Whilst I was away scrapbooking amidst the pine trees, my family and our home-group from CCV had a garage sale to help raise funds for our adoption. They are SOOOO awesome! I did sell some of the bigger items on Craigslist too… and there are four or five more things to sell, but we made over $1,200 so far! My teenage daughter and I pulled out all the like-new designer kids clothing from the piles and piles that were donated and plan to consign them next week. That should be another couple hundred dollars. Whoooo HOooooo!
The best story from the entire weekend was from Saturday morning at the garage sale. For those who don’t know, we live in Phoenix, AZ…. home to MANY illegal aliens…. who ALL shop at garage sales. AZ is also the home to the infamous SB1070 bill that enables officers of the law to ask for identification from anyone they pull over, who happens to look like they could be an illegal alien. (I would love it if Obama came to AZ and got pulled over and asked for proof of citizenship…. but I digress.)
Anyway, there is a man in our home-group who is a policeman who works nights. He arrived home from his beat and dropped by the garage sale to see his wife and offer his support to our family. Well, his presence in his uniform didn’t go over so well with the shoppers. In fact, many dropped piles of chosen articles where they stood, slouched to their vehicles in the cul-de-sac and escaped without showing proof of citizenship. When everyone figured out what was going on, Mr. Policeman’s wife sent him home to change his clothes… and to stop hampering business. As soon as he left the cul-de-sac, six cars came right in and the shoppers resumed shopping. It was hilarious!