Tuesday, April 1, 2008

No Foolin'

I had a great post for April Fool's all planned, but then I came and read all the comments from yesterday and decided its not time for jokes yet. I would still love to get more comments for CDH awareness and Connor's Books. For 2.5 years I've wanted to do something "big" for CDH, and although this is just one small step, I actually feel like I'm doing something. So far we have 13 books here, and I know Jenn's rustled up a few more than me (not that its a contest or anything, lol).

Just so you know, my great April Fool's post would've involved a pregnancy, a new puppy, and a move to Alaska. Would you have believed any of it? Didn't think so. Man, I stink at April Fool's. Dh did get an e-mail from a recruiter based out of Alaska, but that one went into the "absolute last options possible" pile (aka The Trash).

EE really wants to fool someone today. She has come up with a couple jokes, one of them involves setting the clocks ahead so people think they've overslept. I guess the joke is on her because it is 8:45 am and she isn't even up yet. I do think it was a good idea coming from a 5 year old, though.

Wanna hear something that's not a joke? On 12-8-98 we paid .859 cents for a gallon of gas. That is EIGHTY-SIX cents, people! By June of 1999 it was .999 cents a gallon, still under $1.00. Fifteen dollars to fill up the vehicle. Oh, and I see we had a coupon for 75 cents off, so the total was $14.25.

I bet you are thinking, "Wow, that woman has an amazing memory!" Actually, that woman has an anal husband who keeps every credit card receipt dating back to 1997 (when we were married). He decided 8 years of credit card receipts were sufficient, so he spent 4 hrs yesterday shredding old statements and receipts. It was a trip down memory lane, seeing our honeymoon cruise on the credit card statement and all the purchases we made while on our cruise. And we also saw how before we had kids we actually went out to eat--at real restaurants! We were living in the Twin Cities at the time and there were plenty to choose from. Other intersting notes from the Great Shred of 2008 were that prices for pop (that's what we call it here, don't make fun of me) haven't gone up all that much--we used to buy 24 packs for $4.99 on sale. You can still get pop for that around here if you hit the right sales. And the vacuum that dh bought as a bachelor in 1996 at WalMart for $66 lasted us 10 years. That cost us an average of $6.60 a year to operate; not too shabby for somewhat clean floors from a crappy cheap vacuum.

Now comment away and make me donate some more books! :)


Anonymous said...

I remember those early-married days of below-$1 gas. Filling up the tank for under $15. Those were the days.

Teri said...

Man, I don't even have receipts for purchases made yesterday :) That would've been a great joke and I totally would've believed you because *I* didn't even realize what today was....

Love the green and the tulips from yesterday (or was it the day before?)

Hey, have you hit up Younkers yet?