Living in a rural area, in a development of about 25 homes, living on a street that deadends, does not make for much traffic. So, my two Trumps enlisted their friend to bring the product to the people. Of course, of the 25 homes, about half have someone home during the day.
But they managed to sell out of cookies, and had to return for more lemonade. Bless my neighbors!
And in the end, they had each turned an $11 profit, after paying back their supplier (me). But then, I had to give them the $ back to make it an even $12 a piece. Mommy suppliers can do that. It's common business practice. As long as the children are under the age of 12, I believe. A very tidy way to end the summer.
For me, however, the summer did not end so profitably or tidy.
This is my freezer. No, it is not new - just empty. You see when we returned from the cruise, we were greeted by a very full freezer that had been thawing for 8 days. The outlet tripped when we left for vacation.
The resulting stench that broke my nose was not nearly as painful as my broken heart. All of my blueberries, zucchini breads, roasted tomatoes, sauces, soups, parboiled veggies, etc., etc., etc. from our garden, had to be thrown away. It still makes me sad. And as a result, I told Keith that I was done with the garden for this year. It was to be stripped, torn down, forgotten for a time, while I mourn.
A bit overdramatic? Yes, but then I can be sometimes.
I'll just pray that this is not the winter of necessity. I feel very ill-prepared for any coming storms...
On that note, let's return to the beach. Hopefully, we'll get at least one good Fall weekend on the sandy shores, but here are some of our summer beach memories... (you'll need to turn off the playlist music on the side of my blog, first)