Saturday, November 22, 2008

Garage Sale!

Garage Sale
Originally uploaded by chazzvid
We've been accumulating so much stuff over the last few years. Most of it is clothes and toys that the kids have outgrown. About a few weeks ago we decided to go ahead and have a garage sale to at least try and get rid of some of it.

I advertised in the local paper and the wife and I spent over a couple of weekends to sort and lay out stuff we were going to sell. On the day, we had our friends help out with putting up some signs around the neighborhood as well help man the sale.

There were quite a few early birds who dropped by to have a browse even while we were still setting up but there weren't so many throughout the day. Even though we advertised it we didn't really end up getting rid of a lot of stuff. We think it's probably because our house isn't exactly on a main road and it takes a while to find the street we live in.

We did sell a few things at the end of the day but not enough to really clear out our ever messy garage. We ended donating some and packing up a couple of larger boxes to send back to the Philippines for our relatives.

It was fun though and maybe we'll have another crack at it. Maybe after a few more years of accumulating stuff. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Start Trek Trailer Online!

Here you go, the Star Trek trailer is now online. May is such a long wait...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Official Start To Christmas

It's been a while (again) and I know we haven't been updating our blog. I guess real life just catches up.

Anyway, it's officially Christmas season down here in Adelaide. We went and watched the annual Adelaide Christmas Pageant last week. The Pageant sort of kicks off Christmas down here. It's a big parade that winds across town with floats, marching bands, and lots and lots of clowns.

We don't usually go and see the pageant every time and we usually skip a year or two. This year we promised the kids we would go see it and see it we did. We left home early as the pageant was slated to start at 9:30. The kids also wanted to get there early because they wanted to take part in a record breaking Mexican wave which aimed to get everyone to do the wave from one end of the parade route and back. Unfortunately, I heard that the Mexican wave wasn't successful because there was a break in the wave somewhere.

At any rate, because we were relatively early, we were able to get a good spot but unfortunately the weather wasn't the best for parade watching as the wind and some rain picked up a little bit. Nevertheless the kids were excited anyway and stood enjoying the floats and the bands. The kids loved the bands but they were really just waiting for one person: Santa!

Santa was on the last float so as soon as he arrived and waved to the kids, we made our way out of the parade. We decided to stay for lunch in the city and did a bit of food shopping.

When we got home from the pageant, we put up the Christmas tree which is our usual Christmas tradition after the pageant. We've had the tree for a few years now and I can really see how small it's gotten when the kids stand next to it. I guess it's time to get a new one because by next year these kids might just be taller than the tree now!