This is our set up for Saturday at the highway 40 yard sale￼. Today it is sunny not a cloud in the sky temperature will only barely reach 80° and a light breeze￼. Perfect! ￼
It is 9:30 and we already have a very nice size crowd. We are looking forward to sales and having a successful Saturday￼.
One of the vendors set up at the same place as us last week had these for sale. He had made many different colors and we went for this cute pink and white.
The weather has been great the last couple of days. We have been fortunate enough to sell some of our merchandise at the Highway 40 Yard Sale. Top picture is beginning Friday, bottom is Saturday 2 PM.
Finally getting a sunny day. Lots of vendors now set up and a decent crowd is beginning to arrive.
Today was another wet day, though not a total washout. Sher and I decided to visit a local winery in the early afternoon while our son stayed at our setup for the sale.
We headed west for about 5 miles to Knightstown, Indiana for a visit to the Harmony Winery. This comfortable and intimate winery is located in an historic building that used to be a chicken hatchery at the turn of the century. The winery has a great selection of wines and we decided to taste a flight of 5.
Tasting the flight
Our host was most helpful in our determination of which five wines to taste. He described not only the making of the wines we tried, but also gave us hints of other uses of wine in different ways. Some of the owners concoctions sounded very interesting. We purchased three bottles before we left and look forward to enjoying our selections each evening after the sale closes. This is the Harmony Winery website.
The rain started last night at midnight. Sixteen hours later it has let up, but more is forecast tonight and tomorrow. This is really putting the damper on preparations for our Highway 40 Yard Sale.
We have set up some of our tables, put out a little bit of merchandise, and covered up with waterproof tarps. All day we have been watching the tables, but no wind to speak of and tarps have remained in place. Other vendors are also waiting to get set for the sale that was scheduled to start today.
This shows the beginning of our set up for the Highway 40 yard coming this week. The sale is an annual event and it follows old US 40. Hundreds of folks set up and thousands shop along the route.
We’ll keep you posted as the week goes on. Sher and I always enjoy this event. We missed it last year due to Covid-19.
The Florida Flywheelers is an antique tractor club located in central Florida. Twice a year, in January and February, the Flywheelers have huge five day tractor shows coupled with flea markets and swap meets on the over 200 acre facility.
Yes, this is a motorized bath tub.
The grounds are so large that most people drive around the site. While golf carts are the most prevalent transportation, other “custom” means of travel are also seen. There is a nearly constant parade of vehicles driving down the aisles where vendors and tractor exhibitors are set up. You never know what you’ll see driving around!
We and millions of others around the world are intimately aware of the terms shelter in place, isolation, quarantine, stay at home and social distancing. Trump and Pence and his experts are starting to hint about “re-opening” the country.
Our 2019 Highway 40 Yard Sale set-up
All of the Flea Markets and Shows we usually go to are closed due to COVID-19 mandates. One of our best is the annual Highway 40 Yard Sale which follows US 40 across the country. It is held in May.
Even if things are “open” in May, will it be safe for us to be out mixing at all with the public, no matter the conditions? Right now we are thinking we best not get out until there is a proven treatment for this killer virus.
What information/news is going to be enough for you to get back to “normal” activities? Will we ever see BC normal again? (BC = before COVID-19)
April is usually the month we start getting ready for spring festivals to sell our glass pendants. The pendants all need to be shined and all tablecloths washed. Usually we are getting ready for antique shows, where we sell antiques that we collect all year. In fact our first show of the year is usually in April. This year we’re not even sure if there will be any festivals or shows for us to go to.
Selling our pendants at an Austin show
We have gotten everything for the spring, but doesn’t look like we will able to do any. Not even sure that we can do any at all this summer. We are hoping that by fall things will back to normal, but we can’t count on it.
We’ve been in Texas for most of the winter and came back at the end of Feb. because of Coronavirus. Then when it was suggested that older people and people with other diseases were high risk, it caused us to “shelter in place” at our home. We still have family, kids and grand-kids that live in Indiana and Ohio and we’ve postponed seeing them for the time being.
We use facetime a lot and it has helped keep our sanity. Very thankful for all we do have. We have a warm home, food, and don’t have the virus. We have books to read, movies to watch and facetime with family. We have time to get caught up reading blogs we haven’t had a chance to read. And, we are so grateful for all our online friends that keep us on our toes.