But a short update:
1. Russ doesn't have a new car yet.
2. Costco is not really fun on Sunday afternoons.
3. I need Russ to find a car pronto.
In other news, something super awesome happened this morning. My mother, who swims at the local pool several mornings a week, overheard a fellow swimmer offering up a free trampoline and jumped on the lady and wrestled her to the ground in order to claim it for us. Or she might have politely tapped her on the shoulder and said she knew a family that would be interested, the details are unclear.
Mum did this because while we have a trampoline, it is the kind with stretch bands instead of springs, and all the children in the world (or at least the ones that have been to our house) will tell you that it is NO GOOD. THERE IS NO BOUNCE. So our kids have been asking and asking for a new one, and I'm sure you can guess how high that's been on our priority list. Right up there with my laser hair removal treatments. (Oh yes, I will have them one day.)
We called the lovely swimming lady when Russ came home with the car, and went and picked it up! 100% free, 100% awesomely bouncy. And this is what our evening tonight looked like...