Anyway ... we ate ... we looked at the History Fair projects (Daughter #1 did hers on the Eastland Disaster) ... #2 ran around and snagged balloons ... and we came home.
As I noted earlier (in the context of some motherfucking bot cutting me off at 3 seconds to close), I had been doing some Jay&Marie music shopping ... these are that eBay mega-seller (doing about 20,000 sales a month!) which starts all their auctions off at a penny. My "game" is to go in, find things that aren't bid on as yet that look interesting, listen to the 30-second clips of the albums via the Amazon listings, and then try to get a bunch (10-12) of CDs for 1¢ each. I was worried that this was going to drag on when I had several "near misses", but I finally just got the 12th one won. So, I will have a bunch of new music in a week or so, for the total damages of $14.67 (of which $0.22 was the costs of the CDs ... one came through at a whopping 11¢ ... with the rest being shipping). Not bad getting 12 albums for the price of 1 (sounds like an intro deal on a record club!).
Anyway, at least that feels good after the buzzsaw nightmare the rest of this day was.