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Book Sale, aka Why My Office is a Mess Again

Remember my nice, neat office, with the one corner that still needed attention? 

 Well, this is what that corner looks like right now:

My husband and I had a date today, a date at a book sale where standard sized paperbacks were a dime and homeschool materials were a quarter. A book sale where I spent a good two hours digging and these boxes and totes are what we came away with for $36. (the highest price I paid was $1 for the Chris Bohjalian book~ that one is for me!) I guess I won’t be disappointing my garage sale customers who come for the paperback books, after all. We bought at least 300 today and I have a couple boxes on my attic steps already. Most of the paperbacks will be priced at 50-cents each. Others will be a quarter.  (I price according to original cover price and what I know sells the best. Romances are usually a quarter, but I got a lot of mysteries and fiction that sell for a higher price)

Of course we had to check out a Target while we were in the area and I finally found some of the Gillette body washes and deodorants that were free after my $4 off 2 coupons. In fact, I paid $11 for $79 worth of merchandise at Target, so it was well worth the stop.

Could this day even get any better?

I guess it could.

When we got home my mailbox greeted me with yet another essay acceptance.

Maybe I’m on a roll…

Or maybe when someone has 25 pieces out on submission, there’s a better chance for acceptance.


Author, public speaker, and workshop presenter for community colleges, libraries, women's groups and for grief support groups, Hospice and retreats. Certified grief counselor and Senior Service librarian for the James Kennedy Public library. Popular public speaker and workshop presenter on the topics of writing, couponing, utilizing your creativity in everyday life, and finding hope in grief. "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession" was published by Familius Publishing in 2014. "Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage" and "Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace" were released by Familius in 2014. "Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston of Iowa City, was published in September 2015. Grief journal to be released in 2018.

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