Friday, July 9, 2010


Here's some of what's been happening:
  • C has finished the fifth Harry Potter (again) and has turned her Wii piggy bank gold.
  • We got a coconut at the store and my husband and D opened it up by drilling it with a power drill. My husband held the drill and D pressed the trigger.
  • I told the kids that they are the best kids I've ever had. C pointed out that they were my only kids, and furthermore, that it was equally true that they are the worst kids I've ever had.
  • We are in the middle of an Ebay/Craigslist/Salvation Army frenzy. We have four books and a Fisher Price toddler camera listed on Ebay for auction, and I'm hoping we get some nibbles. We have two books and a box full of toddler toys listed on Craigslist. I've gotten flurries of phone calls and texts from the Craigslist postings, but so far have seen only one buyer in the flesh. She bought a Dora play set, a Leapfrog schoolbus, and a Playmobile farm set, for a grand total of $3. The $3 went to D. D in turn bought a collection of toys (mainly Happy Meal items) from C. C took that $3, added $5, and paid my husband $8 and got a camera from my husband. (As I may or may not have mentioned, C dropped and broke her nice digital camera at the Dallas Zoo back in the spring. My husband recently acquired a donor camera for $8 and spent part of yesterday trying to resurrect C's camera. He was successful, but it now has a tell-tale pink bottom.) It's quite the active economy we have at our house (although C's transactions with D are heavily regulated). I'm hoping I'll be able to sell more Craigslist stuff this morning. Whatever doesn't sell will go to Salvation Army.

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