Saturday, August 23, 2008

The first thing I hate about Ithaca

Found the following on Craigslist today, while searching for furniture:

Frozen BreastMilk - $2 (Harford)

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Date: 2008-08-23, 12:28PM EDT

Hi, I have a ton of breast milk left from when i was breast feeding my 16 month old son. It is all packaged in 6oz packages and kept in a deep chest freezer (in the bottom)My son doesn't drink anymore, and i don't want it to go to waste. It needs to be used up by late October/early November (that is the 1yr mark)

I put a lot of time and effort in to freeze this milk for my son and hopefully someone else will be able to use it.

I am asking $2.00 per package, but am open to offers.

If anyone is interested, please email me ASAP

If the large contingent of girls afflicted with PGWD (Pretty Girl With Dreads) syndrome (crying shame, that) weren't a big enough clue, nor the dirty boys on skateboards or really a host of other things, I think this ad is a fair indication that I now live in a hippie town. AGAIN. I don't intend to move to these places - I don't even like reggae. Santa Barbara was irritating enough I'm not sure I'll be able to handle this.

I've already been next to tears for the last 2 days - I have reached a standstill with the unpacking as we have run out of furniture (as we don't really have any) and Ithaca absolutely sucks on the largest possible scale for buying furniture. We were warned of this before we came and now have found it to be not just the case, but ridiculously so. There's ONE furniture store in town and it's unfinished furniture, which would be fine, except I'm not paying $400 for a dresser that I then have to put 6 hours worth of work into myself.

The nearest Ikea is 4.5 hours away and the shipping costs make that option prohibitively expensive. Ryan is literally sitting next to me drawing plans to make shelving because that has become our only option as I tearfully and adamantly - and rightfully, as I hope you'll agree - said NO the fabled milk crate solution.

I've found the first thing I hate about Ithaca.

Meanwhile, here are some more pictures from the trip:

Jeeves learns to swim! Poorly!

Still swimming poorly! This time with Maggie!

So happy!

Self explanatory (we were in Boise)

1 comment:

karen leslie said...

Oh my, I don't know what to comment on first.