Wednesday, December 17, 2008

All For Piper

Yesterday was a bad day for me. I had a that I swear has been with me for almost 2 weeks. Work was crummy and long and one of my bloggie friends emailed me with terrible, horrible, wretched news...the cost of her plane tickets.

I won't mention any names, but it was bad. I told her I was going home to throw up and cry. I know it wasn't my tickets, but its not fair and of course, I also selfishly fear for myself.

Anyway, I decided that I needed to liquidate and since we moved we really do not live in a golf course neighborhood anymore. So, I listed my very first Mother's Day gift. People flocked. Umm, wanna know why? Well in my migraine state of deliriousness, I listed it on a few local sites for the price that the golf cart dealer said we could trade it for...not sell it for. Needless to say, the phone rang off the hook and I soon realized my mistake. However, being good to my word I let people come over and see it.

The first girl wanted it, but needed to wait until the morning. Ok, clear. The second guy called and found out the first girl wanted it. He showed up with a trailer and crisp new $100 bills. We took one last spin with the neighbors and she was packed up to go. The guy got a great steal because of my mistake, but oh well...its just money.

So now someone in PTC is the happy new owner of a super cart and I have a nice little roll of $100s in the stash spot for "Piper Money." Hubs doesn't even know its gone. Harrison was upset until I told him it was for money to go get Sissy and he then said ok. So sweet. Then he asked for a brother instead :)

Please say a prayer for my sweet friend who is spending way way way more than most have to so that her darling little man doesn't stay waiting. I know it will be worth every single penny!


Heather said...

You'll need lots of those 100s. Jason's ticket was quite high as well.
Yuck- but WELL worth it!

Heather Thompson said...

Your post made me cry... I'm sad to have paid so much, definitely, but more sad to know it's bringing you fear and despair! You'll get your Piper and hopefully not have the holiday costs I've had! Praying for you!! PS- I got my LOA on day 133... and you're almost there.
Heather (FL)

littlemrs said...

yet here I was wishing I could move to your city so I could commute by golf cart!! I guess where you are it's a bit dangerous to get to the trails on it. But still - sad to see it go! It sounds like your friend is in a rough spot too - what ever the situation - it's just not fair - especially not at this time of year. I hope you can get some good meds and your head clears up for you.

Kristin said...

Well, it may be gone for a less than stellar price, but it's going to Piper which is the all important thing. So some dude in PTC will be able to drive to The Avenue or some such place but you have the happiness of knowing you are one step closer to your sweet girl.

If China would just get it's act together.

Willis said...

Wish I were rich and I'd just buy your plane ticket. My name is Heather and I'm best friends with the Heather you know (Lillian's mom). My husband and I adopted our son in 2007 from Vietnam. Intl adoption has been such a blessing in our lives. I wish you the best!