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Sun Valley Garage Sale Day 2012

Sun Valley (the neighborhood I grew up in) has been having an annual neighborhood garage sale day for as long as I can remember. And, for what it’s worth, I’ve been writing about them for as long as I’ve been blogging.

As has been the tradition, the Friday night before Garage Sale Day, I […]

Sun Valley Garage Sale Day 2010

Long time readers of the blog know about Sun Valley’s annual Garage Sale Day. I grew up in Sun Valley and they’ve been having garage sale day for just about as long as I can remember. Attendance and participation flexes from year to year. I can remember years where it was nearly impossible to make […]

Garage Sale Day 2008

Another year, another Sun Valley Garage Sale Day gone by.

As a youngster, my mom and grandma hauled my sister and I to our fair share of garage sales, but Sun Valley’s Garage Sale Day was the first “neighborhood” garage sale I can personally remember attending. On every Garage Sale Day, dozens of our neighbors […]

Gar(b)age Sales

Earlier in the week Susan noticed signs posted around the entrance of our neighborhood announcing that this weekend would be garage sale day for not only our neighborhood, but all four neighborhoods that corner the Reno and Czech Hall intersection. We don’t get a chance to garage sale as often as we would like, so […]

Garage Sale Review

Once again, Sun Valley’s annual Garage Sale Day went off without a hitch. The kids, Susan and I woke up around 7am, piled into the van shortly after and made a b-line for dad’s house. Mom, Jack, Linda and Griffin were already there waiting.

Last year, Dad, Mason and I made our way around […]

Garage Sale Day

Tomorrow is Sun Valley’s annual Garage Sale Day, the one day each year where dozens of people from the neighborhood I grew up in all have a garage sale on the same day. I know some of you are thinking, “what he really should be doing is getting rid of crap instead of amassing more […]

Garage Sale Day 2005

This weekend was Sun Valley’s official “Garage Sale Day” weekend. One weekend a year, everyone in my old neighborhood gets together and has garage sales. My family’s been doing it for so long we don’t even really need to coordinate. Susan, Mason and I along with my mom, sister, and her friend Doug all met […]

Merry Christmas from the Metaluna Mutant

When it comes to Christmas gifting, one of the people I have the hardest time shopping for each year is my Dad. Throughout the year he buys what he needs when he needs it, and doesn’t care much for shelf-filling knick-knacks unless there’s a personal story attached to them. Occasionally he’ll mention something off the […]

The Gremlins Lunchbox Painting

Between my posts on The Retroist and Facebook some of you already know some of this story, but here’s the entire thing from beginning to end.

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered Etsy.com. To clarify, I’ve known about Etsy for a year or two, I’ve just never really checked it out. Etsy is […]

Indian Giver

I don’t shop at garage sales and thrift stores nearly as much as I used to, but when I do, I’m always on the lookout for odd things — you know, those things you’ve never run across before, things you may never see again, and things that serve no purpose other than to show them […]