Friday, June 6, 2008
The chase is on for old LEGO blocks. We got a tip that the most economical way to purchase LEGOs is at garage sales. Generally I don't like garage sales because I'm insanely uncomfortable bargaining, or negotiating, or haggling over prices. Also, I have a strong sense of smell and being able to smell other people on other people's things kinda makes me sick. But this isn't about my neurosis, it's about Coop's.
I shared with Coop this great tip that I would be hunting LEGOs in garage sales. Our neighborhood, and the one next to it have special garage sale signs. I pointed them out to Coop a few weeks ago. Every once in a while I drive by one and call out my window to see if they have LEGOs. So far, no luck.
Today Coop got serious about it. From his perch in the backseat he pointed out every garage sale sign we encountered. We spent a good hour garage sale-ing. No LEGOs. But we scored an old-school Battleship game. It is in mint condition. We spent the remainder of the day trying to teach him about coordinates and hits.
I guess that leaves garage sale-ing for another day.
PS -- Coop is so excited for his upcoming adventure he can hardly stand it. Who's interested in seeing him while he's traveling?