And then Wham! We're off to the races. You think I'm exaggerating? I present exhibit A.
My pretty piles, 44 seconds later.
Annnd, all my merchandising seems to have been for naught. It was fast and furious for the first hour and a half - and they haggle, haggle, haggle, but it just made me laugh - then it slowed down and we didn't have a ton left, so Lisa and I turned it into our own 100Y store. That cleared out almost everything else and we left three hours after unpacking, about $400 richer between the two of us. Not a bad morning's work. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thrilled about the found money, but it was a nice benefit to get this purely Okinawan experience.
P.S. As I found myself thinking about the next time I do this, hopefully out of the comfort of my own garage, I realized the metamorphosis of me becoming my mother is a step closer to being complete.