April’s Car Boot Sale
Each month there is a Car Boot Sale in town. The idea is that you can drive in with your car boot full of things you want to sell. As I am downsizing, it seems like a good idea to me, and I am ready for tomorrow’s event. At one stage with the weather and damage by cyclone Debbie, it was likely that it be cancelled. So far, so good.
I won’t be going in my car. My things will be in Myrtle the Turtle. My Coaster. I have a number of items I want to sell – or give away. The pot plants are ready to go, and several boxes of items, including some I will give away. I don’t like trashing things that someone may still be able to use.
With Myrtle I will be able to take extra things in the back of the bus, and I will be able to shelter under the awning. At least that gives me some practice on using it too. I’ve never had to erect it.
Today I bought a few things for my adventure. One is a camp/tent light with a remote control. I will be able to lie in bed and turn the light on or off!!
I also bought some fabric dye. As you can see from the photo, the colour scheme is a bit odd. The curtains look a rather rust colour – so I am going to see if I can dye them purple. I’ll test the dye tomorrow after the Car Boot Sale.
Now I know they won’t turn out to be as purple as the cover already on the bed, but might look a bit better. I have other options – perhaps get new curtains, or sew a fabric over the curtains – fabric that fits in with the colour scheme. I also bought some netting – and stitched it around the edges – so now have two huge food covers. Thought that might be helpful.
I keep finding things in the van and re-arranging them. I have to check that the items are still of value. For example, if I don’t think I will use it, I will put it in storage. At least then if I discover that it would be helpful I will be able to retrieve it.
There is a lot of learning to do. Maybe I will make some money at the Car Boot Sale.
On top of the pressure of packing up, preparing the Coaster and my other tasks, I am doing the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Again.