Saturday, November 15, 2008
This afternoon, I look leave of the family and headed out to coffee with a couple girlfriends - a rare treat, indeed. When I arrived home, Connor, Helen, and Ed were all on the front porch. My girlfriend asked them if they were waiting for the fire department to show up. No, they were not. They were busy sanding a board, in preparation of painting it red and installing it in a toy wood stove I purchased off Craigslist for 10% of its original price. The stove is in fabulous condition, minus the missing shelf. Assuming the toy kitchen I've asked my parents for shows up at Christmas, this will provide the kids two stovetops, which I'm hoping will make cooking a little easier.