One thing at a time

Sometimes great big bunches of stuff get flung on a given day. Yesterday it was ONE THING.

The GG bought this telescope back when the beach urchins were very small. He got it at a garage sale somewhere in the neighborhood. I was NOT a happy camper. He paid a King’s Ransom for this thing, which in those days was a couple hundred bucks. Not money I would have spent on a telescope or anything frivolous. Even clothing and that was back in the day when I was still sort of a Clothes Horse. And he already HAD a telescope.

When he decided (yesterday) to put it on Craig’s List, I was pretty happy. What I didn’t realize was that it was actually a really good telescope. Somehow I had gotten it into my head that it was some sort of home-made jobby-do. Not. He offered this for a “song” and had two serious inquiries. The first was a knowledgeable young man (and his young son) from a neighboring town. The second was from a guy who lives only a few blocks away and posts frequently and knowledgeably on next door neighbor. In other words, he is NOT one of those CRANKS who rant and rave about bicycle/car wars or dog poop or whatever. I think the scope went to a good home but in a way I was hoping the new owner wouldn’t show up because I kinda wanted to encounter the next door neighbor guy IN PERSON. Because I am a bit of a fan.

I’d like to say that more things LEFT the landfill today than entered it but alas. I have ordered kind of a lot of things in the last couple weeks and that stuff is starting to arrive. Mostly formal wedding guest-related clothing but also some MORE Mexican blue-rimmed tumblers and a few other clothing articles that I encountered as I was wedding guest clothing shopping. You don’t wanna know. Am I turning BACK into a Clothes Horse? Gah… I have spent quite a bit more than the couple hundred bucks we paid for that telescope long ago but I also haven’t bought anything that breaks our bank at this stage of the game.

2 Responses to “One thing at a time”

  1. Isa Says:

    Even mooms need to wear clothes…

  2. Margaret Says:

    I love telescopes but when we had one, we rarely used it. Cloudy weather, lots of trees, cold temperatures when it gets dark early, etc.