Friday, August 26, 2005

Finding Findings, Processing Pickles, and My eBay debut

Today was a quiet day spent at home. Quiet, that is, if you assume that doing lots of stuff can still qualify as "quiet". So far, the day has been driven by activities that build on things that happened yesterday.

Gryphon knew bloody well that if I was going to turn yesterday's vast bounty of vegetables into pickles for him, he ought to help by cutting it all up into the sizes and shapes he thought pickles should be. That's only right, since he's the only one who'll be eating them.
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Gryphon in the Kitchen

Luckily, he is fond of the result when I cook, and he is willing to do what's needed to help me with the process. He even washes dishes and cleans the kitchen afterward.

Back off, ladies, he's mine!

I really enjoyed making beaded stitch markers for my knitting yesterday, and I was prompted to figure out what other findings I have left from the bead store to work with. That led to sorting out this box of goods into "keep it" and "sell it".
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Findings, Found

That's a queen-size bed, to give you some idea of the size of the piles. The stuff in the box is the "sell it" pile.

Which took me to a major step, something that we've been thinking of for a long time, and have never gotten around to.

I put up my first listing on eBay. Nothing fancy - just a set of 4 bags of safety pins. But it's left-over stock from the bead store that I really don't need a gazillion of.

What's most special about this is the simple fact that we've now gotten past the hump of getting started. I've been an eBay buyer for several years, but never started selling until now.

Now that I've seen how easy it is to start a listing, it will be easy for me to keep this going. We have a lot of surplus items that I can help us make some cash from this way.

And that's a good thing.

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