I'm still muddling around a bit drunkenly, so I thought I'd take a break from whining about it to reflect on good things this week. I think there's been slight improvement in the fight against the off-balance wars, more than just wishful thinking. Patience is not typically one of my strengths.
For one thing, I've gotten quite a bit done around the house since I've been a bit grounded. Just some general tidying and clean up of the house and yard. Put more stuff into the donation pile and even sold some stuff on craigslist.
I sold a big pile of Legos that no one has used in years. I saw some other ads with people asking $100 or more for a similar pile, but their ads had been sitting for over a month. Other ads were more reasonable, so I priced ours accordingly.
I got five emails in about 5 minutes and thought, "Oh sh*t, maybe I should've asked a little more!" Thankfully the emails calmed down. The guy who bought them came to get them about an hour after I'd placed the ad, so I was able to take the ad down quickly before it generated any more interest.
He was so nice and appreciative, and told me they would be shared among eight cousins, aged 5 thru 11. He even texted me later to say thanks again and that he'd sent the kids pictures and they were all so excited. I told him that I just wanted them to go to kids who would enjoy them as much as ours did. I think I got a bingo.
Recall that we went to look at the balloons for the Labor Day Liftoff on Monday. It was actually Meego's idea. During marching band season, we don't see a whole lot of him, so it was nice that he suggested something for Labor Day.
I reminded him that when we lived in Utah, the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival was practically in our backyard, and we would traipse on over there every year. In many ways, I thought that was a nicer event because there were craft vendors (the ones here were mostly just food vendors) and a car show in addition to all the bloonz.
But alas, Meego said, although he's aware of it mainly from people talking about it, he didn't really remember much.
I knew we were there, after all, I had plenty of memories.
I found some old photos. Yup, I'd say it was a little before Meego was socking things away into the memory banks.