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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
Anyone need a free shipping coupon for Lands End? Today's the last day of 30% of swimwear and free ship. They have rash guards on sale. My mom bought my kids a couple to avoid sunscreen issues.
Ugh, I ordered last night b/c yesterday was supposed to be the last day, and now I see they've extended it - and I couldn't find a free shipping code anywhere. Bummer.
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Ugh, I ordered last night b/c yesterday was supposed to be the last day, and now I see they've extended it - and I couldn't find a free shipping code anywhere. Bummer.
Sometimes if you call them on the phone and tell them what happened they will credit you for the shipping. Code is APR28 and the PIN 00005725.

I have done that successfully before.
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for all the dingos under stress right now. Nick, I can totally relate to the stress thing = losing weight. That's what got me down 4-5 sizes last year, from a 14 to a 6 (4 in some things!). There IS a bright side to stress.

We had a nice morning running 4.25 with a friend + strollers and then going to the zoo. I like running with this friend b/c her 4 month old often needs re-situated/adjusted/checked in on so I get a little rest break without feeling guilty about it. :

I've got TONS of stuff to do the rest of the day and ZERO ambition to do it. We got back later than anticipated from the zoo, and now here I sit on the laptop. I need to shower, pick up the dog from daycare, figure out what dessert to make for dinner with a friend tomorrow and grocery shop accordingly, work on my financial statement since we go to the mediator on Monday, and look for leather sandals for DS to wear to SIL's wedding. Oh yeah, and I get to spend 3.5 hours (!) on Saturday at a parenting after divorce class. Yeah, that should be fun.

I just scheduled a bikini wax and pedicure for next Saturday, right before we leave. I'm SO excited for the pedicure. I used to get them all the time, but it's seemed like a bit of a waste since I started running. Must have pretty toenails for the wedding, though!
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I just scheduled a bikini wax and pedicure for next Saturday, right before we leave. I'm SO excited for the pedicure. I used to get them all the time, but it's seemed like a bit of a waste since I started running. Must have pretty toenails for the wedding, though!
One awesome thing about living in the NY metro area that I will miss is the cheapness of pedicure/waxing. I can get a pedicure here for $10 and a bikini wax for $15. Elsewhere it seems to be double.

So, how do you go about pricing stuff for a yard sale? Some of the stuff is el-cheapo, but other stuff (furniture, etc.) is better. How do you know? Yard sales aren't plentiful in my area but we are on a main road so it is a plus. Planning for mid-June.
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Nic-could you email that code to me please? It's gapaige at gmail dot com
Thanks!

Nevermind-Just saw your post!
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I've got TONS of stuff to do the rest of the day and ZERO ambition to do it. We got back later than anticipated from the zoo, and now here I sit on the laptop. I need to shower, pick up the dog from daycare, figure out what dessert to make for dinner with a friend tomorrow and grocery shop accordingly, work on my financial statement since we go to the mediator on Monday, and look for leather sandals for DS to wear to SIL's wedding.

Okay serial posting, here.

1) I didn't know dogs had daycare. Cool.
2) I got ds nice leather (SmartFit) fishermans sandals at Payless for around $18 I think. Dark brown. Also saw similar at Target.

3) There is a sale right now at REI and among sale items are kids' keens for $35 and under (usually $45+).

Yes, I'm wasting time trolling the internet putting things in shopping carts I can't afford and won't buy. : :
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
Sometimes if you call them on the phone and tell them what happened they will credit you for the shipping. Code is APR28 and the PIN 00005725.

I have done that successfully before.
You rock, I just got off the phone with them. They are refunding the shipping! I order kids' stuff from them pretty often so I don't feel too bad about asking for it, and they were nice - their customer service has always been really good.

Thank you!!
post #1008 of 1016
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
So, how do you go about pricing stuff for a yard sale? Some of the stuff is el-cheapo, but other stuff (furniture, etc.) is better. How do you know? Yard sales aren't plentiful in my area but we are on a main road so it is a plus. Planning for mid-June.
I wouldn't call myself a yard sale expert, but the one time I had one, I priced stuff at what I thought was low/a good deal/what I was willing to accept and nearly every single customer wanted to bargain with me ("hey, this is 50 cents, would you take a quarter?"). So I would say price high enough to leave yourself room for negotiation.

