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April 26, 2015

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The big haul

So, Lloyd went to the UNL surplus auction on Saturdy with Sam, not me. (I was busy.) When I found out they sold lots of preschool furniture, I was very sad to have missed it, but when Lloyd showed me what he bought I realized it was good that I wasn’t there. I would have told him not to bid on so much, but as it turned out, these are pretty great deals!

The pieces are all made by Community Playthings, a place that makes high-quality, extremely expensive items. He bought:
Four tables
Two ironing boards
One doll cradle
Two doll beds
An easel
An art cart
A puppet theater
A book cart

According to their website, this is over $3,000 dollars worth of merchandise, just sitting in our basement, waiting for the new center.

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Not too shabby. Here’s the art cart, which needs a good once-over with a Magic Eraser:

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Here it is on their website. Note the price. *gulp*
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Here’s the puppet theater:
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No here is ours.

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That puppet? Priceless.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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April 26, 2015

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The big haul

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So, Lloyd went to the UNL surplus auction on Saturdy with Sam, not me. (I was busy.) When I found out they sold lots of preschool furniture, I was very sad to have missed it, but when Lloyd showed me what he bought I realized it was good that I wasn’t there. I would have […]

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April 25, 2015

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Soon.

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It was a busy day around here, but a good busy. Lloyd hit the mother load at an auction (future post), and tonight was the CDC’s Family Worship Service. There’s a fair amount of work to get it set up, but it’s worth it in the end. Tonight was particularly joyful because one of our […]

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April 24, 2015

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Welcome! (Will the comments vanish?)

(Note: I was talking to Brad tonight and we were saying that we didn’t know what we’d post tomorrow. We joked about just re-posting old stuff, so here it is again: The first post ever! Now the question is, will the old comments still be here?) It seems like everybody else has such a cool […]

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April 23, 2015

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Help Woodsy spread the word….

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fifty bucks if you can finish that song. No, wait – fifty cents. Ah, I love Earth Day and exposing the children to all my favorite things: reusable bags, Woodsy Owl, tomorrow will be the crying Indian. Ahhhh…. so much fun. Speaking of the Earth, I believe tomorrow is Arbor Day, which always makes me […]

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April 22, 2015

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Which one? Which one??

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I had to go to Wal*Mart for some things after work: cat litter, lemonade, and supplements. SUPPLEMENTS. What am I, a hundred? I am please to note that this is the fourth bottle in a row of calcium, which means that I have taken one consistently for 465 days in a row, more or less. […]

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April 21, 2015

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What is the deal, shoemakers?

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One of my girls had a new pair of shoes. As she was showing them off to her friends, she discovered a little tab on the side that seemed to be useless. “What’s this for?” She asked. I examined it it closely, and seeing that there was no pocket under it and it was too […]

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