Mr. Modtomic's setup at the Green Shag Market Parking Lot Sale Saturday October 20 2012 - BEFORE photo!
I was up all night Friday prepping and loading the items and cars. Literally all night. I finished
up at 5am. I grabbed a 45 minute nap and then got back up to make our way down to the
City to set up in the parking lot of the Green Shag Market.
We arrived about 6:45 and got right to work. You might know that Mr. Modtomic is not a
morning person to begin with. Ad almost zero sleep and you can guess who was a member
of the walking dead. After getting set up I took a look around and realized that I really
didn't have nearly enough items to fill the two lot spots that I had bought.
Oh well, I though it would make it easier for buyers to make their way around out stuff and
in moving purchased items out. I even let my neighbor (who had WAY too much stuff for
one lot spot!) move into my area a couple feet.
I'm glad I brought down a bunch of comfortable seating because I was beat. At least the
Overmans were light if a bit bulky. The Le Corbusier style chairs aren't as heavy as they
seem, but are still a handful. I brought down a couple of tables, the Brasilia drop leaf
extension table being the only one that was very heavy. The challenge was fitting all of
these items into two wagons. Yes, we still have Tinkerbell the Volvo but it's getting sold
Well...here is ostensibly, the AFTER picture of our sale space. Yep, same as the Before
picture. Nothing sold. Zero, zilch, nada, goose egg. THAT was discouraging. Kinda stung
a little bit too. I could have sat around sulking and stewing all day developing theories
about what went wrong, but it was a beautiful day, I was hanging out with my best girl
AND my Mom was set up next to us. Sales or no, it was a fine day. Sometimes you bite
the bear, sometimes the bear bites you.