So... now that I have been doing all this off-topic posting, I would like to say that I did a "don't think, just run" run yesterday. April has been a tough month for getting runs in due to holidays, work insanity, DS's birthday, and illness... but I'm not giving up. I ran a mile, walked a bit, and ran another mile, which is a C25K workout but I'm not sure what week. I thought of you all throughout the run and it helped to keep me going. I'll try to go again tomorrow, but I have an evening rehearsal so it may have to wait until Saturday.
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plady - No worries. I still have the instructions from the first time I attempted this. I'm wondering, though...do yours say to only use plain ol' white sugar and no evap. cane juice? All I have on hand right now is ECJ.

kerc - I think you should go for it! Sure, it won't be fun to give up your summers, but how amazing would it be to go to work everyday feeling passionate and excited about it?

rr: 10.10 miles for JO. I really didn't want to run today so I logged on here this a.m. for motivation. Jo's post motivated me to get out there, and I even threw in 5 miles @ GMP (so I'd be finished sooner). I sent you and your babies lots of warm fuzzies while I was running. Hope they made it!
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rode another 1.5 today on the singlespeed. rode with a woman who i really admire, she's super fast and fit (xterra tris are her thing) and we had a great time. I love the fact that I can hold my own on my hardtail singlespeed against a super fit woman on a geared, full-suspension bike. it made me really happy. also that i motored up some hills that i had trouble with in the past. feeling very motivated.

and the jeans that I bought at xmas time are totally falling off of me now. my newest, prettiest bra is on the smallest clasp setting and is actually becoming a little too generous for my reduced boobage.

Nic - i'd price things according to your desire to keep them/carry them back inside the house. IME furniture usually goes fast, especially when priced well.

i was just thinking that i'd like a spa afternoon and pedicure. it's so not my sort of thing, but it is relaxing and soothing. there's got to be a resort around here offering a good deal right about now...
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
So, how do you go about pricing stuff for a yard sale? Some of the stuff is el-cheapo, but other stuff (furniture, etc.) is better. How do you know? Yard sales aren't plentiful in my area but we are on a main road so it is a plus. Planning for mid-June.
I'm agreed with the price it so people will buy it, but if you're not 100% sure you want to sell, make it pricier.

I've held garage sales in various parts of the country -- haggling over prices is not universal.

I recently went through my daughter's closet, pulled out some clothes. I knew I could get At least 50 bucks for them at a yard sale if A) they ALL sold and B) it would require me to price them individually. Subtracting my time I decided to list them on our local parenting list: Two large ziplocks of girls 2-3 T $30. I had three calls within an hour. When I had more time than money I would rather price it and shoot for that 50-60 bucks. In my area you have to have an ad in the paper for a sale to be successful. Either that means coordinating with someone else OR it means I lose 25 bucks off the proceeds to run the ad. Right now I'm selling what I can via craigslist/moms' group and stuffing anything else I might want to sell into the attic. Hey it insulates the house right?:
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You rock, I just got off the phone with them. They are refunding the shipping! I order kids' stuff from them pretty often so I don't feel too bad about asking for it, and they were nice - their customer service has always been really good.

Thank you!!
Cool, I'm glad it worked! :

I am doing first an 'online yard sale' with our local community email group. I've had some bites, but nothing great. I can't believe I'm having trouble selling Hannas, etc.! Whod'uve thunk?! :

Went and 'checked in' for my 10K this weekend...makes it real! Okay, it's kind of funny: first of all the instructions for attaching the disposible chip are...I kid you not...TWO PAGES LONG.

Then, the line for check in was out the door. If you pre-registered, but didn't yet know the bib number (which was never emailed/indicated on the confirmation), you had to stand in a VERY LONG LINE to check your bib number on the computer. Then stand in line to get said bib number, then another line to get t-shirt, then wend your way through the expo maze (one direction only... had to go through to get out). Complete with scary perfume-sample people (only hawking charities, running gear, and gu) accosting one every five steps.

If you didn't pre-register, you could walk right to the front.

Anyway, I'm checked in, the proud owner of a disposible chip I can't figure out how to attach despite Japanese two page directions, and a gigantic cotton race t-shirt that only came in XL.
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CFG, thank you. You have to have known how seriously much I needed that run!

Just finished dinner. :yawning: And I am having rumbly guts. I am afraid I am going to be getting up in the middle of the night. Weird.

Balancin1, Thanks! I am keeping your infos on tap for next time we head down.

Night, mamas!:
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ugh...i have some sort of digestive issue today. it's only coming out one end right now but it's not pleasant and i have no other symptoms (fever, aches, etc)

we all ate the same meal last night: crockpot veggie lasagne and nobody else has this ...problem.

so i missed my run today, unfortunately. hope i can rehydrate and head out tomorrow.

in other news, in case i failed to mention it officially, the t-shirt order was placed on monday. i'll keep you posted on when they are due to ship to me.

mandy - you're going to be so ready for your big race

jo - so busy with the lambing! sounds like an exciting time on the farm
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Poppy--hope you feel better soon.

Did speedwork today, 5 with a 3-mile tempo at 9:09, on hills. I'm glad it's done at any rate.

I'm missing my mojo to get anything else done. I'm hoping an extra cup of coffee might aid my motivation tomorrow.
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