And so it begins. The new school year has officially begun. Meego started back last week, but really, that first week of high school seems like there's more homework for ME than for him. All those agreements to sign to say I read the syllabus and agree to all the class rules. Yup.
While out and about this week, I came across this "bad sign" at a busy intersection. Hmmm...
My classes officially started on Monday. It's nice to be back into the swing. Yesterday, I went to the university, and there were PEOPLE everywhere! I'd gotten used to the quietude of summer semester.
And today, I felt right back into it as I had a typically productive day... of procrastinating my classwork by doing a bunch of other things!
I've got two big boxes o' stuff here that the nice guys with the big truck are coming to pick up tomorrow. I reminded Meego and Magnum to go through their things for stuff that doesn't "spark joy".
Magnum says, "If I get rid of stuff, I can replace it with new".
That's the spirit!
In similar news, I was able to cut ties with Meego's old bicycle. He'd conveniently outgrown it in the spring, which is conveniently when his birthday is, and we conveniently got him a new one to celebrate. I fully intended to quickly sell the old one, but made the "mistake" of riding it one one day out of convenience.
Well, what a sweet little bicycle it was!
But here we are, three months later, and I realized I should let that bicycle go be friends with some other kid instead of this old lady who already has two bicycles. I snapped a couple of pics, but it took me another week until I was emotionally ready to place the ad.
|Good ol' Albert|
Then it sold within about three hours.
Chaco tells me I sell bicycles for too low a price, but I say I price them just right to hit my target market. My strategy came through again.
See, I price them so someone who doesn't really appreciate a nice bicycle will say, "PFFFT, I can get a NEW one at Walfarts for cheaper!"
But someone who knows a little about bicycles will say, "THAT'S a deal, what a good person that seller must be! I'm gonna buy that bicycle for my 13-year-old grandson right now!"
And that's pretty much how it went down. Win win.