early, my wife dragged me out of bed to attend the mother of all garage sales, the Jr. league’s annual sale event in downtown Charleston.  For those of you that may not know, the Jr. League is a non-profit group of women who’s mission is to…

The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.” – from their website here

As one of their charity efforts here in Charleston, they have a garage sale, or flea market of things they have donated over the last year.  Proceeds go toward charities and funding of the organization itself.  In the interests of promoting these efforts, (and to see if we could find some good deals), Tracy and I braved the crowds…and walked away having donated $27, and collecting for our own uses probably over $150 worth of goods in the way of end tables, coffee tables, and a Vivitar flash (two guesses at my contributing efforts…:) )

So, after a return home to recoup, eat, and re-gain our energies, my wife went to tre-charge by taking a nap while I tackled the end tables that needed some minor sanding.  By 4pm, it was time to do the new arrangements.  After moving each piece of furniture about fifteen times, we (meaning she) found a new setup she likes enough.   Next were the requisite weekend jobs of grocery shopping, walking the dog, and other odds and ends.

Once all was said and done, the last day of the Coastal Carolina Fair was in full swing, and we decided to head over for at least an hour or so to eat some yummy fair food.  Funnel cakes, tacos, pizza, pretzels, and about 10 Tums later, we are now home again, and fully tuckered out.

So…the tutorial will have to wait until tomorrow.  Sorry all, but the traffic was horrendous – it took us an hour to go 10 miles!   Be on the lookout for a new one tomorrow though,  on a cool technique for creative digital presentations of your photos…it’s done I’ve just not had time to produce it yet (oh, and one other thing – going back to the flash presentations for the time being – the wmv files aren’t logging on my analytics account…)

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